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3.76  ·  Rating details ·  1,206 ratings  ·  290 reviews
Ripples: A Consequences Stand-alone Novel

You don’t have to read the Consequences series to enjoy this stand-alone novel, but if you know Tony Rawlings, you know that disappointing him isn’t an option. Imagine being his youngest daughter...imagine telling him the unimaginable...

“Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.”

Sometimes ideas find you, and dreams
Kindle Edition, 266 pages
Published October 31st 2017 by Romig Works LLC
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2! Ripples (stand-alone). Tony Rawling’s baby-girl learns about herself & her parents’ past by getting tangled in a quest for revenge!

Ripples (stand-alone) opens up to Natalie Rawlings, Nat aka Bug heading to spend the holidays with her family and fretting telling them about dropping out of Harvard. The somewhat coddled and shielded baby daughter of Tony and Claire still wants to make her family proud.

Commodities trader Jonas Dexter Smithers, Dexter has a murky past and a plan that inc
3.5 stars

“Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.”

With Ripples, Romig goes back to her roots. This is a Consequences stand -alone novel, but it carries the same type of suspenseful and deceitful tale. Sure there is romance and steam, but it’s twisty and shocking also.

This is the tale of Natalie Rawlings, Tony and Claire Rawlings youngest daughter. It’s her unconventional love story with Dexter. I’d already read the novella in an anthology, so I was happy to hear we wer
Sophia Triad
Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have read the shortest version of the story a few months ago as part of an anthology (Glamour: Contemporary Fairytale Retellings). Back then I didn't know that Natalie is Tony's daughter (the guy you love to hate from the Consequences series). There was no way to suspect this, since I knew that Tony and Claire' daughter was named Nichole. Thus, when it was revealed that Natalie is the baby daughter of Tony's and that she is about to have a similar destiny to her mother; I was pleasantly surpri ...more
Nov 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Amazon US * Amazon UK

Ripples is the first book I've read from the Consequences series but I never felt like I was missing anything even though I haven't read the original books. I'm really glad I picked it up because now I want to go and start the original series to get the full story on some of the characters I met in this one.

The blurb for this one grabbed my attention easily and I needed to know every detail it hinted at. From the beginning of the book so much is unknown and had me q
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
3.5 - 4 Stars

I must say this book was a love/hate for me. Loved having Tony, Claire, Phil, Taylor, Nichol, Nate and Natalie back in my reading world. I love this family and any parts I can get from them is like a breath of fresh air. And I Disliked because I loathed Dexter Smithers. So I will digress a moment.....I hated/loathed/wanted to poke his eyes out mad at Tony at the end of Consequences. So I know I might be wrong about Dexter but for this review......Me No Like Dexter At All!!!!

4 the princess becomes the queen stars

"Tell me, kind sir, are you my fairy godmother, or should I say father? Are you here to grant my wishes?"

Be careful for what you wish for...because it could turn into your worst nightmare or greatest pleasure. It all depends on you, and how you come to terms with the realty of your life. Do you embrace it and welcome it with open arms, or do you fight it and take the consequences. Only you are capable of making yourself the victim.
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review


Calling all Tony and Claire fans, Aleatha Romig returns back with a Consequences Spinoff with Ripples. In this spinoff, Aleatha introduces readers to the Rawling children, Nichol, Nate and Natalie. And like her mother, Natalie Rawlings will discover she too is part of a ripple effect where history has a way of repeating itself.

090882ae2f3405f954914e1a0f46e0 Because once the truth is revealed, they’ll discover that despite his and his wife’s best efforts to keep their ba
Up All Night Book Addict
2.5 stars
I have sat here staring at my computer screen for a long period of time, trying to gather the words flowing through my head. I was over the moon to get my hands on this book. Aleatha is a go-to author for me. I never thought I would see the day where I would not devour a book of hers in the most enjoyable way.

This book... it is a combination between Consequences and Fifty, but without the slow build of a relationship where we can see the chemistry between two characters bud and blossom
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was ok
eeeermmm, I guess I didn't like it. (it's more like 1* because I'm extra mad but I'll give it 2* because I finished it)

1. I don't know why this is being promoted as a standalone, when it's obviously not. (well it is for now, but it's either completely unsatisfying or it will get a sequel.)
2. I KNOW Aleatha Romig can do better.
3. I almost wish she never wrote this book because now I feel like she wrote it only to squeeze more money out of her readers just because it's a spin off of Consequences.
“Safety is simply a matter of trust. No one is ever really safe. There is always someone else with more power. Besides, postponing wouldn't do. My plans have been in place for too long.”
- Dexter Smithers

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“Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”
- Dexter Smithers

* * *
“Just remember, it'll only be me who’ll debase you, only I’ll see you broken, because only I can put you back together. You're my bug, but more importantly, you're also my queen.”
- Dexter Smithers

* * *
“I wa
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Oct 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ripple : The Prince And The Pauper appeared first in Glamour Anthology and now has been expanded to an unabridged version
Ripple tells the story of Dexter Smithers. He's as Dominating Alpha as they come. He's set his sights on young Natalie and just like an innocent Dove in the Hawk's crosshairs, she is ensnared by him. He goes to great , devious lengths to ambush and pluck her from her luxurious and doubtedly safe , velvet life and makes her his Queen. The Queen only bows in front of her King ,
Nov 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
“Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.”

Ripples is a Consequences stand -alone novel, when I first learned that there was a spin off I was so excited, and once it was out I literally stopped everything and picked it up. Being a big fan of the Consequences series and of Tony and Claire's story I was hoping for something strong gripping and has an edge to it, and I was kind of disappointed!

Natalie Rawlings is the baby of the family, she's treated like the princess she is, adored
Robin Shawn
Nov 01, 2017 rated it did not like it
Not for me

I didn’t know much about this book going in but I knew I had to read it since I loved the original series. This was an unbelievable disappointment. Dexter was no Tony. I know there were plenty of people that didn’t get why I loved Tony but he at least showed he could change. You could feel his love for Claire in those books. Dexter was just an asshole. I never once felt he loved Nat. And the worst part was just when it started getting good the book ends. I’m actually kind of mad that I
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love Aleatha Romig's writing! Her stories are always captivating and they linger in your mind long after the last page is read. I throughly enjoyed getting more of my favorite Consequences characters. You can never have enough of Tony and Claire or of their world. This author is a master at alluring, dark, and sexy. I will read anything she writes. I recommend this enticing story! ...more
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Oh how this saddens me to give a spin-off book from one of my favorite series less than 5 stars. However, this book I must only give 4 stars too. Although you can read this book as a standalone, I found myself trying to forget the history of the original story as I read this book. It can definitely, be read as a standalone and some moments I wish I didn't know the history because Natalie's journey was very similar to a character's from the original series. I felt that the character in the origin ...more
Robin Powers
Oct 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm really kind of freaked out. I loved having a story about one of Tony and Claire's children but what the heck is going on? Natalie and Dexter seem to have a true relationship but I get vibes that are reminiscent of my love/hate relationship with Tony. This was just a tease...what's going to happen next? It was just starting to get good!!!! You're killing me. Don't send me to my room! I was good...I swear!!!! ...more
Nov 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
I originally read about Natalie and Dexter in an anthology and seeing how I haven't read the Consequences series I was shocked. I have heard about Tony and Claire, but had no idea how addictive their world would be to read about. Natalie and Dexter took me by surprise and I was hooked. I don't feel like the story was hard to follow, but warning: you will want to read the entire series to get even more.

Natalie and Dexter are a complicated couple, but the best ones always are. Dexter isn't easy to
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OMG what another amazing book from Aleatha, after reading that blurb and reading the consequence series i knew i really really wanted to read this. And it was everything i hoped and more, This one is about Natalie Claire and Tony's 3rd child. This is one of those books you just had to give a go, This is a dark read and pushes you out of your Comfort zone (well it did me) and just like the other series this brought out so many different emotions from me, From angry to sad, confused to mad. I real ...more
Aug 26, 2020 rated it really liked it

"I hate that you're thinking that way, but you're right. Don't worry. He won't know what hit him."

I'm leaving this quote from Tony Rawlings believing that there will be another book after that open-ended story. I enjoyed seeing Tony, Claire, Phil, Taylor, Nichol, Nate, and Natalie again. But there's one character I'm not really fond of in this book. I loathe Dexter at the moment. I didn't like how he coerced Natalie into liking him. Natalie may be a spoiled princess but she didn't deserve what h
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was ok

I have really struggled with what to write for this review. I absolutely love Aleatha Romig. Her past series have been fantastic. So when I heard about Ripples being a Consequence stand-alone, I was very excited to read it. My excitement faded by the second chapter. Was this even the same author I have grown to love? Let me warn you, if you are considering reading this book for the depth of character development we see in her previous works, you won’t find it. If you are considerin
Kindle Crack Book Reviews Cheri
Ripples is a standalone spinoff in the Consequences series. You do not have to read the entire series to enjoy this book. BUT if you do read the Consequences series, it is total Kindle Crack! I first read about Natalie (Tony & Claire’s daughter from Consequences) and Dexter in the Glamour anthology, and I wanted more.

These two quotes sum up this basis for this story.
“Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” Edmund Burke

“Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped in
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the full length version of this story more than the novella as it gave more insight into the main characters and their motivations as well as what was going on with the secondary characters as things unfolded. However I felt the ending was abrupt and left me feeling dissatisfied. I hope there is more to come.

ARC provided by author in exchange for a honest review
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Audiobook Review: 4 Stars

Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.

What did you like best about this story?

I love how twisted this story was. It’s dark, addictive, and enticing and I loved it. Natalie was kidnapped, tortured, mind fuck and tortured once more and despite those are the elements that I don’t like about dark romance, I totally loved Ripples, because Aleatha wrote one helluva story that kept me stick to my headphones late last night and today at work, because I couldn't p
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Ripples by Aleatha Romig

I was given the ARC for a true and honest review of this book by the author.

Amazeballs, Brilliant, Twisted, Mind Altering with a bit of Romance thrown in, these are just some of the ways I can describe this book by Aleatha.

True to form, Aleatha has captured the essence of her darker side and brought it to life for everyone else to enjoy and enjoy I did. This is Aleatha Romig at her best. Such a talented writer and always so humble about her writing. You can guarantee that
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Rating: 4.5 stars!

ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review

Natalie Rawlings is tired of pretending to be the proper miss goody two shoes that she is supposed to be portrayed as for the sake of her very influential family where appearances is everything. She is constantly feeling suffocated and can no longer cope with it all. What she wants is to be free from it all but she happens to meet a charismatic stranger who captivates her. Soon she realises that its no longer a d
Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sometimes history is destined to repeat itself.

If you read the Consequences series then you know all about Tony and Claire and how they started. This story is about their youngest daughter Natalie.

Natalie wants a life her own. She feels pressure to be perfect and do well in school. But she's had enough and is withdrawing from Harvard. On the way to France, to meet with her family for Christmas, she meets Dexter on the plane.

But Dexter has, other plans for Natalie. He's watched her for a while, a
Lindsey King
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Angst 4
Tears 0
Value 4
Storyline 4
Panty Scorching 4
Overall Rating 4

This book was a bit of a challenge for me. Although it says standalone I was rather confused and often questioning what was going on. But... in true Aleatha fashion she made me love her characters and accept their story for what it is. Crazy! Not in a bad way though. I was on a roller coaster from the beginning to the end. Ups, downs, and everything else in between.

I kind of had the feeling of being short changed. I wanted more. F
Kerry Melton
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Aleatha takes us back into the Rawlings family. If you don’t know who they are I suggest you read The Consequence Series. You wouldn’t want to disappoint Tony! With the web that has been woven, could history repeat? Natalie is struggling with who she is, she's the youngest(baby) and she's privileged. Natalie doesn’t realize that the day she was born her path was set. Some might say it’s a dream or a nightmare but this is her story.

Aleatha as lured us back to the dark side. There’s no black and w
Laura Lee
Oct 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
By: Aleatha Romig
4 Stars

While we got a taste of Natalie and Dexter in the Glamour Anthology, now we have a full-size novel in this great release.

What started out as a dreaded trip home for the holidays, turns into a plane trip that Natalie will never forget! From that dreaded plane ride home for the holidays, Natalie’s life changed forever.

Dexter is dangerous! The kind of man you should listen to that voice in the back of your head saying…danger danger… Looking at him though, you are wil
**My review contains major SPOILERS!**

Well I'm guessing the "standalone" part on the cover is referring to you being able to read this without reading the Consequences series first. That part is true. But in the traditional definition of "standalone" it's definitely false. There's a cliffhanger. But the more angering part is the end where Romig claims she'll write more only if more comes to her. So there's no resolution in sight.

Ripples features Natalie, Tony and Claire's youngest daughter. Out
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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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