Summary on Goodreads.
Consequences (Consequences, #1)
"Waking in an unfamiliar bedroom in a luxurious mansion, Claire Nichols is terrified to discover that a chance encounter led her into the cruel hands of her abductor, Anthony Rawlings. Claire has no understanding of why she's there, but it's been made abundantly clear--she is now his acquisition and every action has consequences..." [+]
I was bored out of my head with this book. So Anthony needs sex and for that he needs to hire (or sort of) Claire? Fine. I had no idea this was erotica, I though it would be an abduction/kidnapping thing.
Well, it is abduction, because Claire was taken to Anthony's mansion (the man is filthy rich) without her known and, at first she didn't want to be there. But, predictably, she starts enjoying the sex he takes from her and *gasp in horror or delight, as you wish, starts liking the man. But how not to like Anthony when he is a blend of Brat Pitt, George Clooney and [the Rock?].
On that note, I would really like to see books like this with an Anthony or Mr. Grey who's missing a couple of front teeth, don't take regular showers, have bad breath, belly like a five month pregnant woman, don't buy you expensive cloth, and have you locked up in a room (his vision of a mansion). Why don't you fall in love with that?
So Anthony explains the rules to Claire that included, but are not limited to: never wear underwear, do whatever he wants, be ready for sex because you never know when I might want to take you...
Besides this "romantic" behavior," Claire starts to develop feelings for the man and, as every sensitive woman would think (and dream), she secretly thinks she can "fix him." Clair is also confused because, in clear male behavior, Anthony is sometimes caring and sensitive and some other times he simply takes (rapes) her. What the fuck Anthony? I though my vagina was making you fall for me!
But boomer, the maid is the one that has to break Claire's heart by telling her that Anthony will never admit to having feelings for her because he is afraid of all that shit (plus something traumatic happened to Anthony that will be revealed at the end of the book and make us think, "Aha! That is why he is so adorably messed up. Me wants Anthony too!"
Of course that behind this weird behavior, Anthony is actually a great and generous man who hates injustices, which makes it perfectly okay for him to use Clair.
Meanwhile, Claire's days consist of waking up, exercising, eating, walking, swimming, reading, and getting ready to wait for Tony to sexually please him. Yes, Tony asked Clair to call him Tony as his close friends do. (Hmmm... do these friends perform oral favors too?).
Because who better to attend a charity event with you than your hired sexual slave, Tony takes Claire to public events. Obviously, Claire is refined, beautiful, and they make the perfect couple.
Claire also has all the clothes and make up a woman could possibly want. Not that she needs make up, though, she is extremely beautiful.
So you see where this is going? This book reminds me of The Dumont Diaries (which I actually enjoyed). I read blogger say that the end of this book is unexpected because Claire finally decides to make use of the ovaries that she was born with.
No matter, I'm so bored that I don't care about Claire and Tony at all.