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By:  Rachel Van Dyken

Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1503953017

Publisher: Skyscape

Publication Date: February 9, 2016


From New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken.

Reid Emory has never had reason to question his luck with the ladies. As the owner of a lethal set of aqua-blue eyes and a devastating grin, this Hollywood heartthrob always brings his A game…but lately his luck seems to have run out. The actor is in need of some help, and there’s only one person he can trust to take his love life—and his career—to an explosive new level.

Jordan Litwright’s newest client is trying her patience. As a publicist, she’s more than content to stay in the background and let others shine. But when a publicity stunt backfires, she suddenly finds herself thrust into the spotlight—as Reid’s new love interest. And while other men usually overlook her, Reid is focusing in with laserlike intensity. There’s no denying they have serious chemistry.

But once Reid breaks into the big time, can they turn their made-for-the-media romance into a forever love?


Romantic style photo of missing couple


I wasn’t nervous. Please. The nervous guy was always played by a dude who had no fashion sense, had never kissed a girl, and thought that foreplay was an actual play—in baseball.

I had killer fashion.

Had kissed tons of girls—even secured my first by the age of four from a six-year-old riding the bus to school.

And foreplay was my specialty. I like to think that some men are just gifted in that area—not to boast, but I’m one of them.

Oh, and I was a hell of a baseball player.

So that weird, shaky feeling currently residing in my stomach, slithering its way up my chest? Heartburn.

I popped two Tums.

“Hey, you okay?” Jordan asked. Her big brown eyes were makeup free—making them look even prettier—more natural. She’d given up on her hair so it was wildly cascading in every direction known to mankind, giving her a sex kitten look I wasn’t at all comfortable her sporting outside my apartment.

“Yeah.” I coughed. “Heartburn.”

“Weird. I wonder why you have heartburn after all those shots, five slices of pizza, and three glasses of red wine?”

I grinned. “Beats me.”

She rolled her eyes and grabbed the remote from my hand.

“What are you doing?” I asked calmly, trying to keep my voice from shaking.

“Changing the channel?” she answered without looking at me. “The movie ended an hour ago and you usually go to bed at eleven, so . . .”

“But this is date night.”

“Uh-huh, and now date night is over. I’ll tell you what.” She turned and tucked her legs beneath her. “Since you’re new at this whole dating thing, I’ll give you a free pass and let you in on a little secret.”

“I’m listening.” Okay, so I was trying to listen while my eyes zeroed in on her low-cut blouse and fringes of the black lacy bra that was peeking from beneath. Focus. Focus. Focus. Did she have pizza sauce on her breast?

“When girls come home from a date, they don’t take a hot shower and run their hands all over their body moaning and groaning and replaying every touch, every caress, every kiss.”

Can’t. Look. Away. I leaned forward. Yup, definitely pizza sauce. “Well, that’s disappointing.”

“Usually, they pour themselves a glass of wine, toss off their tall heels, turn on the TV, put on their sweats, and read while New Girl plays in the background.”

How was it possible she wasn’t aware she had food on her chest?

“Reid, are you listening?”

“Of course I am!” I nodded. “Wine, heels, TV, books, New Girl.” I know, neat trick, right? Just pull the details out of what they said and repeat them. Works nine times out of ten. Unless you’re Max. If you’re Max, you usually just get punched, because he tends to brag about the fact he remembered in the first place.

“What?” Jordan looked down. “What are you staring at?”



“Sauce.” I pointed. “Right there.”

Jordan rolled her eyes. “I’m not falling for that trick where you point and I look down and you hit me in the face. How old are you, ten?”

“No, seriously.” I moved forward. “You have pizza sauce right here.” I swiped it with my thumb and then licked it off.

“That should be gross,” she breathed.

“I know.”

“But it was kind of sexy.”

“I know.”

“Stop saying ‘I know.’”

I smirked. “Sorry . . . oh, look, you have something right here too.”

This time she did look down. And my ten-year-old self cheered as I knocked her in the chin and said, “Gotcha.”

Defeated, her shoulders slumped forward. “I deserved that.”

“I couldn’t help myself.” I watched in a hypnotic trance as her tongue sneaked out and teased her lower lip. It was the perfect moment for a kiss, but the line had been . . . skewed. I wasn’t sure if it was okay, in the privacy of my apartment, to actually kiss her. I mean, I’d kissed her, but this felt different, more intimate.

“This is the part”—Jordan leaned forward and gripped my shirt with both hands—“where you either kiss me or cough awkwardly, make an excuse, scratch your balls, and cower back in your bedroom.”

“Wow, so many choices,” I mused, meeting her halfway. “Eenie, meenie, minie—” Our mouths met in a frenzy. She tasted like wine and pizza.

Holy shit, it was hotter than it should have been.

My hands moved to her hips as I tried to pull her onto my lap. But her skirt was too tight.

“Damn it.” I tugged harder and heard a split.

Jordan reared back. “Did you just rip my skirt?”

“Small tear.”


“No.” I gripped the fabric until it gave with a scratchy tearing sound. “That’s a rip.” With a grin I tossed the discarded remains onto the ground.

Jordan stared at the skirt for a few seconds before wrapping her legs around my torso and fusing her mouth with mine. “You owe me a skirt.”

“Can I rip you out of that one too?”

She laughed against my mouth. I stood, lifting her with me, and walked her backward toward my bedroom.

We looked good. She was half-naked, sexy, I was carrying her around like a badass, and then things went . . . south.

And not a good south.

“Watch out for my shoes—”

I tripped over two spiked heels, sending Jordan flying into the wall. She slid down said wall and landed on the plant—yes, the plant, the one she’d kept alive for all those years.

“My plant!” she yelled. I burst out laughing as remnants of dirt and plant sifted through her hands. “You killed it!”

“Whoa!” I held up my hands and backed up, tripping over the damn shoes again and stumbling to the floor.

I shit you not, Jordan giddyup crawled toward me, faster than lightning, straddled me, and started fighting.

“We’ll get you a new plant!” I yelled as she smacked my chest. I gripped her wrists and flipped her onto her back. “Don’t you think—”

She bucked beneath me.

“—it was probably time to let the plant go? You know, cut the apron strings!”

“It’s not my child!” she wheezed, tuckering herself out.

“Exactly.” I nodded, then released her hand and patted her cheek.

Her eyes went wild.

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Consequence of Seduction, The
Consequence of Seduction, The by Rachel Van DykenDali’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.

The lady who fell in love



Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking
coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!

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