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…”
Cheater’s Regret is the second book in the Curious Liaisons series by Rachel Van Dyken. Coming May 23rd!!
Check out my review on the first book in the series – Cheater.
I have read a few of Rachel Van Dyken’s books before and LOVED them. The Bet Series is one of my favorites!
I absolutely without a doubt LOVED and enjoyed the first book in this series. Not even 3 chapters in and I was already telling my besties to read it asap! The first book – Cheater was the perfect mix of humor and romance. The second book was just the same!
Austin is not a happy camper – because spoiler alert from the first book – Thatch has cheated on her, right in front of his face. She’ll deny it the best she can, but she really did love him. Thatch was extremely closed off and heart heartless, so the only logical thing is to get even and also torture him with some pretty funny games.
Thatch actually is a pretty sweet guy, except he has problems showing it to others and refuses to show any affection to Austin. Does he regret breaking up with her? No. But being around her, even when she is playing stupid revenge games… he can’t help but see what he liked in her. Or maybe it was love? Except Thatch has his secrets, and he can’t afford Austin finding out.
Although Austin comes from money she is definitely flawed and it’s wonderful to read a book so real and not fairy tale like. Plus Thatch finds her perfect in his eyes, which is adorbs. She comes from a not so loving family life and is struggling in college – PREACH IT SISTER and Thatch understands that. So when she needs help from Thatch for an assignment, he is somewhat willing. Especially if the games and revenge stop. But being around each other might make them wonder why they really broke up in the first place. Even for Thatch, who knew why he did.
This book was a WONDERFUL addition to the series. It’s absolutely hilarious, has swoon worthy moments and a drop dead sexy men. The two characters are without a doubt perfect for each other and you’re almost screaming at the book for them to get together. Okay, okay I was not almost, I definitely was screaming at my iPad.
I loved all the main characters in the book and was happy to read more about the previous books couple Lucas and Avery. The story between Thatch and Austin, as well as the friendship between them and Lucas/Avery drew me in. Which did not surprise me one bit.
This book was fun, sweet (at times), evil (in a hilarious way) and downright scorching at the pull between the two. The lovers turn enemies turned friends to hopeful lovers again, may be a mouth full but man oh man I loved every single chapter. Although the book started off slower than the previous, I was still drawn in and pushing to finish it in one sitting. Unfortunately adulting sucks and I had to wait, but I could not wait to get back to this book to finish.
Like the first book in this series, I highly recommend reading this book when it becomes available (tomorrow) May 23rd!
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!