Author: Tarryn Fisher
Publication Date: November 14, 2011
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Synopsis from Goodreads:
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.
I was overwhelmed, to say for the least. There were too much lies, and to much bitchy-ness, and too much selfishness that they just kept on coming at me, and I didn’t know how to stop it. I came to the point that I just want to claw at their faces, or slap at them, and just do something to hurt them.
I am glad for the alternating point of views of the past and the present. It is one of the reasons why I couldn’t just put the book down. As I read through the chapters that revolve around the past, my curiosity grew about what happened to Olivia and Caleb in the past, for them to end up like that in the present. While I get absorbed in the present chapters, I kept on wanting to know how things will end up. There was just this need to finish the book so that I can get all the answers I wanted. At the same time, I wanted to put down the book because the pain and the hurt were just too much. There were so much negativity, and I felt like I WANT TO PUT DOWN THIS BOOK AND GO BACK TO MY HAPPY ENDING. I was in conflict with myself the entire time, and multiple feelings were swarming inside me.
Even though there’s so much negativity here, it made me realize a lot of things, and that hurts me more. I was in Olivia’s story, but I was also in my own story. Memories come rushing back while I read her story, and I find myself within Olivia at times also. The story was also so unpredictable (in a good way,) wherein I thought something like this’d happen, but in fact it went the other way. It was awesome that way because it was like life, y’know, you don’t know what’s going to happen until it’s there.
Simply put, this is just so amazing. There was sweetness and bitterness at the same time. One moment I was goofing off and smiling at Olivia and Caleb, the next moment my heart is crushed into pieces. IT’S JUST LIKE THAT. Not to mention, THAT ENDING. It just hit me straight to the gut, and had me bawling like a baby. I would have thrown tantrums if I was alone at home (Sorry, Mom.)
The Opportunist is simply, drop dead gorgeous. Everything was raw and powerful. It’s a story that revolves around one of the basic things in life: you don’t know what you’ve got until you’ve lost it.