#MBreview “Cheater” by Rachel Van Dyken

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 My musings…


I love this book so much. I wasn’t sure what to expect with a title and a synopsis indicating the leading man, Lucas Thorne, is in fact a cheater. On top of being a cheater, he embraces it and defends his choices, but Rachel Van Dyken did an amazing job making him redeemable, resulting in my love of this book.

Lucas Thorne is something else, charismatic, understanding, kind, and a complete manwhore. Surprisingly, seeing him with his girls makes readers like him. Here is where the reader gets to see his compassion, his understanding, and his general like of each of his girls. As a result, he becomes so much more than a cheater. With his interactions with Avery, readers get to see a different side of Lucas. They get to see a little bit of the broken part of him, and they get to see what has motivated him to live this lifestyle. With each piece of his past that is revealed, readers begin to endear themselves to him, especially as he begins to change and evolve.

Avery, the woman responsible for so much in this novel, is fantastic. She loves food, like moans and groans over a good meal. She is working hard to be independent and make it on her own. She has no issue putting Lucas Thorne in his place. Even with all these wonderful attributes, she is still at times this clumsy and sometimes awkward woman, which makes her more relatable. What will also earn reader allegiance is the way she is treated by her family, particularly her sisters. Readers will root for her to get her HEA, even with a cheater like Lucas Thorne.

Cheater is so entertaining, funny, romantic, and steamy. From the opening pages, the banter and love-hate relationship between Lucas and Avery will engage readers. What will really enthrall readers, though, is watching these two begin to change and evolve, especially as it becomes more and more difficult for them to hide their true feelings for each other. By the end of this book, these two characters, especially Lucas, get the ending they absolutely deserve.

Cheaters by Rachel Van Dyken is so fantastic. To take story that centers around a cheater and to make him lovable speaks to the talent of this author, and I cannot wait to see her tackle the next cheater.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.


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…

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About the Author:

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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  1. I’ve had Cheaters waiting on my kindle. After reading your review I’ve officially moved it the ” read me next” position!!

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