Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The Consequences of Revenge by Rachel Van Dyken ~ REVIEW

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?

Max is set up to be the new bachelor on a dating show, after being set up by the gang (Milo, Colt, Jason and Reid). The lead up to departing for the show is all slapstick comedy, but it is done well. While looming over his documents for the show, he notices that one of the contestants is the barista from the coffee shop, who wasn't impressed by his pick up lines. Becca realizes on the plane who Max is...and at first is stand-offish with him. But she realizes pretty quickly how much she actually likes Max as a person.

Max and Becca form an alliance, both trying to work the show to their advantage, but still maintaining their friendship. They both also realize that their friendship has the potential to turn to something more, which it does. Of course, there are lots of hilarious moments on the island...
goats, geckos, mishaps and revenge.

Max .....he's just a funny guy. I like that he doesn't take anything too seriously. Becca is a sweetheart and she not only understands Max's quirkiness...she helps it to shine. 

All in all, I really enjoyed Max's story......and I can't wait until the next installment in this series.


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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