The Missing YearsBy: Aleatha Romig
BEHIND HIS EYES—CONVICTED: THE MISSING YEARS
Thank you to all of you who’ve made this incredible journey with me. Thank you for loving Tony, or hating Tony, for loving Claire, or hating Claire. It has been your emotion that has propelled me to continue this story from behind HIS eyes. You will never know how much your messages have meant and continue to mean to me.
Thank you also to my wonderful team. I began the Consequences journey one night alone at my computer. Today I’m not only surrounded by a wonderfully supportive family, I also have some of the best betas, a fantastic editor, and a wonderful formatter. Without these supportive people my final product would not be the same.
Thank you to all of my author friends, those I see and those I know in great online groups. I have learned so much from each and every one of you!
Thank you to the fantastic bloggers who have not only read, but loved my stories and felt passionate enough about them to tell others! I’m always so glad to meet and hug you in person. I truly believe that without you, only my mother and her friends would have read Consequences.
My sincerest thank you goes to my readers. This book is for you. I almost didn’t finish it. I admit in many ways it was the most difficult and I believe, my most beloved. I hope you all enjoy the missing years and the future.
As I have done since my second book, I must thank Claire Nichols and Anthony Rawlings. You have taken permanent residence in my heart and soul. I never imagined the amazing roller coaster we would ride together, and though it has turned my life upside down, I wouldn’t trade a moment. Though this series is COMPLETELY done, Tony and Claire, you will live forever in my heart and the hearts of thousands and thousands of the best readers that an author could hope to find.
The CONSEQUENCES series contains dark adult content. Although there is not excessive use of description and detail, the content contains innuendos of kidnapping, rape, and abuse—both physical and mental. If you’re unable to read this material, please do not purchase. If you are ready, welcome aboard and enjoy the ride! ~Aleatha Romig
When I began writing this last book of the CONSEQUENCES SERIES, I planned to write a companion; however, my characters informed me otherwise. BEHIND HIS EYES CONVICTED: THE MISSING YEARS grew into a full-length novel giving you the complete story of what was only mentioned in CONVICTED. It begins at the fateful gunshot and goes into the future. Unlike the other Behind His Eyes, THE MISSING YEARS is told from the point of view of many of the male characters—the HIS is plural.
THE MISSING YEARS has become book 4 of the CONSEQUENCES SERIES. Therefore, once you have completed CONSEQUENCES, TRUTH, AND CONVICTED, please join me for the missing years. Take a dark journey into the minds of multiple men and learn firsthand about the man who believes that he controls everything and controls nothing. The man who needs to protect. The one who has taken an oath to do what is right. The one who has always been true and the one who learns to forgive.
Join me for a story that all began with the man who…
Once upon a time, signed a napkin that he knew was a contract. As an esteemed businessman, he forgot one very important rule—he forgot to read the fine print. It wasn’t an acquisition to own another person as he’d previously assumed. It was an agreement to acquire a soul.
—Aleatha Romig, CONVICTED
The end of this final conclusion contains a glossary of characters and a timeline of significant events for the entire CONSEQUENCES Series.
The reading companions, BEHIND HIS EYES CONSEQUENCES and BEHIND HIS EYES TRUTH are not full books. They were written as an adjunct to CONSEQUENCES and TRUTH. Books 1.5 and 2.5 are already available through most online channels.
Please note that I would never have completed this story had it not been for you!
Thank you again for your support!
For the first time in his life he’d dared to believe in happily-ever-after. He learned at a young age it was unattainable. Therefore, he’d never even tried… until Claire.
—Aleatha Romig, Truth
Tony’s heart melted as Nichol’s soft mews filled their suite, a contrast to the whish-whish of waves lapping the shore. Together the sounds created the perfect melody for the middle of the night. He kissed Claire’s forehead and watched the tired emerald disappear behind her closed eyes while their daughter’s little body wiggled in his large hands. Stretching contently, she relaxed as he pulled her against his broad chest. Settling into the rocking chair in the nursery, Tony watched Nichol’s long lashes flutter as she fought the sleepy lids that threatened to cover her dark chocolate eyes. After a few moments of monotonous rocking, her tiny nose nestled into his soft cotton t-shirt, and sleep won, as she lost her fight with one final sigh.