what did I just read???
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 herfault. 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…
I have no idea what I just read!!
I’m going to be in the minority here and thats’ ok.
I also would like to say that I love RVD’s books. I enjoyed so many great hours reading her novels and falling in love with her witty, sassy and charming characters, that she will always be a go-to writer. Unfortunately Cheater’s Regret didn’t turn out the way I hoped.
I loved the plot. A cheater’s regret – hello, sign me up for that!!!
The writing was as always superb. RVD is a seasoned writer, and her experience shone through with every word. Her dialogues were witty, funny and her characters as usual complex with a hidden heart.
I think the biggest issue I had with this book was that both Austin and Thatch felt immature and childish at times. They apparently were in a relationship – a happy one until it all broke apart. It never made sense to me why Thatch broke up with her – but the way he did it was shocking. The antics that happened afterwards made me shake my head and doubt my eyes.
I had a hard time believing any of the reasoning behind the decisions made by either character. Much of the drama could have been prevented by just talking – as always.
Even so Cheater’s Regret was a disappointment it won’t keep me from reading any of her other books. For me, this book was a fluke – not one I think will repeat itself.
ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.