Dirty Red (Love Me with lies #2) – Tarryn Fisher

Haven’t read the previous novel, The Opportunist? Check out my review here!

dirty red

Genre: Romance
Pages: 265
Release Date: December 21, 2012

Dear Opportunist,

You thought you could take him from me, but you lost. Now, that he’s mine I’ll do anything to keep him. Do you doubt me? I have everything that was supposed to be yours. In case you were wondering; he doesn’t ever think about you anymore. I won’t let him go….ever.

Dirty Red

Leah Smith finally has everything she has ever wanted. Except she doesn’t. Her marriage feels more like a loan than a lifelong commitment, and the image she has worked so hard to build is fraying before her eyes. With a new role and a past full of secrets, Leah must decide how far she is willing to go to keep what she has stolen.

It’s taken me awhile to pick up Dirty Red since The Opportunist ruined me and I wasn’t ready to be in Leah’s headspace. Now that I have, I understand her motivations and actions more, but I in no way empathize or sympathize with her.

From the first page until the last, Leah is an awful human being. She’s self-centred, self-possessed, and self-serving. She may have been dealt a bad hand over and over, but her actions are still not justified.

Dirty Red made me angry, frustrated, and annoyed. Fisher’s ability to occupy Leah’s headspace and translate it to book format is amazing. I gush about Fisher’s ability in every one of my reviews for her books because she’s that good.

Dirty Red isn’t as emotionally gut wrenching as The Opportunist. Instead, it’s a frustrating read that adds another layer to the previous novel.

Overall, Dirty Red is definitely worth the read if you enjoyed The Opportunist. Though it doesn’t offer the same reading experience. Alternatively, it offers keen insight into Leah that you need to fully appreciate what Fisher is trying to accomplish.

And that ending!! Need to read Thief soon!


Have you read Dirty Red? What did you think?

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