Cheater’s Regret by Rachel Van Dyken
Series: Curious Liaisons Book 2
Release Day: May 23, 2017
Austin Rogers’s dreams of domestic bliss involved watching Netflix and eating hot dogs with the love of her life. But then he cheated on her. And dumped her—as if the whole thing was her fault. To maintain her pride and restore her sanity, she decides to get revenge. It feels immensely satisfying to plot her ex’s downfall—but so does kissing him.
Thatch Holloway, a plastic surgeon straight out of residency, knows he ruined the best thing that ever happened to him. But not all cheaters are created equal. He got himself into this messed-up situation—true—but he has his reasons for what happened, and he’d do it all again to protect Austin.
He’s not over her. And she’s not over him.
Austin wants closure, but since Thatch refuses to give it to her, she takes matters into her own hands. She needs to write a human-interest piece for her MBA, so she demands the full plastic-surgery experience. Sparks fly as they’re forced to work together. But Thatch isn’t afraid to play dirty in return. And he’s still hiding something—something that has the power to destroy not only Austin but their second chance at finding forever…
My Review of Cheater’s Regret by Rachel Van Dyken
*This is the second book in the Curious Liaisons series, but can be read as a stand-alone.
Thatch Holloway, Lucas Thorn’s best friend, is an ass, he’s funny, he’s in love, he’s sexy, and he’s got a few family issues. Austin Rogers is best friends with Avery Black and she’s young, naive, inexperienced, and is hellbent on finding out the truth as to why Thatch is a jerk.
Rachel Van Dyken has given another cheater book that isn’t actually a cheater book. It’s a sweet, sexy, romance filled with revenge plots and sensual kisses. In her signature comedy style, RVD has filled the pages with reasons to love and hate these characters. In one moment your heart can be aching, but the next moment you might be chuckling. Cheater’s Regret is a fantastic love story and I’ll say it again – this is not a cheating book!
I enjoyed the ups and downs, although I think that Austin showed her age a lot with her schemes. There is a ten-year age difference between the Thatch and Austin, and sometimes it shows. But, ultimately, they are made for each other and they complement each other’s personalities.
Peripheral characters play a role in this story as well, and we see quite a bit of Lucas and Avery. Personally, I liked the banter between Thatch and Lucas and always enjoy the RVD brand of humor. Another great weekend read for your Summer collection.
Thatch as a BBF: ★★★★★ Stars
Heat Level: ★★★ 1/2 Stars