Series: Consequence #1
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
Release Date: April 21, 2015
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Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Read more
Related Books: Shame, Elite, Ember, The Consequence of Revenge, The Consequence of Seduction
About The Consequence of Loving Colton: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.
The Consequence of Loving Colton Review:
When I first found Rachel Van Dyken’s books, I was all about the suspense. I devoured the Eagle Elite series, despite having drastically different feelings during rereads. Cut to today, and instead she’s one of my favorite romantic comedy authors.
Between Grandma + company in The Dare and Max especially in this, she writes the most amazing caricatures.
Most of the characters in this book straddled the line between outrageously hilarious and outrageously annoying pretty closely, but it worked. Like 85% of the time, they were hilarious instead of annoying.
There were times where someone was just too much. I feel like at any moment, a character can either be doing something crazy or saying something crazy.
For example, yelling through a whole conversation for no apparent reason, or saying crazy shit. Yet these characters’ volume was constantly turned up to 11 and wtf was coming out of their mouths.
(Sidebar: A show that also does this, and that I love, is Happy Endings. Max on the show acts just like this Max. Did anyone picture Max as Adam Pally?)
The lines were hilarious, of course, but I just couldn’t picture them being said the way they were supposed to.
Still, this was a “laugh so loud that people in the next room ask what’s going on” book, and I’m so glad I already have the next one ready to go on my Kindle!
About Rachel Van Dyken:
Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers! You can follow her writing journey at www.rachelvandykenauthor.com