Book Review #240: Cheater


Author: Rachel Van Dyken

Genre: Romance, Adult Fiction, Women’s Fiction

Language: English 

Series, if any: Curious Liasions, Book 1

Publisher: 28 February 2017

Date of publication: 28 February 2017

No. Of pages: 319

Synopsis: 

Lucas Thorn wasn’t born a cheater. But one moment, right before his wedding, and a new reputation was born. So now he has a lady friend for every night of the week, except Sundays. His rules are simple: No commitment. For anyone. 

Avery Black has never forgiven Lucas for cheating on her sister. But working with him, even as an intern, just might help with the whole payback being a bitch thing. Only problem is, her lust of vengeance is just turning into an overwhelming lust – fullstop. 

Heart has always been a mysterious organ. And the two ex-best friends are just about to find out how mysterious can it be. 

Review:

I don’t think I ever been this amused while reading a book. While on one hand I wanted to thump Lucas for his manwhore ways, on the other hand I absolutely love the way he has been characterised and how well he goes with the character of Avery. His personality has been developed in layers that you end up loving someone whom you hate just on principles. Coming to the characterisation of Avery, I don’t think I have ever read a more delightful character – she is sassy, funny, unique and more real than any female character that I have ever read. Both the characters have flaws and yet they somehow work well together. 

The plot is obviously complicated considering the title and the main idea, but there is a sense behind all the chaos which somehow represents the complexity that life often is. There is a touch of unique refreshment that will keep the readers occupied till the very end of the book. The elements of light-hearted comedy keeps its lively. Depsite all the twisted narrative through the tone of first person, there was a great deal of raw emotions that helped in making the plot interesting. 

My opinion: It is actually a fun book, if you can move past the title. 

My rating: 4 out of 5

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