The Consequence of Loving Colton by Rachel Van Dyken


5 HUGE stars|Amazon|Goodreads

This novel was absolutely hilarious.Reading it at bedtime wasn't the smartest decisions as I was laughing hysterically up into the wee hours. Rachel has a way of crafting novel that leave them equal parts hilarity and romance. You never know if you are going to be giggling or swooning. It is a fine balance that she has mastered. Colton and Milo's story was absolutely hilarious. I could not stop laughing from the moment I started it. Bad luck after more bad luck left these characters in absolutely shambles time and time gain as the weekend progressed. This whole novel takes place during a 48 hour period. Just wait until you start, you won't believe it until you do. This novel is The Bet series with a forbidden/hidden love twist combined with a splash of crazy. It was a ride. For a novel that was relatively quick to read, it packed quite the punch. Milo is such a relatable and absolutely lovable character. She was a girl who knew what she wanted but had all the insecurities that everyday girls have. It fit perfect with the story line and made it that much more enjoyable. Colton was a tall drink of water for sure. He was a knight in shining armor that was doing a poor job of seeing what was right in front of him. Or rather, he did see it, he just didn't act on what he saw. Throw in more misunderstanding and sexual tension that is palpable and you are in for a treat. Like with Rachel's other romantic comedies, this novel also has the most memorable supporting characters! Max. Jason, Reid? I can't even begin with these boys. They take a story that was already epic and transform it into a whole other level of extraordinary.


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.