My first thought after reading this: What the FUCK did I just read?! I am having a hard time wrapping my mind around it. Consequences isone of the most intensely addictive, skull rattling, emotional mind fucks that I have ever encountered. This book is not for readers that are looking for rainbows & butterflies and unicorns that shit glitter. This is not a love story. It is a story of choices and consequences. There are certain scenes in the book that are gut wrenchingly disturbing.
Claire Nichols meets the sexy, smooth talking ultra-successful businessman Anthony Rawlings at the bar where she works, only not by accident. This is a well-planned encounter by Anthony. Soon after, she is abducted by him. She is brutally raped, beaten, and held prisoner by him. This is all a part of his sinister, meticulously planned revenge that started years ago.
Tony is a seriously damaged and broken man due to his upbringing. He demands complete domination and control. This is where Claire factors in. Unbeknownst to her, her family played a part in his “fucked-up-ness”and she ultimately faces the consequences. What he doesn’t expect is to be captivated by her beauty and resilience. I will have to admit, I am intrigued with Tony. I have a love-hate relationship with him. Sure he is a controlling, manipulative bastard that needs a fist shoved up his ass elbow deep…. but a part of me kinda likes him and wants to know more about him. Why he is the way he is.
Claire. What can I say about Claire, besides she is a survivor! She does whatever she needs to do to survive. She might come off as weak at some points in the book but it is all about self-preservation. She does sowell with compartmentalizing the repeated rapes and beatings from the man she comes to love. I don’t know how she stays silent for as long as she did. I really like Claire. But…I can see why Claire falls in love with him. Tony can be charming and very alluring. I know, I know, I think I might be slightly “touched” in the head.
I felt emotionally drained after reading Consequences. I know I had that WHAT THE FUCK dazed look on my face. I felt out of sorts. When a book can elicit that much emotion in me, it’s without a doubt, a book I would recommend!
I am giving myself a bottle of wine and a few days to recoup before I start on Truth, the second book in the series. Trust me, I need it.
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