Title: The Opportunist
Author: Tarryn Fisher
Publication Date: February 3, 2013
Description: 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.
Thoughts: Do not read this book. It will rip your heart out and stomp on it. And then you will cry. And by 'don't read this book' I mean absolutely read this book it is amazing. Oh gosh.
This book absolutely killed me Wow.
This book is told in a before and after style and I was amazed at how well it was written. It totally had me hooked. I could not put it down. And I didn't even realize this until I was done. Tarryn Fisher's writing captivated me. After a while it didn't even feel like I was reading a book. I was so into the book. The characters felt so real. Every character had a contrasting personality. And there were a lot of characters and I actually remembered who they were.
I loved the story. It wasn't the usual NA love story. It was heartwarming and heartbreaking and you're going to need tissues. It was very intense. I liked how Olivia had this not apologizing attitude. I liked the mystery of Caleb and Olivia's relationship throughout the book. The characters weren't squeaky clean. And that's probably why they felt so real. No one was this super great person. They all had flaws and problems. Even characters I absolutely hated I kind of felt bad for at times.
Overall this book was very well written. I applaud Tarryn Fisher for getting me so into a book that is a first of a series. I applaud her writing. And I know this particular book would have been really hard to write with the different points in time but seriously Tarryn Fisher told this story beautifully. This is probably going to be one of my favorite reads of the year.