Book review: Consequence (The Confidence Game #2) by Rachel Higginson

Title: Consequence
Series: The Confidence Game #2
Author: Rachel Higginson
Daniela’s rating: 3.5 stars

Daniela’s review


*ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review.

If you haven’t read the first book of this series, you should not read this review, in case it has any spoilers. 

Blurb:

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.

When I read the first book, I practically devoured it. The story was so intriguing and the characters’ background was so, so interesting and Rachel made it all sound so good. Now, this second book, we follow the story of the same characters, since the first book kind of left us with a cliffhanger. I was so, so anxious to get to the story once again, I jumped into the book as soon as I got it.

So, like I said, we start right where we left off: Caro’s daughter was taken and she doesn’t have any idea where she is. Now, she has to partner with Sayer to figure out what the hell happened and how they can get their daughter back. So now we’re thrown into an investigation where both Caro and Sayer are doing everything they can to find Juliet, but there are some trust issues, and by some I mean A LOT. Caro can’t quiet put her mind around the fact that Sayer is here for the long run, that he’s always loved her and done everything for her. Of course, she has her reasons not to believe it, at least not entirely. The thing is, Sayer doesn’t believe she won’t take off again, and with all reason, since that’s exactly what she thinks about doing every five seconds. They embark in this quest together, finding out who’s behind the kidnap, looking for help and figuring out what to do. They both need to put their issues aside, so they can work together and find what really matters.

The thing with this book in particular was that, before, Caro felt like she had some determination, which she completely lost in this book. I think I get why, but there were times in which I felt she lost focus or got distracted so easily, even when it came to finding her daughter, so it got kind of frustrating for me.

The best part about everything was Sayer and Juliet, definitely. Sayer’s own past made him want to be the best, even if he didn’t know how, you could see he was trying and the way Juliet accepted that and him, it melted my heart.

The duology, as a whole, was great. I enjoyed every part of it and I felt it had a good ending for everything that happened. I haven’t read many mob stories, and this one got my attention the very first time I read the blurb and it delivered awesomely. But then again, every book I’ve read by Rachel has its own spark that makes the whole story one of a kind.

If you’re in the mood for some angst, action, mob stories and romance, this definitely is a good choice. You can read it pretty fast, but enjoy the whole time you’re reading it.

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