Friday, April 19, 2013

Jerk of My Dreams #10 & A Giveaway!



Jerk. Asshole. Douchenozzle. Admit it- you hate to love the jerks. That alpha male character who is so arrogant and rude but sexy as hell. That foul mouthed douche bag of a man who rocks your traitorous heart. We've all read them and we've all liked them to some extent. In real life you wouldn't touch the man with a ten foot pole. But in the fictional world? Nothing can stand in the way! Everyone would be lying to themselves if they didn't admit that the meaner the man, the further we run... Towards them! *sigh* 

That's what this weekly meme is about- those jerky delicious men! Each Friday this meme will go up, and you can share your jerk anyway you want: review, interview, lines and quotes, giveaway of a book. However you want! All you have to do is sign up HERE and follow the linky. Any time you comment on someones post, leave your link so that person can comment back.
 
 
 

Aleatha Romig’s Consequences will take you on an emotional journey you won’t soon forget.  It’s the kind of story that lingers in your mind long after you have closed the book. 

Bridget and I decided to join forces on this one.  This is the kind of book that must be read with others.  You’ll want someone to talk to during this read or at least talk you off the ledge.

Bridget: Hold on to your pantyhose!! HOLY CRAP!!

Nadine: holy shit! What the hell...I'm still at the beginning, but what the hell?!

Bridget: I know! It's effing crazy. promise it pays off

Nadine: It's like reading Beauty and the Beast for grown ups complete with a dream library. I hate him one minute, the next I like him. What is wrong with me?!

Bridget: Totally beauty and the beast!



Alright, now that we’ve read it and had some time to mull it over, what did we think?

I honestly was at thirty percent and didn’t know what to think of this one. Thank goodness I had friends encouraging me to continue. The book came around and delivered, erasing my doubts. My hang up was that I felt that the story was repetitive and over descriptive at times. Then, I found myself addicted and couldn’t give up on these characters. Maybe I was experiencing Stockholm Syndrome also. Whatever it was, if you feel that the story is stalling at times, continue on and it will pay off.

Claire is in a confusing and icky world with Tony, and the author put me right there with her. The ending shocked me as much as it did Claire. You could have knocked my over with a feather. Seriously. What the heck just happened to me? I was wrung out, and thanks to all that is holy, I had Truth downloaded on my iPad and ready to start.

Aleatha Romig really has an engaging story to tell, and the characters stayed with me long after I finished the book. You will feel mixed emotions throughout this book toward the characters and their relationship. I really would love to talk more about the characters and plot in this review, but I'm too afraid to give away any spoilers. I finished this book four weeks ago, and still feel strongly about it. This is definitely a good time to start this series and get in on the conversations about Consequences.
Consequences blew me away. I was sucked in from the very beginning. The writing and storytelling were superb. My emotions were scattered everywhere. When I said this story will take you on an emotional journey I was not exaggerating. Ms. Romig did an amazing job making me feel Claire’s fear, anguish, frustration and love. Several times throughout reading this I questioned whether I should seek mental help. One minute I am horrified by Tony’s actions and urging Claire to run, the next my heart is melting at how tender he can be and hoping things work out for them.

There is so much more going on than what you see on the surface. I don’t want to give anything away. I will say that Tony is such a fascinating character. Once you realize Tony’s motives you will scrutinize his every move from before and anticipate the ones to come. My mind is reeling with all the information I gathered by the end of the book. This one packs one heck of an ending that will sending you running for the sequel, Truth.






Aleatha Romig is giving away a SIGNED copy of Consequences.  For your chance to win Like Aleatha Romig and My Secret Romance on Facebook and answer this question in the comments below along with your email address:   

Even after all that Tony has put Claire through, would you still be able to love him?   

One lucky winner will be chosen by random on Tuesday, April 23rd.  Good luck! 


53 comments:

Nur5eMisty said...

He has a lot to make up for! But, with just the right touches, I'm sure it can be done!
Congrats on your success Alathea! And, thank for the giveaway My Secret Romance!!
Jerk of My Dreams!!!!

Jennifer said...

Absolutely!!! yes he is a jerk at times and super controlling but you can tell he has a big heart. Nothing like a broken man with a huge heart. I hated him at first but fell for him in book 2. :)

eyeore65 said...

I would because you can't turn off love over night and if i can forgive my husband for cheating on me then i could forgive him


eyeore65@hotmail.com

Debra Diaz said...

Yes I think so!

debra.diaz@yahoo.com

Teri Beth said...

I do love Tony. He had a lot to make up for but I felt he truly loved Claire in Truth so I fell for him. I love this series! And thanks for the giveaway!

Mickala said...

I unfortunately have not read this book yet! I want to though! Thanks for the giveaway!

Chrisbails said...

I think I still would love him. Everyone makes mistakes and deserves a second chance. This book sounds great and would love to win and read. This a new series and author for me. Thanks for the giveaway.
christinebails@yahoo.com

Brandi said...

I believe so, even though he has a lot to make up for!

Jennifer Zymola said...

Even after all that Tony has put Claire through, would you still be able to love him? Yes, I would. I think over time both Claire and Tony would heal each other and their love would only grow. Thanks for the giveaway! zymolas@cox.net

Anonymous said...

Anything is possible when it comes to love.

Jamie
thehuntfamily3@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

Yes. Love him...not sure about trust him but will give him another chance to prove himself! <3 jo.Skidmore17@yahoo.co.uk

Emerald Lavere said...

I would say no, but given certain circumstances... and his level of commitment (or should I say, obsession?), I could maybe move forward with him. :)

Annie said...

Well, I've read Truth and think I'd absolutely be able love Tony. True love overcomes all. Even if it's not healthy.

Mara Kat said...

Without a doubt Yes! Not only is the outcome/end of the story important! But its about the journey of Claire and Tony that brings their lives closer or apart.

I struggle with my emotions because of their emotions!! It's not all about appearances anymore or is it?!?!

And seriously Anti-hero Tony and Hero Tony I feel like there's doppelganger in the room! I will constantly compare others to him! AH!

starwwhp58@yahoo.com

Meghan said...

Of course! Women are good at forgiveness. To a point, it's ridiculous, but we aren't there yet.
Thanks for the giveaway! I liked both FB pages... or should I say, I had already liked them!

mestith at gmail dot com

The Autumn Review said...

GAH! I still need to read this one.

Anonymous said...

MELISSA D I think everyone deserves a chance. We all make mistakes!!!

molly.frenzel said...

Yes, I'd be able to forgive him. You always forgive the ones you love and everyone makes mistakes.

amanda hervey said...

if it's really love, then yes, you can forgive.

herveya85@gmail.com

Wendy Bree said...

I still need to read this! I keep hearing though that Tony is going to have me in knots.


wbreerex@Yahoo.com

Leslie Cox said...

I have such a love/hate relationship with Tony. I love to hate him and hate that I love him. I think deep down I would still be able to love him, but he would have a hell of a lot of making up to do.

lesroc12@gmail.com

Jessica Sotelo said...

I was Team Tony all along... dont judge me. I just knew he loved Claire... maybe before he did! Oh... and I just love douchebags (fictional ones anyway!)

hull_jessica@hotmail.com

Scarlett Camaj said...

I still need to read this book. It is on my TBR.

Paula Novack said...

I can't even believe that I am saying this, but, yes! I think that Tony didn't know love. It was a foreign concept to him and Claire has taught him and shown him what love is.

Ena Burentte said...

HELL TO THE NO! I would NOT be able to love him...Okay so in all fairness I have not read past Consequences and everyone was telling me wait Ena you are going to want an I <3 Tony Tshirt by the end, ummm HELL no I don't. So now everyone is like okay well def. by the end of Truth - I don't care what his motives were or why he did what he did - I could NEVER love him. After he beat her to a pulp - hell no!!! I am eager to see her revenge on him though :)

gloria lancia said...

have not read this yet!!! but love can make us do crazy things!!! :)

Jenna B said...

Sadly, yes I could. After knowing everything from the two books, yes I could, but then again the bad guys always win first! My email jenna_brown@bellsouth.net

Alyssa (Hesperia Loves Books) said...

Yes, I could. He is trying to atone for his horrific mistakes and I, for one, can't wait to read more!

Alyssa
hesperialovesbooks(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Jennifer D said...

I read these book and have a very hard time being Team Tony... he makes my skin crawl and I would not be able to love him... hell to the no! At the end of Truth I was like WTF... are you serious! I have issues with a women that would want to be like that... With that said though I think Alethea is a genius! These books were difficult to read but I loved them...

Jennifer D said...

forgot email... sportsfanz16@aol.com

Nicole Blessing said...

Yes and no if that's possible lol.

Nicole
Blessing262@Gmail.com

LoonyAlana said...

I haven't read it yet, but hear great things! I'm not sure, I've been holding off waiting until I'm ready for this book.

LoonyAlana said...

oops... loonyalana(at)gmail(dot)com

Kimberly Perry said...

Yes, I think I could love him.

peki0101@hotmail.com

veRONIca said...

I haven`t read it so I don`t know what Tony needs to be forgiven for, but I believe both people if they are committed can work together to get through almost anything : )


Thanks for the giveaway! xo_veronica16[at]hotmail[dot]com

Sheri Zee said...
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Sheri Zee said...

After all he has put her through, he would have A LOT to make up for, but I think I would give him 1 more chance. He seems to be sincere in his love for her. sherirz@yahoo.com

Louise said...

Love conquers all, so I would say yes I think I could. I truely want to believe that Tony actually does love Claire and was an ass out of some miss guided attempt at loyalty.

loopylou_696@hotmail.com

Jessica said...

I still need to read this also

Becky N. & Becky S. said...

I absolutely think I could.. He has alot to make up for and the public humility of it all will never fully fade but if I loved him the way Claire says she does, then yes I could

Becky N. & Becky S. said...

Oh and my email is becky25053@Gmail.com

Roxanne Greer said...

Yes, I think so. I think true love can overcome a lot. He has a lot to make up for, a lot of apologizing to do. But I know he can be loving and caring and I know how much he cares about Claire. And her, him. You never know how you'll react until you are in that situation. But I think I could say pretty confidently that yes, I would be with him. :)

Roxanne Greer said...

Crap, I left out my email. This was my comment.

Yes, I think so. I think true love can overcome a lot. He has a lot to make up for, a lot of apologizing to do. But I know he can be loving and caring and I know how much he cares about Claire. And her, him. You never know how you'll react until you are in that situation. But I think I could say pretty confidently that yes, I would be with him. :)

my email is roxxii_g@live.com

thank you.

Lariza Ramos said...

I'd still love Tony he has to make amends though!!

lariza_ramos@hotmail.com

misshalim said...

Sigh. I hate that I love Tony! God, Aleatha! What have you done to me?! *struggles against inner turmoil* AHH, seriously everyone needs to read Consequences and Truth STAT!!! This is absolute mindfuckery at it's best. I tell my friends this is the INCEPTION of books! Already liked both Facebook pages! Thanks for the giveaway!

Tess xx

tess_halim(at)hotmail(dot)com

Gloria said...

I bought consequences and truth at the same time about 2 months ago. I have only read consequences as I have been traumatized by Tony.

Could I ever love him after what he did to Claire, hmm probably not, but I can learn to tolerate him.

I found him to be a brutal bastard in book 1, can I forgive him, hmm sooner or later I have to give in and read book 2 and maybe I will see..
gegonzalez@rogers.com

Gloria said...

I bought consequences and truth at the same time about 2 months ago. I have only read consequences as I have been traumatized by Tony.

Could I ever love him after what he did to Claire, hmm probably not, but I can learn to tolerate him.

I found him to be a brutal bastard in book 1, can I forgive him, hmm sooner or later I have to give in and read book 2 and maybe I will see..
gegonzalez@rogers.com

Kyunhae said...

I think so but he would have a lot to make up for! I think that if you really love someone than there should always be a way.

Gloria Landavazo said...

I haven't had the pleasure of trading this one yet but for me out would depend on what he put her through because love can only take you so far.

Gloria Landavazo said...

Ops my email is Landavazo1ATgmail.com

Toni Floyd said...

Oops! I commented but forgot to leave my email! :) tonifloyd@gmail.com

And the answer was, Yes I could, but mostly because of extenuating circumstances. :)

Julie N. said...

Yes! Every bad boy can be tamed if he is worth it. And Tony is worth it.

Email: julie67114@gmail.com



Nadine said...

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED! A WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN SHORTLY. THANK YOU ALL FOR ENTERING!

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