Release & Review | The Consequence of Rejection by Rachel Van Dyken

March 26, 2018 | 2018, excerpt, rachel van dyken, release, review / 0 Comments

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

About The Consequence of Rejection

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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I’m going to start off by saying that I think reading the previous books in this a bit necessary mainly for the fact that you’ll know the other characters better. I was so intrigued by Jason’s best friends that I kind of wished that I knew their story before diving into this one. Plus, they mention Jason’s almost wedding, which took place in The Consequence of Loving Colton and I DEFINITELY wanted to know what went down that day! The Consequence of Rejection was my first read for this series, so you can bet that I’ll be reading about the other guys.

Now to the review, this was just the lighthearted read that I needed after finishing a few emotionally gripping reads lately. As you all know, I’m a huge fan of second chance romances. I love reading about the couple’s history, what led them to separate, and all the emotions leading them back together again. The case with Jason and Maddy is that they haven’t seen each in 10 years … childhood sweethearts, one wanting more, but the other just too scared to be stuck in their hometown. Insecurities are the devil! Let’s just blame it on the fact that they were both teenagers, but it’s evident that they were both deeply affected by the decision of one.

As you learn the truth behind why Maggie left, you can’t help but totally feel for Jason. Poor guy. After 10 years, he’s still not over Maggie and she’ll always have a special place in his heart. Because Jason’s friends are tired of seeing him be a grumpy bear, they suggest that he relives his teenage days with Maggie to get some closure. But their chemistry is still electrically charged, it’s like they’ve never been apart. And it makes them second guess if they really want closure after all.

I enjoyed this romance comedy because all the guys are just a complete riot! Definitely, a solid crew to have by your side for the rest of your life. I adored Jason so much and when him and Maggie get together, he’s just something to swoon over. I highly recommend if you’re on the hunt for a light romcom, laughing is healthy and you’ll get plenty of that from The Consequence of Rejection! I can’t wait to read the rest of this series, I have a feeling that I’ll just be in for more laughs!



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.
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.
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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Meet the Author

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.

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