Overall Trilogy Rating: 5/5 Stars
– The Opportunist –
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.
– Dirty Red –
You thought you could take him from me, but you lost. Now, that he’s mine I’ll do anything to keep him. Do you doubt me? I have everything that was supposed to be yours. In case you were wondering; he doesn’t ever think about you anymore. I won’t let him go….ever.
Leah Smith finally has everything she has ever wanted. Except she doesn’t. Her marriage feels more like a loan than a lifelong commitment, and the image she has worked so hard to build is fraying before her eyes. With a new role and a past full of secrets, Leah must decide how far she is willing to go to keep what she has stolen.
– Thief –
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.
I told myself I would never write combination reviews, because it isn’t really fair to lump more than one book into the same rating. I’m breaking this rule today because I have the WORST book hangover right now, and I’m hoping that writing a little about it will take the edge off so I can pick up something new, and fast.
I saw The Opportunist on a daily deal and after reading a few spoiler-free reviews (including a warning that I shouldn’t read it unless I was prepared for the worst book hangover) I decided to grab it. After a few chapters I went looking to see if the entire series was released, because I knew that if it wasn’t I had to put it on my DNF shelf until I could binge read it. I read the first book in two short sittings, the second in one sitting (through the wee hours of the morning) and then started the third. I didn’t get a lot of sleep last week because of Tarryn Fisher, and I didn’t get the chance to read over the weekend because I was so busy. I finally finished the third book this morning. I cried – actually, I sobbed at one point in this book.
Books like these – the ones the whisk us away from our realities only to throw us right back into them when they’re over but leave our minds on the characters for days – are the books that I have a love/hate relationship with. Don’t get me wrong, this is a Five Star review after all. What I hate is this feeling: this blah-ness of the books being over and all of the excitement and turmoil coming to what seems like an abrupt ending, leaving me unsure of where/who to escape with next and making everything else on my shelf feel inferior for a while.
I would assume that this is what every author strives for. Well, congratulations to Tarryn Fisher. You hit the jackpot.
(Single, in-depth reviews to come at a later date)