Review: The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher

Posted September 16, 2013 by Annie in Reviews / 4 Comments

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Review: The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher
The Opportunist
by Tarryn Fisher

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: November 14, 2011
Series: Love Me With Lies #1
Published by Self Published
Pages: 278
 

A deep, dark part of me also likes the bad, manipulative side to Fisher’s thinking. What? A girl is allowed to be bad every once in awhile 😉 ~ Under the Covers

THE OPPORTUNIST caught my eye for a variety of reasons. Firstly, I love the covers and had heard a lot of buzz surrounding this series. People told me, “be ready to fall in love with Caleb” and also, “be ready to love and hate these characters simultaneously”, which only made me want to read this more.

I started with the first chapter, like you do with all books and didn’t really stop until the very end. Fisher has a unique voice that is both entertaining and damn hilarious. I loved being in Olivia’s head, even though there were times when she does or thinks crazy things.

The thing that made me devour this book was learning what happened in Olivia and Caleb’s past that changed everything about them. I needed to know this with a passion. But I realized that getting there, and learning about their past as the story went on, it turned out to be highly entertaining and fun.

I LOVED Olivia and Caleb together. They had great chemistry, and when you factor in Leah, it just turned up the drama to a whole other notch. Usually, I’m not one for dramatics. I don’t need all the girlish drama and fighting over a man. But I think this worked for me because I actually believed in what romance Olivia and Caleb had in this book.

That being said, I’m curious how I will feel after I read DIRTY RED, because if this book turned out to be so good, even with a manipulative heroine, I wonder how Fisher will pull off Leah’s character.

On top of all that, a deep, dark part of me also likes the bad, manipulative side to Fisher’s thinking. What? A girl is allowed to be bad every once in awhile 😉

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About Tarryn Fisher

I would like to write a novel that every, single person loves, but not even J.K. Rowling could do that. Instead, I try to write stories that pull on people's emotions. I believe that sadness is the most powerful emotion, and swirled with regret the two become a dominating force. I love villains. Three of my favorites are Mother Gothel, Gaston and the Evil Queen who all suffered from a pretty wicked case of vanity (like me). I like to make these personality types the center of my stories.
I love rain, Coke, Starbucks and sarcasm. I hate bad adjectives and the word "smolder". If you read my book-I love you. If you hate my book-I still love you, but please don't be mean to me; I'm half badass, half cry baby.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

When I’m not submerged in a good book, you can find me musing about makeup and planners or dreaming about Kpop boys and beaches. Until then, check out my reviews and let’s talk books!
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Adding to my wishlist-thanks Ann for the great review!

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Thanks Timitra!

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Great review! I don’t usually like tat much drama, but I loved this series!
I agree with you about Olivia and Caleb’s romance.
While I have a strong dislike for Leah, I really enjoyed Dirty Red also. 🙂
A whole lot of craziness ensues.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the series!
Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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“be ready to love and hate these characters simultaneously” – I heard a lot about this book,and this was one of the most common comment I read about The Opportunist,also ratings,reviews on goodreads are very,very good 🙂
But somehow this book still didn’t find the right moment,I hope that this moment will be very soon 🙂

There is one thought of Alain de Botton, which says:
“Most of what makes a book ‘good’ is that we are reading it at the right moment for us.”

Excellent review Ann! 🙂