Dirty Red (Love Me With Lies #2) by Tarryn Fisher

Posted September 18, 2014 | 23 Comments

Dirty Red (Love Me With Lies #2) by Tarryn FisherDirty Red
Author: Tarryn Fisher
Series: Love Me with Lies #2
Publication Date: December 12, 2012
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

Dear Opportunist,

You thought you could take him from me, but you lost. Now, that he's mine I'll do anything to keep him. Do you doubt me? I have everything that was supposed to be yours. In case you were wondering; he doesn't ever think about you anymore. I won't let him go....ever.

Dirty Red

Leah Smith finally has everything she has ever wanted. Except she doesn't. Her marriage feels more like a loan than a lifelong commitment, and the image she has worked so hard to build is fraying before her eyes. With a new role and a past full of secrets, Leah must decide how far she is willing to go to keep what she has stolen.

It’s official. I am in love with Tarryn Fisher. Okay, technically I’m in love with her writing, but you know how it goes. I read The Opportunist not too long ago and loved it like you wouldn’t believe! To be honest, though, I had so many mixed emotions about reading Dirty Red – I felt both eager and hesitant.

I mean, this is Leah’s story! We’re supposed to hate her, right? I admit, I did dislike her in The Opportunist, but you know what? I didn’t in Dirty Red. In fact, I even like her now. Oh, don’t get me wrong, she can behave pretty badly. But I understood how she got to be that way, and could sympathize with her. Plus, some of the stuff she said and thought was damn funny!

Tarryn writes truly complex characters, and I effing love it! You love them, then hate them; hate to love them and love to hate them. No matter what though, there’s no denying how great they are. They’re real.

Dirty Red was another wonderful ride on the emotional roller coaster. It didn’t have as many loops as The Opportunists, but was still a-freaking-mazing!

Seriously, the Love Me With Lies trilogy is definitely a favorite of mine, and I haven’t even read the final book yet. Even though this book is from Leah’s perspective, it takes place after The Opportunists and continues the story of Oliva, Leah, and Caleb. So read them in order!

the opportunist


23 responses to “Dirty Red (Love Me With Lies #2) by Tarryn Fisher

  1. I like that you’re declaring eternal love for this trilogy even though you haven’t even read the third installment yet. I hear ya about author… err… I mean writing style adoration. It comes with the fan-girl territory! It’s great whenever a series manages to transform a character from something hateful to likable.

  2. Ahh Christy I’m so excited you finally read this one! I remember after I read The Oppurtunist and saw the synopsis for Dirty Red I was like “You expect me to read from Leah POV? Are you effin kidding me Tarryn?” But I read it and couldn’t stop laughing. I mean I hated Leah but I also wanted to give her a hug at times because I understood her (of course, Olivia will forever be my favourite badass character and I was rooting so hard for Leah to fall off a cliff or something).
    I can’t wait for you to read Thief! While I don’t think a hung quite compares to the emotional turmoil in The Oppurtunist I loved that one so much! It’s in Caleb’s POV and I promise you you won’t expect what’s coming!

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    • Christy

      I’m kind of hoping Caleb dies. Or Leah kills Olivia’s husband but sets it up to look like Caleb did it, then O becomes his lawyer, but they lose and C gets the death penalty. Too much? lol!

  3. I love when an author makes you take a 360 about a character that you weren’t fun of in a previews book, that’s a sing of good writing. I have not heard of this series until now…No surprise there…lol Or maybe I might already have the Opportunist on my TBR If I read your review that might be the case, I have to check.
    Thanks Christy 🙂

  4. I JUST finished reading this yesterday! There were certain parts that had me like “is this really going where I think it’s going?” and then that last sentence, what?! Can’t wait to see what we find out in the third book!

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    • Christy

      Mud Vein and this series are different types of books. And it’s hard for me to call The Opportunist a contemporary romance – it’s not … all swoony lovey-dovey. You just need to read them all! 😀

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