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Every action has consequences.

Waking in an unfamiliar bedroom in a luxurious mansion, Claire Nichols is terrified to discover that a chance encounter led her into the cruel hands of her abductor, Anthony Rawlings. Claire has no understanding of why she's there, but it's been made abundantly clear--she is now his acquisition and every action has consequences.

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Paperback, 2nd Edition, 372 pages
Published October 30th 2012 by Romig Works (first published January 1st 2011)
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Kathy Langdon Oh no Betsy! In no way is this book like 50 Shades of Grey. There is a HUGE difference between the two and I would tell you it but it would give away…moreOh no Betsy! In no way is this book like 50 Shades of Grey. There is a HUGE difference between the two and I would tell you it but it would give away a major part of the plot in this 3 book series. 50 shades has it's happy moments, it's ups and downs, it's lovely-doveyness (despite all the "I'm terrible, I like to whip little brown-haired girls") Tony - the male lead - is quite frankly, a monster. In comparison, Christian is a puppy.

Not only that, but it's a real heartwrencher. Soooo many times did I want to smash my kindle. And I mean, take aim and freaking FIRE, I was so angry, frustrated and heart sick!

I feel like I haven't conveyed my objection enough over the difference between the two so I'm just going to say it...

[....Kidnap. Rape. Horrible physical and mental abuse - Frequently. Stockholm Syndrome.]

Don't get me wrong, read the books, but maybe not part of a group and definitely not with 50 Shades in mind. If you do read them, read it for Claire (the female lead). She NEEDS her story told. She DESERVES to have her story told and she is an amazing woman. Yes, the work is fiction and it is a beautifully written and put together storyline by Aleatha but it is definitely not everyone's cup of tea. It left me out of sorts for weeks.

I hope I helped.(less)
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C.J. Roberts
Jan 29, 2013 C.J. Roberts rated it it was amazing
Recommended to C.J. by: Aleatha Romig
I must say, it took me a second to wrap my head around the purpose of this story. It is NOT erotica, NOT romance. I don't say this negatively either. I mention it because this book is often compared to mine and it perhaps isn't a fair comparison. A lot of MY scenes ARE written in such a way to be titillating. The scenes in THIS BOOK are not written to arouse the reader and are spare in the details during the sexual acts. I don't think the author's intent was titillation. I believe this story is ...more



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
Aestas Book Blog
Jan 31, 2013 Aestas Book Blog rated it really liked it
FULL REVIEW IS NOW UP!!!!! 4.5 stars



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
Kat Stark
Feb 29, 2016 Kat Stark rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

Buddyread with the weird ones: Heather, Karly, & Nenia (Click to read their reviews)

You know how I don’t like ranting or giving 1s or bashing on a book that a lot of my dear friends enjoyed. So I’m gonna do what I always do. Another unconventional review in the form of a semi-quiz. Enjoy! And for those that loved this book, I’m only sorry I didn’t feel the same.

If someone offers you a contract to pay all your debts?
a) read it, before you sign it
b) sign that shit ASAP
c) is that someone hot?
Stacia (the 2010 club)
Dec 04, 2013 Stacia (the 2010 club) rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Stacia (the 2010 club) by: Buddy read with the TBD girls

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
Ana {The Good Gif Fairy}
Apr 14, 2016 Ana {The Good Gif Fairy} rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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I've been on the brink of committing a terrible crime. I've been sorely tempted to destroy this book. That's how enraged I was by its contents. Sexual abuse is not sexy. Mental abuse is not sexy. Physical abuse is not sexy.

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I love me some good villains. I've been known to
Christine The Dark Romance Junkie *Wallflower Addict*
I dedicate this review to Tony and Claire...

Firstly Tony...

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...
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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!!!

~ Becs ~
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
Oct 05, 2013 Mo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-stars
First off, I had to …

my thoughts before writing this review.

'Good morning, Claire.'

Was not sure what to expect with this one. I was on a high and on a low throughout the read.
“What is love? Love is when one person knows all of your secrets, deepest, darkest, most dreadful secrets of which no one else in the world knows. And yet in the end, that one person does not think any less of you.”

I am not going to say too much in my review as I think folks are better off just going straight in not kno



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 m
"Life is not what it's supposed to be. It's what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference." ~ Virginia Satir

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 confus
Dec 19, 2012 Brittni rated it it was amazing


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
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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
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Every action has consequences.

Waking in an unfamiliar bedroom in a luxurious mansion, Claire Nichols is terrified to discover that a chance encounter led her into the cruel hands of her abductor, Anthony Rawlings.
Learn the rules to survive.

Facing incomprehensible circumstances, Claire must learn to survive her new reality--every aspect of her livelihood depends upon the tall, dark-eyed tycoon who is a true master of deception. Driven by unknown demo
Mar 04, 2014 Dd rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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 min
Remittance Girl
Jan 09, 2014 Remittance Girl rated it did not like it
I have no problem with erotic stories containing non-consensual sex. I'm not a hypocrite; I've written one. I have written erotic fiction for over 10 years. I have argued against conservatives, against literary critics, against certain streams of feminism for the legitimacy of womens' rights to carve their erotic fantasies out of a horrifically patriarchal past. I have argued that we cannot suddenly purge ourselves of the semiotic language of sexual power dynamics and that they will inform the d ...more
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Mind. Fucked.
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
Alexis *Reality Bites*
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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.
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads



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 l
I started this book because it had been compared to The Dark Duet Series by C.J. Roberts , which is one of my fav series of the year.
It was NOT at all like it.

Most people smack a big 5 stars on this book because it is a bloody mindfuck. I'll be the first to acknowledge that the best part of this book was the the last 15%. I didn't see it coming, it blew my mind. However that last bit didn't want a jump from a 1 star book to a 5 star book. The ending really only gave it another 2 star.

This book i
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
3.5 I'm still questioning my sanity after reading this stars

She made a decision, and that decision would have consequences.

How do I even begin to review this book? What a dark, torturous, crazy, fucked up ride! I'm not sure I'm right in the head after finishing it. I'm not sure I'm right in the head for even starting it? I couldn't put it down. I looked like one of those crazy people that talked to themselves through the whole thing. I must have been yelling and swearing in 5 different languag
Oct 23, 2012 Nia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Straight to my Best of the Best list! Aleatha Romig is a genius! I was so wrong about this knight in shining armor. At first, I thought that Consequences would be a book about a controlling alpha-male millionaire and how he romances a young, beautiful girl who is in debt and saves her, but this was not fluffy romance or an erotic novel.

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
Rachel Reads Ravenously (AKA The Wildcard Reader)
4 stars!

Consequences is one of those books that has been sitting on my kindle for years, and I always meant to read it but you know how it is. I see another book and I'm like:

Anyways after my girlie Jasmine told me about her love for it, and after meeting this lovely author 3 times, and now that I'm not as afraid of dark books anymore (that's a lie I'm still scared), I decided to crack this one open. And you know what? I could not put this book back down! No kidding, I pretty much read strai
Karly *The Vampire Ninja & Luminescent Monster*
May is the month of Buddy-reads!! With no prior knowledge of this book, other than it is free on Kobo, I decided to join my girlies, Nenia, Kat & Heather for this one.

Start Date: May 18, 2015

1 Star

Review to come.... after:

Review, of a sort: (I am not wasting much bloody time on this one, guys. You can see by that one star I HATED it and there are several detailed reviews - Kat's and Heather's to name two - explaining in detail the reasons why. Instead I give you this.)

How to become a victi
This was my second attempt at reading Consequences. I'm glad I decided to come back to it. My GR buddies are excellent manipulators! Thanks girls!

And now
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I loved this book. Yes, that's right! I said it!
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It made me feel stuff! All kinds of stuff. Claire was real to me. Tony, with his exceptionally void eyes reminded me of Heathcliff and his eyes, dark windows to the soul. Tony's black eyes made me shiver in fear whenever he was close to Claire.
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Poor Claire. She suffered like all humanity, because h
5 amazing mindblowing hearbreaking stars ! i can't find the right words to describe what this book is all about ! honestly i feel betrayed , That was unexpected turn of events !

Nothing is more common on earth than to deceive and be deceived.
—Johann G. Seume

Claire Nichols had a debt of $215,000.”, credit card ,a car , appartement , college loans ! Until she met him at a bar ! He knew everything about her and thats where i got confused he watched her for almost 6 months he was stalking her and
Jun 19, 2014 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Honestly, I don’t even know where to begin to properly describe my feelings about this book without coming across as a raging lunatic. In fact, every sentence I think up is riddled with words like FUCKING HELL, MOTHERFUCKER, COCK-SUCKING BASTARD, SPAWN OF SATAN… are you getting the picture here?

“Actions have consequences, I have told you that. Why is that difficult for you to understand?”

I have not felt this much hatred for a character in a while… and I L
♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥

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
P.A. Lupton
Dec 09, 2012 P.A. Lupton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

First off, I need to start this review with a warning. If you’re offended by swearing you may not want to continue reading. Normally, I try not to curse in a review, but this book warrants a big loud FUCK! Holy Fuck, What the Fuck and Fuckety fuck fuck fuck. Sorry, I had to get that out.

Secondly, I need to clarify my rating of this book. Yes, I gave the book 5 stars, but don’t mistake that for “like”. Did I “like” the story? Hells no! Why then, would I give this book a 5 star rating? Because it
Jan 16, 2013 Aму rated it really liked it
Anthony Rawlings is the biggest prick that I have ever had the NON-pleasure of coming in contact with. Had my Mother not taught me better, I would be plotting how to rip off his genitals. :)

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
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Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of nearly thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writ ...more
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Consequences (7 books)
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