The Opportunist

Posted November 9, 2014 by The Book & Alcohol Girls in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

by Tarryn Fisher
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Love Me with Lies
Tarryn Fisher
Self Published
11/14/11
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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.

“You can only give your heart away once, after that, everything else will chase your first love”

The Opportunist starts off in the present. Olivia has run into her first love, Caleb, after three years of not speaking to him. He has changed, he doesn’t remember her, and she seizes the opportunity to be in his life again.

Their relationship was tumultuous at best from the beginning. Can she make him love her again or at least keep him in her life. Caleb was the basketball star in college. Olivia was a bookworm and did not belong in his world. When their worlds collide Caleb is instantly smitten. Olivia is resistant to his charms and she is badly damaged by her past. Caleb has to fight for her to let him in. But he has no choice. Olivia is it for him. There is no choice. But nothing about their relationship is easy. Life and lack of communication complicate everything.

I cannot say enough how much I loved this book. Olivia is crazy, impulsive and I loved her! Does she always do the right thing? No, but who really does? Everything about her is real and honest. Caleb seems like the perfect guy (and yes he has moved to the top of my book boyfriend list) but he too makes mistakes. Every character in this book is relatable. There is also a lot of humor written into the story. The timeline jumps from past to present so you want to know what happened before and what will happen next at the same time.

The story is also extremely heartbreaking. Why, why can’t they just work things out and be together? There is so much history between Olivia and Caleb and they obviously love each other so why do they purposely do things to hurt each other? Why can’t the outside world just leave them be? I cannot say that I loved the way things ended in this book but I know that it is a trilogy and I cannot wait to read the rest of the story.

5 stars and bottle of vodka is required for reading! Enjoy!

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