Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Opportunist (Love Me With Lies #1) by Tarryn Fisher

Soooo, Dirty Red came out a few weeks ago and conversations exploded all over Facebook about it. Everyone was extremely excited, emotional….almost hyperactive and hysterical over the 2nd book in the Love Me With Lies series….so what did I do. I decide right then and there that I had to read book 1 to find out what all the fuss was about, man oh man, now I know.

Me: I’m getting ready to start The Opportunist!

Julie: Soooooo freaking good. That being said…you will need to join a support group after. Hahah ;)

Me: Oh man, that means I’m gonna love it! Lol, I love books that make me feel crazy and unstable.

Rebecca: Make sure you have Dirty Red to read next! You’re going to love it!

Laura: It is good!

I had the heads up from our Facebook friends. I was ready! I was almost immediately draw in once I started reading.

It has been three years since the last time I saw him. His parting words to me were a warning to stay away.

The story line of this book just has an amazing feeling, it’s like you just need to hurry up and turn the page because you have to know what is going to happen next. It was angsty, it was fun, it was sweet—the emotions were all over the place. If you enjoy books about people who lie, cheat and manipulate their way through life to get what they want, you will love this book! If you are one of those people that do that kind of thing….you will probably get some really good ideas, lol JK! But really, in all honesty I don’t think the characters that we love, yet we hate at the same time mean to be so deceitful (well, one of them does, lol). They are just that desperate to get what they want, it’s to the point where they are selfish and don’t care what they have to do to get that person, casualties mean nothing to them, as long as in the end they are happy…..

The book goes from present to past, back and forth, back and forth. I loved that. In the beginning Olivia sees Caleb for the first time in 3 years and goes into an almost panic mode.

I still love this boy. The realization scares me. I thought I was over it. I thought I could handle something like this; an impromptu run in. I’ve had therapy; I’ve had three years to…

Get over him.

Fester in my guilt.

She casually bumps into him, and for a moment it’s like he isn’t hostile at all…..but then she finds out, it’s because he has AMNESIA! He doesn’t remember whatever the horrid thing is that she did, therefore he has no reason to hate her. If I wasn’t pulled in before, I sure was at this point!

Nothing makes sense. Nothing fits together. Caleb doesn’t know who I am. Caleb doesn’t know who I am! With every step, he takes toward the door I become more desperate. Seomewhere in my head I hear a voice scream, “Stop him!”

This is her opportunity!

Why didn’t I tell him who I am? Now it is too late and the moment for honesty has passed.

Then we flip to the past; we get to find out exactly why Olivia is crazy about Caleb and follow the college love story that is them.

Then it comes back to the present…and then back to the past. I’m telling you, the back and forth was awesome. It always came at the right moment, just when I was about to ask a questions to myself, lol. Then I had the answer.

Oh, and did I mention that Olivia is a stalker, lol. After the breakup, she took up stalking Caleb. And what does she discover??? Another woman! (This is in the past) and what does she found out in the present??? Even though he has amnesia he is still with her!!! Ahhhh, this was the icing on the cake for me, I was all in at this point.

So Caleb is still with Leah (uhg, disgust)…yet after meeting Olivia in the bookstore that day, he wants them to be friends….can she do this. We all know that she will, lol. I mean she stalked him, had therapy because of him. It’s not healthy at all, but she does it anyway.

I can never tell him. He will remember eventually and this whole charade will come crashing down around me like a bad game of Jenga. Until then, I have him back and I am going to hold onto that for as long as I can.

If there is a twist or a turn that this book could take, I promise you, it took it. I was all over the place; words can’t describe the emotional roller coaster. There is just so much in this one book, I don’t know how I will ever survive the 2nd book.

Please, go ahead and read it if you haven’t! I know I was behind on this one, I should have read it long ago, but at least I have read it now and I’m no longer in the dark. Squee!! I can’t wait to start book 2!

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