New Release + Review: The Cheater by Rachel Van Dyken – Curious Liaisons Series – Book 1



The Cheater

Curious Liaisons – Book 1

By Rachel Van Dyken

Buy: Amazon / Amazon UK


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…




One night.

It was all I needed anyway, right? It’s not as if he was going to really commit to me, marry me, offer to impregnate me and father all our children.

“Are you sure about this, Avery?” He cupped my face with his rough hands. “You still have a choice. You can turn that cute ass around and march out that door—hell, you can even slam it on the way out. I’ll even let you keep the steak.”

“Are you offering me an out?”

He nodded.

“Do you offer that to every girl?”

Another nod.

“Do they ever take it?”


“What do you want me to do?”

He paused. “You know, nobody has ever asked me that before.”

Probably because nobody cared about what else he had to offer besides what was dangling between his legs.

“I’m asking. Right now.” I wrapped my arms around his neck. “What does Thorn want?”

“You didn’t full-name me.”

“It seems to make you even more arrogant, God forbid.”

His grin made me weak, so weak that I had to hold on to him for strength. Funny how things come full circle. How he’d always been my rock.



And now?

He held all the power. Lucas Thorn . . . could destroy me.

“Stay.” He brushed a soft kiss across my lower lip. “I want you to stay.”


4 Star

Michel’s Review

Rachel Van Dyken is back with a new zany romance series, Curious Liaisons.  This latest romantic comedy will have you rolling with laughter and fearful of the gynecologist .

What’s a guy to do when he has betrayed his fiancee the night before the wedding and gets caught? Run for the hills or face the music? Not only did he betray his fiancee, he ripped apart two families. He destroyed their friendships and trust.  It was an accident that wasn’t meant to happen but needed to happen.  Lucas Thorn was that guy.  Although he felt some regrets, he also knew it was the right thing in the end.  He has fully embraced his label as a cheater.  He has become a pro at being a cheater.  But now he has full control of his cheating.  He is abundantly clear to all his women, who are scheduled by days of the week, that he has other women.  It works for him.  Most times it works for his week day women.  Everyone is happy.  Well at least they think they are happy until Avery Black takes a job as Lucas intern assistant.  Avery and Lucas have a long history.  A history that goes back to his downfall, the day he became a cheater.

Avery is hard up for a job.  She’s been living paycheck to paycheck.  When she lands a great intern position things are looking up until she meets her boss.  Lucas Thorn is the man that betrayed her sister.  Now she has to deal with the low life, lying, no good cheater.  They were once friends, maybe they can work together on a professional level.  Their families don’t have to know.

Things don’t go as planned.  Avery despises Lucas’ week day calendar.  She despises his week day women.  She wants to despise Lucas but he is too likable.  And when the families find out and assume something different about their relationship, the world spins out of control in a very crazy way.

Can a cheater fall in love and be faithful to one woman?  Lucas Thorn doesn’t know. Only time will tell but how that time passes is a different story.  A trip to the gynecologist is enough to scare a man away from women for good.  Dealing with the moms is like walking into an insane asylum.  Touching Avery is like heaven.

Rachel Van Dyken had me rolling with laughter and swooning at the same time.  I highly recommend The Cheater.


rachel-van-dykenRachel 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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