Review: The Consequence of Loving Colton – Rachel Van Dyken

Posted 15 February, 2016 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 28 Comments

*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 *

Review: The Consequence of Loving Colton – Rachel Van DykenThe Consequence of Loving Colton by Rachel Van Dyken
Series: Consequence #1
Published by Skyscape on 21 April 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Parody
Pages: 304
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
2.5 Stars

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.

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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Linda is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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28 responses to “Review: The Consequence of Loving Colton – Rachel Van Dyken

  1. I’ve picked up a book by this author in the past and her writing didn’t work for me.
    This one would make me mad with all the misunderstandings, misconceptions and the lack of communication. And the fact that it read like a parody? That sounds a little strange. I’m sorry this was disappointing, Lexxie.
    Great review!

    • I have read another one by this author in the past too, and that one didn’t really work for me either. But I’m all for second chances. This will probably be it for me, though, as you said, the storytelling doesn’t really work for me that way.
      Thanks for stopping by, Nick.

  2. I read a Rachel Van Dyken book a few years ago and loved it. I can’t remember the title right now, but it was excellent. It was NA. But I haven’t read anything else, and it sounds like this book might just be a bit too out there. But I do love silly stories, so maybe I will give it a try.

    Thanks for the review.

  3. I have to admit that what I’ve read from RVD has all been so-so. I do wonder if this was intended as a parody, but like you said, it should have been billed as such so your expectations would have been different. There just seems to be a lot of silliness going on though. I’m glad you found some things to enjoy in the book. 🙂
    Happy Monday! **BIG HUGS**

  4. Xxertz
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    It’s a bummer they did not market this as it is, a parody. The book genre requires a whole different mindset.. Not to mention the overuse of clumsiness. This one sounds like it would drive me nuts! Sorry to see that it wasn’t as enjoyable as it could have been and hope your next read is much better 🙂

  5. I don’t think I would like this one either. The same thing happening over and over would get old fast for me-bad things in particular. Nope, not interested in even trying this-thanks for your honest review and sorry it wasn’t a better read for you.

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