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 24 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?
©2015 Rachel Van Dyken (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
"if only bachelor shows had max"
Absolutely, this book had me laughing the entire time. It was such a sweet story, one that as an easy listen that made you feel good.
Two words...goat and gecko. The fact of the matter is, it was hilarious. And the way max interacted with the crew of the show...honestly there were so many memorable moments it's really hard to choose.
Nick Podehl is amazing. I don't think listening to this story would have been near as good with any other narrator. He has this way of bringing out the goofiness of all the characters that made it so easy to fall in love and laugh. Amy McFadden is another reason. She conveys emotion so well, she sucks you in and makes you feel it too.
Annie and Max`s final date on the show. I don't want to give anything away, but what he tells her will make you fall in love.
I wish there were guys like Max on those bachelor shows, hilarious, honest, scared ;) I would actually watch them if they did. I love feel good stories that mAke you laugh and I've never cracked up out loud while listening to a book like I did with this one. It's a real light and feel good story that will have you laughing for days when you think of it. I'm sure people could nitpick it if they were so inclined but honestly, it would be grasping at straws to find something. Critics tend to be harsh, I've overlooked books with a bad reviews then later went back and read them and found them to be good. This story definitely can hold its own.
"Another hilarious performance"
Every once in a while all the stars align and magic happens. That is what The Consequence series and Amy McFadden & Nick Podehl have going on.
Max is my favorite Consequence character. I love his verbal diarrhea and in this book we get to see his softer side as well. Amidst all the hilarity of a dating game show we see Max fall in love and it was amazing. While the story line may be predictable, no one could predict the antics of The Consequence characters. Every single minute is full oh highly entertaining comedy.
I tried, I really did... I listened to this for over an hour. Longest out of my life. I thought my eyes were going to fall out from how many times I rolled them. This may be more suitable for a teenage boy. A very immature teenage boy.
Shame both narrators wasted their talents with this book!
"Loved it, one of the funniest series"
I can't get enough of this author or these two actors, they make this series come to life and have me keeling over with laughter. On to the next book of the series, I can't wait to get started.
Way out of it story line but really enjoyed this book. Laughed so much and have to admit out loud. Well done and will listen to this again. Gotta love Max
"Who asked to be on TV Anyway?"
I really enjoyed all the ups & downs & surprises in this book. I don't always read the synopsis. Sometimes I just go by the name of the book & the picture on the front of the book. As I read the book, I began to see that the title really did not tell you anything about the book. The book is about a group of friends that take care of each other with a few pranks & tricks mixed in for good measure.
Hilarious as always. van Dyken knows her romantic comedies. Even boardering on the absurd. Recommended.
"It gets better and better!"
I. CAN'T. STOP. LAUGHING! This is an awesome series. I absolutely love these characters. They are loving, caring, funny, crazy...the list goes on and on.
The author is so talented and the narrates are incredible.
"Max is the BEST!"
I really loved this story! The group of friends was fabulous but Max, Max is amazing!! I laughed out loud so many times, my family started to look at me funny. Listening to it was the best. I love Nick and Amy's voices. Thank you for a great read!
5 Crazy Ass Laugh Out Loud Stars!!!!!
OMG! This was absolutely hilarious. I laughed so hard I nearly cried down my leg. Max kills me.
I loved the narrators. They did an awesome job and even liked their voice changes for secondary characters.
I'm off to listen to The Consequence of Seduction.
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