I LOVE this exciting, tumultuous, and often infuriating romance series. Err.. calling it a “romance” series makes me smirk, ’cause it’s so much more… gritty than that. When one of our fellow readers (Maria) described book #2 as an “anti-romance”, I laughed because this series is… sort of… exactly that.
An absolutely angsty love story, yes. It’s ALL about the love story, and the players will do ANYTHING for love. Put like that, it sounds sweet, right? *smirk* Nope. This isn’t your sweet, indulgent romantic affair with a few “misunderstandings” to provide a little bit of tension. Selfish actions, and selfish thoughts abound, and it’s all about the tension. So let’s just call it an unconventional romance series. It’s risky and raw. A little dark and delicious. This series is the epitome of the old adage “All’s fair in love and war”. I swooned, I pined, I moped, and I cried. I reluctantly related to the characters, and was distressed for doing so. It’s that little devil on your shoulder tempting you to always do what you want, take what you want, circumstances be damned. And boy do the circumstances come back to haunt us. I mean… them. So far, a brilliantly written, guilty pleasure, but it’s not just that. There’s… growth, too. Sort of. Maybe. *grins* Or at least, a better understanding of where it all comes from, and I can’t wait for the grand finale!
Andie: Read The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher and you’ll know who Dirty Red is and why we can’t wait for her book
Yanira: Yay!!!! Let the mindfk begin!!! …. What I really love about this series is that we get all the POV’s involved, so we’ll get the whole story and then we can judge if there’s a hero or a villain. At least my jury is still out impatiently waiting for the whole thing.
Susan: … I loved the story. But I’m depressed!!?? What does Dirty Red have to do with this? Is it a sequel? … Okay! Bought and started reading Dirty Red. NOW I get it!
Victoria: I love that Tarryn Fisher didn’t shy away from making the main character a b&tchy person!
Maryse’s Book Blog: Spoiled, selfish and self-centered is taken to a whole other level. I’m appalled, and yet it’s so good.
Kimmie: I know everyone say they liked The Opportunist, but I’m a little hesitant to read it based on what everyone is saying. I know its going to draw me in and the emotions and everything. Which is a good and bad thing hee hee. Is The Opportunist really going to stay with me?
Claudia: Oh My..I am totally addicted to The Opportunist and Dirty Red, you should read but remember..you are going to have so many questions..the writing is amazing!!
Johanna: Haha so am I!! I loved The Opportunist, it is a def must read.. It’s not your conventional love story if that’s what you were hoping for.. There is so much drama, lies. And backstabbing that you’ll feel compelled to throw your Nook/Kindle lol.
Taina: After reading your reaction months ago, I told myself I would not read it. …Bought it an left it fermenting in my kindle for 3 days. Started last night and finished today. I’m angry. Sad. Confused. Hurt. However, I am not disappointed. Yes…I read The Opportunist.
About book #1:
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.
- The Opportunist (Love Me With Lies #1) <— check out my review
- Dirty Red (Love Me With Lies #2) <— check out my review (only if you’ve read #1)
- Thief (Love Me With Lies #3) <— check out my review (only if you’ve read #1 & #2)
We even have a few of our own support groups (discussion forums with spoilers) where we let it allll hang out after! So don’t be shy.
- The Opportunist: http://talk.maryse.net/threads/the-opportunist-by-tarryn-fisher-only-enter-if-youve-read-this-book.119/
- Dirty Red: http://talk.maryse.net/threads/dirty-red-by-tarrynn-fisher.430/