Monday, April 28, 2014

Review- The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher

Goodreads Summary:

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.


Janhvi told me about the Love Me With Lies series over coffee one day. That girl knows what books I will like practically better than I know myself. All she had to say was 'this is messed up' and I was up to buddy read it with my most favourite buddy reader. It's no surprise that Janhvi is a brilliant girl, but I'm sorry to say dude, this was way too messed up than you gave it credit for. 

The Opportunist fucked my mind. Majorly. 

I don't even know how to review this book. Notice I took up the first part to give you a brief about how I got into the book because I either don't have much to say or I have a hell lot to say. And I can't pick between the two so I'll just tell you in two simple words how this book is- frighteningly obsessive. 
I am really not going to say anything about the story. There was a flow between the past and the present which both made everything easy and difficult to understand. 

Have you ever had the feeling where you read or see something you wish you hadn't read or seen? If you haven't, then remember that The Opportunist has many such scenes. It'll make you wish you'd just skipped that one line or that one word. 

Man, my mind is overdriven after reading about so much of obsession, compulsion, manipulation and treachery. The Opportunist shows the excess level of love where it gets obsessive and possessive to such an extent that it tends to turn into masochism. 

There are various ways to interpret the almost electrifying characters and the complex ways in which they want to prove their love. For me, it really was very masochistic where one person only wanted to see their lover go through pain and they loved seeing it. And not in a sexual way at all. It was all about dishonesty, disloyalty, narcissism, mind games and manipulation. It's one big, complicated psychological jumble. 

Well, if you've read my review until here, you might think that I have some serious issues with the book and that I didn't like it. It was an absolutely frightening read- not in a scary way but more in a creepy way- that literary gave me goosebumps more times than once. But it was a thrilling read that has left my mind fucked up beyond recognition. Honestly, I don't know if I love it or hate it. But I sure as hell loved reading it, so that's a plus. Hopefully. 



  1. I had to double-check this. You read The Opportunist, Sarika? And you liked it? :DDD
    This book was a surprise for me too, I didn't expect I'd enjoy it as much as I did. I still haven't read sequels, I did try to read second book but I gave up because it was a little bit too melodramatic for my taste.

    Great review.

    1. Hahaha! Janhvi made me get into it and I was addicted in an instance. Although, I didn't really like the second book myself. I just sat through it somehow so I get you there, girl. Thank you, Glass!

  2. This is one of those "ashamed I loved it" reads. I hated pretty much everything about it, but because it pulled such strong emotions from me, I liked it. Such a mind fuck. Can't wait to see your thoughts on Dirty Red if you continue the series. That book had me wanting to vomit the ENTIRE way through.

    1. Hahaha! My thoughts exactly. *fist bump* Thanks, Ali!

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