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 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.
Thief is the very much anticipated conclusion to the Love me with Lies series. You can find Sarika's reviews of The Opportunist and Dirty Red. This is one of the most fucked up series I've read and I can't help but being fascinated by the characters and the emotions that these books bring out in me. Caleb and Olivia are willing to do anything, anything for their love.
Thief is completely told from Caleb's point of view and I was really excited to get into his head. In the previous books Caleb comes off as the most decent person as compared to Olivia and Leah. But all of that changes when we come to know his real self in Thief. He is willing to cheat, lie, destroy, kill, sacrifice his integrity to get back Olivia. His obsession with her has no bounds, just as his love.
I actually liked Caleb. He had all the qualities I don't really like in a person but his love for Olivia remained constant throughout. There wasn't a single moment where he denied the feelings and all that just justified his behavior. I really liked Olivia in this one too. Time has matured both of them and it was obvious that they weren't ready for each other in the previous books.
There is no doubt left, that the chemistry between Caleb and Olivia is hot. There's a line in the book which says that, he is the fire and she put in the gasoline. That is SO true. They have a love which destroys them both. They are inexplicably entwined with each other and try as they may they can't break that bond. Tarryn Fisher makes us love these extremely flawed characters.
I think Thief brings everything to a full circle. Many incidents which were left open in the previous books get their clarifications. Despite the wrong things they do, you actually understand Leah, Caleb and Olivia so well that you think maybe a part of you is just like them. Thief was the perfect end to Olivia and Caleb's story after all they had gone through and after all the casualties they'd brought in their love. This was an amazing read.