Title: The Opportunist (Love Me With Lies, Book One)
Author: Tarryn Fisher
Release Date: November 14, 2011/ August 21, 2012
Reviewer purchased own copy of eBook
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.
I'm not really sure how I found out about this book, but the reviews I have seen have been nothing but stellar. I had to add this to my collection after I read the blurb. This story promised to be dark and filled with harsh realities of the human psyche. I'm so glad that I discovered this author and her book. What an emotional ride--as Tarryn Fisher jumps from past to present and gives a gut-wrenching, highly-addicting read!
The Opportunist is NOT a hearts-and-flowers romance. And if you are looking for a happy ending, you're not going to get it (at least in this book). This story is about the choices you make and its aftermath.
Olivia is not looking for a boyfriend or a relationship. And when the star basketball player Caleb asks her out, she doesn't make it easy on him. Olivia cannot accept the fact that this gorgeous guy is actually interested in her. And her insecurities help destroy what could be a start of a really great relationship. Caleb walks away and says he will never bother her again.
Now that Caleb is no longer in Olivia's life, she wants him back. And it's a case of too-little-too-late, as Caleb is now dating someone else and their relationship seems to be pretty serious.
How desperate would you be to get back the one person you loved and the one person you couldn't live without? This is what Olivia faces and brings her downfall in The Opportunist.
And when Caleb returns to her life with no memory of her deceit, will she be able to come clean and tell him the truth? Or will she fall back on lies and omissions to get the one man she has ever loved? And is she the only one who is keeping secrets?
Wow! Just--Un-Freakin-Believe-Able!! I want the next book like yesterday.