Ripples by Aleatha Romig
on October 31st, 2017
Genres: Romance, Mystery, Suspense
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Ripples: A Consequences Stand-alone Novel
You don’t have to read the Consequences series to enjoy this stand-alone novel, but if you know Tony Rawlings, you know that disappointing him isn’t an option. Imagine being his youngest daughter...imagine telling him the unimaginable...
“Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.”
Sometimes ideas find you, and dreams begin as nightmares. Sometimes the truth that has been kept hidden is the key to opening a door you never knew existed.
“You might not know me. I’m the baby of the Rawlings family, the princess, the daughter who came along later. I’m not like my older siblings, successful at everything they touch. My mother and father have provided me with every luxury as well as their unyielding love and support, but I’m not spoiled. I’m also not content. By example, my parents have shown me how love should be. I don’t know their past, and that doesn’t matter. I know what I’ve seen—two people devoted to one another.
I don’t believe that I’ll ever find that kind of love, the kind that forgives and accepts all. And as my life falls to pieces and I travel to visit my family to face their disappointment, I’m not even looking for it.
I’m looking for an escape...from my life as a Rawlings...from the pressure to achieve and not let others down. I dream of the time I can live for my own desires without the expectations that come with my name.
I don’t find what I’m seeking...it finds me. Or should I say...he finds me.
This time is different. I have a family who will search for me and find the answers. Little do we know—any of us—that my father set my journey into motion long before I was born.”
"Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects." ~Dalai Lama
Ripples (Unabridged Version) is Natalie’s story, the youngest of Tony and Claire’s children—their baby. This story first appeared in shorter form in Glamour: Contemporary Fairytale Retellings. Due to the length restriction of each novella in that anthology, many scenes in Ripples were shortened or omitted for that anthology. This unabridged edition is the entire story—double in length and—a full-length novel.
Please enjoy this Consequences novel along with special appearances from your favorite Consequences characters.
“Because once the truth is revealed, they’ll discover that despite his and his wife’s best efforts to keep their baby girl safe, Natalie’s consequences were set into motion a long time ago.”
When reading an Aleatha Romig book I have to turn everything else off and submerge myself in her stories. She puts you on a journey and once you’re on that path you are hers. She has a way with taking hold of your attention and owning it till she is done. I loved every minute of it.
This is an amazing story. It is dark, suspenseful, edge of your seat epic. There is a bit of everything in this for anyone who loves a romance book that takes you out of your comfort zone. I’m not going to say a lot more because I’m not going to ruin it for anyone. It’s Aleatha Romig and that’s all you need to know.
“She belonged to him. Instead of fighting, Natalie gave Dexter what he wanted: her body, cries, and tears.”