op·por·tun·ist – a person who exploits circumstances to gain immediate advantage rather than being guided by consistent principles or plans
I don’t know how I missed this book. I’m a little upset with you all (not really). All those FridayReads posts and not one person told me about this series. Don’t ask me how I didn’t realize that all of the reviews for Thief that I kept seeing were in relation to this book. Don’t know why. Color me completely out of the loop.
Olivia Kaspen is a sharp tongued manipulator used to always getting what she wants. With just one exception-Caleb Drake, the one she foolishly let slip away. After a chance encounter brings Caleb back into her life, Olivia finds herself wanting a second chance with her first love, and asking herself how far she is willing to go to get him back. Her only problem is a red head named Leah, Caleb’s new love. Olivia must fight for what was once hers, and in the process discover that sometimes love falls short of redemption.
This is how I felt when I got done reading last night:
I should start at the beginning.
There is Olivia, who in all rights, I should have hated. If I knew a manipulative girl like that when I was younger, I would not have had her on my friends list.
That’s not how it was though. I LOVED Olivia. I was rooting for Olivia. I smiled at Olivia. And I cried for Olivia. I somehow felt for Olivia and totally understood the lengths she would go to for love. Seriously, think about it. How far would you go for love?
Caleb, Caleb, Caleb.
Why do these men only exist in the books I read?
Poor guy didn’t know what he was getting into when he came up to her that day.
I didn’t feel so sorry for him after the office scene.
The office scene.
Caleb WTH were you thinking????
What an emotional roller coaster. Tarryn Fisher ripped out my heart, stomped on it, and then left it lying there, covered in tears and tread marks on the ground.
Yet now I have hope.
I didn’t know it was a series when I finished reading last night, but I posted on FB and then everyone was telling me how much they loved the book too, and that I needed to get the next one.
I had to buy book 2 -
Then someone gifted book 3 to me -
Thank you so much you beautiful kind hearted soul!
When I finished The Opportunist, I lay there reeling for awhile before I did anything else. After that I chatted on FB for a bit. Then I said my nightly prayer -
Dear Lord, thank you for the blessings that you have given me, especially for my children. Please protect them while they are sleeping and watch over their dreams.
Then this popped out.
And Lord, thank you for authors who make me cry.
then I thought he might think I was silly and went on with my prayer.
Don’t laugh. I can’t help what pops in my head when I’m praying.
All in all -
emotional roller coaster ride
I am dying to start the next one …. in a few minutes… after I write one more review and get through some email.
Maybe not the email.
It can wait, can’t it?
Now the only question I have left, does Caleb go on my book boyfriend shelf?