The Opportunist

The Opportunist

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.

Words fail me.  I’m not sure what to feel or think because I am absolutely devastated.  I am crushed and incredibly broken!  What the hell???  I almost threw my ipad out the window when I was done reading this book!  Honestly, I loved every word in this book but sweet baby jeezus!!!  This book is so friggin’ good that I even had to sneak a read while I was at a friend’s house.  I’m talking about taking my iphone to the bathroom and hiding out read a few pages!!  I even found myself flushing a few times to make it seem legit.  The story drove me to be a reckless friend but it was sooooooooo worth it! I realize I’m a bit wound-up but holy s%#! that’s how I feel!!

I was captivated from the start and I love that the setting is in south Florida.  SOFLA in da house!!! WOOT-WOOT!! I digress, my apologies.

I couldn’t help but want to poke Olivia in the eye several times throughout the entire book because she was so damn frustrating!  What Tarryn Fisher brilliantly does, is she makes me feel as though I am Olivia.  I’m not Cristina but Olivia and I’m the one who is dating Caleb.  Noah claims that I love myself Olivia loves herself more than others, what a load of crap!  No she doesn’t, she guards her heart so fiercely that she’s blinded by doing so and not to mention she’s on the spiteful side too but no one is perfect, right?  The lying and spying stressed me to the point that I needed to meditate and I still couldn’t get enough.  And what about Caleb?  Beautiful and sweet Caleb.  Stupid and irritating Caleb for marrying an almost felon.  You lying sack of hotness Caleb.  I would eat him up like he were the last piece of chocolate on this earth BUT he’s no angel and with a major lie of his own. As far as Noah is concerned, blah…blah…blah.  Yeah, I know he’s kind and a total gem but he’s no Caleb.   I make no apologies for that statement!

How about that build-up during all the flash-back scenes? I was hit right between the eyes because I simply did NOT see that coming! I felt as though I was getting ready to witness an awful and I mean, MOTHER. OF. ALL. awful accidents about to happen.  And you know what?  I still loved what this book did to me.  Granted, by the time I was done reading I was in the fetal position and weeping because both Olivia and Caleb broke my heart.  Now, I just need a little therapy and possibly a Xanax.

Simply said, I’m consumed with feelings of melancholy.  Even though the ending is not what I would’ve wanted, it’s still an excellent book and totally worth reading!


  1. Mary Anne Castro says

    I agree with you….im still broken after reading this book and it has been weeks that i read this one….I LOVE THIS….

  2. Lee says

    Just found your blog and loving all your reviews. This book affected me this way too. Took me a really long time to get over it so I could read another book, any sort of book. i just couldn’t put it all into proper perspective for ages. Even now I am changing my original opinion and actually feeling a bit sorry for Leah (I know, that sounds like a traitor!) This book just had me in knots and I think your review sums it up perfectly. thanks for a great review.

    • says

      The better the book the more I enjoy writing the review because it brings up different emotions for me. The Opportunist was absolutely heartbreaking and it will be interesting to read the follow-up. That book is definitely one of my favorites. Thank you for finding and following my blog! :)

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