Review: The Consequences of Revenge


Title: The Consequences of Revenge

Author: Rachel Van Dyken

Genre: New Adult



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 reality series Love Island. And between his pride and his forged signature on an ironclad contract, Max just can’t say no.

Now he’s stranded in paradise with twenty-four women, one terrifying goat, and Becca, the breathtaking barista who already turned him down back home. The closer Max gets to Becca, the more determined he becomes to win her over. As she gets to know him better, things start heating up. But is Becca really after Max’s heart—or is she after the cash prize she could claim once the cameras stop rolling?


Oh so many things…

1. Its funny as hell, y’all! First, I will never eat gummy bears again. Second, I totally want a goat. Third, I also want a gecko.

2. Max is awesome. Hearing his inner monologue is just awesome because he has some pretty crazy ideas. He makes this book work. I have never been a fan of the reality TV genre, especially ones like the bachelor. But, Max makes it work and I wasn’t sure it would.

3. Becca is more awesome than I ever could have imagined a contestant on a reality TV could be. She is honest about being there because she needs the money and that she finds the idea of finding love on TV insane. I also liked her vulnerability. She doubts herself and Max and it came across very real. I love that in a book! Hearing her voice the things that I know a normal person in that situation would be thinking made the whole book awesome for me.

I could go on. I am not going to because I want you to discover the awesome for yourself and not spoil it for you!


Really, this book was perfect. Except, I liked The Consequences of Loving Colton better. I don’t know why exactly, but book 1 will be on my all time favorite books for a long, long time. So, this book is amazing, but personally, I liked book 1 a little bit more (So, Revenge is a 5 star and Colton was a 5+ star-both amazing!)



Mark it TBR on Goodreads | Amazon (releases June 9th and is FREE with KU!)


Meet The Author!

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 and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers! You can follow her writing journey at



“Goats be crazy. They have red eyes, they’ll eat anything, including your shirt, and they have no manners. Plus they’re unpredictable. I like my animals…slow”-Max

“Once a girl goes Max, she never goes back”-Max

Check out my review for The Consequences of Loving Colton here!

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