Thursday, May 17, 2012

Review: The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher

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.

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 about it more than a teenage boy thinks about sex!

I hated how everything turned out, but I loved how I hated it. I almost threw my laptop. It's one of those books I can't stop thinking about. I wish I'd never read it, but I'm permanently grounded on my knees thanking God that I did. It's the best book I've ever read and the mind F--k!

To say this is an emotional roller coater is to say Fifty Shades of Grey is a frickin elementary picture book. The Opportunist is like every single emotional roller coaster coming together to make one gigantic ride!

The office scene left me sick to my stomach; I get all tense just thinking about it! I felt like I was there; it was all happening to me, not Olivia, ME! Then if I wasn't tortured enough, once certain pieces of the puzzle were revealed I went back and re-read re-lived everything all over again! How can you not get emotional over the man of your f--king dreams dropping to his knees in silent sobs!! Holy Hell!! I will never be the same again!

Not having a perfect ending does NOT mean the book was bad. It means the book made me feel, hurt, live! It haunts me every second of every day!!!

As far as the person who recommended this book to me I'm not sure if I should punch them in the face or slip them the tongue!! This book has made me psychotic and I love every single minute!! Okay, BREATHE!

*New Adult

BOOK-tunes for The Opportunist
For some reason Florence and The Machines SCREAMS The Opportunist. Well at least these two....

Track #1: Hands, feet, face and ass down the PERFECT theme song!
Heavy in Your Arms

Track #2
Cosmic Love


  1. Lol, great -energetic- review! Will be looking into this on Goodreads.
    Love Florence & the Machine-both great tunes!

    Vix @

  2. Just know there are two more books coming!!!!

    1. I KNOW!!! Can't wait, but I'll need some time to recover from this one ;-)

  3. I don't even have to read you reviews anymore before they make it to my TBR pile:D

  4. You steered me in the right direction with Reason to Breath & Barely Breathing so I took you at your word again with The Opportunist. I loved it!! You're right my emotions were all over the place. I loved the banter between Olivia & Caleb. She did some rotten things but I still liked her. That probably says something about me. The only thing I wasn't crazy about besides the ending is Caleb's actions in the office. I loved him up until then. I'm back to your list if reviews to see what my next ride will be. Thx!

    1. LOL, Thanks Alison! Tarryn tells me there's more to that office scene than we know; can't wait to find out!!!!! READ ON!