Courage isn't having the strength to go on- it is going on when you don't have strength.
This was another mind numbing storing that had me devouring the pages.
Claire Nichols is out of prison and ready to get on with her life sans Anthony Rawlings. Little does she know he isn't going to let her out of his clutches just yet.
When I picked up the book I was thinking what else can possibly happen now?
Well, the answer is obviously A LOT.
I loved, loved, L.O.V.E.D.
this new Claire. In [b:Consequences|12368985|Consequences (Consequences, #1)|Aleatha Romig|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1350233855s/12368985.jpg|17349258] Claire was weak and had no backbone. In Truth, she became assertive and independent. Even, when Tony came back into her life I thought she was gonna be putty in his hands, but she proved me wrong. Gone were the days were she held her mouth and did things without argument. It was totally refreshing.
As for Tony, I really did hate him. Naturally, in Consequence, I wanted Tony to be all romantic. Even when he hurt Claire, an itty bitty piece of me wanted to love him.
In the first book, all I could think about was how great it would be if he burned in hell. In Truth, however, I sorta, maybe, just a little... TOTALLY
fell in love with him. I really did try to hold on to my hatred for him, but as I kept reading I felt it slipping through my fingers.
We get to see more of the playful Tony instead of the cruel one, and let me just say I soaked those moments up like a sponge. "Because... you think I have control issues?"
"I hate to be the one to break it to you... but yes, you do."
What helped me understand him better were the little snippets of his life. We finally get to see what shaped him into the man his is today. It was interesting to find out where everything went so bad. Also, during these little snippets, we find out about someone else's life.
Consequences left me scarred. I was wary of everything that was going on. I felt that everybody was hiding a secret and that I couldn't trust anybody unless I knew what was going on in their head. Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it.
A little piece of my heart also went to Henry. He was so... un
Tony that a part of me just couldn't not love him. I was totally on Tony's side but it did hurt my heart a little to let Henry go.
We also get introduced to Sophia and Daniel Burke. At first, I really didn't know what the point of having them in there was. I knew there must have been a reason, but I couldn't figure it out. When I finally did, though, I had a huge "my eyes are gonna fall out of their sockets" moment. You think you know what's happening, but you really don't. Everything is just a huge ball of secrets, lies, and cover-ups. Throw in an avalanche of despair and you got the Consequence series. The truth is never pure and never simple.
And of course the end... one giant cliffhanger. Just what I needed.