Monday, 14 October 2013

Convicted (Consequences #3) - Aleatha Romig


Cover Rating: 4 out of 5
Rating: 5 out of 5

Synopsis:

You must stick to your CONVICTION, but be ready to abandon your assumptions - Denis Waitley

Book #3 of the Consequences Series—

There were still lessons to learn and consequences for the truth!
When Claire Nichols met Anthony Rawlings, she didn’t know they had a past, or that he had plans for her future. Over time, the role of teacher changed—games became reality—and domination turned to desire. Despite an insurmountable history, Claire and Tony found their way back to one another.

Just when they seemed to have it all—love, respect, and the promise of a family—the game master exposed the truth. Claire’s world once again spun out of control. Unwilling to allow her child to suffer the consequences of an old vendetta, Claire fled...

At one time, Claire was held captive in an opulent mansion—then her incarceration was a cell inside a state penitentiary. Was her new prison—a tropical island—truly less lonely? Perhaps that was the game master’s plan, all along? 

Who will save Claire from her oldest nightmare and her newest reality? Will it be Tony? Can he forgive her for leaving him—again? Harry? Will he utilize previously unknown connections to save the woman who infiltrates his thoughts? Maybe Phil? Will his devotion in keeping Claire and her child safe be rewarded? 

As the cards are played—sins of the past, innocent victims, and truths are revealed. With compartmentalization no longer an option, is the reality too much? Could there be an even worse isolation? 

With the game master dealing from a stacked deck, can this new high-stakes game possibly be won?

When it’s all over and their cards are on the table—SOME will discover their bets were too high—they have nothing left to lose—ALL will learn the crucial lesson—the most important rule—there are CONSEQUENCES for the TRUTH! 

Aleatha Romig’s CONVICTED!

Review: 

'In time, in time they tell me, I'll not feel so bad. I don't want time to heal me. There's a reason I'm like this.
I want time to set me ugly and knotted with loss of you, marking me. I won't smooth you away.
I can't say goodbye.”
― China Miéville, The Scar 


That quote sums up Convicted, it is a quote I read a long time ago and it kept hitting back at me with Convicted. 

The series is so complex and in-depth, this series is mature, in a way that many other stories around this subject miss. 

This isn't a normal 'stockholm' story at all. 

Claire, she has changed so much since Consequences, she was frightened and timid, where as now she is strong and determined. I was so proud of her. 

Emily, I don't like her. Maybe I should, maybe it is odd that I forgive Tony and not her, maybe it is odd that to me what she did was worse, but some how it is. She knew Claires past. Really she just didn't want Claire better.

Tony, even writing his name now makes my heart slightly warm. I don't know what to say about him other than - I cant wait to see what's behind those dark and intimidatingly sexy eyes.

Catherine, bitch. Ummm... That's it. 

Amber, knew it!! 

Sophia, it is sad, but they were impenetrable and they always will be. I just wish we got to see more of her and Derek, more of future. 

Meredith, an angel. 

fantastic series, beautifully written and I will look out for Romig. 

she makes you laugh, cry and question every. Tiny. Detail. She is a great author - I am so glad with what is coming :)

5***

Sometimes songs remind me of books - my song is Justin Timberlake - Amnesia

'So cold baby, now I’m going crazy
I don’t know why you need me alone
If it was true, if it was you
Don’t you think?, don’t you think I would know?
Amnesia! Every memory fades away till it’s gone
Where did you go?
Amnesia, everything and nothing
No 'we' anymore, she’s a stranger that I used to know


Now peace for those of us
Some have peace on inner
Tell me what happened?
Who they? Where did they go?
And was he enough, enough?
When did all the fire turn colder?
When did your heart start to beat slower?
My whole memory of me is now gone so far from me, it's not fair
And I can feel it almost start to change
But it just hurts too much, I let it go away'





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