Saturday, August 24, 2013

Review: Truth by Aleatha Romig

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Book #2 of the Consequences Series:

Claire Nichols endured the CONSEQUENCES of Anthony Rawlings’ vendetta. 

When she first arrived to his home, her goal was survival. Through strength and compartmentalization Claire captivated her captor. Her resilience in the face of his rule threatened Anthony’s well developed plan. He thought he taught her to behave-but domination became desire and Claire taught Tony to love. 

Their passion and adoration in a world of opulence appeared perfect, yet the reality was a roller coaster of emotion. Claire’s world teetered on the edge of sanity as Antony monitored her every move. When given the opportunity to flee, Claire drove away—a fateful decision which began a well laid plan. 

Unbeknownst to either of them, there were others who saw past the perfect facade of Anthony Rawlings. There were others who saw the TRUTH. Conspiracy and unfulfilled promises result in an early prison release for Claire. Not just a release—a pardon. According to the law, her crime never happened! 

Will it be that easy? Faced with freedom from her past—can Claire seize it? Can she build a new life, mend her broken spirit, become the woman she once was, and seek her own revenge? Or is it all a game? And does the game master have different plans?
How does Sophia Burke fit into the puzzle that is Tony and Claire? Will her presence affect the future of this well esteemed man? Can he dominate twice? Is that his goal? 

TRUTH continues the tumultuous saga of CONSEQUENCES,introduces new players, and uncovers more intrigue. Aleatha Romig skillfully weaves past transgressions through current deception to create a fervent world of obsessed desire. In this reality can an all-consuming relationship survive? 

When buried sins are discovered they threaten not only Tony and Claire’s future—but their very lives! Will the TRUTH be revealed in time?

Stephanie says:

When I started this book I do not think I have ever disliked a character as much as I did Tony.  I seriously wanted terrible, awful things to happen to him in Truth.  When I started this book I had just begun to actually like Claire. I had just begun to respect and/or understand some of her choices.  From the moment  I started this book it had me hooked from the beginning.  It was absolutely brilliant.

Claire definitely grew in Truth.  She became more independent and definitely stronger.  This story shows us how Claire learns from and grows from the mistakes she made in Consequences and the things Tony did to her in Consequences.  While the Claire we saw in Consequences I could barely stand, I really liked the Claire in Truth. She still made some questionable choices, but I am thinking I would have actually done many of the same things.

What really shocked me about this book was Tony and how the author managed to make me go on another roller coaster of emotions when it came to him.   I changed my opinion of him so much in this book I got whiplash. He is still asshole, dictator Tony, but he actually grows in this book, too.   I started this book hating him more than I ever thought I could, but she manged to make me like him again, then hate him, then like him, then hate him…you get the picture.

There was so much about this book that I loved.  It moved much faster than Consequences did.  As the name would suggest, we find out all kinds of secrets and unknowns.  She keeps you guessing the entire book and I freaking loooove the ending.  I am not even sure I know what really happened in the end, but if it’s what I think then I could not be happier.  I cannot wait for Convicted.  I need it, like yesterday!!  Aleatha is genius and makes me feel all kinds of things that I shouldn’t, that I don’t want to, and that I can’t help but feel!

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Aleatha Romig is a bestselling author, who has been voted #1 "New Author to Read" on Goodreads July 2012 - Present! She was also #9 most followed author on Goodreads - July / August 3013.

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. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time with her family and friends. Her pastimes include exercising, reading and creating heros/ anti-heros who haunt your dreams!

Aleatha enjoys traveling, especially when there is a beach involved. In 2011 she had the opportunity to visit Sydney, Australia to visit her daughter studying at the University of Wollongong. Her dream is to travel to places in her novels and around the world.

CONSEQUENCES, her first novel, was released August 2011 by Xlibris Publishing. October 2012 Ms. Romig rereleased CONSEQUENCES as an Indie author. TRUTH, the sequel, was released October 30, 2012 and CONVICTED, the final installment of the Consequences Series, is scheduled for release in October of 2013!

Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and represented by Danielle Egan-Miller of Brown and Miller Literary Associates.

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