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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, s

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Published February 28th 2017 by Skyscape
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As the title implies, 'Cheater' features a hero that is quite the man-whore. Lucas Thorn is the type of guy that you immediately love to hate. He's handsome, arrogant and used to bedding a different woman every night of the week. In fact, he has a schedule that allows him to do just that!

When Avery Black walks back into his life, his carefully planned out promiscuous life is thrown into a tailspin. The younger sister of his high school sweetheart, Avery is everything he has always wanted...but c
Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
Feb 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romcoms

➦Let me just start by saying that if you can get over the fact that this hero is a man whore who has sex with a different girl every day of the week except Sundays then you might actually end up loving this book just like I did. Because the real point is trying to understand what made him this way and believe me - you will.

➦At one point in time, say, in high school, Lucas has found himself in a relationship with a girl. And then the years went by and he found himself being engaged to her. Well,
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

”One day you were my friend, and then you became something completely different. Because I wanted you. Because even when it was wrong—and you were only seventeen years old—I wanted you.”

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It’s been a while since I read a book where the subject of cheating was the main theme of the story. There’s only been one cheater that I rooted for to get the girl in the end but that man definitely deserved a swift kick in the nuts for his infideliti
XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
Feb 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
The title itself is cringe-worthy, right? I told myself that I would make no assumptions and while some parts remained reprehensible to me, others offered some context and perspective. This book takes us out of our comfort zone and I think that's why I could read it objectively. It goes without saying that our hero is flawed. Lucas takes man-whoring to the next level. But he has layers and there's just something about him that made me keep reading. Perhaps the lure of the seemingly irredeemable? ...more
Shannon Moore
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc
This review will be brutally honest. Our motto is to always be 100% forthcoming about our thoughts on a certain novel, so you want mine? Here you go. Now don't yell at me, even if you don't agree. You know who I love? Rachel Van Dyken. I haven't read her mafia series but the books of hers that I have read are all fun and easy going (except Ruin - I forgot about that one), guaranteed to have you crying from laughter and to keep a huge smile on your face. It's safe to say that when going into Chea ...more
Jennifer Kyle
Aug 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs
2.75 - 3 Stars

*ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*
"What is this, middle school?"

Dear fellow readers, I didn't pick that particular quote randomly. I didn't pick it because I found it funny. I picked it because it represents perfectly what and how I feel about this book.
Also, I think this rant- ahem, I mean review, is super rambly and mostly some kind of spoilery, so feel free to ignore it and go straight to the last line.
I'm kinda biased saying this, but I wouldn't miss the chance. It'd be a pity to skip it, coz I really put all the snarki
and i tried!
Honest to God i did!

But even if i could look at the plot as a comedy of awkward situations-cause that's how it all started when the main character Lucas Thorn was just one step from marrying Kayla Black, his high school sweetheart BUT instead of doing that, he got smashed drunk and ended up in bed with the oldest sister Brooke, who is an evil psycho, when he was actually "in love" with the third, and the youngest sister Avery.

So since he wasn't man enough to confess the truth, famil
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***4,5 "Thorn in my side!!!" stars***

“Hating him was difficult. Being attracted to him was inevitable.”

Well, this was an interesting, very crazy, with lots of fun ride!!!
The story was a little bit absurd and the characters crazy as hell, but that was a very enjoyable compination...

I really had fun while i was learning the story of Lucas Thorn and Avery Black!!!

“This is my story.
You will hate it.
You will hate me.”

Lucas Thorn is a cheater.... He didn't born that way but he was made..
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
Find all of my reviews at:

“This is my story. You will hate it. You will hate me.”

^^^^I thought that was secret porn code for “you will love it and splooge yourself all over everywhere,” but it turns out he kind of wasn’t lying. But what do I know????

The story here is of Lucas Thorn and Avery Black (yay for actual human names!!!!). Lucas and Avery go way back . . . all the way to when they were kids and Lucas was childhood sweethearts and eventually
Feb 26, 2017 rated it really liked it

4 Don't Pre-Judge This Book By It's Title! Stars
(or it's synopsis)

The prologue drew me in hook, line and sinker! I couldn't wait to find out if what Lucas said was true. He told me straight up, I will hate him and I will laugh. He also told me I will understand.

Is this cheater possibly redeemable? I mean, seriously, the night before his wedding his fiancée finds him in bed with her sister, and he thinks I am going to understand?

Let me tell you, this is one entertaining read. I enjoyed Lucas
3 Stars

Overall Opinion: This was a pretty easy, sexy, funny read. I didn't go in expecting to be blown away, and I wasn't -- so it was good for what it was. It was entertaining, but not too deep and meaningful. Yes this does have cheating, but not in the sense that many readers will assume with that blurb. The prologue is pretty awesome, so you might just get a sample and read it to get a glimpse into what the book is about ;)

Brief Summary of the Storyline: This is Avery and Lucas's story. The
In all fairness to the author, I probably should not have read this as it has one of my least favorite tropes: siblings sharing a lover. No, not a menage, but just a simple transfer of goods so to speak.

The plot's been beaten with a stick, but essentially the H was engaged to one of the older sisters and was found in bed with another sister.

Four years later, the youngest sister starts working for the H who's she had a thing for. The writing style is pithy, humorous and CA and has shades of Wall
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aNneMarLi - Chatterbooks Book Blog
"If they know about it, it's not cheating."

Ooops!Yeah there that line! Can somebody please explain that to me?Is this guy even possible?Does that even exist??? Because WTH! That just screams effing IMPOSSIBLE like hello there AH, I wanna kill you with my bare hands! But then you're kidding right? This is RVD we're talking about and let's face it, she writes the unique plots and story line. So you know what I did Infuriating feeling aside, I devoured CHEATER and lo and behold I.AM.FLA
Oct 01, 2016 marked it as stay-away-not-for-me
There are not a lot of things I hate more than 'sister ex/brother ex/anything with dating other family member' thing, throw into the mix other things and you get ---> not for me ...more
Ilsa Madden-Mills
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love love love this book! Lucas Thorne is amazing and I love the angst!!!! One of my fav reads this year! 5 Stars!
3ish Stars

I liked but didn't love it. The "sister's ex" aspect didn't exactly thrill me, but se la vie.

ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

Feb 26, 2017 rated it really liked it

Lucas Thorn -- Company VP, handsome as hell, a gentleman, and... a Cheater.

Many do not understand his lifestyle. 7 different women. 6 days a week. Lucas Thorn's dating habit may make other people frown and cringe but he didn't choose to be a manwhore, the manwhore lifestyle chose him. And it all began that night when he made the biggest mistake that still haunts him after four years.

Avery Black needs an internship as soon as possible because if not, her parents would ask her to live back ho
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Feb 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
If you haven't been scared off by the title of this book and you're a fan of Rachel Van Dyken's comedic talent, then I think it's safe to say you'll likely enjoy this book. The only reason I even gave a title like this a chance was because of who the author is. I absolutely love romantic comedies and I know the title and blurb can be misleading. I hate cheating. I don't want to read it in my books but even I can admit that I can get past some blurred lines depending on situations.

If you want to
ARC provided by author in exchange gor an honest review

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Cheater by Rachel Van Dyken is a somewhat sweet light and angsty love story. Typically, I tend to stay away from subject matters that deals with cheating since it’s something that my heart and emotions can’t handle but knowing that this is an RVD book, I knew I had to read it no matter what because I know RVD won’t let me down when it comes to her romance books.

Was this a conventional love story? Absolutely not and that’s why I think thi
DEFINITELY a ridiculous book:

Sister, sister disgusting cheater. LOL
One of them is his fiancée
One of them has a crush on him
He's in love with one of them (not the fiancée
What will this make of him?
He's going to be a brother in law, for sure.
But not because he married the then fiancée
Will he double dip the sisters? Ewwwww
Pam Nelson
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Cheater Stars

I enjoyed this story more than I thought I would. No not because of the name. Because going in you expect it.

What I didn't expect was to like Lucas as much as I did.
I loved the banter between Lucas and Avery. She is totally funny and a cool chick. Can I please be besties with her?

Lucas, once I got what was really going on. I kind of felt badly for him, he was just misunderstood and needed to protect himself so he did what he thought was best.

Avery too on that she protected he
A laugh out loud, lighthearted, swoony romance about a cheater who doesn’t… cheat?

Everyone thought Lucas Thorn had everything he could possibly want. A winning personality and good looks to go with it, a great career and the perfect fiancée. Why would he jeopardize his seemingly picture perfect life by getting stinking drunk and waking up in his fiancée’s sister’s room? Everyone though it was obvious: he was just too good to be true. Ignoring the pain of that night, he embraced the label an
Jacqueline's Reads
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: funny, audio

I really didn’t know what to rate this book. I had my highs and lows. I kind of liked it and I kind of hated it. Here is my dilemma …

1.) I LOVE Rachel Van Dyken. I don’t think I’ve rated any of her books lower than 4 stars and that’s including ALL books. I love the funny ones, the mafia ones and the dramatic ones. I love her as a person (I met her at a signing), got totally good vibes, because you never know.

2.) I laughed out loud at some of the parts. I found so
Jan 24, 2017 marked it as stay-away-from-bad-plot-or-cheating
What the fuck? This sounds absolutely disgusting. Because the first thing I look for in a man is if he's slept AND cheated on my sister. What kind of mind fuck is this author selling? ...more
TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
I wasn't a fan of the premise of this book or the main character Lucas Thorne. Luckily he grew on me. However, I applaud the author for taking a touchy subject like cheating and turning it into rom-com gold. That's truly where the book excels! I laughed out loud. Oh man, that dinner scene with his parents had me rolling. So while this won't go down as one of my all-time faves, it was certainly entertaining.

Audiobook review: Narrated By Lucy Rivers & Alexander Cendese. Again not my fave, but I w
Jan 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
There was plenty of banter and a whole lot of chemistry but...I couldn't get over the sister thing. It all seemed so casual. Like why did no one in the family think it was FUCKED up for Avery to get with her sisters ex-fiancé that cheated on her sister with ANOTHER sister!! That's some Jerry Springer shit. I dunno it just made me feel really gross and I couldn't enjoy the story. Truly gutted thought cos this author was beginning to become a favourite of mine :/

An arc was received in exchange for
Alex ♈
I would have considered to read this book, if the hero was also in love with the granny of his ex-fiancée's uncle and had cheated on her with the cousin of his ex-fiancée's sister's neighbor. But no such luck... I pass then... ...more
3.5/5 stars

Cheater is a contemporary romance. I would say that the book is somewhere between New Adult and Adult. It is the first book in the Curious Liaisons series. However the second book has different narrators.

The story takes place in Seattle. The narrators are Avery and Lucas.

Avery Black is 22 and has only been out of college for a few months. She applies for a paid internship at Grant Learning (her division would help assign tutors to kids at local schools).

Lucas Thorn is a 32 year old pl
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