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Sara's Review: Consequence (The Confidence Game Duet #2) by Rachel Higginson


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PUBLISHER: Reckless Siren Publishing

RELEASED: February 27, 2018

GENRE: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE, SUSPENSE

LENGTH: 254 pages

FORMAT: EBOOK

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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 met Sayer Wesley. Now I must pay the consequences for falling in love with a con man.

THREE BOUNDLESS STARS

I voluntarily received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Where I loved the flashbacks in book 1, they weren’t as seamless and didn’t flow as smoothly in book 2. The story also bogs down and is always stuck in Caro’s head, which was frustrating. Caro went from a character I loved to someone I was ready to be done with. I was much like Atticus at the end of the story; I didn’t understand her appeal. I still don’t.

I did like that we got a lot from Sayer’s perspective, and I think I would have loved this book had the entire story been done from his POV. We finally get to see his motivations and his genuine devotion to Caro. Although, much was left unexplained or at least not to my liking. Had the book just been in his POV it would have given him more time?

All is not lost, and the book did progress, just not as quickly as I would have liked. I loved book one so much this one just didn’t have the same rhythm. The ending is lovely but all and all I am glad to be done with this series.

I am rating Consequence (The confidence Game #2) 3 Boundless stars, it was good, just not nearly as good as book 1.


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