Book Review Of “The Opportunist” By Tarryn Fisher
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 (From Goodreads)
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So, I was told by a fellow book-lover/friend that this book was amazing, and that I just HAD to read it. So I had finished a review book, and wanted to read something more lighthearted than a thriller, so since this was free on Kindle Unlimited, I figured, why not.
It was okay, I don’t think that I like Tarryn’s writing style. I don’t like cheesy, mean girl, drama queen dramatics. And word choices like grody are just to juvenile for me to appreciate. I don’t really properly know how to write this, or to put my thoughts into words, so bear with me here. I feel like Tarryn Fisher writes about the most deplorable women she could imagine, Olivia is okay, But Leah is a sad excuse for a female, and I honestly cannot stand her spoiled, pretentious, entitled character. I honestly don’t think I’ve ever disliked a fictionally character so much.
However with all that being said, I finished it, and I am almost done with the next book. As much as I didn’t like the writing, or the characters, It’s like a train wreck, and I just cannot look away.