Review: The Consequence of Rejection (Consequence #4) by Rachel Van Dyken

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Publisher:  (March 26, 2018)

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 ran 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 girls 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.


My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

This story reminded me a lot of the way Rachel's rom-com books used to be. Interesting characters, laugh-out-loud moments, emotions and reactions that (even if a bit over the top) came across as human. And for once? Her male leads didn't make me want to punch them in the throat. 

Don't get me wrong there are times I had to give my kindle a "what are you doing?" look when it came to Jason and Maddy, but for the most part they were exactly what they claimed to be. People who were once young and in love - who made stupid choices, did hurtful things, and were understandably weary of opening themselves up to the potential to be hurt again. 

This was a witty and well crafted second chance love story that I think would already appeal to people who enjoy that genre. Add to it Max and his antics? You just included those who enjoy romantic comedies as they are meant to be enjoyed. With laughter. With head shaking - and best experienced with friends. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.


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