Blog Tour: The Consequence of Seduction (Consequence #3) by Rachel Van Dyken

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Today is my stop during the blog tour for The Consequence of Seduction (Consequence #3) by Rachel Van Dyken. I share my review with you and an excerpt from the book.

seductioncoverTitle: The Consequence of Seduction
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Series: Consequence #3
Rating: 4 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance


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 gameโ€ฆbut lately his luck seems to have run out. The actor is in need of some help, and thereโ€™s only one person he can trust to take his love lifeโ€”and his careerโ€”to an explosive new level.

Jordan Litwrightโ€™s newest client is trying her patience. As a publicist, sheโ€™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 spotlightโ€”as Reidโ€™s new love interest. And while other men usually overlook her, Reid is focusing in with laserlike intensity. Thereโ€™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?

The lady who fell in love

My Review:
Usually, I like to put a nice, promo-type comment at the start of my reviews. You know, something professional and slick that adequately summarizes the main outstanding qualities of the book I’ve just read. I’ve been typing and retyping furiously for the last few minutes trying to do this book justice and honestly I keep coming back to this:

Pee-your-pants funny.

Seriously, that sums up this book perfectly for me. I have laughed myself silly at other books before, but I can’t ever recall a book that had me laughing continuously the whole way through. This book is unique in it’s crazy insanity. A few times I had to re-read a section to make sure my brain had actually deciphered it correctly. What’s particularly genius about this though is that each character was funny in their own different way. All the characters were superbly crafted with individual personalities and quirks.

Reid was a great leading man, and Jordan was a spunky, professional career woman who was quite vulnerable underneath that tough exterior. Together, they were a match made in heaven. I loved the slow progression of the romance and their sizzling chemistry.

I could devote an entire review on it’s own to Max. Hella, how do I describe him? He was psychotically endearing is the best way I can put it. If I knew him in real life I would not be able to stand more than thirty seconds in his company before I’d start feeling uncharacteristic violent urges. Seriously, how none of the characters gave him a few slaps is beyond me. They all have limitless amounts of patience. But he was charming and funny with it. One of these hyper-intelligent, interfering busybodies with a heart of gold. He was definitely swinging off the crazy tree but it was hysterically funny to read. The toing and froing between him and Reid was especially funny.

And Reid and his ‘grandma’ experience. I’ll say it again: pee-your-pants funny.

I’ve read a couple of Rachel’s other books, and I knew she was an accomplished writer, but she really nailed it with this quirky, different Hollywood romance that will have you laughing your rocks off. Seriously entertaining read. Highly recommended.

Actual Rating 4.5 Stars.

Thanks to the publisher and Inkslinger PR for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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Jordanโ€™s body responded to my every single touch and caress.
โ€œNow I know why youโ€™ve never had to ask a girl on a date.โ€ She hooked her legs around me and wrapped her arms around my neck, her tongue intertwining with mine, sucking, so. Damn. Hard that I couldnโ€™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.
โ€œWhat are you doing?โ€ I tried prying her hands free.
โ€œToo fast.โ€ She nodded, her cheeks staining with color. โ€œYou know for our, uh, date night.โ€
โ€œMove your hands.โ€
โ€œReid.โ€ She laughed nervously.
โ€œFine.โ€ I nodded. โ€œI didnโ€™t want to have to do this.โ€
Jordan frowned.
I raised my hand.
She frowned harder.
I flipped her onto her stomach and slapped her ass. Hard.
โ€œWHAT are you doing?โ€ she yelled.
โ€œWhy, sweetheart . . .โ€ I kissed her ear. โ€œIโ€™m taming.โ€
โ€œThe hell you are!โ€
โ€œYou like it.โ€ Another swat. โ€œAnd Iโ€™m barely spanking you, but a manโ€™s gotta do what a manโ€™s gotta do. Cover them up again and I wonโ€™t be responsible for my actions.โ€
I flipped her back around. โ€œBut what?โ€ I honestly wanted to know why a girl that gorgeous would cover up.
โ€œItโ€™s just thatโ€”โ€ Jordan chewed her lower lip. โ€œIโ€™m the lights-off girl.โ€
โ€œLights off?โ€
โ€œYeah.โ€ She shrugged a shoulder as more color stained her cheeks. โ€œYou know, the girl you donโ€™t really notice right away until youโ€™ve had one too many, then you take her home and have your way with herโ€”in the dark.โ€
Horrified, I could only stare in shock. โ€œPlease tell me that hasnโ€™t actually happened.โ€
โ€œReid.โ€ She shoved me away and started to get to her feet. โ€œLook, Iโ€™m not stupid, okay? And Iโ€™m not even that insecure anymore. I know how guys think, all right?โ€
โ€œOh, yeah?โ€ I stood, pulled her flush against my very hard body. โ€œWhat am I thinking about right now?โ€
Her shoulders deflated. โ€œSee?โ€
I burst out laughing. โ€œHoney, we have a pretty big problem if ESPN gets me this excited, donโ€™t you think?โ€
โ€œHey, sometimes baseball just does it for people.โ€ She gave me a sexy-as-hell smile. โ€œItโ€™s not your fault you like balls.โ€
โ€œI canโ€™t believe you just challenged my manhood when itโ€™s saluting you like that. Damn, woman, Iโ€™m basically giving you the equivalent of a high five and a home run all in one and youโ€™re making jokes?โ€

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RachelAuthorheadshotAbout 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, 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 .


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