REVIEW – CHEATER’S REGRET (Curious Liaisons, #2) by Rachel Van Dyken


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken returns with a smoking-hot story about the satisfaction of plotting revenge on your ex—until he turns your world upside down again.

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…

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

My biggest mistake in our relationship wasn’t falling for Thatch; it was thinking that he needed me as much as I needed him.

Because when I touched him—my world felt full.
So how could it not feel that way for him?
How could he not feel the same?

So, like an idiot, I kissed him again—and sealed my fate against his mouth, knowing that his track record proved he was a cheater and that I didn’t have any part of him—even though he still held every part of me.

Thatch and Austin are the best friends of the hero and heroine from book one and I knew that their story was going to be just as good, if not better than their predecessors’. I was not disappointed one bit with this book! I enjoy a good ”love/hate” romance and CHEATER’S REGRET is definitely going to be categorized as one of my favorites in that genre! Get ready to fall head over heels in love with Thatch Holloway!

In book one Austin catches Thatch kissing Avery’s older sister, Brooke, which results in their breakup. Austin is still reeling from Thatch’s betrayal but she’s also deep in the throes of a major pity party until her bestie comes to save her from herself. Austin decides revenge is what she needs to get over her breakup with Thatch. Avery and Lucas are both her willing accomplices and the story is filled with laugh out loud moments when Austin creates a blog focusing on getting even with her despicable ex-boyfriend. The blog serves two purposes—one, it provides much-needed therapy for Austin—two, she uses it as her final project in her social media class at UW. When her pranks get a little over the top and her professor shoots down the premise for her blog, Austin is forced to change tactics. She decides that blogging about Thatch’s skills as one of the city’s top plastic surgeons might earn her the grade she needs to get her MBA.

Thatch agrees to help Austin, even though he knows that being around her on a daily basis will prove to be a danger to his heart. Kissing another woman was the last thing that he ever wanted to do but he did it with the best of intentions. Everything he did was to protect Austin. Being near her every day makes it nearly impossible to keep up the façade he created. Throughout the story, their chemistry was scorching hot and you can’t help but root for these two to find their way back to each other.

CHEATER’S REGRET releases on May 23rd! Make sure you one-click. You’ll want to meet Dr. Thatch Holloway!

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