The Consequence of Rejection by Rachel Van Dyken
Publication Date: March 26th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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 run 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.
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 girl’s 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.
Thank goodness for Rachel Van Dyken, her amazing sense of humor and her impeccable timing. THE CONSEQUENCE OF REJECTION landed in my hands just when I desperately needed a romantic comedy with a little seriousness and a bunch of hilarious characters and I couldn’t be more thankful to her for getting me out of my too-emotional-and-serious reading streak.
You know how in real life we sometimes try to hide our broken hearts and sadness behind jokes and funny stuff? That’s just me? Okay. Well… this book is exactly that. It is hilarious—as in, one of the funniest (with a bit of dumbness) things I’ve read in my twenty years of existence—but below that funny surface it is also heartbreaking and a little sad at the same time.
This is a second chance romance. The main characters have been hurting since things ended between them ten years ago and now that they are back in each other’s lives things are a little overwhelming because there’s still anger, betrayal, a lot of “what the heck happened to us” and of course, love and lust. Things get a little frustrating at times because the main characters are afraid of getting their heart broken again but other than that I’d say this is a pretty darn good book.
I think Rachel gave the story the perfect combination of seriousness and silliness. If that sounds like something you’d like to submerge in then go read this book! It is the perfect book to read when you have a couple of free hours, it’s short and you’ll have a great time reading it.
4.5 / 5 flowers
“Be the bigger man, even if it means you look like a complete tool. I’ve been the bigger man all my life. Now look at me… total tool, but alas, I got the girl.” –Max Emory’s Guide to Dating and Other Important Life Lessons.
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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!