Friday, February 12, 2016

Review + Excerpt: CONSEQUENCE OF SEDUCTION by Rachel Van Dyken

Rating: 4/5 stars
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Series: This is book 3 in the Consequences series by Rachel Van Dyken. This can be read as a stand-alone but there are some references to the other books.

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?


I read my first book by Rachel Van Dyken last year. I had run across her name a lot while searching for new books to read. A friend mentioned “She’s written a lot of books and I hear good things,” so I thought I would give her books a try. My friend wasn’t kidding! She has a LOT to choose from with many different New Adult genres. So deciding where to start was the difficult part. I saw that she had a new release coming out that only had one previous book written in the series and decided to start there. I was not disappointed!

Rachel’s Consequence series, both Consequences of Loving Colton and Consequences of Revenge were some of my favorite reads last year. I would classify these books as romantic comedies. Think the movie The Proposal with Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock or How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days with Matthew McCunaughey and Kate Hudson. All of the books in this series had me laughing out loud while reading. Numerous times I had to try and stifle my laughter because I was reading late at night and didn’t want to wake my husband up.

Reid Emory is an actor trying to make it big in Hollywood, with a *look* that makes girls wanna drop their pants. Reid’s agent thinks some good publicity could be just the boost his career needs. Enter Jordan, a publicist who is used to being invisible or ignored. All her life people have acted like she didn't exist. Until Reid. He sees her. Is this romance just an act? Or is it real? And if it is, can it last after Reid makes it big?

I really enjoyed THE CONSEQUENCE OF SEDUCTION. This is the third book in the Consequence series and for me it stood out from the others. Reid is very romantic and I definitely found myself *swooning* more than just a few times. Reid is a ladies man so this book was a bit steamier than the others. Of course, no book in this series would be complete without the ridiculousness known as Max Emory, Reid's brother. He says and does some of the funniest things. But he has a big heart even if you want to throat punch him sometimes! I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys romantic comedies and is looking for a lighthearted, fast paced read.

Jordan’s body responded to my every single touch and caress.

“Now I know why you’ve never had to ask a girl on a date.” She hooked her legs around me and wrapped her arms around my neck, her tongue intertwining with mine, sucking, so. Damn. Hard that I couldn’t help but keep moaning. The things that woman could do with her mouth.

I deepened the kiss, my hands reaching for the clasp of her bra. I flicked it off. Jordan immediately froze. Her hands quickly covered her breasts.

“What are you doing?” I tried prying her hands free.

“Too fast.” She nodded, her cheeks staining with color. “You know for our, uh, date night.”

“Move your hands.”

“No.”

“Jordan.”

“Reid.” She laughed nervously.

“Fine.” I nodded. “I didn’t want to have to do this.”

Jordan frowned.

I raised my hand.

She frowned harder.

I flipped her onto her stomach and slapped her ass. Hard.

What are you doing?” she yelled.

“Why, sweetheart . . .” I kissed her ear. “I’m taming.”

“The hell you are!”

“You like it.” Another swat. “And I’m barely spanking you, but a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do. Cover them up again and I won’t be responsible for my actions.”

“But—”

I flipped her back around. “But what?” I honestly wanted to know why a girl that gorgeous would cover up.

“It’s just that—” Jordan chewed her lower lip. “I’m the lights-off girl.”

“Lights off?”

“Yeah.” She shrugged a shoulder as more color stained her cheeks. “You know, the girl you don’t really notice right away until you’ve had one too many, then you take her home and have your way with her—in the dark.”

Horrified, I could only stare in shock. “Please tell me that hasn’t actually happened.”

“Reid.” She shoved me away and started to get to her feet. “Look, I’m not stupid, okay? And I’m not even that insecure anymore. I know how guys think, all right?”

“Oh, yeah?” I stood, pulled her flush against my very hard body. “What am I thinking about right now?”

“ESPN?”

“Damn.”

Her shoulders deflated. “See?”

I burst out laughing. “Honey, we have a pretty big problem if ESPN gets me this excited, don’t you think?”

“Hey, sometimes baseball just does it for people.” She gave me a sexy-as-hell smile. “It’s not your fault you like balls.”


“I can’t believe you just challenged my manhood when it’s saluting you like that. Damn, woman, I’m basically giving you the equivalent of a high five and a home run all in one and you’re making jokes?”


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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You can connect with her on Facebook or join her fan group Rachel's New Rockin Readers. Her website is www.rachelvandykenauthor.com.

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