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The Opportunist (Love Me with Lies #1)

4.25 of 5 stars 4.25  ·  rating details  ·  30,657 ratings  ·  4,143 reviews
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 ...more
Kindle Edition, 278 pages
Published November 14th 2011
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S.C. Stephens
Wow! I needed a minute to collect my thoughts after this one. This book was recommended to me by a friend that said—-you have to read this so we can talk about it! I glanced over the reviews, and after seeing a sea of shouty capitals and exclamation points, I thought, she’s right, I need to read this!

I am so glad I did!

First off, the descriptive turn of phrases in this book made me smile. Every other paragraph had something in it that made me take notice. Even the hard parts were a joy to read—-
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EFFITY, EFF, EFF!!! This review came so extremely close to me just shouty capitalizing the word EFF!! Think of every single emotion you could possibly ever feel and then imagine feeling them all at once!! All at once!!! EVERY. SINGLE. EFFING. ONE. Hell, this entire review could be written in shouty capitals!!

This book metamorphosed my entire existence! More than twenty-four hours post reading this life altering book and I'm still thinking
Aestas Book Blog

What a beautiful, broken mess.

The Opportunistwas both a breath of fresh air and a sucker punch to the gut. 5+ stars!!

I loved every single word and yet few books have ever made me so incredibly frustrated.It was a phenomenally well-crafted, multilayered story about complex, flawed characters. It owned me. It made me want to scream and cry. It made mefeel.It was devastating, heart-breaking and yet utterly addictive. It was honestly one ofthebest books I haveeverread.It grabbed a hold of my heart
Tarryn Fisher
May 19, 2012 Tarryn Fisher rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
I told the truth.
C.J. Roberts
Aug 17, 2012 C.J. Roberts rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Lovers of Captive in the Dark
Recommended to C.J. by: Tarryn Fisher
It started with a post from one of my readers on Facebook talking about Caleb and Olivia. I thought they were talking about my book so I checked it out, NOPE, they were discussing a different Caleb and Olivia.

I had to investigate.

THEN, Tarryn and I were both invited to be a part of the 2012 TFEiC Author Meet & Greet in Chicago. We struck up a conversation and it was effortless. We decided to do a buddy read of one another's books.

The more I read, The Opportunist, the more I thought: "This b

"You can only give your heart away once; after that, everything else will chase your first love."


More love.
More lies.

This book was AMAZING and UNPUTDOWNABLE but after finishing it I just felt emotionally EXHAUSTED.

From the moment I started reading The Opportunist, it sucked me right in. I was unable to put it down and thank God I was on vacation so I was able to finish it in one day. The Opportunist is a story about love mixed with heartbreak and deceit. It is about the choic
Alexis *RealityBites! Let's Get Lost!*
Reader Beware this book will leave you screaming "OH HELL NO"
5 STARS out of 5
Genre- Adult Contemporary Romance
Setting- Miami, Fl., Georgia, and Texas

-Part one: Spoiler Free
-'You can only give your heart away once, after that, everything else will chase your first love'. - Inner thoughts of Olivia in The Opportunist

The Opportunist will penetrate the recesses of your being.

All due to CHOICES

The Opportunist is a book about choices- good ones, bad ones, small ones and big ones. Everything in our l
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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! Love Me With Lies, book 1 of 3! The epic and very dysfunctional love saga of Caleb & Olivia taking you on a roller-coaster of emotions!

“He will remember eventually and this whole charade will come crashing down around me like a bad game of Jenga. Until then, I have him back and I am going to hold onto that for as long as I can.”

The Love Me With Lies series is Caleb Drake’s and Olivia Kaspen’s whirlwind saga spanning over a decade filled with love, joy, angst, anger, frustration, but
Taryn at My Secret Romance

This review was posted to My Secret Romance.

There are moments in our lives when we find ourselves at a crossroads, confused, without a road map. The choices we make in those moments can define the rest of our days. – One Tree Hill

That quote fits this book perfectly.

HOLY GREAT BALLS OF FIRE...I LOVED THIS BOOK! I never wanted it to end and when it did, I was sick with grief. How can a book do this to me?

This is by far the best book I've read all year! Can I give this book more than 5 stars?

If an
J. Sterling
I finished your book this morning, after having started it last night... I had to FORCE myself to STOP reading and go to bed. And even then, I was pissed that I slept when I could have been finishing this story.

This story HURTS.


I'm still hurting.

Tomorrow, i'll probably still be hurting.

I'm sort of a jumbled mess of thoughts and emotions and even though I know what I FEEL about this book, i'm not sure how to actually SAY it.

This book is manipulative. The main character is a bitch.
Jul 21, 2013 ♥Rachel♥ rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to ♥Rachel♥ by: Arlene
Shelves: favorites
One of the most addicting books I've read! Be prepared, you will not be able to put this down!

I think that after the first time you give your heart away, you never get it back. The rest of your life is just you pretending that you still have a heart.

After reading a review of The Opportunist a while back I had planned on staying far away from this story. It sounded like drama and frustration, and I have little patience for either. But after my trusted friend Arlene badgered encouraged me to rea
Stacia (the 2010 club)
"From approximately twelve hours of knowing you, I have decided that I will never forget you, even if we never speak another word to each other. You leave a very strong impression. I can only imagine how that poor bastard feels after so many years of keeping company with you."

3.5 stars. That one quote sums up Olivia in a nutshell. Btw...I really liked Noah, the guy who stated the above. It's too bad we didn't meet him until the end of the book. He was quite lovely.

This book is not about the
Emily May
Jun 09, 2014 Emily May rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Those who don't mind unlikable narrators

"Are you a bad person, Olivia?"
"Yes," I say easily.

This book was almost impossible to rate. My mind literally feels like it has been torn in half over this book - and particularly torn in half over my opinion of the main character. There are a number of things you should probably know.

1) The writing. The writing in The Opportunist is a cut above many of the other New Adult books I've read. It's compulsively readable and extremely entertaining, to the point where I finished this novel in a
4.5 Stars!

When three of my GR friends were so emotionally drained after reading this book and couldn't rate it, or couldn't even review right away, I had to get to the bottom of it...immediately! I dropped everything and even "put-on-hold" a decent book I was already reading to find out. Boy, did I ever.

Alfred Hitchcock would have had a field day with this little psychological thriller, let me tell you! The camera angles alone would easily have been one of the main characters in his movie adapta
Christine The Dark Romance Junkie *Principessa*
A story of love, deceit and obsession. A girl so consumed with one man, she will do everything in her power to keep him.

Toxic. A word that sums up, Olivia and Caleb's relationship. They're story is addictive, frustrating but utterly unputdownable!!!

Olivia is a broken girl hiding behind a tough facade. When she meets Caleb, it's blown to pieces. But she pushes him away, because she's learnt that letting someone into your heart can lead to pain, because when they eventually leave, you're left alon
~ Becs ~
I am Olivia Kaspen, and if I love something I rip it from my life. Not intentionally…not unintentionally either.

When I first read the blurb, I wasn’t 100% sure that I wanted to read this. The whole premise is fascinating but I had already prejudged and tried Olivia and found her wanting before even giving it a chance. She’s not your regular every day heroine. In fact, how do you come to terms with the fact that the heroine of your novel is actually also the villain of the piece, the Cruella De
Sammy☆Smitten With Book Heroes☆彡

Olivia Kaspen runs into her ex boyfriend at a music store and finds out her ex Caleb has amnesia and can't remember anything about her or their twisted relationship. Olivia and Caleb's relationship ended very badly...

Caleb: "You will remember every day for the rest of your life because I was the one and you threw me away."

Olivia has never gotten over him so instead of being honest and explaining that she is his ex girlfriend and reminding Caleb that he hates her for terrible things she did in th
Oct 03, 2012 Lisa rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: loved
Still my favorite book of the year, if not ever;)

Tarryn Fisher is a literary genius! I love her angst-filled, totally unpredictable writing style. This is hands down one of the best books I have read this year if not ever!

When I finished this book, I literally wept for a good 15 minutes and was teary eyed off and on well until now (finished it Tuesday afternoon). I tried to go to sleep last night but couldn't stop thinking about The Opportunist, I got up in the middle of the night to feed my new
How.. I can't even right now. How does one rate this book?!!? Tarryn... what did you do to me!??!?!

EDIT: May 23rd,2012
7 Stages of Grief..

1. Shock and Denial.
Mine hit the minute I finished reading the book. I walked away.... pretended it didn't end that way. I conjured up what I really wanted to happen. I read that the denial in grief can weeks to get over.... God help me.

2. Pain and Guilt Haven't had that yet.... let's give it time goodfriends.

3. Anger and Bargaining
I'm still going through
Aj the Ravenous Reader

My nostrils are still emitting remnants of smoke from my seething anger at the characters of this book. Sure, Ms. Fisher intended a story about flawed characters specifically about a ruthlessly manipulative woman named Olivia who would do anything for the love of her life; the playing womanizing “amnesia” diagnosed Caleb. But again, which character isn’t flawed. Aren’t they all are? But the things Olivia did to feed her whims are too heartless, too mean to even fit her supposedly blemished chara
Wow. Simply Fantabulous.

This book was a damn good roller coaster. I had an awesome jaw-dropping mind blowing heart wrenching ride.

She cheated. She cheated for love.

Olivia Kaspen
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"I was a relationship retard. I kicked, shoved, and punched people out my life, so they never had a chance to hurt me." - Olivia

Olivia Kaspen was a very complicated character to get into. She was so original which was really surprising because I hadn't come across such a scintillating character in a long time. H
Kellie is a bookwhoreasaurus

Throughout this book I kept repeating one line over and over again...

Ok so it was actually OH HELL NO! but I liked this gif lol

What a psychological mind fuck of a book! IT WAS FUCKING AWESOME!
I devoured it... Could not get enough of it, when I wasn't reading I was obsessing about when I could read next!

I loved the past and pretense that this book had, I loved the characters. I hated the characters. I hated myself for loving then hating them. Ugh it's just AMAZING.

I don't think I can wri

So, it's been a full 24 hours since I finished this book. Of those 24 hours, I thought about The Opportunist about 20 of them, pretty much every waking moment.

I've decided not to write a long review, I just don't want to give anything away. I went into this not even reading the blurb, completely dark. Except of course for the many, many reminders that this book is a mind fuck... ;)

This book brought out just about every emotion at some point. I honestly loved most of the characters, e
I still don't know what to write for a review...

This book is really magnetic.
The story is gripping.
The voice is cynical and darkly alluring.
The plot and storyline are, at times, brilliant.
But (!) this book is not a romance and should not be read as such. It is a cautionary tale about... gah, I can't tell you what its about. Not one thing would be ok to tell you in advance. I can say the decisions and actions of the protagonist will mystify and frustrate and/or sicken you. I could not put it do
Morgan: Read, Eat, Dream
5/16/12: EMOTIONAL OVERLOAD. Please check back to read my review at a later date. Maybe a month from now, I will be off the emotional rollercoaster that is The Opportunist. :)

At this point,I have NO IDEA how I feel about this book. I don't know how to rate it or review it. I stayed up until 3AM so I could finish it. I didn't put this book down one time after I started it. But, I still have no freaking clue how I feel about it.

I am going to sort some of this out, and I will post my review shortl
I was scared to read this book, honestly, after various reactions I'd read. And so I kept putting off picking it up, even as its hauntingly seductive cover peered up at me enticingly from the table where I'd proudly, if skittishly, placed my copy. Sheesh, the way people talked about the ending, I was afraid that it would put a permanent crack in my soul or something. For the life of me, I don't know why I was so focused on that, rather than everyone pointing out what an awesome read it is. Becau ...more
Akanksha❤ Søren♰

This book is about opportunities life throws our way and what we do with it.
If we use it to our advantage or let it pass.. and if we use the opportunity in a good way or a bad. This book teaches you a lot.

Some things about the book irritated the fuck out of my, and some things I totally loveddddd!!
I am like WHAT THE FUCKKKKKKKKK just happened here types right now.
One thing, which I didn't quiet understand/like was
Gitte - TotallyBookedBlog
16/05/12: I am too upset to leave a review right now..not even joking..but this has to be one of the most emotional stories EVER, it deeply affected me..That's all for now....More to come when I have processed this story..if I can!

17/05/12: So the above is what I wrote yesterday...I've been processing this book in my head since then..thinking about it..thinking what to write in my review without spoiling it for anyone. I've decided not to add anything to this review for fear of spoiling it for a
I just finished reading "The Opportunist" by Tarryn Fisher and I've been sitting here trying to formulate exactly what I'm feeling right now. A quote by Natalie Babbit kept coming to my mind while I was reading this book. She said, "Do not fear death, only the unlived life. You don't have to live forever; you just have to live."

For anyone who has ever thought about, or asked themselves "what if...?" when it comes to a relationship, you are well acquainted with knowing the acerbity taste of fear
RomanceBookVixen ~ Vianca
Jul 30, 2013 RomanceBookVixen ~ Vianca rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Yes
Recommended to RomanceBookVixen ~ Vianca by: ratherread
5+++++ Frustrating- Emotional-Angry-Intense-Mind Fuck Stars.

BR with by girls Ratherread and SueBee. I want to thank my girls for not letting me quit reading this book. Because their were times were I just wanted to give up and slam my iPad across the room. Due to intense frustration {shaking my head}. Thanks You! Ladies xoxo

“I am Olivia Kaspen, and if I love something I rip it from my life. Not intentionally... not unintentionally”.

WOW WOW WOW!!!! I am so emotionally drain right now that emoti
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