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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes the thrilling sequel in the Consequences series: Truth, a game of deception, intrigue, and conspiracy where losing can be deadly.

Claire survived the consequences.

Through strength and compartmentalization, Claire Nichols captivated her captor. Though Anthony Rawlings thought he taught Claire to behave
Paperback, 480 pages
Published November 2012 by Romig Works (first published October 30th 2012)
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Aestas Book Blog
Jan 29, 2013 rated it really liked it

I swear to God, this book should come with a care package – tequila, Valium, a stress ball and a punching bag. Just sayin’ !!

This review has no plot-related spoilers in it. Rating: 4.5 stars.

Honestly, when I was about to start reading this, I was just wondering where on EARTH could the story go from that point?? How could the mindfuck POSSIBLY get any deeper?

The facts were there. Actions had been taken. And I was absolutely positive that I hated Tony Rawlings. Like really, really hated!! I w
Hazel *Craves the Angst Reviews*
Feb 17, 2013 rated it did not like it
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1 Deflated Disappointed Star!
I Must Tell The TRUTH!

Beware of the Spoilers Below…and Warning of Long Winded Ranting!

The Review:
If you read my review for this series’ first book, Consequences, you know that I didn’t think favorably of it. In fact, I only gave it two stars because of how much I disliked both main characters, Anthony and Claire and I wasn’t inclined to move on to book two and subject myself to another read that left me feeling
While the 'Consequences' series is one of my all-time favorite series, 'Truth' is my absolute favorite book in the series. That isn't to say that all of the books in this series aren't wonderful -- they are. However, this book is so damn great that I can't even begin to express how much I love it.

I frequently find myself returning to this book and rereading my favorite parts. I'm a glutton for punishment that way. Never has a story made me feel more conflicted...or more addicted, than the story
Nov 06, 2012 rated it really liked it

And the game continues.....

Actions and their consequences are just one side of a coin.The side which receives light.

On the other side,lying in the shadows is the ...TRUTH behind those actions which resulted in those CONSEQUENCES.

By the end of the first book we saw how Anthony Rawlings(Tony),the utterly cruel,conniving and manipulative devil played the game to perfection.He had his vengeance.And it appeared that as his last move,he disclosed all his pieces to Claire.

At last everything was clear.
Some of the emotions I felt while reading this book...

Just like Consequences, the first part of this highly enticing, fascinating and mind-boggling series, Truth (again) left me speechless, shocked and just emotionally exhausted after finishing it. It also left me in awe of the amazing writer that is Aleatha Romig, for creating such a marvelous story that can make you feel so many emotions during such a short period of time.

After you've dealt with the Consequences, pre
Sophia Triad
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me

If the first book was the perfect nightmare, the second book is the perfect fairytale.

So Claire will have a second chance for happiness.
Finally free from jail, free from Tony, free from debts; she will be surrounded with old and new friends, her family, new allies and a new boyfriend.

Tony definitely will not like losing control of Claire and her life. He has never wanted to let her go.

But what about Claire? Surely she should be happy. But s
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Nov 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone who is crazy & likes twisted novels!
Seriously Anthony, Even though you are words written on paper.. You scare the crap out of me! Your name alone gives me goosebumps!
and the games continue.....
5 mindbloggling twisted Stars!
This book is Insane!! Brilliant!! & Oh My God, I am going to die waiting for the third book. BTW Seriously, if we die before 2013 I am going to be pissed because I am waiting for at least 15books+ of series which come out in 2013.

By the end of the book you have NO FUCKING IDEA who played who, like seriously,
Alexis *Reality Bites*
Spoiler Free Review -Quick review
4.5 STARS out of 5
Genre: Adult Fiction -Psychological Thriller

ARE YOU READY FOR THE TRUTH??? I sure as hell wasn't....
NOTHING, absolutely NOTHING was what it appeared to be, yet EVERYTHING weaved together flawlessly with a JAW DROPPER ending.

In Consequences
A man with no compassion started to feel compassion.
A man with no regrets started to regret.
A man who NEVER apologizes, apologized.
Claire's ability to ADAPT produced CHANGE.
Claire's decision to adapt provided h

10,000+ truthfully gleaming stars !!!!

Give me CONVICTED like right now !!!!!

EDIT : 11/05/2012

Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many. The intelligence of a few, perceives what has been carefully hidden — Roman poet Phaedrus


I'm spent ! Exhausted ! Both Mentally and Emotionally !

Mrs Aleatha Romig , you deserve a standing ovation for sure ...

Applause Standing Ovation

Wow , If Consequences was all about actions and cons
Clumsy Storyteller
5 *total mindfucked* stars

i'm so confused right now i'm not sure what to think about this ! i went from hating Tony to liking him , i haven't forgate what he did in the first book ... but i understand , a part of me was happy by the end of the story i thought "whatever happens to you , you deserved it ! You are getting a taste of your own medicine! how does it feel now ? and other par was sad for him . i can't really write what i feel and think about this book without spoiling it. There's a LOT
Oct 22, 2015 rated it it was ok

Never a book got me so infuriated as this one.The only character that I liked was Emily, she was the only one with common sense.
Most of the story is Claire trying to get revenge (emphasis on trying) for what Tony did to her but I just see her as a weak pawn being handed from one person to another. Constantly relying on the strength of others to go on. I keep waiting for her to scream and stomp and just raise her voice and be heard. Sometimes she would only to be bow down and be bullied once aga
Georgia ♥

The Police in a press conference, shared today new information regarding the recent murder of a Kindle Keyboard that has shocked the reading community. Police officials have confirmed that the suspicions about the authenticity of the note, pointing the world renowned bussinessman Anthony Rawlings as the main suspect, is in question. The investigation is considered ongoing and there weren't made any other comments. Our reporters are trying since, to contact Mr. Rawlings but he is unreachable.

~ Becs ~
This is, quite simply, a brilliantly told mind-bender.

If Consequences was a jigsaw with pieces missing, then Truth is most definitely a strategic game of chess.


I think it’s nigh on impossible to review without giving away too many plotlines which no reader should know before embarking on this one. I want you to go in blind, the way I did – I want you to feel what I did. I lost sleep over these books, I never knew what was coming next, Aleatha Romig has the ability to constantly surprise and
Lise *friends don't flag*
“It was amazing how the mind can twist things, making them legitimate, especially under duress.”

Bravo, Aleatha Romig for exceeding my expectations with a second book in a series.

It was mindfuckingly-beautiful!

The twists and turns, screams and yearning- all so well done. After Consequences, I had a plan for Claire to be strong and take “the man” DOWN… but oh no, you had other plans for us and I believe the story (the game) is just going to be better played.
Ms. Romig, you make me want to pick
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
5 Mind Blowing I Will Never Be The Same Again after Reading This Stars

There was no question in his mind— he’d seriously underestimated this woman.

Mr. Anthony Rawlings had a lesson to learn, and this time Claire claimed the role as teacher.

Let me start out by saying that I that's not right. I, that's not quite accurate. I LOATHED Tony in Consequences. I kept asking myself how in the fuck people could be team Tony with such a cruel, brutal, and in my eyes irredeema
Nov 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered. The trick is to discover them.” -Gallolao

Okay, seriously, my mind has just been blown!!!!

Yeah... thats how I feel. I am shocked by that ending. Did not see that coming at all! And I have to wait how long to find out what happens next?!?!?!?!? Late 2013/Early 2014- Are you kidding me????

I’m not gonna lie- I wasn't 100% sure how I felt about Consequences, but this book was phenomenal It was long, but it kept me on my toes the
* Meli Mel *

♥♥♥ 4.5 'WOW' Stars ♥♥♥

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"You’re memory is a monster; you forget – it doesn’t. It simply files things away. It keeps things for you, or hides things from you – and summons them to your recall with a will of it’s own. You think you have a memory; but it has you!"

-- John Irving

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Seriously... WOW! This series continues to BLOW my mind. I have no idea how to review this, so if it sucks...
Smitten's Book Blog

The only way to possibly start this review is to begin by saying... this book is friggin amazing!!

I loved Consequences, but Truth was just a whole other level! It's definitely going on my favourites shelf, and what a way to start 2013.

I couldn't possibly begin to describe the storyline of Truth. It's so complex, interwoven and mind blowing, that I can't remember what happened in what order. Just know that it is completely gripping.

Mr Anthony Rawlings had a lesson to learn and Claire clai
Oct 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I picked up the first book in this series back last December but just never got around to reading it. A bargain at 85 cents! Friends were going to read the third on release date so Jxxx asked me if I wanted to do a Buddy Read of the first two before the third came out. Okay, I said. And so the journey began. The first book was a solid 5 stars and this one was just the same. But, OMG, you would need nerves of steel to read these books. My emotions were all over the place. Up and Down !! Anthony,
Oct 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
CAN NOT WAIT!!!! Is it sad that I am hoping Tony becomes a good guy?

Updated 11/3/12. POSSIBLE SPOILER

I am left without words! What an amazing second installment to a series. By far one of the best I've read all year. And may I just say WHOOOHOOOO! I am so thrilled for Clair and what a twist in the end. Again-I will be stalking this author for now I am slightly obsessed with Tony
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*** Spoiler free review ***
5 'Mighty fine' stars

“Move, countermove, the game continued.”

"Can you imagine, being an out of work meteorologist, working as a bartender, and falling in love with one of the countries billionaires?”

“What woman wouldn’t love to suddenly have Claire Rawlings life?”

There's a menagerie of characters in this series, they all have their place and add to the development and suspense of the story..... and in my head, the question I
What a treat!

But before I tell you about this book, I have to tell you about the Consequences Series Support Group here on GR. They have ongoing buddy reads for these books and reading in a group makes the experience even better, imho. Here's the link:

This book is quite brilliant and I highly, highly recommend it for any reader who would normally enjoy a dark romance and doesn't require her reading material to be morally, emotionally or socially appro
Nov 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
What lies behind Appearance is usually another Appearance.

The saga continues..........

Anthony Rawlings : The diabolical character whose true face had been revealed by the end of Consequences.....whose vendetta for vengeance had led to consequences so monstrous that it had left me stunned, gaping and still with once again not who he truly seems to be.

I had been sooo sure that in Truth he would receive his comeuppance and would face the consequences of his actions and he d
Dec 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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I feel so emotional drained with this book. Once again the ending was so jaw dropping. When I thought I had this book figured out something totally different happens again. I'm left feeling like....


Another MindFuck Ending

In the beginning of this book, I loved the new Claire. She finally grew some lady balls and stood up for herself. She came to her senses and wanted to get revenge against Anthony for all the horrible things he did her. She even develo
⊱✿⊰ Alicia ⊱✿⊰
Nov 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone looking for an intense suspense filled read
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5 +++++++ Stars

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The web is just getting more tangled, with every answer we get we are left with more questions. I think this is the book that made me fall for Tony hard, as we are shown bits of who he truly is and why he did some of the horrific things he had done in book 1. Again there is just to much going on in these books to even try and explain it and this book is even more intense and full on than book 1.

I still feel the same for this book as I did in 2015, I think I
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How EXACTLY does one go about writing a review about such a mysterious and complicated story line without giving anything away? I’m not sure, because I am still trying to figure that out…

After pondering TRUTH and everything that has transpired in the Rawlings’ world, I’m not certain I am in any better frame of mind to review this book any more than I was a few days ago, but I am going to try. I do think it is important to note to the readers that this is a
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Apr 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Could it be possible to hate and love someone too?

You cannot make the same mistake twice. Because the second time you make it, it is a choice.

Claire and Tony's mind blowing story drove me to the brink of insanity. So many TRUTHS were revealed in this book. Consequences left me bored until the last 11% where the story took a major twist. Truth gripped me right from the start and became unputdownable.

Ms. Romig did an excellent job creating a story full of mystery a
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
Re-read 10-10-13 in prep for Convicted. 4.5 "crazy ride" stars!

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I re-read this book in prep for Convicted. I remembered it had lots of characters and a rather complicated plot, so I decided a refresher was prudent. I'm happy I did too. Not a whole lot of my opinion has changed since the first read... It's still very mysterious, captivating, shocking at times. Towards the end, we start to get some answers to all the secrets hidden behind Tony and each character's involvement in his plan. A lot
Oct 16, 2012 rated it really liked it

The truth is rarely pure and never simple. -- Oscar Wilde

TRUTH is an intricately woven plot that begins with Consequences. It would be difficult for a new reader to understand the story without reading the first book. Therefore, before reading Truth, I highly recommend reading Consequences first. You do not want to miss out on a huge chunk of the plot and prior events that happen in Consequences!

Anthony and Claire have a complex relationship - which is a HUGE understatement. There is absolutely
Jennifer Kyle


Well, well, well this sequel DOES NOT disappoint! Truth was a fast paced heart pounding read. My opinions of old characters especially Antony Rawlings have changed…maybe I even like him. Yep, I know crazy but true.

Claire Nichols seeks revenge and the truth this time around. She has put on her detective hat and made some new friends. She has decided to figuratively play game of chess with Tony. This game between Claire and Tony gets pretty intense and definitely excit
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Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. 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 over thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist ...more

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“First, you're sorry for invading my privacy for years, years before I even knew you existed. Second, you're sorry for kidnapping me, isolating, controlling me, and manipulating me. Third, you're sorry for lying to me, pretending you cared and oh yearh, marrying me. Fourth, listen carefully Tony, this is the big're sorry for framing me for attempted murder, resulting in incarceration in a federal penitentiary."
"I am deeply sorry for one and four. I did provide you with an alternative destination for number four. I am not proud of two, but three would never have happened without it. I am not, and never will be sorry for three. And, for the record, I never lied about or pretended to love you. I didn't realize it at first, but I have loved you since before you knew my name. And, you forgot our divorce. I am sincerely sorry for that also.”
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