Friday, March 28, 2014

Behind His Eyes - Truth by Aleatha Romig - Blog Tour - Review













 
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BEHIND HIS EYES TRUTH is the second of CONSEQUENCES SERIES three reading companions, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig. It is recommended to be read after completing all of the CONSEQUENCES SERIES: Consequences, Truth, and Convicted. It is not a standalone book and should not be read as such.

This reading companion explores the thoughts and motivations of Anthony Rawlings and his struggle to accept the truth behind the consequences. It is not intended as a total rewrite of TRUTH, but meant to enhance the reader’s understanding. BEHIND HIS EYES TRUTH contains significant scenes from the novel TRUTH, as experienced from Anthony’s point of view. It also contains never before read, behind the scenes information, a glossary of the characters, and a timeline which grows from Consequences to include the array of new characters and revelations found in the pages of Truth.

BEHIND HIS EYES TRUTH is the continued journey inside the mind of the man who supplied and survived the consequences. This companion allows readers the opportunity to witness first hand as Anthony’s world changes forever. His rules and control begin to slip away, threatened by the most unlikely foes—something completely unfamiliar.

Can something as pure as love and forgiveness wreak havoc on his well-planned existence?

BEHIND HIS EYES TRUTH, because there is more to learn about a man who:

Once upon a time, signed a napkin that he knew was a contract. As an esteemed businessman, he forgot one very important rule—he forgot to read the fine print. It wasn’t an acquisition to own another person as he’d previously assumed. It was an agreement to acquire a soul.

—Aleatha Romig, CONVICTED

 

Continue the long and painful acquisition, as the TRUTH becomes evident, from Behind His Eyes! 



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Glancing at the numerous pictures from his years of surveillance, Tony wondered if he and Claire had come full circle. Would it be like this again? Would his only connection to her be through this new investigator? Would he only see Claire in two dimensions? Tony searched for their contract, the beginning of their personal journey together. He knew it wouldn’t be that easy again. If he were to get her back to Iowa and into his life, it wouldn’t be because of a signature on a napkin.
Then he shook his head. He didn’t want her back, did he? Hell, the lack of sleep was making him sentimental. He stopped his search. The damn contract was no longer valid; it never had been—legally. Pushing the box back into its hideaway, he contemplated throwing it all away. Having her back wasn’t his goal; learning her location was. She had no right to disappear.
With the necklace in his hand, Tony settled upon the soft leather sofa in front of his fireplace. If Phillip Roach were correct, in a few moments he’d hear the voice that used to fill his suite and his house. When her voice came through his phone, Tony wanted to feel her presence. He imagined the sound as he looked up at her wedding portrait and saw the emerald green that haunted his dreams. What did he want to hear? He wanted to know she was safe and unharmed. He wanted to know where she was, and he also wanted to bring her back to Iowa—because that was where she belonged.
It didn’t make sense. To the world she was the woman who tried to kill him. To Tony she was more than that. The past twenty hours had proven it. She was his drug. Claire Nichols ran through his system like ecstasy, sending him on otherwise unobtainable highs. He reasoned that lows followed highs, and she’d given him those, too; they’d given them to each other. Nevertheless, without the right stimulant, the euphoria could never again be achieved. Whether it was elation or misery, neither would be obtainable without the exhilarating potency of Claire. He didn’t want an empty envelope. He wanted her. Nathaniel was wrong: Claire wasn’t gone; she was just misplaced.
For the last twenty-four hours, his entire being had surged with anticipation. Claire may not understand it—hell, Tony didn’t understand it, but he couldn’t deny it. Now that she was gone, he needed her back in his life, and he would have her.
 
 
 
 
 
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Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, who has been voted #1 "New Author to Read" on Goodreads, July 2012 - Present!
 
Aleatha has lived most of her life in Indiana, growing-up in Mishawaka, graduating from Indiana University, and currently living south of Indianapolis. Together with her high-school sweetheart and husband of twenty seven years, they've raised three children. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time with her family and friends. Her pastimes include exercising, reading, and creating heroes/ anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!
 
Aleatha enjoys traveling, especially when there is a beach involved. In 2011 she had the opportunity to visit Sydney, Australia to visit her daughter studying at the University of Wollongong. Her dream is to travel to places in her novels and around the world.
 
CONSEQUENCES, her first novel, was released August 2011 by Xlibris Publishing. Then in October of 2012, Ms. Romig re-released CONSEQUENCES as an indie author. TRUTH, the sequel, was released October 30, 2012, and CONVICTED, the final installment of the Consequences Series, was released October 8, 2013! She is now releasing the CONSEQUENCES READING COMPANIONS: BEHIND HIS EYES – A trilogy of companions, from Anthony Rawlings’ POV.
 
Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and represented by Danielle Egan-Miller of Brown and Miller Literary Associates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 5 AMAZING Stars!!!


I'm not sure I'm able to adequately describe how much I LOVE not only this book but this entire series, so bear with me. Sorry if I start to ramble :)

Like most readers, I too had a back and forth relationship with Tony. I liked him, I hated him, and I even grew to love him. At one point I thought that I was going to have to reconsider everything I felt for Tony but nobody is perfect and Tony is no exception. I love him despite his flaws. I've seen readers say that they don't see how Claire could forgive Tony for the things he's done to her in the past. Well we got to see Claire's thoughts in Truth. In Behind His Eyes Truth, we see exactly what Tony went through. His inner turmoil, how hard he worked at controlling his rage, how much he values his friendships with those closest to him.
I knew this book was going to be good because, lets face it, all the others are. But what I didn't expect was how deep we were going to go into all that is Anthony Rawlings. Its not just Tony's thoughts during certain scenes we get to see, but we get a true understanding of what motivated Tony to take the actions that he did. And then there are scenes that we didn't get to read about when we read Truth. We knew from all the other books that Tony is a master manipulator but we never knew for sure how deep his manipulation went with certain things. But even with all that aside, we see the depth of Tony's love for Claire. Sure we knew from the previous books that he loves her, but now we know the lengths he will go to ensure her happiness. We see a side of Tony that I wasn't entirely sure existed; insecurity. Tony was usually the picture of confidence but under his facade, he wasn't always confident with some of his decisions. The mighty Anthony Rawlings has insecurities, who knew? There are many, many sides that we never new existed until now.

Random thing I loved in the book was a quote at the beginning of a chapter from one of my favorite tv shows, The Blacklist. I know it really doesn't say anything to someone reading this review, but I loved it nonetheless and it went perfectly with the chapter.

All in all, the book was beyond expectations. It brought out old feelings and created new ones. Its not simply a retelling of Truth. It gives us sooo much more. More than we even knew we wanted but are so glad that we got. Truth is my favorite book of the original series and so far BHE Truth is my favorite of the companion novellas. Ms. Romig had done a fabulous job in giving us the previously unseen parts of Anthony Rawlings. She has once again proved why she is one of my favorite authors. Now I must find something to do with myself until the next book comes out. Oh, can I just throw it out there that I'm all for books that are all Tony, all the time? Tony is one of my top book boyfriends and it sure shocks people when I say that but its the TRUTH. ;)

Also, this is not a standalone. Before you read it, make sure you've read the previous 4 books.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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6 comments:

  1. What I like most has to be the suspense, mystery and twist. There are so many layers to Tony, I love it. When it comes to her books, when you think you have it figured out she hits you with a twist you didn't see coming.

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  2. Totally love Tony the most. Well Truth and Convicted Tony, not so much Consequences Tony.. ha ha I also love the suspense I kept reading cause I wanted to see what happened next, even after wanting to throw my kindle at the wall several times. Ugh the 'Good Evening Claire' always got to me..

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  3. I love how her books start out a little slowly, but totally build into this intriquite web of characters and stories that completely captivated me and kept me reading. The whole series has turned out to become one of my favorites!

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  4. Everything!!! There isn`t a thing I don`t like!

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  5. I love the incredible suspense......! I loved these books so much. Looking forward to reading Behind His Eyes

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