Title: Cheater’s Regret
Series: Curious Liaisons
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: May 23rd, 2017
My Rating: ✮✮✮✮✮
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…
*Arc provided through netgalley via the publisher*
I couldn’t put this novel down. I loved every page of this story. I was intrigued from the start and loved the many twists and turns that sneak up when I was least expecting them.
Holy sh*t was this an emotional ride.
Cheater’s Regret is the second book in the curious liaisons series. This is Austen and Thatch’s story. I may be going against the popular vote here when I say that Cheater’s Regret is my favorite book in this series. There was something about Thatch and Austen’s situation that felt real. I connected with the characters more in this novel than the last.
We were first introduced to Austen and Thatch in the first book of this series ‘Cheater’. Austen is Avery’s best friend and Thatch is Lucas’s main bro.
It was only supposed to be a one night stand between the two, however, it quickly started to evolve into a relationship that neither one was expecting. Thatch has never been able to commit to a woman given his home life wasn’t always so loving while growing up, when he starts to connect on a deeper level with Austen it scares him and he decides to cut the strings and let her loose by doing the one thing that he knew would change her views on the type of man he is. He cheated.
Austen has dealt with cheater’s in the past. So with the help of her best friend the two devise a plan of payback or as some may call it revenge. But that plan quickly comes to a halt when Austen is failing a class and needs the help of a certain plastic surgeon to boost her score back up.
I loved the back and forth banter Thatch and Austen had going on, I was cringing at one moment and then laughing so hard the next moment. Austen’s one line moments were hilarious. She is such a random person and I related to her character the most.
“Come on, if you can rock a man bun, you can rock a Dora bike! Just find your inner explorer!”
Not going to lie Thatch was a douche canoe in the beginning but don’t give up on him. He’s a sweetie!
Overall, Cheater’s Regret was amazing and I highly HIGHLY recommend it to anyone looking for a hilarious romance novel with a touch of angst. I hope you love it as much as I did, I hope you feel the emotions as I felt them and I hope Thatch and Austen touch the soft spot in your heart as they did mine.
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Peace Love and Happy Reading,