Contemporary Romance

Review: Consequence of Seduction, The

Consequence of Seduction, The
Consequence of Seduction, The by Rachel Van Dyken

Dali’s review & rating: 5 of 5 stars

A hold your belly because it’s going to hurt from laughing, hilarious, sweet and sexy romance! A must read romantic comedy I didn’t want to put down or to ever end.

Reid Emory is Hollywood’s next up and coming sensation. His actor status and killer smile should be all he needs in the dating department. But after his unfortunate run-in with “grandma,” he seems to be in a slump. That’s ok for now since he needs to focus on his new movie and image. His brother Max though, will go to extremes assist Reid finding love and his new publicist is the only one who can help with both his job and his love life.

“Note to self: don’t look directly in his eyes for fear that clothes will spontaneously pull themselves off my body.”

Jordan Litwright has been invisible her entire life, which works perfectly in her line of work. As a successful publicist her clients take center stage while she works her magic behind the scenes. But having Reid Emory as a client has put a jinx on her life in general. From spilled food all over her, to having to fake date the man, her life has turned on its axis. Even her invisibility appears to have faded because when Reid turns to look at her, he sees everything about her.

“I had no clue I’d be sealing my fate. No clue that the plain girl twisting the straw between her pretty little fingers would destroy me.”

But can she trust him and a bond developed from a bogus relationship to have the staying power when he his career skyrockets?

This book surprised me in the best possible way. I certainly laughed while reading the previous books in this series and have loved others by Ms. Van Dyken. I knew I would get a great read from the skilled author but I don’t remember grinning and laughing so hard before. I loved Jordan and Reid and adored the plotting, maniacal Max who very nearly stole the book’s thunder.

Yes, Max the incorrigible charmer who wants to take over the world, at the very least the presidency decided to play at cupid while there’s a vacancy at the White House.

“Think thirty years from now, when he runs for president, that will be his tagline – ‘It’s easier to let Max rule’?”

It really doesn’t matter though because the mix between supporting characters and main ones, the smart and funny banter and crazy shenanigans was spot on. From start to finish, I couldn’t stop laughing, smiling and highlighting.

Jordan wasn’t just smart, she was quick to think on her feet and could totally hold her own in the crazy that is Reid’s friends and family.

Swooning over Reid is completely unavoidable. He not only sees the beauty in what Jordan regards as plain, he helps see and love herself through his eyes. From charmingly admiring her out of control hair, to serenading her with sexy songs in the middle of a crowded restaurant, to flat out sweeping her off her feet. And once he realizes he’s head over heels in love with her, he completely embraces it.

“You look beautiful, gorgeous, pretty, cute, breathtaking… mouthwatering… mind-numbing. World altering.”
“Wow, that’s a lot of words.”
“I have more, want to hear more?”


I just loved Reid and Jordan together, they were a perfect fit. He made her feel beautiful and wanted, and through her intelligence and sass she made him realize not just needed but wanted so much more than a first date. I really liked that even though there was funny, witty back and forth, the lightness was anchored by a strengthening relationship.

“Seems a girl in a red dress is taking up all space in my brain these days.”
“She sounds hot.”
“She’s so much more… than hot.”
I kissed her mouth again. “She’s everything.”

This was a fantastic story. I loved the references to Lilo and Stitch, Star Wars, The Little Mermaid and even a Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, which made me smile wider. The wonderfully fun characters and entertaining story made me giggle, chuckle and grin like crazy. Even Hades the underwear eating goat and little G the gecko from the previous book made an appearance, and Max made a new friend with E.T. look alike dog, Otis. I can’t wait to read the next one!

The Consequence of Seduction is the third book in the Consequence series by Rachel Van Dyken. Filled with hilarious antics, sweet sexy moments with a movie style happy ending. Told from both points of view. It can be read as a standalone although I strongly encourage you to read the entire series, not only will you pass out laughing, you’ll also get a better understanding of the dynamics with interconnecting characters from the previous book in the series.

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* I was given an ARC of this book courtesy of the author via InkSlinger PR & NetGalley. The excerpts are from that copy. *

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