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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 each other. 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!
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By DAWN on 01-15-14
The mysteries solved..
Would you consider the audio edition of Convicted to be better than the print version?
The storyline whether in print or audible form the author was able to create memorable characters.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Convicted?
The most memorable moments were when I finally was able to put the whole story together. What had happened to Clair that caused her catatonic state, where had Tony been, what had happened to synical, revengeful Catherine Marie, and Sophia.
What does Romy Nordlinger bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Having a narrator allows me to take the story with me, whether walking the dog, doing the dishes or laundry. Romy made different voices for different characters which always makes the story more enjoyable .
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Clair wants her happily ever after, Tony needed to learn to love, Catherine has plotted revenge for decades...yet Clair is in a mental institute, Tony learned hard lessons, and Catherine Marie ... Contines to plan
Any additional comments?
This is the first time this Author, and I have recommended this trilogy to others. I had been left repeatedly wanting to read/hear more!
17 of 19 people found this review helpful
By Beccaboo on 07-11-14
I'm going to Compartmentalize this series.
I feel like this book is summed up by Claire nicely:
"Some would argue that a foundation built on kidnapping, isolation, violence, an yes -even rape- would never stand. I must disagree. We lived through hell and came out the other side. Like the song says, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. I can't imagine anyone having a stronger foundation than ours."
Yeah, all that rapey stuff, and him killing your parents, etc. was all just a big misunderstanding and he's sorry so lets have warm fluffy feelings from now on.
I'm sorry. No. Just... no.
I'm astounded by the 5 star reviews. Why is that a guy who does such horrific things get's a pass because he's a millionaire? Don't get me wrong... I've read and enjoyed a few kidnapper stories (heck most Highland romances involve stealing a lass) and BDSM stuff with consenting adults but I'm horrified that everyone seems to think that the happily ever after in this book is okay. Just... no.
Tony cannot, I repeat, can not be redeemed. You're trying too hard Romig. Pinning everything on the maid. Oh, and I get it, because I suffered through all the back story. I hated Claire and her stupidity but then that hated turned to a simple meh. And Tony turning a new leaf is sweet and all, but no, I for one cannot forget what he has done. You've tortured your leading lady so much that even with this HEA, I'll be she crack within the decade and kills herself. This is not happy. You can't force it.
This whole book is a horrific trainwreck. At least I want to say it is... to be honest I checked out and just read it for closure. Other than writing a review to warn others, I really don't care. Maybe it's because I've compartmentalized it.
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By Anyah on 04-24-14
5* for an amazing mind to create a blown away story so rich and with a very much intelligent writing. I'm talking about the entire series. I got to say it made me more exigent to argue some few points...
Near 20% left of this book I was sure the story was going on full speed, I was afraid I wouldn't like this last turn of events I was eager to understand Aleatha's direction on this...
Claire is the dominant person throughout all the books for me, even though I don't want to picture someone going through so much pain, so intelligent and strong like that in real life or the need to be, so wise, so in control with or without dreams or supposed hallucinations and nightmares. I was so proud of her and even sadder about the missing times she will never remember. I was dying right there... but she was safe! This was not an HEA for me. But I think if it would happen something, closer to this, to me... I would love to have met Claire! Love You!
Some of the secondary characters had the right time and place in my reading/listening, others had to much information misleading what my mind wanted to focus in. I was thinking to push forward some chapters... but didn't. I knew who has guilty in Truth so I didn't want to know Catherine better... I wanted to know Tony's heart, Tony's pain, Tony's forgiveness from himself...
I think that's something the author wanted to create, this expectation, this hope that this man was capable of love, care and hope... But it didn't work for me, was not enough... I felt there was something missing... (maybe I need to read Behind his Eyes. I will! Clever author... need the Audible version though :) please!)
Something different, don't kill me :) but:
"However" was a word in every chapter, sometimes short seconds or paragraphs had it and in the last three chapters, I thought I was going nuts with it and yes I almost forgot the "without a doubt" thing too! Huh.. A little annoying!
Nevertheless I wanted to forget about it to know the end. The end? Maybe! :)
I can gladly say I was not disappointed! Yet not enough, too rushed!
Of course I recommend this series!
For one it change my way of reading/listening forever!