Thursday, 16 April 2015

ARC Review ~ The Consequence of Loving Colton (Consequence #1) by Rachel Van Dyken

The Consequence of Loving Colton (Consequence, #1)eARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: April 21st 2015

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.

My Opinion

Oh, where do I begin? Having only read this author's Eagle Elite series I wasn't sure what to expect with a contemporary romance. I knew I liked Rachel's style, but I couldn't predict the reaction I had to this book.

I don't think I've ever read a romance that's made me smile or actually laugh out loud so much. From the start I couldn't stop reading The Consequence of Loving Colton and it had me giggling to myself until 2am where sleep finally took over. I didn't think it would have so much humour, but it just kept making me laugh. It was a bit silly/slapstick at times, but it was light-hearted and exactly what I needed.

I loved the chaos and situation that arose. Max was brilliant, and grandma? Oh my god, I was crying at one point with laughter. The bonds between the characters were amazing and everything flowed excellently. The cast bounced off each other's personalities and it felt like a real family. Things were laid back, a little crazy, and all over the place yet it worked. It was the type of crazy you get at big family gatherings and I loved it.

Similarly, I liked what happened with the romance. The games played were humorous, cute, and entertaining. Max's big mouth had a permanent grin on my face as he got involved in every situation and he was just such an in your face character you can't help but love. The relationship between him and Milo was obvious and endearing character.

One of the other reasons I liked this book is that things took their time. There was no sex until the end and aside from some hot kissing, game, or challenges, the book focused more on getting the couple together. I thought the plot was brilliantly crafted and I could have easily read more.

Overall I'd highly recommend this. It's one of my favourite reads so far this year and I can guarantee it will make you smile. It's a light-hearted, humorous romance that deals with a crazy family and it will keep you gripped.


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