By: Tarryn Fisher
Published: December 21, 2012
Source: Personal Kindle Library
(Goodreads / Amazon)
Dear Opportunist,MY REVIEW:
You thought you could take him from me, but you lost. Now, that he's mine I'll do anything to keep him. Do you doubt me? I have everything that was supposed to be yours. In case you were wondering; he doesn't ever think about you anymore. I won't let him go....ever.
Leah Smith finally has everything she has ever wanted. Except she doesn't. Her marriage feels more like a loan than a lifelong commitment, and the image she has worked so hard to build is fraying before her eyes. With a new role and a past full of secrets, Leah must decide how far she is willing to go to keep what she has stolen.
Man, oh man. I don't think I've ever read a book where I despised the main character THIS MUCH! Leah is a red-headed, spoiled, selfish brat of a woman. And she has learned the art of manipulation going all the way back to her childhood.
She's lied, cheated, lied some more and finally has snagged the guy of her dreams, Caleb Drake. She fights dirty to keep what she views as hers. They've been together for five years, had many ups and downs (okay maybe more downs than ups) but everything about her and their relationship is built on lies. Now she's stuck with a baby she doesn't want, and is fighting to keep up appearances to save her marriage. She can't lose the one good thing she has.
Caleb is no saint either. The problem is that he thought he could forget and move on from the one girl who stole his heart and soul. He settled for someone that wasn't her after she left him, three times. The person he has become is not someone he recognizes.
This story is told primarily from the POV of Leah and it alternates from events in the past and events in the present. What unfolds just makes you cringe even deeper. If you enjoyed The Opportunist then this story will give you a glimpse into the not so glamorous other woman.
I was a sidewalk toss away - a grimy piece of metal stuck to the bottom of the cup holder, couch cushions, old wallets and under the fridge between a shriveled grape and an unidentified hair - that was me.
"You are the single most offensive woman I have ever met, you know that?"
Final Rating - 3.5 stars