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Blog Tour My Review & Giveaway for Behind His Eyes (Consequences #4) by Aleatha Romig

BEHIND HIS EYES – CONSEQUENCES is a reading companion, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig, 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 companion was written to explore the thoughts and motivations of Anthony Rawlings, the man behind the consequences. It was not intended as a total rewrite of Consequences, but meant to enhance the reader’s understanding. 

BHE-Consequences contains significant scenes from the novel Consequences, as experienced from Anthony’s point of view. It also contains never before read, behind the scenes information, as well as, a glossary of the characters and a timeline devoted to the events within Consequences.

BEHIND HIS EYES CONSEQUENCES is a dark journey into the mind of the man who believes that he controls everything and controls nothing. 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

It was a long and painful acquisition—especially from Behind His Eyes! 

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“They took away my world. They took my family. Their damn kids, their kids, and their kids’ kids … they’ll all face the consequences of their actions.”

The beginning of the end...coffee? - January 2012
(Consequences—Chapter 46)

When Tony crawled back into his bed, he slid behind Claire’s sleeping body and wrapped her in his arms. She fit perfectly as he was drawn to her radiating warmth. Gently kissing her hair, he tasted her perfume as his hands wandered her curves, caressing her soft skin. Her soft murmurs filled his heart with hope as she settled into his embrace. Smiling, Tony imagined that in a few days he’d have his wife on a sunny beach with nothing more than a bikini—maybe not even that. Those images and more filled his mind as he drifted off to sleep.

When he woke, Tony lingered longer than usual in the warmth of their bed. Being much too early for Claire to wake, he lifted his head, rested it on his elbow, and watched her sleep. Her lightened hair covered her pillow as renegade strands crisscrossed her exposed cheek. Along with her exposed face, one bare shoulder was visible above the mound of luxurious blankets. Tony leaned closer, kissed her forehead, and watched in amusement as her nose wrinkled. Lightly, he kissed her again. This time he was rewarded with the most beautiful moan as she stretched and turned toward him. Although Claire was still sound asleep, she subconsciously responded to his touch. He wanted to wake her, but he feared that if her warm soft skin touched his and they connected their bodies, as they’d been connected the night before, he wouldn’t be able to carry out his plan.

Brushing the strands of blonde from her face, he whispered, “You don’t need to wake, yet.” When she didn’t respond and he was confident of her sleeping, he added, “You have a big day, my dear. You need your rest. Tonight we’ll celebrate.”

Throughout Tony’s morning routine, he avoided thoughts of Claire’s impending examination. To him it was merely a formality—the final signature on their life long contract. The deal was already complete; she belonged to him—she wouldn’t disappoint.

She knew better; because, if she did, he’d promised consequences. And Anthony Rawlings was a man of his word.


My 5 Star Review 


Being able to go back into certain sections of Consequences and seeing everything from Tony’s POV truly is Intense. We do not get the whole book again, what Aleatha has done is given us the truly important sections out of Consequences through Tony’s eye’s.  It was great to get some answers to some of my questions I had and wondered what Tony was thinking when he did that.

I hated him in Consequences, began to love him in Truth and was rooting for him in Convicted.  Now I am back to hating him again. Is that even possible? Damn right it is. Tony is one sly evil man. He is manipulative, he is stealthy, he is downright all for himself in this book.  I read it firsthand now.  We all know by the end of all of this I will love him again, but right now I strongly dislike him.

You know what to expect with each scene because we have read Consequences, but seeing it again through Tony’s eyes makes it a little bit more terrifying. I definitely felt everything all over again while reading this companion book.

The intensity with seeing how much he enjoyed the fact that he OWNED Claire, truly was creepy. He enjoyed taunting her, pushing limits with her.  

“Anthony Rawlings did not fail… He would teach Claire that there were consequences.”

Claire, we all felt for her in Consequences. Going through these scenes again with Claire, brought back all my heartfelt worry for her. She did not know which way to go, what was going to happen next at any one moment in time. You feel the intensity of Tony with her throughout the whole story all over again.

Was she truly that strong? What were her limits? Could she be broken? 

Seeing the parts that Catherine played in this one also answered some questions I had as well.  You get to see exactly what Catherine thinks and more about the whole situation with Tony kidnapping Claire. Throughout the whole story you know she is truly only out for one thing and there is not changing Catherine.

"Months ago, he's taken a strong woman and refined her. Tony supposed it was like the process with gold, where excessive heat removed impurities. In his process, he'd taken Claire into the fire and come away with the perfect companion - wife? Without planning to do so, he and Catherine had created the perfect Mrs. Rawlings."

I cannot wait for the next one to get in touch with Tony some more.  Coming soon Behind His Eyes - Truth and Behind His Eyes - Convicted

Ask Aleatha 

1.       What if I don’t remember one or some of the scenes you chose for BEHIND HIS EYES?

I have included references at the beginning of each chapter to help you, if you want, to associate the scene Tony is experiencing with the scene in CONSEQUENCES, for example: Chapter 7 of BHE CONSEQUENCES is entitled: The Accident—September 2010, (Consequences—Chapter 19).  That way, if you don’t remember the accident scene, you can go back and read it in Consequences.  Honestly, it is kind of fun, perhaps not with that scene, to see how things and actions are perceived differently by the opposite POV.

2.       Is BEHIND HIS EYES CONSEQUENCES a standalone book? 

No. Truthfully, if you only read BEHIND HIS EYES CONSEQUENCES it would not make sense. It is only 62,000 words, as opposed to CONSEQUENCES which was 167,000 words. This is a reading companion. I don’t recommend reading it until you have completed the entire CONSEQUENCES SERIES. If you would read it directly after CONSEQUENCES some of the surprises in TRUTH would be revealed.

3.       What is something that we don’t know about your books?
I have made an effort to include all of my children’s and my niece and nephew’s names in my books. In most cases they aren’t the main characters. (I have no relatives named Claire or Anthony) However, beginning in Truth I slipped their names in as tertiary characters. In some cases I used a first name as a last name. BEHIND HIS EYES CONSEQUENCES contains a glossary of characters. That glossary will grow with each reading companion.

4.       Tell us something that you think is fun about your books.

Well, besides using my family members’ names, I sometimes use whatever I see or hear. For example, I was watching The Big Bang Theory with my daughter as I was writing the original accident scene in CONSEQUENCES. That is why the attending doctor’s name is Dr. Leonard.  We were driving to Florida while I was writing some scenes in CONVICTED. I looked up and saw a billboard for Fairfield Resorts. That is how another character was named Dr. Fairfield. Honestly, that list could go on and on. So, I guess you could say it was a matter of convenience.

About Aleatha 

 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 heros/ anti-heros 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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