Author: Tarryn Fisher
Series: Love Me with Lies #3
Publication Date: July 21, 2013
Note to Self
Love is patient; love is kind.
Love doesn't boast or brag.
There's no arrogance in love;
it's never rude, crude, or indecent-it's not self absorbed.
Love isn't easily upset.
Love doesn't tally wrongs.
Love trusts, hopes, and endures no matter what.
Love will never become obsolete.
I'll fight for her.
Caleb Drake never got over his first love. Not when he got married. Not when she got married. When life suddenly comes full circle Caleb must decide how how far he is willing to go to get the aloof and alluring Olivia Kaspen back. But for every action in life there is a consequence, and soon Caleb finds out that sometimes love comes at an unbearably high price.
And there it is. The end. It’s over. Insert sad face here. Thankfully, Thief was an absolutely, wonderful ending to the trilogy. As if I had any doubt. Seriously, it’s almost disturbing how much I love these books.
This time around, the story continues from Caleb’s perspective. Honestly, this guy was riding a thin line with me by the end of Dirty Red. Don’t get me wrong, I love the guy. I just wasn’t fully liking him at the moment. But of course, Tarryn worked her magic and put everything in perspective; allowing the reader to really understand where the character is coming from. I loved getting that connection and insight. Not only from Caleb, but from Olivia and Leah in the previous books.
Really, the characters are fantastic! They are what truly make the story for me. I fell in love and connected so much with Olivia in the first book, and it felt good to get more of her in this one. Especially getting to see her from Caleb’s perspective, and experiencing his love for her.
And Cammie! Oh my gosh, I love that girl and her friendship with Olivia. So much! Cammie is so outgoing and gossipy, while Olivia is … the opposite. It’s always entertaining with Cammie around.
The entire story spans like 10+ years, so Caleb and Olivia have been through a lot. I love how this isn’t just a moment in time. It isn’t just some happily ever after once they meet in college; they fuck up, life throws shit at them, and they grow. I honestly didn’t know how it would turn out for them, because they go down one super bumpy road. Even though it was a crazy ride, it was so worth it!
I’m so glad I didn’t read these until they were all available, because it made it even more enjoyable reading them so close together. Once you start, you will need to continue reading. Tarryn’s writing is like crack, and I’m so friggin’ addicted.
Read. These. Books. Now!
“Lies, it sounds demented to want a woman’s lies. But, Olivia loves you with her lies. She lies about how she’s feeling, how she’s hurting, how she wants you when she tells you she doesn’t. She lies to protect you and herself.”
“Most men like danger. There is nothing sweeter than a dangerous woman,” he says. “Makes us feel a little manlier to be able to call them ours.”
“You’re crazy and erratic and mean, but I’ll never complain about your taste in music.”
“She has the kind of love that can stain your soul, make you beg not to have one, just to escape the spell she’s put you under. I’ve tried to break myself of her over and over, but it’s pointless. I’ve got more of her in my veins than blood”
“Life does not accommodate you, it shatters you. Love is mean, but it’s good. It keeps us alive.”