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Series: Consequence #1
Publisher: Skyscape on April 21, 2015
Genre(s): Romantic Comedy (NA)
It’s all fun and games…until someone’s heart is broken.
They’re not kids anymore, but Milo Caro is certain that Colton Mathews will only see her as his best friend’s little sister for the rest of their lives. After all, he made that clear the night before she left for college. But four years later, her brother is getting married and Colt’s the best man—and guess who is the best man’s last-minute date?
Milo vows to use the wedding to either claim the smoldering firefighter’s heart or douse this torch for good. When Max—her best friend from college, who may be carrying a torch of his own—crashes the party, they devise a plan to make Colt see what he’s missing. But after Colt catches on, he decides to cook up his own revenge.
Now it’s personal. Colt and Milo are at war, and between Max’s questionable acting methods, an unfortunate trip to jail, and a maniacal fiancée, what could possibly go right?
This book includes mature subject matter that may not be appropriate for readers under the age of 18.
The Consequence of Loving Colton by Rachel Van Dyken
Milo has been pining over her brother’s best friend Colton for almost as long as she can remember, but he made it pretty clear back when she was sixteen that he’s just not interested. She’s spent the last several years trying to forget that humiliation and move on, but her brother’s wedding is right around the corner, and she’ll have no choice but to face Colton then.
The Verdict: If you’re looking for a simple, sweet romance novel, The Consequence of Loving Colton is a wrong turn — but not a bad one at all. Sure, there’s sweet, and there’s also romance, but Milo’s love life is more slapstick chaos than beaches at sunset. All grown up but not exactly mature, Milo enlists the help of her BFF Max, convincing him to masquerade as her boyfriend, so she can save face in front of the man who rejected her and all the family who’s wondering when she’ll hook a man of her own. And of course, just about everything that can go wrong does — in the most hilarious way. Milo desperately wants Colton to see her as more than his best friend’s little sister. And Colton is doing everything he can to remember that Milo is just that, and therefore off limits. But with Max, Milo’s crazy grandmother, Jason’s awful fiancée, reinforcements in the way of Max’s brother, and a wedding on the horizon, absolute chaos ensues.
The Consequence of Loving Colton is a fast-paced, insanely entertaining romantic comedy, in which no character’s dignity is left unscathed and the laughs just keep coming. Milo is a walking, talking, tripping train wreck, but she just wants the same happily ever after every girl dreams about. The story reads like a rom-com movie come to life, perfect for those who love silly movies like Wedding Crashers, and it’s a fun break from the usual formulaic reads I keep finding.
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