Review: The Consequence of Revenge by Rachel Van Dyken

Posted 19 August, 2015 in Reviews / 1 Comment

Review: The Consequence of Revenge by Rachel Van DykenTitle: The Consequence of Revenge
Series: Consequence #2
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Genres: New Adult, Romantic Comedy
Release Date: June 9, 2015
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Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Read more

About The Consequence of Revenge:

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?
Related Books: Shame, Elite, Ember, The Consequence of Loving Colton, The Consequence of Seduction


True story: I read this while on a business trip in June, and the laughter-induced snorting it caused was so bad that my coworkers (and roommates for the trip) came into my bedroom to check on me when they thought I was choking to death.

Remember in my review of The Consequence of Loving Colton, when I said they straddled the line between outrageous and outrageously annoying really closely?

The Consequence of Revenge straddled it even more. Not because the writing was really different or anything. Max was just always the most over-the-top character, so it’s a given when he’s the main character.

But again, everything about the dating show was insane. The woman that was basically Tarzan – right down to communicating through grunts instead of English? She in particular just annoyed me, along with a lot of the other contestants.

You do see a more sensitive side to Max that I do really like. And his animal loving side was adorable, even to me. (Honestly, there are very few animals I like and they’re ones like penguins and panda bears.)

Becca was pretty cool – I kind of pictured her like Beca in Pitch Perfect but more “girl next door” and less “Waaah, how unfair of my dad that he’s giving me a free education at a top school!” (No disrespect – the girl produced a Christmas song with Snoop Lion, after all).

It was laugh out loud funny and downright ridiculous, just like most of my favorite TV shows and books.

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

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