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Consequence

(The Confidence Game #2)

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3.90  ·  Rating details ·  824 ratings  ·  121 reviews
Five years ago, I escaped a dangerous life I had always wanted to leave. I got away. I found freedom. But it cost me the love of my life.

For five years I lived in hiding, protecting my most valuable secret while Sayer Wesley sat in prison paying for both our sins. I promised to love him forever. I promised to never leave him. 

I broke my promises.

Five months ago Sayer fou
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Published February 27th 2018
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Before you read this review: Please note that this is book 2 in a duet. I usually keep my reviews as spoiler-free as possible but please don't read on if you haven't finished book 1 yet.

Consequence starts right where Constant ended. There is a consistency in the pattern we get switching between present and past - this time the past is told from Sayer's point of view, which helped to understand the kind of people Sayer and Caro are.

Sayer is a wonderful hero. There is no
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Natalie The Biblioholic
Mar 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Consequence was a different type of story than the first part. It was high in intensity and had far much more action than Constant. There was much more mafia involvement as the characters tried to navigate their way to survival. Who do they trust? And will their con work?

I loved how the author drew me into this story and had me wanting to run in the other direction. My fear for these characters was profound, and although I knew that things HAD to work out for the better, getting to the happy
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Libby Harrison
My reactions in gif format:





















"“You still don’t get it, Six. I will go anywhere you are. I will do anything you want to do. It’s not about the brotherhood or being the boss. Everything, everything I have ever done, is about you. I only want to be with you.”"

Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
4.5 Stars

"And besides, it wasn’t how we started that mattered… it was how we ended up."

LOVE this series!!!! Highly recommend!!

“I want to be in this. All the way in this. With you. And with Juliet."

Hello Sayer!! I will keep this review spoiler-free because this book must be read AFTER Constant, book one in this dare I say epic duet. This is the perfect conclusion to this sexy, intense story and picks up immediately following the disappearance of Caro's daughter. The most important reason fo
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Natasha is a Book Junkie
***DUET REVIEWED AS A WHOLE***

“He was the one constant in my life that had pushed me through the darkness. He was the one constant in my life that loved me beyond everything else, beyond what I was or had been or could ever be. He wanted me to be better. He wanted to be better for me. The problem was he was as tangled in the madness as I was.”

What a thrill ride this has been! Beautifully written and wildly exhilarating, this action-packed second chance romance—set in the dangerous criminal u
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Bookphenomena (Micky)
3.5 stars

I’m not normally drawn to mobster-type stories but CONSTANT got under my skin and pulled me in, so I was ready to read the completion in CONSEQUENCE. This is a fast-paced culmination, picking up from the abrupt ending of CONSTANT and diving into the distraught emotions of Sayer and Caroline.

The angst was pretty unrelenting in this story, apart from the rather confusing ability of Caro to distract herself from the chaos and emotion of (view spoiler)
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Bookgasms Book Blog
Feb 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shelly, missy
Dramatic, suspenseful, and romantic in a way that I was completely unprepared for - Consequence, the second book in Rachel Higginson's The Confidence Game series, is some kind of crazy wild ride from which I'm still catching my breath! I was on the edge of my seat for much of this story, the twists and turns kept my head spinning and my heart beating rapidly while the truth was slowly uncovered and Caroline and Sayer's story reached it's sort of epic conclusion.

I wasn't always sure how I felt ab
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Shayna
“Caroline was mine. She would always be mine. But more importantly, I was hers.”

I was so damn excited to get my hands on the epic conclusion to Sayer and Caroline’s hard-fought and exhilarating love story. It had to be tough following the first book in the duet, but Rachel did it and she did it REALLY WELL! I relished the thought of immediately diving in and getting sucked back into this world of thieves, liars, and criminals. I was excited to get back to Sayer, Caro, and the rest of the gang.
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Michelle
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3.5 Stars

"This man made me stupid. He was every bad decision and hasty regret. He was all my wrong choices and abandoned dreams."

'Consequence' is the followup to 'Constant' and picks up after that helluva cliffhanger that left us all with our jaws on the ground and eager to get our hands on this book.

From the lies and secrets Sayer held to the real threats against Caro and her family that left my heart in my throat and tears in my eyes, there were many ups and downs in this story. And I loved t
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Laura
Feb 24, 2018 rated it liked it
I absolutely loved the first book. However, this one I wasn’t so keen on. That’s my opinion, I’m sure others will think it’s awesome, so don’t let it put you off.

Sayer and Caro are a steaming hot couple. They have some amazing scenes together. But I found myself questioning two things;

A) my four year old daughter had been kidnapped, would I be getting all passionate with my ex in his vehicle?

B) If my four year old daughter had just been returned to me, she’s asleep in the bedroom. My friends are
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Boundless Book Reviews
I voluntarily received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.  Where I loved the flashbacks in book 1, they weren’t as seamless and didn’t flow as smoothly in book 2.  The story also bogs down and is always stuck in Caro’s head, which was frustrating.  Caro went from a character I loved to someone I was ready to be done with.  I was much like Atticus at the end of the story; I didn’t understand her appeal.  I still don’t. 

I did like that we got a lot from Sayer’s perspective, and I think I wou
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“If I’ve fought for anything, It’s been you. If I’ve wanted anything at all, it’s been you. If I’ve loved anything in this life of mine, it hasn’t been the brotherhood or Bratva or thieving, it’s been you. It’s always been you, Caro. From the day I met you till the day I die".

Consequence has been a highly anticipated read for me ever since I read the final words in “ Constant. Sayer and Caro’s story was a mix of complexities, pain, drama, and most importantly, love. How far would you go to
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Lauren
Apr 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Caro and Frankie were born into a life of crime. with no way out. but when caro is pregnant, they decides its time to escape. she is hidden for five years before her past shows up on her doorstep.
i really enjoyed the flashbacks and the seedy side to this story. hope to hear more about frankie.
Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*
Consequences. The word in itself has a very negative connotation to it. Facing the consequences sounds quite forbearing and that something unpleasant or unwelcome is coming. I've been carrying this feeling around with me since the end of Constant when Rachel left me sitting out on the edge of that very high cliff.

Sayer and Caro have just been blindsided in the worst possible way. Five years ago Caro left a life with the Bratva to begin a new life for herself in Colorado, she never dreamed she wo
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Amy
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Fear melted into heat and courage and something deep and unnameable. He was everything in my past and all of my present
He was sweet and sexy, wild and dangerous, hope and despair. He was my biggest mystery and my feeling of home. He was mine. And I knew, I would never be able to walk away from him again. “

“It was the most beautiful thing I’d ever heard. It healed the broken pieces inside me, fixed the shattered, mess of a girl I’d been for five long years. It was water and air and life all at o
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Moon Love
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OH MY GOD! I thought Constant was amazing, I mean like 6 star worthy. Consequence just straight up blew my mind! I mean I'm talking like 7 stars. I'm so grateful Rachel Higginson wrote this duet because Sayer and Caroline wouldn't stop talking to her.

Not only is their story wrapped up, but you get dual points of view so you learn what really happened in the past from Sayer and you see what's happening in the present from Caroline. Let me tell you, this was a game changer because Sayer is nothing
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AC Book Blog (Anne Christine)
Feb 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sexy, intense, great ending to a love story...


What a perfect ending to Sayer and Caroline love story. Consequence picked up where Caroline’s daughter disappeared into thin air. Sayer found out he has a daughter all along and did not even had a chance to spend time with her. With Sayer’s dangerous past, will he ever be free? It does not seem so … he will always have to look behind his shoulder because someone is always out for blood and revenge. How will Sayer and Caroline conquer the mafia and b
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Lisa
Mar 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Consequence picks up right where Constant leaves off, after the big cliffhanger. So, if you haven't read book 1, do not attempt to read book 2.

The positive...
I love Rachel Higginson's writing style. She writes in a way that you feel everything. She includes all the little details, that can be easily forgotten, but are so integral to the character development.

Unfortunately, Consequence fell short for me. It's a dual POV, but I found Caro's side a little lacking. I really liked her in book #1, but
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Melissa J (Book Addicts Reviews)
4.5 on the edge stars!! Wow what a terrific end to thus duet!!

This is the second and final book of “The Confidence Game” series. It can not be read as a stand alone you must read “Constant” first. I really wish this was an ongoing series because I am still so curious about Gus, Frankie and Mason. But I am also a greedy girl.


This story is a continuation of “Constant” and since you have read the first book you know that Sayer found Caro and so many secrets and truths were being revealed (maybe n
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Julie
Feb 27, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
At the end of Constant, readers are left wondering what will happen to Juliet? Can Sayer and Caro get her back before it is too late? Thus begins a journey that will take these former childhood sweethearts into the abyss that threatens to swallow them whole.

Sayer has spent years trying to discover why Caroline left him. Without any notice or warning…she just vanished. Caroline was determined to keep anyone from finding out she had a daughter. Now the secret is out, and lives are in danger. What
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Shelley
Feb 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Consequence picks up right where Constant left off – thankfully. If you’ve read Constant, then you already know that it leaves you wanting, no, scratch that, needing more. I was more than a little eager to get back into Caro and Sayer’s story.

There was never a dull moment in this book. I felt every ounce of the fear and desperation that Caro was experiencing. All she wanted was to provide a normal and safe environment for her young daughter, but her past always seemed to be lurking around every
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Shanda
Feb 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Consequence is book two and the conclusion to The Confidence Game duet. We pick up right where book one ended. Sayer and Caroline are on the hunt to retrieve their daughter. The mob bosses want Caro back in the game by using her to get them out of prison. Sayer has put a lot of work into putting these guys away. How do they get their daughter back but not go back to the mob? Sayer and Caro come up with a plan to keep the bosses put away and try to live a normal life. The problem is Caro
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Julia
Jun 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: throw-away-dnf
I know this was a DNF but I can't even remember why...
Under the Covers Book Blog
Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it



I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


I've been anticipating this release and conclusion of the Confidence Game after the bit of a cliffhanger we were left with in the previous book.  CONSEQUENCE picks up where CONSTANT left off and gives us a different kind of book than the first.  Where there were some cuter and simpler moments in the first one, this one dives a bit more into the Russ
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Jennifer
3.5/5 stars

Consequence is the conclusion the The Confidence Game Duet. I would categorize this series as romantic suspense. It is necessary to read book 1, Constant first as it is a continuing story.

Caroline was the only narrator for book one. However, in Consequence we also get some of Sayer's POV.

Constant ended with an amazing cliffhanger pertaining to Caroline's daughter Juliet. I am a huge fan of well done cliffhangers. So I was very anxious to read Consequence.

Consequence is actually quite
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Mary Dean
Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I had been waiting for this book and it did not disappoint. This is the second book in the series. If you have not read the first book Constant, stop reading and go read it now. This book picks up where the first book left off. Caroline (Caro) & Sayer's daughter Juliette has been taken by someone and they are on the hunt to get her back. Sayer had just found out about her. Or so the readers thought. As they work to get her back the bond that was so strong for them growing up is starting to r ...more
Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
DO NOT READ my review if you have yet to read book 1, CONSTANT, it will have spoilers!



“I’m going to kiss you now. You might be afraid of me Caroline, but you’re also still very much in love with me. You need to be reminded of that.”
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From the moment I finished book one I was craving more of Sayer and Caro. I was in dire need of having to know what would happen next. We were left with a pretty huge cliffhanger with Juliet being taken and Sayer finding out he has a daughter. Where the next book
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Shawna  Wood (A Girl and Her Books)
Consequence is the perfect follow up to Constant. It was dark, intense, angsty and an emotional read that had me entranced from beginning to end.

Consequence picks up immediately where Constant left off. Caro and Sayer child has been kidnapped by an old Foe and they are on a race against the clock to get their daughter back safely. This kidnapping has left Caro in a tailspin. Usually calm and in control of every situation, she finds herself lost and adrift, not sure she can trust Sayer, who she
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Wopsywoobookblog
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic finale.

After reading and falling I love with Constant, I was super excited and keen to get my grubby little mitts on Consequence. Constant was a mafia story of which I’d never read before. I mean I’d read mafia books but I wasn’t keen on them. There have been 2 books in the history of mafia books that have convinced me of this genre and storyline and that is a mafia book that was written by an italian author and the other one is this very series.

Rachel has created an underbell
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Rachel Higginson is the best-selling author of The Five Stages of Falling in Love, Every Wrong Reason, Bet on Us and The Star-Crossed Series.

She was born and raised in Nebraska, and spent her college years traveling the world. She fell in love with Eastern Europe, Paris, Indian Food and the beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka, but came back home to marry her high school sweetheart. Now she spends her d
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