Consequences (Consequences #1)
Anthony Rawlings had a plan—to teach Claire Nichols to behave.
Claire Nichols had a plan—to survive!
In an unfamiliar bedroom within a luxurious mansion, Claire Nichols wakes to memories of a brutal abduction. All of her recollections have one common denominator, the man she just met—Anthony Rawlings. Unbeknownst to Claire, Anth...more
HOLY. FREAKING. MIND FUCK.
WHAT DID I JUST READ ? ? ?
That ENDING!!! I mean … just … ummm… *speechless*
I have lost sleep. My mind has been utterly toyed with. And I still have no freaking clue how I should feel about Tony Rawlings.
To the rest of the world, Anthony Rawlings is a mega-successful self-made billionaire who donated to charity, is always perfectly presented and never puts a foot wrong. To Claire Nicols, he is her captor. Her abductor. Her torment...more
1.5 stars. Yes, I'm giving this book an extra half star because the ending was a little bit of a head trip. But wow, did I have a hard time staying awake through the majority of the middle. Stuff started to draaaaag, big time.
Fairly spoiler-free review. I will mention the kidnapping and minor plot/character points, but I think most of this is a given, considering the book summary.
Before anyone throws popcorn at me, let me clarify that I did get the concept of the story. I understood the plot an...more
STOP THE MADNESS!!!
I get giddy just thinking about the level of excitement and frustration I felt when I first read CONSEQUENCES. I was a little crazed by the "not knowing" what was going to happen next, but that is half the fun, right? I struggled with wanting to strangle and hug Aleatha Romig for creating a story that elicited such powerful emotions in me. I was one of the first people to review this book on Goodreads and according to the author, Aleatha Rom...more
Follow my rules: do as you are told, do not divulge personal information, actions have consequences, appearances are of vital importance, and public failure is not an option.
OK, so I know it’s a well-worn, much overused reviewer’s cliché but I’m going to have to say it – THIS BOOK OWNED ME! I really did abandon all my responsibilities, including sleeping, as this book consumed me from the very second I started right through to finishing it in the wee small hours when I had to be up at 6am for...more
The last 10 percent of this book deserved the 5 stars. It was just so shocking and crazy. While reading this book, all I wanted to do was throw my kindle at the wall because I was so freaking frustrated.
This book was so good!! It’s a dark, intense, twisted, emotional mind fuck kind of story. I thought I had the ending figured out and then BAM!!! something totally different happens.
At first, I felt really bad for Claire because she was t...more
Two words to describe this book?
Hmm... Let me think...
Oh, who am I kidding... Obviously, my response would be:
First of all, let me just say Consequences was an INSANE, INTENSE and INTRIGUING roller coaster ride AND I LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT!!! My emotions were pretty much all over the place while I was reading it. They went from rage to disbelief to shock to confusio...more
Spoiler Free Review -A MUST READ
4.5 STARS out of 5
Genre: Adult Fiction -Thriller/Suspense
If you're thinking of reading this book be prepared to have your mind f**ked over and over again until you can no longer take it.
If you have read this book then you know exactly what I'm talking about.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, not the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change....more
I. JUST. WANT. TO. SCREAM.
Never in my entire life have a I read a book that left me feeling so ANGRY, CONFUSED, REPULSED, EMOTIONALLY DRAINED AND JUST.......JUST.....
Bravo Ms. Rothig! Bravo!
Let me just start by stating that Consequences by Aleatha Romig is no light and fluffy read. It is likely one of the most sinister books that I've read..... EVER. My mind is still reeling and trying to take in all that I've read. I'm still unsure whether to think whether Ms. Romig is a genius or a cruel and p...more
5 Stars, Only for the last few chapters.
WHAT A FUCKING BUILD UP, The book, It was horrible, long and fucking weird.. But still when the end approached, it left me stunned, mind fucked and breathless...!!! :O
I couldn't connect to this book. It had nothing, Until I reached the end and I was like 'YES, Tony is crazy.'
"I hate Tony more than I hate Carol from Reason to Breathe and Ashley, Keesha, Carrie, Mr. Owen from Pushing the Limits put together!!" were one of my few first thoughts o...more
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4.5 CRAZY GOOD STARS
Well...Where do I start??? WOW WOW WOW!
This book was completely surprising and left me tongue tied and a bit speechless. I know?!! Me being speechless is pretty rare!!
I almost always review a book the moment I finish with it but with this book I needed a couple days to think about it, to really le...more
➣ Well, from reading the blurb, you know that Anthony(Tony) kidnaps Claire and keeps her hostage at his home. He tells her she signed a contract that she will work off her debt by providing him "services".
➣ Unbeknownst to Claire, Tony has been watching her for a long time and he sold and/or gave away all her possessions, moved her out of her apartment, closed her accounts and sent messages to everyone that she moved away. Virtually leaving her with nothing and no one.
➣ I was nervou...more
There are no words to describe how I feel right now!!!
I had plans for you!!!
But you had to go and fcuk it up!!!
And to Claire...
I sincerely hope this won't be a problem again!!! Cuz I like you skank! But next time you need to listen when I say run!!!
Dear Author... Please tell me this is true!!!
And finally to anyone planning on reading this series...
This book messed me up, I mean all I could think about was Tony!!!
But it was t...more
Consequences is one of those books that consumes you…... takes over your mind completely, I've read a few of them recently, and this is up there with the very, very best. I love dissecting books….. theorizing…. coming up with reasons and causes….. this book allowed me to do that in gigantic proportions..… I was in book heaven.... it gave me some answers but I believe there's still a lot more to come. Suspenseful…intriguing.... a cluster of a mind mess. The writing is pure genius.
Each chapter h...more
My review will be featuring (Note: I say FEATURING not ANSWERING.) the four main questions that have been plaguing everyone's mind since/before reading this book. - Let us dive right in.
What the fuck did I just read?
Consequences is all about the cause and effect of people. (So whoever marked the genre as BDSM...more
First things first: Regardless of my star rating for this one, this book is pretty gosh-darn amazing and the second one kicks booty (js). I had the pleasure of reading both in a buddy read and it made the experience fabulous.
I highly recommend if you want to read this series, to join the Consequences Series Support Group here on GR, lol:
They host ongoing buddy reads and have other cool stuff to check out about these books. You'll be glad you did...more
It is the dark story of a strong young woman trapped in a very abusive relationship with a powerful man that has ulterior motives. The author was very brave to...more
I CAN'T EVEN WHAT? whaaaaaaaaat?
this book is NOT romance,Erotica,Bdsm!!! and if you say otherwise i will punch you in the face!!
I was going to give spoilers free review but no i'm too pissed to do that...
I want Anthony Rawlings's dick to be cut!!! what an ass !!
he's cruel, sadistic, manipulative, controlling, vindictive, and masochistic
I CANNOT find the words to describe such a book, it is not a romance! it is a book that will fuck your mind and will make you think twice...more
CONSEQUENCE (noun)-A result or effect of an action or condition.
Warning for would-be-readers--This is not a ROMANCE.
Then what is this?
A pschycological thriller with mind-games?
A mind-boggling puzzle?
Or shall I simply go with the others and call this a MIND F*UCK?
"The fade into conciousness happens slowly..."
(And thus the game begins!)
Claire fades into conciousness.She can feel the warmth of soft sheets and a thick comforter against her skin.
And there is something nagging at the back of her mind...more
*QUE EVIL LAUGH*
i hope ANTONY is ready for some proper bitch-slapping CONSEQUENCES that he's just won from claire ! LOL i cant wait to see him crash and burn...
Because seriously Mr.Crazy..opps....i mean M...more
***4 Mind Exploding Stars***
I really don't know what I just read. I have never felt so many emotions from reading one book, but the strongest was definitely hate... Holy Crap did I freaking HATE!! I mean, I REALLY wanted to do bodily harm to Tony... slowly... UGH, I feel crazy!
"Experience: is the most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my god, do you learn." --C. S. Lewis
Okay... deep breath.. here I go. The story starts with Claire Nichols, she's just an average twenty-six year old woman. She...more
"Hello, Claire." I swear Hannibal Lector came to mind on more than one occasion in this book.
I'd like to say the second time around reading this I enjoyed it just as much. Unfortunately, I dropped my rating to four stars. Still, that's a great book, just not stellar. I found myself bored with all the insane details throughout this book. By around 60% I was skimming.....pages upon pages of skimming. I don't need a play by play of their diet, her wardrobe, what they di...more
Claire was expected to be a perfect companion: beautiful, polite, contented, and appreciative.
To play the part she wore a mask.
Tony owned her. She belonged to him. "He was a pompous, condescending, controlling ass."
REMEMBER: "If you ever tried to leave him there would be unpleasant consequences."
The last 11% of the book we see those consequences.
Cliffhangers. Continuing story.
(#4) (#5) (#6)
Retelling of signif...more
Consequences of reading this banquet of Consequences:
Bear with me as I try and understand some serious mind boggling mess:
In psychology Learning is defined as a process by which experience produces a relatively enduring change in an organism's behaviour or capabilities. One learning theory is explained as follows:
Operant Conditioning: Learning Throu...more
A Kindle Keyboard was found murdered tonight in a dumpster by a homeless person who wishes for the time to remain anonymous. The victim has suffered many hits and stab wounds and according to reliable sources in the Medical Examiner's office it was even thrown repeatedly against a wall. Police maintain a strict no comment policy but off the record they shared the discovery of a note along with the remains, claiming:"In the event of my murder, question Anthony Rawlings." In other news...
5 HUGE M...more
THIS BOOK IS JUST PHENOMENAL !!!!!!!
I JUST WANT TO CRY RIGHT NOW ... IN A DARK CORNER ... WHERE NO ONE CAN SEE ME ... I .... I ......
Edit : 16/Oct/2012
The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool ~ Stephen King
Its very rare that I come across books that leave me speechless and make me want to talk endlessly at the same time ! And I can safely add that THIS is one of those books . What a story ... !! There are so many things running in and out of my...more
This was just such an unexpected ride. I am still suspended in utter twisted disbelief here! This has got to be one of the most riveting psychological thrillers I have ever read.
The angst and tension in this novel is a palpable omnipresence throughout! Addictive, disturbing and a mind-fuck of massive proportion. Frightening!
I am not going to go into the story as I just know I am not professional enough to not give anything away and the other girls on here have do...more
SHUT THE FRONT DOOR...IN THIS CASE COMPARTMENTALIZE AND PLAN UNTIL YOU CAN SHUT THE PSYCHO DOWN FOR THE COUNT!
Holy hell! I think this is the first book that has rendered me speechless with the need to scream! AND as I'm screaming at the ending of this book, I am ALSO screaming for the next installment of this intensely disturbing and twisted series.
Another first is the male lead (he's NO hero folks) is the first character I have literally HATED and I am dying to see a "you reap what you sow" con...more
"He expected obedience and submission. As long as she complied, no consequences occurred."
Making a deal with the devil or were you sought out all along? Was there ever a choice or deal to make?
Claire Nichols finds herself in a mansion with a devastatingly handsome millionaire who has promised to pay all of her personal debt in exchange for services. Her only form of survival is following his rules. Claire endures hell at the hand of her captor and also times of love and kind...more
Aleatha has lived most of her life in Indiana growing-up in Mishawaka, graduating from Indiana University, and currently living south of Indianapolis. Together with her high-school sweetheart and husband of twenty six years, they've raised three children...more