Ripples by Aleatha Romig

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love this author, her writing, and I loved Natalie, but I had a hard time finding anything redeemable about Dexter. I still loved the book, but I wish it had been longer to give us more time to come around. Show some more redemption! If we could come around to liking Tony surely we could come around for Dexter. Maybe.
I still loved the book, but I wish there was a second one! I really want Tony to take his revenge and/or confront Dexter. I want Dexter to have the opportunity to redeem himself with both Natalie’s family and we humble readers who haven’t quite forgiven him yet. Because, quite frankly, right now I just want Natalie to earn his trust enough to have an opportunity to escape, and hope that her leaving guts him to the point that he never recovers. But I digress…
I say it again- still loved the book. Still love this author. I’ll read anything she writes. If she writes a blurb for the back of a cereal box I want to have it. On release day.
Read it now! And then write a review where you plead for more of Dexter (screw you though, Dexter) and Natalie’s story because she DID say at the end to let her know if we readers want more of them.

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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.

Published by Amanda Marie

Compulsive reader. Romantic suspense/contemporary romance/dark romance/NA romance addict. Particularly fond of mafia, forced/arranged marriage, secret baby, kidnapping, and dark alpha heroes. Just out here doing my part for humanity- these books won't read themselves.

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