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The Opportunist (Love Me With Lies Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Tarryn Fisher
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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


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About the Author

Tarryn Fisher was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. She has a BA in Psychology. She is currently work on her second novel, Dirty Red.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 680 KB
  • Print Length: 278 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006FDAHZ4
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #41,258 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You must read this... but beware! 18 Jun. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have just finished this book after reading lots of 5 star reviews on 'goodreads' and can honestly say it deserves every one.
It is completely absorbing, with a heroine who is flawed and who does some dreadful things. This is not a standard contemporary romance and moves constantly from past to present and back again in what should be an annoying way but actually adds to the story piece by piece. It is heartwarming and heartbreaking by turns and I read it straight through in one very long sitting and am now desperate for the sequel.
We first meet Olivia 3 years after she has split from her first boyfriend Caleb, when they broke each others hearts. When they meet again by accident he doesn't recognise her, as he has amnesia due to a car accident, and Olivia sees her opportunity to spend time with him again. The story moves between a slow explanation of why they split up to begin with and the whirlwind of their new relationship and then Caleb's girlfriend intervenes and everything goes pear shaped again. Will Caleb find out who Olivia is to him? Will they be able to forgive each other? or are they destined to remain apart?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome... 20 July 2013
By Janey
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Never since I married and had babies have I wished myself a singleton again, until I started to read this book! I was taken away to a place of no responsibilities, beautiful sunshine and a big, fat glass of wine..

The story Tarryn crafted was nothing less than superb and I was fully invested from "If I love something I rip it from my life".

You know the blurb, and I'm not going to add anything to it, apart from tell you that you MUST read this stunning, sorrowful, clever, affecting, beautiful, haunting, awesome, poignant tale.

I'm straight onto Dirty Red without so much as a shower..
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4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good! 9 Jun. 2014
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Every now and again, you just need a good old fashioned romance. No world-ending battles or hugely complex plots. No evil government or life and death threats. Sometimes, you just need a book that'll melt your heart and drop your jaw and make you root for a couple who get your heart racing. This is that book.

A bit of a stray from my usual, it's an adult book (yeah, I'm a grown-up now). But never fear, that doesn't mean it's Fifty Shades of Filthy or anything like that, but it simply follows characters who are out in the big bad world.

The story is told over the course of many years. We have flashbacks to college (which gives a good bit of background info), and then we see the story unfold over nearly a decade (maybe more?).

It was nice following the characters throughout their journey and being able to watch them seamlessly evolve over the years. There was no agonising wait, but instead we got glimpses into their futures and how events had changed them both. It was nice to be able to stick with them for so long.

Our heroine is definitely an opportunist. The moment she realises Caleb has lost his memory she jumps right back into his life, not wasting a second before trying to win him back over.

Olivia is sharp-tongued and aggressive and very determined. Thing is, she's also rather likeable, despite all the craziness. Really, she's just a sad girl who regrets losing her first love. It makes her easy to sympathise with, especially when we see her relationship with Caleb develop during flashbacks.

Caleb was a nice enough guy, and their chemistry was evident from the start. He seemed to need to know Olivia, like there was something pulling him toward her. Clearly years apart did nothing to put out the flames of their relationship.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 Undecided Stars! 4 Oct. 2013
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I have absolutely no idea how I'm feeling about this right now. All I do know is that I need to write this review like I need a therapy session. So I'm just going to type and see what comes out, and I guess, from that, we will find out how I feel about 'The Opportunist'.

Before we begin... here's the deal. Caleb Drake has amnesia. After a car crash, he remembers nothing about his life. Not his home, not his favourite colour, not his girlfriend... nada.

'What would it be life to forget your favourite colour? Or the girl that smashed up your heart?'

He doesn't even remember Olivia Kaspen. The girl he loved more than life itself. The girl who broke his heart three years ago. And being the opportunist she is, she doesn't plan to tell him who she is or what she did. She plans to make the most of every second he doesn't remember.
She's `Team Amnesia'.

'I'm Olivia Kaspen, and if I love something I rip it from my life. Not intentionally... not unintentionally either.'

And so the story goes. Olivia and Caleb `get to know one another' all over again, while he creates a new life for himself, discovering that the life he's forgotten really isn't all that much to write home about.

"Maybe soon you'll remember your favourites," I say quietly.
He shrugs.
"Or, I'll just make new favourites. Starting with you."

But Leah, Caleb's forgotten girlfriend, has other ideas. She knows who Olivia is and she has no intention of letting Caleb go without a fight.

So, anyway... here goes the purge.

Oh my goodness. Let's start with how furious I am with Caleb!!! Am I the only one who was absolutely seething at the man by the end of this book?? I loooved Caleb's character throughout the whole book. Until the end. What.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read
Wow, brilliant.
I wanted to read something a bit different. A book that was going to pull me in straight away and keep me gripped and entertained throughout. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Michelle
4.0 out of 5 stars Um
I really did enjoy this book, the whit from Olivia kept me going through some very dull times though, to be honest both Caleb and Olivia irritated me a bit their both as bad as... Read more
Published 7 months ago by christie
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS IS NO LOVE TRIANGLE LIKE IVE EVER READ, TOTALLY MESSED WITH MY...
Theres no sex and no romance like ive read in other books but I was still turning the pages like some hungry horrice wanting to know what was going to happen next. Read more
Published 7 months ago by JANICE BBF READS
5.0 out of 5 stars devastatingly beautiful
Well where do I start? This book was actually pretty mind blowing! The twists and turns left my mouth ajar for minutes at a time! Read more
Published 8 months ago by Ellabella77
1.0 out of 5 stars NOT EVERY BOOK HAS TO HAVE A HEA BUT................
I WAS REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO READING THIS BOOK AND WAS SO UPSET THAT I DIDN'T ENJOY IT AT ALL.

I REALLY CAN NOT GET MY HEAD AROUND THE WAY THE AUTHOR ENDED THIS... Read more
Published 10 months ago by FOLA
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful
I brought this book because it was recommended by another other on facebook. I loved her books so I thought if she is recommending this book its got to be good!! Read more
Published 11 months ago by Jade!
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST READ
Fabulous book. It gets in your head and won't let you go. It is dark so read it when you are in a good mood!
Published 11 months ago by SD
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow xxxx
I Truly enjoyed the honesty of this story, not all love stories have a smooth path and I liked the plot twist at the end, I will re-read this book over and over xxx
Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty heavy
Emotional and what a damaged heroine. I still cannot believe the ending so I am now going to read the verb on the next instalment. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Fran
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
I liked this book, it really did keep you going from start to finish, if you like this style of book then go for it....
Published 14 months ago by N.Donald
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