Thief (Love Me with Lies #3) – Tarryn Fisher

Haven’t read the previous novel? Check out my reviews for The Opportunist and Dirty Red.

5 star

Genre: Romance
Pages: 327
Release Date: July 21, 2013

Note to Self

Love is patient; love is kind.
Love doesn’t boast or brag.
There’s no arrogance in love;
it’s never rude, crude, or indecent-it’s not self absorbed.
Love isn’t easily upset.
Love doesn’t tally wrongs.
Love trusts, hopes, and endures no matter what.
Love will never become obsolete.
I’ll fight for her.


Caleb Drake never got over his first love. Not when he got married. Not when she got married. When life suddenly comes full circle Caleb must decide how far he is willing to go to get the aloof and alluring Olivia Kaspen back. But for every action in life there is a consequence, and soon Caleb finds out that sometimes love comes at an unbearably high price.

“I thought our story was epic, you know, you and me. […] Spanning years and continents. Lives ruined, bloodshed. EPIC.”                                                             

-Logan Echolls (Veronica Mars)


I feel like Tarryn Fisher was inspired to write this series after hearing Logan say that to Veronica at the end of season two because Love Me with Lies is summed up perfectly by that quote. My review is going to mostly focus on the series, but I will briefly touch upon Thief directly.

Thief is my second favourite book of the series. The Opportunist will always hold a special place in my heart. While Thief doesn’t pack as much of an emotional punch as The Opportunist, it certainly succeeds where Dirty Red failed. Being able to understand Caleb was everything I wanted it to be, though not always what I expected.

Love Me with Lies is one of those all encompassing, emotionally gutting, and addicting romances that will stick with you long after you’ve finished reading. As I’ve mentioned in previous reviews for Tarryn Fisher’s novels, she has this uncanny ability to inhabit the mind of some truly twisted characters and Love me With Lies is no exception. I should have known after finishing The Opportunist that there was more to Caleb and Olivia’s story. Had I gotten over my disappointment of the second novel being from Leah’s perspective, I would have enjoyed this series a lot more than I already do.

Fisher doesn’t put her characters on a pedestal nor does she coddle them. Each of them makes mistakes (sometimes horrible mistakes) and each of them have flaws. The characters in the first book are not who you see in the second and third. They’ve grown, but not always in a positive way. Fisher does not stay in her lane when she writes. Instead, she breaks the rulebook to create something so emotional and so relatable that it’s sure to make many readers favourite romance trilogy of all time.

Overall, Love Me with Lies is an incredible trilogy that I can’t believe it took me this long to read. If you’re looking to be gutted emotionally, look no further because Fisher destroy your heart, put it back together, only to destroy it again.


Have you read Thief? What did you think? Have you read this series? Which is your favourite book?

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