Friday, August 9, 2013

.#REVIEW The Opportunist by @Tarryn__Fisher

The Opportunist (Love Me With Lies #1)
by Tarryn Fisher
Kindle Edition
The Opportunist (Love Me With Lies, #1)Original cover edition for ASIN: B006FDAHZ4, 278 pages
Published: November 14th 2011
Romance/New Adult/Contemporary
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Olivia Kaspen has just discovered that her ex-boyfriend, Caleb Drake, has lost his memory. With an already lousy reputation for taking advantage of situations, Olivia must decide how far she is willing to go to get Caleb back. Wrestling to keep her true identity and their sordid past under wraps, Olivia’s greatest obstacle is Caleb’s wicked, new girlfriend; Leah Smith. It is a race to the finish as these two vipers engage in a vicious tug of war to possess a man who no longer remembers them. But, soon enough Olivia must face the consequences of her lies, and in the process discover that sometimes love falls short of redemption.

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The Opportunist (Love Me With Lies #1)
Dirty Red (Love Me With Lies #2)
Thief (Love Me With Lies #3)

Love, a beautiful, mixed-up journey. Two people whom love each other but can't manage to find the right path to happiness, together....

The Opportunist was a captivating read for me. I started it after reading some positive reviews and found myself drawn into the story right away.

Olivia and Caleb have a deep love, soulmates is the word that comes to mind, but their connection is not the lovey dovey type. No, instead it's a push/pull type of relationship. They are like puppets to each other, each holding a pair of scissors to cut the strings and heart of each other.  They meet in college and Olivia, being the way she is quickly pushes Caleb away. She wants him, then she doesn't. They date, then fall apart. Through it all they never sleep together, but form a frustrating relationship. They don't communicate fully and draw conclusions in the negative way. So when Olivia comes across Caleb and a flirty girl, she assumes they have been together and withdrawals into her shell, and the relationship is done.

Fast forward a few years later, these two happen too meet up in a record store. Caleb makes a decision that alters his life, Olivia does the same, and these two are back in each others life but this time around is laced with lies, as Caleb has been faking amnesia and is determined to win over Olivia and break her through her shell. The love these two have for another is strong and they have a familiar rhthym with each other.  

What gets in the way is the EVIL DEMON, Leah, Caleb's girlfriend. I know what your thinking, ummm, yes, I said Caleb's girlfriend, but she is more like a stand-in for Olivia in Caleb's mind. Holy moly this girl is wicked, but I enjoyed her character. I loved how she threw a monkey wrench into these two lovebirds plans, and basically destroys their relationship. Leah makes the story, without her we would be bored with these two. She's conivying and convincing and she doesn't go down without a fight! Proving she's more then meets the eye!

Tarryn Fisher portrays an outstanding story and her written words grabbed my attention right from the start. The drama she unfolds is like crack for my mind. I loved the ups and downs of the plot and  enjoyed the main characters and the secondary characters as well. I found myself immersed in the characters and their lives and the whole allure of Olivia and Caleb.

Tarryn  you rocked this book and series. I actually already read Dirty Red, and Thief, the second and third book in this series and cannot wait for more from this fantastic writer.


This song reminds me of Olivia and Caleb's relationship....

“I have finally accepted that there are consequences to every action. I earned them and they are rightfully mine. There is no time to make bad decisions. Every step is precious. The definition of living is mine.”  

“Please don't forget me, because the possibility of that hurts more than anything else.”  

“Olivia, you can have any man you want. Why him ? Why is it always about Caleb ?" "Because...because I didn't need anyone until I met him.”  

“I love you too, Olivia. More than I could ever love another soul. There hasn't been a single hour in seven years that I haven't thought of you.”



  1. This series!! Total love to hate you kind of thing. I didn't like Olivia, Caleb and especially Leah but still loved the book. Go figure... Devoured the whole series.

  2. Hey, this really sounds good! I'm going to run and grab it - stellar review, chica!!!! How are ya doin', btw??? xoxoxo!!!

  3. Love your review and love this series <33
    It's seriously one of my ultimate faves, the writing is phenomenal and the story just grabs us from the beginning :D

    Joana @ A Bookworm Confessions

  4. Wonderful review & quotes. Love the song too :) Sounds like a really interesting series.

  5. ooooh, I'm totally digging the cover. Contemp romance has become soooo popular, but this one actually looks interesting...and the fact you rated it 5-stars definitely helps. Adding it to my TBR. Thanks girl :-) ~AR

  6. Oooh you have me sooo curious and I love the whole push/pull thing!