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I downloaded a few audios to take with me, and my husband on a trip to visit someone facing a serious health crisis, and I am so glad this was one of the audios! I love a good funny story that can brighten your day, make you laugh, and help take your mind off the more serious side of life. For me, this was a great little stress reliever. Both the story and performance was hilarious! I laughed so hard, it brought tears to my eyes! 😂
Cheater was my first Rachel Van Dyken's story, and "WOW", I was impressed with her ability to write one humorous scene after another. At first, I was concerned about the direction the author was taking the plot, because I really don't like cheaters, but this turned out to be a wonderful sweet love story. The plot was fun, light, and very entertaining, and the dialogue was witty, but the narration was the "cherry on top"! I LOVED both Lucy, and Alexander's performance. Alexander had me laughing from not only the story, but from how he portrayed the characters.
Yeah, this story may be a little on the silly side, but it's an excellent choice for anyone looking for a little comic relief. It reminded me a lot of the motto: Live, Laugh and Love!
12 of 12 people found this review helpful
Well written characters, great writing style, captivating storyline and swoon-worthy moments.
Sure, the title, the main theme of the book set a certain mood. You are prepared to see an arrogant, heartless guy who goes through women like coffee cups from his favorite Starbucks. But... I didn't buy it. Just picking up on his thoughts, the way he treated women, didn't give me an image of a "cheater".
And not to be difficult or anything, but those women did agree with the arrangement he offered. He didn't lie to them, didn't hide the other relationship. All parties were well aware of what was happening. And you see, that's not exactly cheating.
Doesn't mean I agree with Lucas's ways, but if that's what had helped him to dull the ache in his heart, than who am I to judge as a reader?
But his world is thrown upside down once Avery storms back into his life.
I like her. She's a little impulsive, and sometimes her actions and thoughts seem too much, a little staged, but she's fun.
I'm a big sucker for an easy banter between main characters - when the conversation flows and feels so realistic, I'm the happiest reader in the world.
There is so much chemistry between Avery and Lucas, I fell in love with the couple almost immediately.
It's was a good and fast listen for me, and I'm looking forward to discovering author's other titles.
Lucy Rivers was excellent with all the voices in the story however, Alexander Cendese's female voices were not so good. I think one narrator "Lucy Rivers" would have been enough.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
A very lighthearted and enjoyable story. I like that the tale is told from both perspectives as the overall story progresses. So you learn where Lucia is coming from and where Avairy intersects and contributes. The 2 narrators do an absolutely brilliant job portraying both their own characters and the opposite partner too. A very well written story.
The only thing lacking (in my opinion), is how the middle sister fits into it all - as she has no developed personality in the tale.
Even though I would have not necessarily come across this novel in my day to day browsing, I am pleased that because of my Kindle Unlimited subscription, I happened upon this and the 2nd book in the series. I'm pleased to have found them, this one is well worth the investment in time.
I literally cackled out loud at some parts of this book. What a ride! It was quite the balancing act but the author pulled it off. She skillfully avoided straying into the so-ridiculous-and-trying-too-hard-too-make-a-joke pitfall which so many romantic comedy novels fall into.
My favourite bit? Can't tell a lie, I was so thrilled when Brooke got boxed in the mouth. So overdue!
The narration for this was hilarious too. The voice of Lucas trying to do Avery had me in stitches.
Worth the listen/read!
Really liked the fast pace and humour of the story. New narrators to me. Female narrator was great. Male has great male voice, however his female voices are all very annoying and just imitate Jai'mie (for the Aussies out there who know who that is!). Will get the second one and hopefully other series of this author are as good as this was a new one to me too!