Monday, March 26, 2018

Release Blitz: The Consequence of Rejection (Consequence #4) by Rachel Van Dyken





Title: The Consequence of Rejection
A Standalone Consequence Novel
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: March 26, 2018



Blurb

You know the universe is trying to tell you something when you get struck by lightning, but only after getting hit on by the elderly, almost getting run over by a semi, and running into the one who got away.
Why do they say it like that anyway?
Like I accidentally lost her when she was the one that got in the car with my best friend and left me.
The day after I proposed.
We were eighteen.
I wanted forever.
She didn't.
It's been ten years.
I tried to move on, tried to get married, had that same wedding crashed by my now best friend who says the only way for me to stop pissing off the universe, is to gain closure with the one woman I can't forget.
So I do it.
I embark on a journey down memory lane that not only lands me in prison but on the receiving end of a fist fight in front of the entire town, this naturally happens after drunken pool sex, climbing the same girl's window, and getting threatened at gunpoint by her father.
To say the universe is trying to tell me something anything, is a giant understatement.
I just hope I survive the message.
And then, I hope I survive her—again.







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Review:

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

If you are not familiar with the series like me, go and read first Max's book. That guy is hilarious and he was also the best part of this book. I swear every single time I laughed when I was reading this book was because of him. I simply loved him and I after I finish typing this review I will go and buy his book. 

Second chance romances are not my thing and that was the reason I began my review with Max and not the happy couple from this book. Before you say anything, you should know that Rachel Van Dyken is one of the authors whose books I blindly read. They might tear my heart out sometimes, but I know I will love the ride. I have loved most of her books and I was willing to give a book that belongs in the second chances genre a chance. The result was me enjoying the book, but not loving it. 

Jason and Maddy were a couple back in high school and Jason ended up proposing to her when they graduated. She accepted but broke his heart a couple of hours later. She broke things off and left the town with another man. She wasn't cheating on him though. Now, ten years later, she is back and they are trying to work things out as friends until Max gets a crazy idea. That guy should come with ten warnings. 

To be honest, I couldn't get mad at Maddy for leaving Jason when both of them were 18. I hated the way she did it and practically left without explanation, but I understood her reason and fears. I wish she had stayed and talked about what was bothering her though. For me, she wasn't the bad guy. 

Overall, the book was more good. I feel like Jason and Maddy's relationship throughout the book was like a machine that needed oil and never got it. Their flow wasn't smooth and they hit too many bumps. Still, that didn't make the book bad. Not from the way I see it. I enjoyed it and I laughed at Max's crazy plans. Each chapter began with a quote from the book he published and made him famous and they were fun. I know this is not his book, but for me, he stole the show.

Excerpt

Full breasts spilled over into a small black bikini that left nothing to the imagination, it barely covered nipple for that matter, and the bottoms? Well she had to keep adjusting them lets just say high school bathing suits ten years later look small. 
In the best way possible. 
Head held high she walked right by me to Max, grabbed a shot, took it, then sucked the lime he held out in front of her. 
I growled. 
Max winked at me. “Something wrong, man?”
I reached for the non existent gun at my side, which just made him grin harder as he kept handing out alcohol to parents of toddlers. 
Because thats the type of party it was. 
Almost everyone started talking about their kids, retirement, stock portfolios, vacation time, and babies. 
It was almost too depressing for words. 
I had all those things but what I’d always wanted. A family. Babies. 
Maddy. 
She shared a sideway’s glance with me. 
I reached for her, but she pulled away and ran full speed towards the pool and did a giant canon ball. 
People cheered. 
While I watched as wet cold water ran down her curvy body, my gaze was so tranfixed on her erect nipples I’m surprised nobody pulled me aside about my current situation of arousal. 
Cold water. Fast. 
I chased after her, jumped in. 
And felt the warm buzz of alcohol fill my veins just as I popped up and saw Max follow, balls first, in my face. 
I ducked just in time so I didn’t get a fist full of balls. 
The guy only laughed once we both popped up. 
I swam towards Maddy, and tugged her against me. “Stop running.”
“I’m not.” Her breath came out raspy. “I’m just…reliving old times, isn’t that what you wanted? So we could have closure?”
Why did it feel like she was turning the tables on me. 
“Yeah,” I said slowly, “But—“
Her kiss was swift. 
Hard. 
Fast, and oh so very punishing as I gaped into her mouth and pinned her against he side of the pool. 
Music filled the air out of nowhere from somewhere outside, it pounded into my ears the way I wanted to pound into her. 
I grinned against her mouth as she wrapped her legs around my waist. 
And then Reid cast a shadow over us and started pouring vodka over our heads. 
Maddy tilted her head back and opened her mouth while I leaned in and licked it off her chin. 
People cheered. 
“Guys!” Someone yelled. “Keep it down, someones going to call the cops!”
“Cops?” Max laughed loudly. “I am the law, bitches!” The music blared. “Plus, we already got our cop here.” He pointed while I took another shot. 
People cheered. 
And then Maddy squeezed her thighs. 
Yeah the cops were coming alright. 






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Author Bio


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, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!

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