Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher

Posted by miss fifi at Tuesday, May 28, 2013 0 comments

Summary:


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.
The Opportunist (Love Me With Lies, #1)The Opportunist by Tarryn FisherMy rating: 5 of 5 stars


Oh god, I really loved the book! Like really loved the book. After finishing the book, I was left thinking “Why on Earth did I wait to read the book?!” . Seriously, if you haven’t read the book yet, stop whatever you’re doing and read the book! It’s just that great!

Okay, back to the book. It was a story that revolves around three lives. It was a story of Olivia Kaspen, Caleb Drake and Leah Smith. Three different individuals, fighting for one love.

“Life is all about choices, I decide—good ones, bad ones, selfish ones” - Olivia

The story starts with Olivia’s decision to steal back what used to be hers, Caleb, from Leah.

And, did I mention that when she fights, she fights dirty?

She regretted the break-up and all the ugly things she used to have with Caleb.

“I was a relationship retard. I kicked, shoved, and punched people out of my life, so they never had a chance to hurt me.” – Olivia
“I loved you enough to put aside every one of my feelings to accommodate yours. What did I get in return? Coldness and emotional detachment. You are selfish and bitter and you wouldn’t know a good thing if it fell out of the sky at your feet.” – Caleb

In the past, Caleb did something horrible that hurt her badly, and she made him pay for it.

“I knew what I was going to do, something that would hurt him more than he hurt me. That’s the way I fought, dirty. An eye for an eye.” – Olivia

“I will love again, Olivia, you will hurt forever. What you’ve done is…You are worthless because you make yourself that way. You will remember me every day for the rest of your life because I was the one and you threw me away.” - Caleb

She met him by chance years after their break-up. He had lost his memory.

So just like the opportunist she was, she took advantage of the situation and paved her way into his life again, pretending to be a stranger he never knew.

“I am so good at pretending, that sometimes I lose track of who I really am.” - Olivia

Everything went well until Leah made her move. Olivia's second chance was snatched from her hands right away.

“That’s it! I decide. I am leaving and I’m never coming back.” - Olivia

That’s how Olivia lost Caleb for the second time. No matter how much she wanted Caleb, he was Leah’s because she lost him years ago during their break up.

She moved on but everything was a pretence. But it did not matter that she was unhappy because it was like…

“…stuff something into your heart quickly to stop it from cracking open…from bleeding out...” - Cammie

But her path crossed his again years later.

She still loved Caleb and she still hated Leah.

Caleb blamed her for leaving the second time when everything was Leah’s deed. She needed to tell him the truth, but…

“…are you willing to put him through the whirlwind for a broken dream?” – Noah

Olivia met Noah on her third mission on stealing Caleb’s back from Leah’s grasp. He taught her things she never knew.

“Prove to yourself that you are capable of something selfless.” – Noah

She learned that…

“There is more to loving someone than just making yourself happy. You have to want him to be happier than you are.” - Noah

In the end, the truth floated to the surface.


“I think that after the first time you give your heart away, you never get it back. The rest of your life is just you pretending that you still have a heart.” - Noah

“I am a victor in a way—a survivor. Because I fought the monster in myself and I won. But what have I lost in the process?” - Olivi
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The Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram

Posted by miss fifi at Tuesday, May 28, 2013 0 comments

Summary

When Avery Shaw’s heart is shattered by her life-long best friend, she chooses to deal with it the only way she knows how—scientifically. 

The state science fair is coming up and Avery decides to use her broken heart as the topic of her experiment. She’s going to find the cure. By forcing herself to experience the seven stages of grief through a series of social tests, she believes she will be able to get over Aiden Kennedy and make herself ready to love again. But she can’t do this experiment alone, and her partner (ex partner!) is the one who broke her heart.

Avery finds the solution to her troubles in the form of Aiden’s older brother Grayson. The gorgeous womanizer is about to be kicked off the school basketball team for failing physics. He’s in need of a good tutor and some serious extra credit. But when Avery recruits the lovable Grayson to be her “objective outside observer,” she gets a whole lot more than she bargained for, because Grayson has a theory of his own: Avery doesn’t need to grieve. She needs to live. And if there’s one thing Grayson Kennedy is good at, it’s living life to the fullest.

The Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram

Posted by miss fifi at Tuesday, May 28, 2013 0 comments

Summary

When Avery Shaw’s heart is shattered by her life-long best friend, she chooses to deal with it the only way she knows how—scientifically. 

The state science fair is coming up and Avery decides to use her broken heart as the topic of her experiment. She’s going to find the cure. By forcing herself to experience the seven stages of grief through a series of social tests, she believes she will be able to get over Aiden Kennedy and make herself ready to love again. But she can’t do this experiment alone, and her partner (ex partner!) is the one who broke her heart.

Avery finds the solution to her troubles in the form of Aiden’s older brother Grayson. The gorgeous womanizer is about to be kicked off the school basketball team for failing physics. He’s in need of a good tutor and some serious extra credit. But when Avery recruits the lovable Grayson to be her “objective outside observer,” she gets a whole lot more than she bargained for, because Grayson has a theory of his own: Avery doesn’t need to grieve. She needs to live. And if there’s one thing Grayson Kennedy is good at, it’s living life to the fullest.
 

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