The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher

Posted July 31, 2014 | 49 Comments

The Opportunist by Tarryn FisherThe Opportunist
Author: Tarryn Fisher
Series: Love Me with Lies #1
Publication Date: November 14, 2011
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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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.

Thoughts immediately after reading:

Goddammit, Tarryn Fisher! Wtf did you do to me? My chest hurts so effing bad. I can’t remember the last time I cried that hard. I’m still trying to catch my breath.

An hour later:

The Opportunist has been around since 2011. So why the hell was it not on my radar sooner? I feel like those of you I know, who have read it, let me down. This is a book you should have forced me to read!

–sigh– I forgive you. Just don’t let it happen again.

Seriously, Tarryn blew me away! This woman is a bloody evil, but in the best way possible.

I had such physical reactions while reading this. I literally felt my heart in my chest doing weird things. This story is gut-wrenching and emotionally exhausting. And you know what, it’s a goddam glorious feeling! This is the kind of story you absorb; it becomes part of you, forever imprinted on your heart.

This is not always a rainbows and unicorns type of love story. But it’s absolutely beautiful in a messed up, raw, and real way. You’ll get your heart ripped out over and over and love every second of it.

I loved the characters so much, even when they made me rage. I’d want to simultaneously slap and hug them. As silly as it sounds because these are fiction characters, they’re human. They aren’t perfect, and they definitely make mistakes. It’s life.

I found myself in Olivia quite a bit actually; her journey was a very familiar one. I can’t help but to read the epilogue over and over, both loving and hating it.

Yes, I’m purposely being vague on details of the story. Listen, just read The Opportunist! I don’t want to fail those who haven’t read it yet, so do as I say and thank me later.

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49 responses to “The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher

    • Christy
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      lol – I’m glad I don’t have to wait that long. But honestly, I’m scared to read Dirty Read. I already want to rip her hair out.

  1. All i really want to say is “I told you so”
    I absolutely loved this book and this entire series, if anything it gets better with every book but i remember seeing myself in Olivia and that was a powerful thing. I’m so happy you liked the book!
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  2. WAIT UNTIL YOU READ BOOK 2. I mean, seriously. AMAZING. Didn’t think I’d like it because of Leah, but actually I found myself sympathising with her haha (something that was once again erased in book 3!)

    • Christy
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      I’m so hesitant to read Lea’s book. I already sort of sympathize with her, but I still want to punch her repeatedly.

  3. Amir
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    I’ve actually seen this around in the past couple of years and although I’ve checked it out on GR and I’m very interested in Olivia because she’s such a different main character. She’s sort of the protagonist and antagonist all rolled into one. I don’t know why I haven’t read this book yet! I guess I was kinda scared of feeling what you did! But I should stop being a wuss and just read this book, this sounds like something that would have me in rage but would end up loving at the same time. Look what it did to you! Awesome review Christy, will definitely read this now
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  4. “This is the kind of story you absorb; it becomes part of you, forever imprinted on your heart.”

    LOVE those types of stories Christy, they’re the absolute best! That being said though, I have to be in the mood for them and prepared to have my emotions go into overdrive, so I’m adding this to my list for when that mood strikes. I can tell this is going to be a heck of an emotional ride:)
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  5. Everyone who has read this series has had great things to say about it. I forced myself to buy it after Nereyda pushed me to do it last year, but I have yet to read it. I seriously need to change that because this sounds like it could make me go through a roller coaster of emotions. I love that you had such strong feelings towards it, Christy.
    I’ll have to give it a shot soon. Great review, Christy! 🙂
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  6. But it’s absolutely beautiful in a messed up, raw, and real way Oh man, I need to read this, don’t I? Sounds like some freaking drama going on, and yeah, I do love evil authors. 😉

  7. I believe a bought a copy of this last year when Rachel@Reader;s Den reviewed it, and its still in my pile. I can’t bring myself to read a book that will make me sob my eyes out right now, I am still sad so it will have to wait. I am going for funny. Starting Tangled today 🙂
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    • Christy
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      I honestly don’t know how you’d react to this one. It isn’t like a “oh boo hoo” it’s sad. It’s more infuriating, rip your heart out type.

    • Christy
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      No, no, no …. you need to read this, Melissa. Seriously, it’s all kinds of emotional, but it may not make you cry like it did me. Just read it!

    • Christy
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      You HAVE them but haven’t read them yet?! Oh, Andrea … what am I going to do with you? Get on this book NOW!

    • Christy
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      Read it, Anna. It isn’t like a ‘boohoo this so sad’ type of thing. It’s wonderfully fucked up!

  8. Oh, man, reading the synopsis alone was enough to pull my heartstrings. I can totally feel and see the effect of this book on you, Christy! It’s honestly endearing, haha! I can’t wait to dive into this one myself. I’m getting that urge to read it first before my ARCs just because of your reaction!
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  9. I hadnt heard of this book before but it sounds really good. Thanks for the review! After reading it I cant wait to get my hands on a copy!!!

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