“When she first arrived to his home, her goal was survival. Through strength and compartmentalization Claire captivated her captor. Her resilience in the face of his rule threatened Anthony’s well developed plan. Domination became desire and power turned to love.”
The Good: Again such strong writing! By the time I was done with Consequences (Book 1) I had really high expectations for the sequel. However, I tend to not set the bar too high for the “middle” book in trilogies. I wasn’t sure what to expect but the author did not disappoint. This novel was full of twists, revelations and a good dose of new-found confidence and strong character development. The main character has learned the consequences of the events we witnessed in book one and no longer a victim, she finds herself reversing the roles and taking charge of her own game pieces.
The Bad: Sadly as some mysteries started to be revealed, a secondary plot started to overpower the main story line. While it was interesting, every time it came up, it seemed a bit repetitive and I was a little bored with the frequency that it appeared. It is obvious, that all the new information in the subplot was given with a purpose but I was distracted by it and I could have done with half of the scenes, which could have been sacrificed for the sake of the flow of the main story line.
The Ugly: The big cliffhanger! The ending was crafted to perfection but it leaves the reader hanging for an uncertain amount of time. While the final installment doesn’t have an official release date, rumor has it that it won’t come out until the end of 2013 or the beginning of 2014. This is such a long wait for readers like me. Since I finished this book I have been psychoanalyzing every single character and the wait is going to be painful.