Author: Tarryn Fisher
Series: Love Me with Lies #1
Publication Date: November 14, 2011
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.