There are many pieces to the puzzle. Claire Nicols wakes in an unfamiliar bedroom with memories of a brutal abduction. These memories all have one thing in common, the man she just met, Anthony Rawlings. With few options, Claire struggles for survival while enduring loss of control of her life. She finds strength while coping and compartmentalizing her new existence. Anthony’s calculated agenda faces unforeseen detours as he becomes captivated by Claire. Their interaction is a journey through intrigue and passion. Will preceding actions to result in justifiable Consequences?
Consequences is a very dramatic, complex story and is filled with many twists and turns. In part a psychological thriller, Consequences is so much more. This story will pull you and hold you captive until the end. Even then this story will not let you go. This book had the ability to get inside my head and has left me reeling. Now that it is over, it is not over. Every action has a consequence even if those actions are not our own.
This is a story filled with emotional turmoil, glitches and struggle for survival of circumstances that are difficult to fathom, but opens your mind to the struggle between survival and feelings of love, anger, fear, lust.
Aleatha Romig expertly builds a world of brutality which is painted in your mind without being explicit and graphic. The motivation behind the abuse is possibly far too twisted and complex and will leave you reeling, debating, sick and confused. The writing is superb and will have you experiencing every emotion. This story had me feeling the fear, abuse and made me understand the compartmentalizing and coping to survive. This book will give you an inside feeling of being trapped, abused and confused between loving and hating someone.
The story made me feel sickened by wanting to like Anthony, while hating him and feeling the romantic thrills in the story. At time, the suspense and climaxes of the book were nearly heart stopping.
I can’t find fault with any part of the story or the writing. Each chapter built on the other and I felt as if I were there as a character in the story. Aleatha Romig’s writing was deliberate, seducing, captivating, enthralling without being explicit. Her writing style was intelligent and told the story while building suspense and revealing motive. Even with this style of writing the story was dark and continued to get worse.
Ms. Romig has found a fan in me and as I wait for the next part of this story, my internal debate goes on as I continue to reflect on this story, the characters, motives and meanings. My need to recommend this book to everyone is consuming. I suggest that you put this book at the top of your list and read it as soon as possible. Get. Consequences. Now.
This story follows Jocelyn Butler picking up eight years after tragedy changes her life and four years as she leaves behind her past in the US to start a new life in Edinburgh.Jocelyn is forced to find a new flat mate, and does so in Ellie. She also meets Ellie’s older brother Braden and Jocelyn’s guarded, emotionally closed off world comes undone.
Jocelyn, or Joss, as she refers to herself, keeps the walls she built around herself strong and high and does not allow anyone in, even her best-friend from university. Unexpectedly this all comes unraveled. I loved Joss, even though she was emotionally closed off, full of insecurities, and at time vulnerable, she is also strong, intelligent, witty, smart-mouthed and endearing. She is fighting her demons, and is mostly unaware of how far she comes or what she needs to do to move forward with her life.
Going into this book, I wasn’t sure what expectations I had, if any, and was glad that I had none. I was blown away by this unexpected gem and I was thrilled to find On Dublin Street to be a book filled with emotion, hot steamy rock-your-world SEX, loveable, relatable characters, humor and relationships which progressed without feeling rushed or happening too quickly. Although, at times NOT quick enough.
Author Samantha Young delivered a wonderfully written story which was executed with everything I look for in a must read. It was emotional, in dealing with real subject matters, such as: grief, insecurities and trust. All the characters were integral to the story and important to Jocelyn’s journey and growth. I understand this is the author’s first go at the adult contemporary romance genre and I can tell you, I absolutely cannot wait for more!!
On Dublin Street will tease you, grab you and never let you go. You will fall in love, fantasize about and be emotionally connected to this story. Read it!! flag