Title: The Consequence of Revenge
Series: Consequences Book 2
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Publication Date: 6/9/2015
Format: ebook, paperback
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Rating: 5/5 ⭐️
Where to buy: Amazon Exclusive http://tinyurl.com/pwxs8r6
I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Synopsis: 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?
Review: I loved this book!!!
Before I go any further I should warn you of a couple of things. First, most of this book is written from Max’s perspective, so there is a whole lot of boy humor. I mean a lot! There are references to boy parts, sex, bodily fluids, etc. If you are easily offended by boy humor, then this book may not be for you, but at least give it chance because it’s funny as heck and makes up for it in the last half of the book and then some. Okay, second warning – this is not your typical NA romance; in fact, it takes awhile for the romance to even appear. Yet again, give it a chance.
With all of the above disclaimer stuff done – this book rocks! Max is one of the most likable male characters I’ve read in a long time. He’s not alpha or sappy or over-the-top or wounded. He’s just a fun-loving guy with no direction masking the disappointment of losing his best friend, who he loved, with sarcastic humor and lots of deflection. His relationship with his brother and his best friends is some of the best comraderie I’ve read in a long while and Max is usually right at the center of it all. His interaction with Becca goes from crash and burn to slowish burn. Their relationship is not quite insta-love but close, but it works. The contestants are a hoot with lots of stereotyping that is funny without being crass. There is quite the menagerie of animals – a gecko, a shark and my favorite of all, a goat! Trust me, you’ll see!!! The story moves along at a good pace and ends with a bang and is then nicely wrapped up with a well-done epilogue.
One thing I can say for sure: you will never think of gummy bears the same ever again!