The Cheat Sheet Book Review

The premise of this Book Tok sensation had me hooked, and then I read it, and nothing ever happened.

I spent all of this book waiting for something interesting to happen and it never did. Romance books are usually predictable with their storylines. There’s a meet cute, falling in love, some kind of drama and then happily ever after. The True Love Experiment even said it the most perfectly; isn’t it amazing that these stories still hook us even though we already know how it’s going to end. The Cheat Sheet definitely cheated me on this.

I kept on waiting and waiting for the story to arc in the Cheat Sheet and all it did was flatline.

The Plot

Bree has been in love with her best friend Nathan for years, ever since high school. He’s now a famous American footballer and she’s a ballet teacher for disadvantaged children. She’s sworn she will never tell him she loves him until a drunken night when she confesses to a journalist. Bree becomes America’s new

The Review

I wanted so much more from this story. Bree annoyed me from the beginning. She was just trying too hard to be a unique voice. I did eventually start to like her and find her funny instead of cringe, but it took a while. Especially as she spent half her time salivating over how hot her BFF was. How many times do we have to hear about his muscles?

Also, where was my drama at the end! All they did was noodle along, suddenly decide to be brave, noodle along a bit more, randomly decide to get married before they had sex and that was it! And what was with the ‘let’s not have sex until we’re married bit’? I’m not a huge fan of reading a book and discovering hidden religious points of view.

I did enjoy some parts of it, especially when they’d just started fake dating. Who doesn’t love the good old fake love turning into real love. It was hot to watch Nathan start to slowly woo Bree. Add in a juicy misunderstanding and I think it would have been so much better.


I didn’t hate the Cheat Sheet, but I didn’t love it either. The characters were a bit annoying and the story never lived up to its promise.

— Bliss
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