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The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher Review

Title: The Opportunist

Author: Tarryn Fisher

First published November 14, 2011

278 pages, Kindle Edition

Rating: 4.19


In The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher, Olivia Kaspen finds out that her ex-boyfriend, Caleb Drake, has lost his memory. As a notorious opportunist, Olivia must decide if she will use this as a chance to win Caleb back.

But, hiding her true identity and their complicated past becomes more challenging when Caleb’s new girlfriend, Leah Smith, enters the picture. The race is on as Olivia and Leah battle for Caleb’s love and attention.

Olivia soon realizes the high price of her deceit and uncovers that sometimes love is not enough for forgiveness.

About the Author

My goal is to write a novel that resonates with readers on a deep, emotional level. While crafting a universally beloved story is a lofty ambition, I strive to evoke powerful feelings through my writing.

In my opinion, sadness paired with regret is an especially potent combination. I have a particular affinity for villains, such as Mother Gothel, Gaston, and the Evil Queen, who are plagued by vanity – a trait I share.

These complex characters often take center stage in my stories.

When I’m not writing, I enjoy indulging in simple pleasures like sipping on Coke or Starbucks, and relishing in the irony of a well-placed sarcastic comment. However, I can’t stand poorly chosen adjectives or the overused term “smolder”.

If you choose to read my book, I am grateful. Regardless of whether you love it or hate it, I still appreciate you taking the time to engage with my work.

Please be kind in your feedback, as I am a mixture of tough and sensitive.

Editoral Review

The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher is a gripping tale of love, betrayal, and redemption that will leave readers on the edge of their seats. First published on November 14, 2011, Fisher is known for crafting characters with depth and nuance, and The Opportunist is no exception.

With themes of identity, trust, and forgiveness woven throughout, the novel is a powerful exploration of what it means to be human. The story follows the protagonist, Olivia Kaspen, a young woman who has spent years trying to win back her ex-boyfriend, Caleb Drake.

When she finally succeeds, she realizes that the life she imagined for herself is not what she truly wants. As she navigates the complex web of relationships in her life, Olivia must confront the truth about herself and the people she loves.

Set in Seattle, Washington, The Opportunist features vivid descriptions of the city, adding to the rich backdrop of the story. But the heart of the book lies in its characters.

Olivia is a complex and flawed character, and her journey towards self-discovery is both compelling and relatable. Caleb, meanwhile, is a multifaceted character caught between his past and his present, love and obligation.

While The Opportunist is categorized as a romance novel, it defies many of the tropes of the genre. Fisher’s writing is sharp and incisive, with a distinctive voice that sets her apart from other authors.

The plot is tightly crafted, with plenty of twists and turns that keep the reader guessing until the very end. And while the story is emotionally challenging at times, the payoff is more than worth it.

As a novel, The Opportunist is not without its flaws. The pacing can be uneven at times, with certain sections feeling rushed while others drag on.

And while the characters are well-developed, some readers may find them difficult to root for due to their choices and actions. However, these minor quibbles are outweighed by the book’s many strengths.

Overall, The Opportunist is a wonderfully written and deeply affecting novel that is sure to resonate with readers. With its memorable characters, sharp writing, and powerful themes, it is a must-read for fans of contemporary fiction.

The book earns a score of 4 out of 5, with its only limitations being the occasional pacing issues and the potentially divisive nature of its characters.