Series: The Confidence Game #2
on February 27th 2018
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Consequence, the conclusion to Sayer and Caroline’s epic love story
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 fell in love with Sayer Wesley. Now I must pay the consequences for falling in love with a con man.
Before you read this review: Please note that this is book 2 in a duet. I usually keep my reviews as spoiler-free as possible but please don’t read on if you haven’t finished book 1 yet.
Consequence starts right where Constant ended. There is a consistency in the pattern we get switching between present and past – this time the past is told from Sayer’s point of view, which helped to understand the kind of people Sayer and Caro are.
Sayer is a wonderful hero. There is no one else for him but Caro and he would do anything, ANYTHING to keep her safe and protected. He walks through fire for her. I loved his loyalty and devotion to Caro so much. The way he was consumed by her was beautiful.
“If I’ve fought hard for anything, it’s been you. If I’ve wanted anything at all, it’s been you. If I’ve loved anything in this life of mine, it hasn’t been the brotherhood or the bratva or thieving, it’s been you. It’s always been you, Caro. From the day I met you till the day I die.”
Sayer is also a criminal mastermind and when I saw the magnitude of his con play out my jaw dropped. Fecking genius. When he was introduced to his daughter my heart broke a little for him. There were definitely not enough Sayer/Juliet scenes and I would have loved a bit of a build-up of their relationship.
When you have a hero who thinks his woman hung the moon you want her to be deserving of it. I loved Caro in the first book. She was a strong, female lead, smart and cunning. In Consequence I got frustrated with her. She gave me whiplash on this emotional roller coaster. In this installment she blamed Sayer pretty much for everything that happens.
He had always been the one person I could count on, the one man that would take care of me and tell me the truth no matter what. And now I had to sort through the wreckage of this fallout to find the truth buried in the layers upon layers of lies.
In her mind and heart she betrayed her love for him so many times I never felt that she deserved this beautiful man who wanted nothing but Caro in his life. I have to say that many times she came across hypocritical, melodramatic and a little bitchy. If there is one positive thing I can say about her role in book 2 it’s that she was an amazing mother. Her daughter always came first.
With all that being said, I still enjoyed many aspects. I know there is a story between Frankie and Agent Mason Payne and I’d like to discover what’s going on there. Gus needs a story too. i hated to see him distressed for most of the story. Also I would have liked to see a heart-to-heart with Caro.
I loved the storyline of Consequence. The suspense almost killed me and Consequence packed definitely more action than Constant. My Kindle was attached to my fingers and I didn’t let go unless I had to. You know…for insignificant things like…work. or potty breaks. Anyhoo.
Rachel Higginson is without a doubt a skilled and talented writer. Her stories captivate you and draw you in and while the conclusion of the duet didn’t live up to my high expectations it was still one hell of a ride. It’s full of intrigue, deceit, suspense, angst and an epic love story.
As always the reminder to check out the other reviews – we all experience books and characters differently! Even though this one didn’t work out for me completely it totally resonate with you!
This man was everything to me. He was my friend and lover. My savior and soulmate. He was the beginning and the end.