The Consequence of Rejection by Rachel Van Dyken @rachvd

Posted March 26, 2018 in review Tags: ,

The Consequence of Rejection by Rachel Van Dyken @rachvdThe Consequence of Rejection by Rachel Van Dyken

Series: Consequences #4
Genres: Romantic Comedy
Source: ARC
Also by this author: The Consequence of Loving Colton (Consequence, #1), The Consequence of Revenge, Capture, The Dark Ones, Untouchable Darkness, The Consequence of Seduction, Empire, The Matchmaker's Playbook, The Bachelor Auction, Enrage, The Playboy Bachelor, Eulogy, Envy, Risky Play, Ruthless Princess, Surrender, Scandalous Prince, Mafia Casanova, Destructive King, Mafia King, Office Hate, Falling for the Villain, My Summer in Seoul, Broken Crown , Office Date, The Anti-Fan and the Idol, The Godparent Trap, Dissolution, Exposing the Groom, The Unperfects, Office Mate

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.

Jason’s story is finally here in The Consequence of Rejection! I still think Colton and Milo’s story is one of my all time favorites, so this series has a special place in my heart. You finally get Jason’s story in all its messed up, bad luck, old lady kissing drama.

Max is still Max and generally out to continue to ruin Jason’s life. But, his first love, Maddy, has returned to town to make him miserable as well. She left Jason with hardly a goodbye and he has been a hot mess of bad luck ever since. So, if you like second chance romance, over the top best friends, and some seriously zany hijinks, Rejection might be the perfect book for a weekend rom-com binge! These characters are hilarious! While sometimes it felt like “Max part 2” because he is such a dominate force, I enjoyed the story and loved finally getting to see Jason get an HEA!


  • POV: dual 1st
  • Tears: no
  • Trope: second chance
  • Triggers: none
  • Series/Standalone: stand alone (but you really need to read at least book 1 and 2 in order to understand all the inside jokes and such!)
  • Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »
  • HEA: View Spoiler »

The How to Date a Douchebag series by Sara Ney, The Allure of Julian Lefrey by RS Grey, The Mother Road by Meghan Quinn…then you will probably like The Consequence of Rejection!


The consequence of Rejection



From The Consequence of Rejection:

Full breasts spilled over into a small black bikini that left nothing to the imagination, it barely covered nipple for that matter, and the bottoms? Well she had to keep adjusting them lets just say high school bathing suits ten years later look small.

In the best way possible.

Head held high she walked right by me to Max, grabbed a shot, took it, then sucked the lime he held out in front of her.

I growled.

Max winked at me. “Something wrong, man?”

I reached for the non existent gun at my side, which just made him grin harder as he kept handing out alcohol to parents of toddlers.

Because thats the type of party it was.

Almost everyone started talking about their kids, retirement, stock portfolios, vacation time, and babies.

It was almost too depressing for words.

I had all those things but what I’d always wanted. A family. Babies.


She shared a sideway’s glance with me.

I reached for her, but she pulled away and ran full speed towards the pool and did a giant canon ball.

People cheered.

While I watched as wet cold water ran down her curvy body, my gaze was so tranfixed on her erect nipples I’m surprised nobody pulled me aside about my current situation of arousal.

Cold water. Fast.

I chased after her, jumped in.

And felt the warm buzz of alcohol fill my veins just as I popped up and saw Max follow, balls first, in my face.

I ducked just in time so I didn’t get a fist full of balls.

The guy only laughed once we both popped up.

I swam towards Maddy, and tugged her against me. “Stop running.”

“I’m not.” Her breath came out raspy. “I’m just…reliving old times, isn’t that what you wanted? So we could have closure?”

Why did it feel like she was turning the tables on me.

“Yeah,” I said slowly, “But—“

Her kiss was swift.


Fast, and oh so very punishing as I gaped into her mouth and pinned her against he side of the pool.

Music filled the air out of nowhere from somewhere outside, it pounded into my ears the way I wanted to pound into her.

I grinned against her mouth as she wrapped her legs around my waist.

And then Reid cast a shadow over us and started pouring vodka over our heads.

Maddy tilted her head back and opened her mouth while I leaned in and licked it off her chin.

People cheered.

“Guys!” Someone yelled. “Keep it down, someones going to call the cops!”

“Cops?” Max laughed loudly. “I am the law, bitches!” The music blared. “Plus, we already got our cop here.” He pointed while I took another shot.

People cheered.

And then Maddy squeezed her thighs.

Yeah the cops were coming alright.

About Rachel Van Dyken

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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2 responses to “The Consequence of Rejection by Rachel Van Dyken @rachvd

  1. I really enjoyed the first two books, and need to continue this series. I file it under slap-stick-rom-com, and they were pretty fun. Glad to say the hilarity continues in this book, and that the HEA is satisfying.

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