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The Consequence of Revenge

(Consequence #2)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  4,188 ratings  ·  647 reviews
After losing his best friend to another guy, the notoriously too-confident Max Emory suddenly feels lost. He may have devastatingly good looks, an abundance of charm, and a claim to one of the biggest hotel empires around, but he has no ambition anymore. So when his fed-up friends decide they’ve had enough of his moping, they sign him up to be the next bachelor on the real ...more
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Published June 9th 2015 by Skyscape
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Aug 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommended to Christy by: Jacqueline's Reads
3.5 stars!

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If there was one word I could use to describe this story it would be fun. This was a light, laugh out loud read that was an all around good time and hella entertaining to listen to.

This is the second book in Rachel Van Dyken’s Consequence series. I haven’t read the first, so it’s obvious they can be read as stand-alones.

Our hero of this story, Max, gets put on a reality show similar to the bachelor. His friends think this is a great idea, to get him out of his funk and find a mat
Sophie's Reading Corner
**3 Mighty Max stars**

If you have read the The Consequence of Loving Colton then you probably have met and remember Max. In the first book Max pretended to be his best friend's boyfriend. After many shenanigans, his friends planned a revenge and applied for him to be the next Bachelor on the reality show "Love Island- Sink or Swim: Season Five".

Max got qualified being not only handsome, but also a millionaire. He's now forced to spend the next weeks in an island with 25 women , hungry for him,
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As the blurb says, this is “Max’s Story.” If you haven’t read The Consequence of Loving Colton that probably means diddly squat. If you have, you have already determined whether you’re like me and totally in love with Max or reacted a bit differently to his character . . .

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Being that The Consequence of Revenge is a rom-com, there are only a few options for plotline. The one chosen this go ‘round is the “chauvinist pig meets
Jennifer Kyle
Mar 31, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs
3.5 MAX Stars

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I liked this book slightly better than the first book simply because I just love Max. In this book Max’s friends send him on a reality television show to find love since he has been stagnant since his best friend’s Milo’s wedding.

This story has tons of over the top shenanigsans not unlike the first book of this series. However, Max was an extremely loveable hero and his love interest was pretty normal and so the story did work. Max was his hilariously sweet self and hi
***I received a complimentary ARC of this book from the publisher, through, in exchange for honest feedback.***

I absolutely love the other books I've read by this author, so when I saw this one I figured it would be an instant hit for me. While I enjoyed it for the most part, and have to admit that it kept me laughing for hours on end, I just never felt like I clicked with the characters or the storyline. Maybe it was so comical that I never felt a deep emotional connection. Who kn
May 07, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 sweet lunacy stars

The Consequences of Revenge is everything needed to teach Max the error of his jackassery. Max is a special breed of his own, managing to make his insanity cute and endearing. It's going to take a very special someone to accept him for who he is and play his game his way ... “Always more complicated but tons of fun."

Fun, sweet and completely ridiculous in a totally endearing way... This gives you the smile you reserve for your friends who are off the wall but you have than
Jacqueline's Reads
May 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 4-star-books
4.5 On the Island Stars

The Consequence of Revenge is a standalone and is book two of the Consequence series. Each book is belly-laugh-out-loud funny and BALLS of GOOD TIMES.


This is Max and Becca’s story. Max is Milo’s best friend. He pretended to be with Milo and then he pretended to be gay < ---- crazy, but completely funny. Everyone is tired of Max being single and by everyone, I mean the whole gang. Colt, Milo, Jason and Reid. So, what do they do? They enter Max on a
Oct 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I'm really on the fence about this one...I liked it but not as much as the first novel in the series and because of that I wanted to give it 4 stars. But on the other hand I had much higher expectations from Max's story and because they weren't met I was inclined to give it 3 stars so I compromised and went with 3,5 stars.

Why wasn't I impressed?

Well because Max was hilarious in the previous book and I can honestly say that he kept the book going so I was expecting to role over from laughter whil
Mischief and mayhem all rolled into one ultimately sweet story.

Max Emory seemingly has everything. He’s finished college, is incredibly good looking with a charisma to match and is heir to a hotel empire. What he doesn’t have is direction. And since losing his best friend Milo after she got married, he’s also lost his drive.
“I might have lost my best friend to marriage, but I’d gained Jason in the process, though his only goal during the last few months, since I’d graduated college, had
Aliana Milano
May 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*4.5 stars*

Max, Max, Max - you most definitely do NOT disappoint.

"Son of a bitch! I staggered back toward the bed. "How dare you invite Satan into my home? Everyone knows you have to wait to invite them, otherwise they have to say outside!"
"Pretty sure that's vampires." Reid laughed.

Oh Reid, I seriously love the poor soul. Before I go any further please let me explain that this is NOT a paranormal read if you hate them. Mind you, even if it was Ms. Van Dyken would make it an awesome one!
Melanie (mells_view)
Nov 22, 2017 rated it did not like it
DNF 14%.

So this is a no from me. A friend recommended this one and I had high hopes because I liked another series that this author wrote. UNFORTUNATELY, I didn’t realize this is the second book of one I’ve tried before and also didn’t like at all.

The first 14% if the book is like a really really long inside joke, that is only KIND of funny if you’re in the group of friends, and I’m not in the group.

So if you like OTT slapstick comedy, based off jokes you’ve probably already heard before then I
Apr 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

The Consequence of Revenge by Rachel Van Dyken was one of those stories that had me laughing and left a big smile on my face. I must say I really enjoyed this second installment more than the first book since the humor and sweet nature of the book pulled me.


So if you have seen the reality show the Bachelor, then you will get a general idea of what is in store for Max as his friends signed him up for the TV reality show. So once is Max on
Jun 10, 2015 rated it it was ok
I loved "The Consequence of Loving Colton." It was positively hilarious in that Ace Ventura kinda absurd way that was plausible on a 'omg these are some crazy Mfers' scale of 10. My absolute favorite book of the year!

The sequel, which stars BFF Max, starts off with the same brand of perfectly absurd humor. Evil gummy bears, a broken hypodermic needle in the arse, & a prostate exam to boot. Funny shiznet! You feel me?!?

Ehh, then things move to love island. Doom, duh, doom....

Here, the story los
Beatrice Masaluñga
May 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: new-adult, arc
Thank you Netgalley and Skyescape / Amazon publishing for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Final rating: 3.5

The Consequence of Revenge is slightly better than The Consequence of Loving Colton. In this book, we get to see Max Emory's story. On the previous book, he was introduced as Milo's metrosexual best friend. He had a huge crush on her, but the feeling isn't mutual because Milo is in love with Colton. Poor guy just got friendzoned. Of course friendship remains but nothing mo
Feb 27, 2017 rated it liked it
The first half of the book was really funny. Unfortunately, the last half lost momentum and dragged. Those who are fans of the Bachelor television series will appreciate this more than I did.
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dec-15
"The Consequence Of Revenge" is the second book in the "Consequence" series by Rachel Van Dyken.
Max Emory is the main character and is introduced in the first book "The Consequence Of Loving Colton" which I loved. Max is hilarious and had me laughing through the entire story. Becca is the main female character and compliments Max's character beautifully.
After meeting once briefly, at a Starbucks, they find each other again while trapped on an island as part of the filming of a reality tv progra
Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Consequence Of Revenge was a slightly insane but quirky and hilarious read.

Max has been tricked shall we say with going on an dating show similar to The Bachelor. He’s a bit reluctant of course and let me tell you some of the women are in dire need of some psychiatric help.

Becca however is the one sane girl yet her motives for going on the show may not be in Max’s interests.

What ensues is some insane and crazy moments involving a goat a gecko and a bit of crazy revenge here and there.

Jun 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Netgalley was kind enough to send me this book in exchange for an honest review.

The book is about Max, a young, rich guy who has just graduated from collage and had his heart broken by his best friend. His friends decide to help him out of his misery and sign him up for a reality TV show called 'Love Island'. So Max has to spend the next month or so on an island with 25 beautiful women and a goat.

It's the second book in a series, but it can be read as a stand-alone. I did read it as a stand-al
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I couldn't stop laughing the whole time I read this. Every single moment is so beautifully created. You're constantly wondering:
(A) Whether the book is a perfect balance between comedy and romance
(B) Are-they-or-aren't-they all slightly unhinged in this book
(C) Why don't they let Rachel Van Dyken film and/or run The Bachelor

Because if that lady ran the show I'd watch it every year, without fail, with a bag of popcorn sitting on the seat beside me!
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Eileen Robinson
May 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Max is the best friend of Milo (from The Consequences of Loving Colton) and since her marriage he's been a bit lost, unbeknown to him his friend have set him up for a reality tv show, where he is the bachelor prize and spends a couple of weeks with 25 hot women.
I really enjoyed this story, I already liked Max from the first book, but this just cemented him into a little bit of my heart.
The hilarity of this bunch of friends started right from the first page and i can honestly say that i read this
Second book in Rachel van Dyken's Consequence series, but can be read as a standalone. Sequel to "The Consequences of Loving Colton", this is Max's story. "The Bachelor" reality TV-type rom-com, which was funny, light, and completely over the top, but FUNNY. Really entertaining narration.

Sep 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: from-tests, romance
Max didn't disappoint. His funny personality makes him a unique character. Funny, flirty and at times ridiculous - but he doesn't mind. And that's something I really like. Not as in "I want one Max for me" but same as Milo I'd love to have him as a best friend.

With hs good looks and charms there's much more to him but he keeps just waiting for the CEO position and the millions he's going to inherit.
Because his friends are sick of his unambitious drifting after college they decide to make him t
Heather andrews
May 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
There was lots of humor in this book, there's always humor in Rachel's books it's what.make me come back for more. Max and Becca always seem to have interesting conversations:
"I pointed at his pants. “Right, well, tell your parts to paralyze so people don’t think ropes and balls turn you on.”
“What?” He looked up and let out a defeated sigh. “I can’t help that Edward wants to be free. I would too. It’s okay, little buddy."
Add Reid into that mix and it gets personal, "not a humble bone in that b
Apr 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Jason is seeking revenge against his friend Max by signing him up for a bachelor type reality show. Max gets to spend 3 weeks on an island with a bunch of women looking for love (or maybe the cash prize.) This book was laugh out loud funny, a little over the top at times but was a light, funny story which was exactly what I was looking for. As much as I love Max, I can't wait until we get Reid's book!

**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**
Dec 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.75 Stars

I liked this one even more than the first. The dynamic among the friends is SO engaging and Max...well, he has to be read to be fully appreciated. He can be so deliciously evil (poor Reid). I guiltily admit that I seem to like Max the most when he's doing his worst. Moving right on to the next book in the series. :)

Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
For four years, Max's "job" has been to be Milo's best friend. After he helps her marry her childhood love, Colton, Max feels adrift without purpose. To get Max off the couch, his gang of friends signs Max up to be the next bachelor on a reality dating show taking place on an island. Max doesn't think he can find love, let alone survive, being on an island with 25 crazy women. He realizes that one of the women is Becca, the barista that has shot down his advances numerous times, and enlists her ...more
Max was probably my favorite thing about book one so I was eager to read his book. After finishing it, I like him even more.

The beginning of this novel is slapstick comedy like the first was. Some is more over the top and even a bit cheesy. I found myself literally laughing out loud. After it really gets into the meat of the story, there are actually several surprisingly deep parts. Max is quite the man. He mostly just shows his easy going, silly, well-groomed side, but he is also very smart, ro
Romance Readers Retreat
May 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Rachel does it again, what a fabulous read this was. 
This is the second book in The Consequence series and doesn't fail to disappoint. In the first book we saw Milo and Colt get their happy ever after after a few mishaps and hilarious events. This book however is about Milo's best friend Max whom is moping after losing his best friend Milo to another guy. So he gets set up to appear on reality dating show The Bachelor by all his friends as they think enough is enough. Will Max find love out of t
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Max is set up to be the new bachelor on a dating show, after being set up by the gang (Milo, Colt, Jason and Reid). The lead up to departing for the show is all slapstick comedy, but it is done well. While looming over his documents for the show, he notices that one of the contestants is the barista from the coffee shop, who wasn't impressed by his pick up lines. Becca realizes on the plane who Max is...and at first is stand-offish with him. But she realizes pretty quickly how much she actually ...more
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Dec 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: good-banter, 2016, funny

I loved the humor in this book and the way this group of friends feed of each other. It was very entertaining and I can't wait for Reid and Jason's story.
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Consequence (4 books)
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