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The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher

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.

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This was Tarryn Fisher’s first book, but it was one of the last ones that I read by her, I’m so sorry that I put series this off for so long, it was incredible.

This story follows Olivia Kaspen. She is a girl is full of so much self-doubt and seems to lack any self worth. When she was in college she fell in love with a boy, a real love, a once in a lifetime kind of love But she wasn’t to own her feels and admit his age felt, the way she felt for him terrified her so even though she loved him and wanted a life with him, she left.

Three years later, she finds out that Caleb, the man of her dreams, her college boyfriend and who she still loves and who still owns her heart, has lost his memory in an accident and she sees this as the perfect opportunity to try and start over with him. She sees it as a chance to wash away the mistakes of the past and get what she wants.

However, nothing is ever simple in life and love. He has a new life complete with a new girlfriend, Leah, who is determined not to lose Caleb. He may not remember his life right now, but the past is there, and Olivia is racing against time trying desperately to rebuild what they’d lost back then, knowing that at any minute, he could remember everything and leave her this time.

The scenes flash back and forward to when they met and the now, showing snippets of their relationship throughout its entirety.

I couldn’t help but root for them and afire then as a couple. I really wanted them to work it out. They made such a good couple, Olivia really needed Caleb.

At times I  terrible for Olivia, other times I want to shake her and then I’d want to hug and protect her. The issued from her past had such a deep impact on her, you could tell it was that pain that was making her shut everyone out.

I looked Caleb, he was sweet and swoon-worthy, he knew how difficult being in a relationship was for Olivia but sometimes he did push her. I could sort of understand why she reacted and did what she did, even though I could also understand his frustration with how much she kept back from him.

I don’t want to go too much into the story, but it was so addictive, so well written with so much description, the characters were so well developed and written, I just love how Tarryn can get into the heads of her characters. Again, as always with Tarryn’s books, I highly recommend it. I loved all the books in this series, the way they all come together. This was only the first of three great reads.

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