Cheater by Rachel Van Dyken ~ Live & Review

Also in this series: Cheater's Regret (Curious Liaisons, #2)
Cheater by Rachel Van Dyken ~ Live & ReviewAlso by this author: The Matchmaker's Replacement (Wingmen Inc., #2)
Cheater (Curious Liaisons Book 1) by Rachel Van Dyken
ISBN: 1503942090
Series: Curious Liaisons
Published by Skyscape on February 28th, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult
Pages: 317
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Lucas Thorn wasn’t born a cheater. All it took was a single moment—say, a certain disastrous incident on the night before his wedding—and boom. Reputation destroyed forever and always. So now he owns it. He has a lady friend for every night of the week (except Sundays—God’s day and all), and his rules are simple: No commitments. No exceptions.
But a certain smart-mouthed, strawberry blonde vixen is about to blow that all to hell.
Avery Black has never forgiven Lucas for cheating on her sister. And suddenly being forced to work with him is pretty much a nightmare on steroids. Of course, it does afford her the opportunity to make his life as difficult as possible. But no good revenge scheme comes without payback. Because he didn’t become the Lucas Thorn without learning a few things about women.
Now Avery’s lust for vengeance has turned into, well, lust. And if Lucas stops cheating, it’s definitely not because he’s falling in love…




One night.

It was all I needed anyway, right? It’s not as if he was going to really commit to me, marry me, offer to impregnate me and father all our children.

“Are you sure about this, Avery?” He cupped my face with his rough hands. “You still have a choice. You can turn that cute ass around and march out that door—hell, you can even slam it on the way out. I’ll even let you keep the steak.”

“Are you offering me an out?”

He nodded.

“Do you offer that to every girl?”

Another nod.

“Do they ever take it?”


“What do you want me to do?”

He paused. “You know, nobody has ever asked me that before.”

Probably because nobody cared about what else he had to offer besides what was dangling between his legs.

“I’m asking. Right now.” I wrapped my arms around his neck. “What does Thorn want?”

“You didn’t full-name me.”

“It seems to make you even more arrogant, God forbid.”

His grin made me weak, so weak that I had to hold on to him for strength. Funny how things come full circle. How he’d always been my rock.



And now?

He held all the power. Lucas Thorn . . . could destroy me.

“Stay.” He brushed a soft kiss across my lower lip. “I want you to stay.”





A book called Cheater that’s not really about cheating….Intrigued? I definitely was!

Big swoon factors…enemies to lovers feel to it….family drama. It had a bit of everything and it was full of win. I enjoyed everything about this.

This didn’t have a ton of the RVD banter I have come to love about her books but it did have a lot of swoon worthy dialogue and it kinda made up for it. I liked that Avery was a stronger female lead then I expected and that Lucas was love-able despite his….hobby?!?

Could Lucas have handled what happened in the past better? Should he have owned up to it sooner? Yes but none of that really bothered me and I think he was redeemable. None of this was on the harsh end of the “cheating” spectrum. It wasn’t even horrible compared to some books I’ve read. So you if you have a trigger but think it sounds ok, I’d give it a go if I was you. It’s a good book!

Love Rachel, Love her books….this one is one I recommend!



About Rachel Van Dyken

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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