5 + Emotional Stars
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.
I know that Tarryn Fisher writes books that are going to rip emotions out of me like there’s no tomorrow but I totally wasn’t expecting the emotional rollercoaster I just experience, or better that I am still experiencing.
Words seem to keep failing me when I try to think about this book. For the first half of the book I wasn’t sure how I felt about Olivia. She would do things that left me shaking my hand, but at the same time I tried to see from her perspective, to better understand her character without judgement. After all love is a very strong emotion, and one that causes people do sometimes do crazy things.
I don’t want to give away spoilers for those who haven’t read this book yet but wow. I felt so many things between Caleb and Olivia. Love, joy, betrayal and downright brokenhearted. It was as if my own heart shattered in my chest reading Olivia’s story. I cried for her, yes I cried. My husband looked at me as if I had lost my mind and even went as far to tell me that it “was just a book”.
The Opportunist left me feeling so disoriented and all I wanted was to crawl under a blanket and cry more for the love that was between two characters who both had felt heartbroken. One of my favorite things about a book, that makes it truly over the top for me is when I feel so deeply for the characters, as if I am in their story seeing everything from their eyes and Tarry has done just that with the story.
Even now I want to be angry about things that occurred in the story but then feel sad. I have been left in a state of confusion after finishing The Opportunist. The twists and turns left me raw that’s for certain.
In conclusion I will that I loved this book which may come across odd to some especially all the varying emotions I have towards it but overall I truly loved it and I am so excited to read the next book in the series. I always remind myself when I read Tarryn Fisher’s books that I may feel strong emotions, that may not be the emotions I want to feel either but her words always seem to touch my soul and leave an imprint.