*I received a free copy of The Consequence of Loving Colton from Skyscape via Netgalley. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *The Consequence of Loving Colton by Rachel Van Dyken
Series: Consequence #1
Published by Skyscape on 21 April 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Parody
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.
The Consequence of Loving Colton almost reads like a parody of NA romance, anything that can go wrong goes wrong, there are shenanigans and out there characters, and still, there’s some hotness and tension as well.
I think I might have enjoyed The Consequence of Loving Colton more if it had been labeled as a parody, because I’m all for making fun of genres – even my favorite genres. However, this was really out there, and there was no real plot or story, just a whole lot of weird and sometimes very funny situations happening. Between Milo and Colton, there were so many misunderstandings and misconceptions I lost count after the first chapter. It was the epitome of people not talking to each other – especially not about important stuff.
Spanning over just a few short days, The Consequence of Loving Colton was a fast read, but that might have been because I skimmed some parts, too… Milo’s clumsiness and everyone around her ending up with black eyes or broken arms might have been fun the first time, the 27th time, a little less.
Written in first person point of view, past tense but peppered with dialogues, The Consequence of Loving Colton is the first in the Consequence series, and some of my favorite bloggers have loved this series – be sure to check out Kristin @ Addicted to Happily Ever After series review for a positive review.
“It’s like we’re in a musical,” Max whispered under his breath. I opened my mouth. He slammed his hand over it. “Break out in song, and I’m going to make you wish I really had gotten you and aloe vera plant.”
“The food?” I sniffled, sitting on the bed. “Here.” Jenna unloaded a giant basketful of goodies onto the bed. It was like staring at heaven. No, seriously, I wasn’t one of those girls who got tiny hunger pangs when it was time to eat, then took a few sips of water, burped, wiped my mouth, and announced I was full.