Consequence (#1 & #2) by Rachel Van Dyken

The covers are blah but don’t be fooled. 
This series offers sore abs, quick wit and double-dog-dare kind of fun!

Consequence #1


My name is Milo Caro and I have a confession to make.

I’ve been in love with Colton Mathews since I was five. He should have known that sharing a cookie with a sugar obsessed little monster would do the trick–it sealed his fate. So really, the fact that he’s sporting a black eye, a limp, almost got ran over by a car, and was nearly responsible for another person’s death? Right. HIs fault. Not mine. 

I made a pact with myself–this weekend would be different. I’d come home for my brothers wedding, smile, and Colton would naturally melt into my arms, we’d get married have five kids, live in a house by the river, and get a dog named scratch (clearly I’ve thought this through).

What really happened? I punched my brother in the face, Colton kissed me and apologized, I lied about having a boyfriend, oh and everyone wants to meet the mystery man. 

They say laughter always comes before insanity–ha, ha. All I wanted was my brother’s best friend…instead I’m sitting in prison. 

Let this be a lesson to you all…life rarely happens the way you want it to. 

Damn cookie. 

Release Date: April 2015
Age Group: NA, Rom-Com
Source: Kindle Prime
Reviewed By: Nat

The Consequences of Loving Colton has to be one of the funniest Rom-Com reads I have read in a long time! Several times I was attempting to shove a pillow in my mouth to muffle my laughter. 

The story is about a girl named Milo and the consequences of telling a little lie to her childhood crush, Colton, just to save face at her brother’s upcoming wedding. Who knew telling a little white lie could cause such a circus in a matter of one weekend!  
Milo has is made of pure, raw wit and snark.

“I wasn’t one of those girls who got tiny hunger pangs when it was time to eat, then took a few sips of water, burped, wiped my mouth, and announced I was full. Hell, no. Carbs. Give. Me. Carbs. Give me protein. Give me chocolate and I’ll be your best friend.” 

She is such a nerd at heart (#starwars #nuffsaid), has grown up as “one of the boys” and plays dirty. In a split second moment of panic she decides to act like she has a serious relationship and ropes her best friend into playing the part, I mean what could go wrong in a few short days. 

Roll the carpet, in comes best friend/ ladies’ man/ most unpredictable human on the planet, Max. He has no filter and is so quick with his words that half the time I was reading in shock! He likes to throw you under a bus with his impromptu rants. #youfeelme

In just a few short days this book drags you through so many hilarious, unpredictable shenanigans that it is impossible to put it down once you start!

Must Read for all Rom-Com lovers!

Consequence #2


After losing his best friend to another guy, the notoriously too-confident Max Emory suddenly feels lost. He may have devastatingly good looks, an abundance of charm, and a claim to one of the biggest hotel empires around, but he has no ambition anymore. So when his fed-up friends decide they’ve had enough of his moping, they sign him up to be the next bachelor on the reality series Love Island. And between his pride and his forged signature on an ironclad contract, Max just can’t say no.

Now he’s stranded in paradise with twenty-four women, one terrifying goat, and Becca, the breathtaking barista who already turned him down back home. The closer Max gets to Becca, the more determined he becomes to win her over. As she gets to know him better, things start heating up. But is Becca really after Max’s heart—or is she after the cash prize she could claim once the cameras stop rolling? 

Release Date: June 2015
Age Group: NA, Rom-Com
Source: NetGalley
Reviewed By: Nat

This is the story of the left behind best friend, Max. After reading Milo and Colton’s story I was so excited that Max was going to finally take the center stage! I mean if Milo’s weekend was that crazy I couldn’t imagine what a wild ride it would be with Max on a tv series like The Bachelor. But I will admit I was a little let down.

Max was on point with his erratic, unpredictable self but the rest of the characters just seemed a little flat. The build-up to Max leaving for the tv show was great and I was cracking up most of the time. It was a lot of fun to have Milo, Colton and Jason be the driving, plotting force behind the best prank yet! I mean, I’m not going to lie, if I could throw a few friends on a reality tv as part of a little friendly revenge/tough love I. Would. Totally. Do. It. #toughlovebaby #regretnothing

And yes, Jason is still a literal walking disaster. Poor guy.

Once the island life began it seems like everything was just at face value. The contestants were not fleshed out too well and the favorite, Becca, just didn’t give me the feels. I guess I just never got to know her background and she went from cold towards Max to red hot lust in about 5 seconds. 

The build-up wasn’t as fun as Milo and Colton, even considering all the wisecracks from Max. I think the love was just too simple and lacked a good protagonist. No other girl was there to sway Max or any other pending women waiting at home. At times I think the goat on the island got more attention than Becca.

Overall, this was a fun and easy read and definitely gave me the giggles I needed.

Poor Jason needs his HEA mixed with a little friendly revenge. There are two more books in this series and I am eager to see whose stories they will be! Rachel Van Dyken has a way with her witty banter and has easily moved to my auto-buy list.  

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