New Release & Review: Consequences by Rachel Higginson

February 27, 2018 Book Reviews, Book Tour 0

by Rachel Higginson
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Five years ago, I escaped a dangerous life I had always wanted to leave. I got away. I found freedom. But it cost me the love of my life.

For five years I lived in hiding, protecting my most valuable secret while Sayer Wesley sat in prison paying for both our sins. I promised to love him forever. I promised to never leave him.

I broke my promises.

Five months ago Sayer found me.

Five weeks ago, I was forced to face my past.

Five days ago, someone took my daughter. They kidnapped her in order to make Sayer and me suffer. I will do anything to get her back. Even if that means coming clean to Sayer, letting him into my life and introducing him to our daughter.

All I wanted was to protect her from this life and now she’s right in the middle of the chaos. Sayer is the only one that can help me. He’s the only one that can get her back.

But it might mean losing him again.

Fifteen years ago, I met Sayer Wesley. Now I must pay the consequences for falling in love with a con man.

 

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MY REVIEW

 

At the end of Constant, readers are left wondering what will happen to Juliet? Can Sayer and Caro get her back before it is too late? Thus begins a journey that will take these former childhood sweethearts into the abyss that threatens to swallow them whole.

 

Sayer has spent years trying to discover why Caroline left him. Without any notice or warning…she just vanished. Caroline was determined to keep anyone from finding out she had a daughter. Now the secret is out, and lives are in danger. What should be the scariest moment in Sayer and Caro’s life is riddled with unspent emotion and feelings between them. How will it affect their future? Where does this leave Juliet? Can they survive if Juliet is placed further in harms way?

 

After diving head first into Constant, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Consequences. Finally – I could learn just which direction Sayer and Caroline would travel. In their quest to keep Juliet safe, these former young lovers experienced a whirlwind of emotion and obstacles. Some believable….some not so much.

 

While the premise of this story is definitely unique, I felt the second installment of the duet did not live up to the same standard that the first book acclaimed. There were so many things going on simultaneously in this plot. A past that is dictated by the hands of the mob. Not just one branch…but four different families running a con all at the same time.

 

During the quest to get Juliet back in their arms, Caroline is also coming to grips with all of the ‘workings’ that Sayer had going on during the past. Some making Caro question just where Sayer’s loyalties lie. Nothing is as it seems, but yet, it is exactly as it seems. I am not sure if it was the ease to which I figured out the entire ‘layered past’ or if it was just that obvious when reading.

 

The believability of the quest to rid the past from Sayer and Caro’s life became more of an impact than the believability. Don’t get me wrong…the story was good. It just didn’t hold the impact I felt that a reader should experience when reading a story in which a child is kidnapped by the underbelly of the crime world. The story just lacked the luster that one would expect…the good and the bad. It was a plot that seemed more of ‘tying the bow’ than a believability factor.

 

Now …the secondary characters played a big part in this book. So intertwined in this tale it makes you wonder more about Frankie and Gus than the story at hand. Hopefully  – they will get their own stories one day. Something that I look forward to with great interest.

 

 

 

 

About Rachel Higginson

Rachel Higginson is the best-selling author of The Five Stages of Falling in Love, Every Wrong Reason, Bet on Us and The Star-Crossed Series.

She was born and raised in Nebraska, and spent her college years traveling the world. She fell in love with Eastern Europe, Paris, Indian Food and the beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka, but came back home to marry her high school sweetheart. Now she spends her days writing stories and raising five amazing kids.

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