Author: Rachel Higginson

Review Consequence by Rachel Higginson

Posted April 2, 2018 by Emily in Review / 1 Comment

Review Consequence by Rachel HigginsonConsequence by Rachel Higginson
Series: The Confidence Game #2
Published by Reckless Siren Publishing on February 27, 2018
Genres: Adult, Thriller, romance
Pages: 254
Format: ebook
Source: the author
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four-half-stars

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.

I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This is the sequel to Constant that I reviewed last week, which I loved. This book’s pacing was a little slower because it’s told in a series of flashbacks as well as in the present. In Consequence. we also get to read from Sayer’s point of view, which is enlightening to say the least.

I really liked how this book wrapped everything up. Caro and Sayer’s daughter is missing. The assumption is that she’s been kidnapped by the Bratva in order to punish Caro for leaving. That is soon proven true but for completely different reasons. Even if they do want her to suffer, they want her back even more.

My favorite part of this book was the flashbacks. The story in the current timeline is interesting but the flashbacks drive the entire book. They explain and give context to the current timeline. The flashbacks really help us get to know the characters and their motivations. I know flashbacks can be controversial, but I usually like them. In this case, teh flashbacks really made the story special.

This book cemented my deep and abiding love for Sayer. He’s a criminal mastermind, but he’s not evil. Everything he has done, he has done to keep Caro safe and to make sure that they will be safe and provided for in the future. He wanted to ensure a life for her. Caro on the otherhand says that she loves Sayer but is paranoid and distrustful at every turn. Maybe it’s because she is fearful for her daughter’s safety but I’m not sure that Sayer ever deserved such treatment for the support he’s given her.

This sequel was suspensefilled and thrilling. It really lived up to the story that Rachel Higginson started with Constant. Very satisfying ending and it kept me guessing!

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About the Author

Rachel Higginson is the best-selling author of The Opposite of You, 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.

 

 

Instagram mywritesdntbite – rachelhigginson.com – facebook.com/rachelhigginsonauthor – @mywritesdntbite

four-half-stars

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Review Constant by Rachel Higginson

Posted March 26, 2018 by Emily in Review / 0 Comments

Review Constant by Rachel HigginsonConstant by Rachel Higginson
Series: The Confidence Game #1
Published by Reckless Siren Publishing on November 16th 2017
Genres: Thriller, romance, Adult
Pages: 266
Format: ebook
Source: the author
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four-stars

Fifteen years ago I met Sayer Wesley. I fell in love with him. I promised I would never leave him. I swore nothing could break us apart.

Five years ago I broke my promise. I ran away. I took the one secret that could destroy us both and disappeared.

Five days ago I thought I saw him.

I knew it was impossible. Sayer was locked away, serving a deserved sentence in federal prison. He couldn’t find me.

He wouldn’t find me. I was too good at hiding. Too good at surviving.

Because if Sayer ever found me, there would be hell to pay for a plethora of sins. The worst of which, he didn’t even know about.

Five hours ago, I told myself I was crazy.

Five minutes ago, I saw him again.

Five seconds ago, I was too late.

I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book was SUCH a surprise! I thought that the premise sounded interested when I picked it up but I had no idea how well written and engaging it would be. Please, don’t judge this book by the cover! Don’t mistake me. There is absolutely nothing wrong with hunky, bare chested men and books filled with sexy times. I like those too and I read plenty of them. However, this book is more thriller than it is romance. I read this book and it’s sequel, Consequence in a single setting because I simply couldn’t put them down.

Caro and Sayer are embroiled in the Russian Mob. Sayer is quickly inducted from minion to solider and works his way up the ranks. He has never had a family. He’s sees the Bratva as a way to have the family his always wanted. Someone who will watch his back and take care of him. He’s in it for life.

Caro has seen the truth of the Bratva from a very young age but she has never wanted to be a part of it. Caro always wanted more for herself. She wanted more. Still, she is the best thief that the Bratva has ever seen and they want to ensure her loyalty. Ultimately, choice is taken away from her. No one escapes from the Bratva, but Caro is determined to be the first. If not for herself, for the ones she loves. Even if she has to leave them behind to do it.

I have such a soft spot for redeemable bad boys, especially if they seem to really love the heroine. Sayer hit me right in the feels from the start. It’s obvious how much he scares for Caro, even if she doesn’t realize it at first. Plus, Caro and Sayer together are HOT.

Rachel Higginson is a master at drawing out the tension. This entire book had me on the edge of my seat. I was caught up and stressed out and worried about what would happen to Caro and Frankie next.

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About the Author

Rachel Higginson is the best-selling author of The Opposite of You, 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.

 

Instagram mywritesdntbite – rachelhigginson.com – facebook.com/rachelhigginsonauthor – @mywritesdntbite

four-stars

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Awesome Indies: Bet on Us by Rachel Higginson

Awesome Indies: Bet on Us by Rachel Higginson

For more information, check out the Awesome Indies page What inspires you? I am inspired by nearly everything. And that’s very true. Music inspires me, reading inspires me, TV and movies and even my husband’s video games. I’m inspired by meeting new people and having conversations with friends and family. My kids and nature and life in general all inspires me. Almost anything can spark a new story in me. I really love to write stories that feel real. Even if they’re supernatural and weird or about zombies or angels or whatever! I love pulling from reality and weaving it through my fiction. What was the hardest part of writing this book? The hardest part for me is the genre! I am used to writing really big world-building stories. I write a lot in YA paranormal romance genres, I write a zombie dystopian series and even my adult contemporaries are really emotional, deep stories that take a lot of energy and research and plotting. This book is a fun, easy, lighthearted romantic comedy, so there just isn’t the world-building and layers of story I’m used to. Sometimes, as I was in the middle of writing it, I would panic, terrified that there wasn’t “enough” to the story. The genre was just a hard thing to step into and feel comfortable in. But I’m super happy with how Bet on […]

Posted September 2, 2016 by Emily in Awesome Indie / 1 Comment
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