The Opportunist (Love Me with Lies #1) – Tarryn Fisher

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5 star

Genre: New Adult, Romance 

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.

The Opportunist was not what I expected. This novel is overflowing with raw emotion that wrecked me by the end.

From the synopsis, I expected Olivia to be manipulative, cunning, and selfish. While she certainly embodies those characteristics, she’s also closed off, idealistic, and most importantly, relatable. Olivia’s emotions rule her thoughts and actions, so if it wasn’t for her inability to deal with her feelings, she would be an entirely different character and The Opportunist wouldn’t be close to the novel that it currently is.

The chemistry between Olivia and Caleb is palpable. It’s so intense I’m surprised the pages didn’t catch fire. What makes their relationship so addicting is how different they are from each other, yet fit so perfectly together.

The Opportunist is an emotional roller coaster from start to finish. Just when you think Fisher is letting up on the emotional torment, she amps it further than you thought possible.

The epilogue wrecked me. Real life is messy and Fisher showcases that in all her writing, but particularly with The Opportunist. If you’re looking for an all-encompassing romance that messy and sweet and relatable, The Opportunist is for you.

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