TITLE: Behind His Eyes Trith
AUTHOR: Aleatha Romig
RELEASE DATE: March 18, 2014
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!
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.
Wow, is all that I can manage to say right now about this novel. Behind His Eyes Truth is the 5th novel in the Consequences series and the second novel that allows us an in-depth view of behind Anthony Rawlings eyes!
You know not many books render me speechless, but I can say this Behind His Eyes Truth has now been added to that list. I was elated to be a part of the blog tour once again for a Behind His Eyes blog tour. I have always had a place in my heart for Tony. I think it is because of the love/hate feelings that I have for him. When I first read Consequences I despised Tony, but he would always do something that would make me feel bad for having such hatred towards him. By the end of Convicted I loved Tony. It seemed that all was forgiven and right with the world. Now after reading BHE Consequences and BHE Truth you really get that extra understanding to learn of what Tony's motives really are. You also are able to discover the internal battle that Tony is fighting within himself to do what he feels is right and to also ensure that he remains to be a man of his word. However the issue is that Tony has made a promise to his grandfather and to Catherine.Failure is not an option in Tony's eyes therefore, in Behind His Eyes Truth you are able to learn Tony's reasoning for Claire's "consequence". For those of you who has read the entire series thus far will know exactly what I am talking about. You will discover that his reasoning behind his actions was for Tony to still have want he wanted which was Claire, but also maintain his commitment and loyalty to Nathaniel and Catherine. What Tony should have known is that Claire's personality, determination , and strength would permit her from backing down without a fight and refusing to allow Tony to determine her fate. Claire would rather suffer the consequences than submit. As much as you want to hate Tony for doing what he did, you can't help but understand his reasoning.
I feel that without Behind His Eyes Truth we would have never allowed Tony the chance to redeem himself for all of his wrongdoings. This novel has evoked so many feels! Aleatha has covered all of the important topics that occurred in Truth (book #2). It is interesting to learn exactly how Tony was thinking and feeling when all of these events occurred especially the internal battles that he struggled to extinguish on a constant basis. It all boils down to trust. However trust cannot be earned without revealing the truth..and the truth is exactly what you will learn, but this time it will be from behind his eyes!
I highly recommend this novel for those who have read the series. These stories from Anthony Rawlings perspective add so much more to the story. It allows you to give the man you love to hate a chance to understand what is going on in his mind..and perhaps you will then understand that even though his intentions for Claire did not start out as ideal, you will witness his intentions transforming into an undeniable love for Claire. This series is truly unique and Aleatha broaches a topic that would otherwise be viewed as unethical, unconventional, and immoral and transforms the story into showing that love can conquer all even if in the beginning it started as an acquisition.
Behind His Eyes Truth releases tomorrow and will be LIVE everywhere! I will post the live links once they are available! Below you will find the pre-order links for Behind His Eyes Truth.
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OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES
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OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES
Book 1: Consequences
Book 2: Truth
Book 3: Convicted
Book 4: Behind His Eyes ~ Consequences
LINKS: Amazon, Amazon AUS, Amazon CA, Amazon UK, Kobo
Book 5: Behind His Eyes ~ Truth
LINKS: See links above
Book 6: Behind His Eyes ~ Convicted
Expected release date: May 20, 2014
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.