Anthony Rawlings had a plan—to teach Claire Nichols to behave.
Claire Nichols had a plan—to survive!
In an unfamiliar bedroom within a luxurious mansion, Claire Nichols wakes to memories of a brutal abduction. All of her recollections have one common denominator, the man she just met—Anthony Rawlings. Unbeknownst to Claire, Anthony has had her in his sights for a long time. Every action has consequences—and his actions resulted in their chance meeting.
Facing incomprehensible circumstances, Claire must learn to survive as she comes to terms with her new reality—every aspect of her livelihood is now dependent upon the tall, dark-haired, dark-eyed tycoon. Anthony may appear to the world as a prosperous, benevolent, kind businessman, but in reality Claire learns he is also a menacing, controlling captor with very strict rules: do as your told, public failure is not an option, and don’t divulge private information. Failure to follow these rules and more, are met with serious consequences.
In an effort to earn her freedom, Claire learns her lessons well and before long, she unknowingly captivates her captor. Anthony/ Tony reluctantly becomes enthralled with Claire’s beauty, resilience and determination. Their interaction instigates strong emotions, including—fear, anger, love, and lust—as their journey flows into uncharted waters of intrigue and passion.
From the opening criminal abduction, through the twists and turns, to the unlikely romantic thrills, the suspense climaxes as Aleatha Romig utilizes vivid detail, allowing this novel to unfold like a movie.
Can you put the pieces of the puzzle together? Claire Nichols abduction wasn’t a random act—did she learn her lessons well enough? Will these unlikely lovers remain true--or will she learn the truth before it’s too late?
Let me start of by saying this was such a fantastic read!
There is so much I want to say about this book but I really don't want to give away any type of spoilers. I'm at a standstill on what to say...
This is not your typical love story. Please be warned there is many aspects of abuse, both mentally and physically.
Ok.... (deep breath)
Claire Nichols was your average, everyday girl. Bartending to pay the bills while waiting for her dream job as a meteorologist comes around.
One night, one chance meeting, one mistake of saying 'yes' and her life is about to change drastically.
Anthony Rawlings......oh my god....what can even be said about Tony.....
Anthony has quite the fascination for Claire. He wants to own her completely. He wants to control her completely. Oh, and he does. By god, he does. Anthony takes controlling to a new level. A mind-fuck level.
Claire is trying to survive and doing anything and everything just to keep going. That includes doing whatever Anthony tells her. He makes it very clear that failure is not an option...she learns that quickly. Claire is so strong, so amazingly strong to be able to handle what Tony dishes out. To handle all the horrible situations she finds herself in. Most importantly, to survive at all costs.
Consequences takes so many twists and turns, it's absolutely amazing! So many times you think you have it all figured out and then BHAM! Mind-fuck....
I honestly think that is all I can say without giving away any spoilers.