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.
©2012 Tarryn Fisher (P)2015 Audible Inc.
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Even better than the first! Would love to give this one more than 5 stars as well. It was great to read from the "other womans" point of view and see how she put all her scheming together when the main character Caleb was trying to get Olivia back. I was extremely emotionally invested in this book and didn't want it to end! I loved how in this book the author kept to the same formula and went between past and present backstories but kept to Leah's (Calebs wife) point of view this time. The book stayed very interesting and there were no dull moments. I cant wait to listen to The Thief!! The narrator on this audio is PERFECT! .. She was the real reason why this story grasped my attention.
Absolutely! I've just recently discovered Tarryn and I'm a fan.
Leah was entertaining and just sooo ugly inside. She has some serious issues but I liked her and her insecurities.
She was perfect.
I hate this book but that's only because is so good. I really hate the main character (Lea).
Tarryn created such a wonderful character that I can't stop reading it. now I won't be able to stop listening. this is a must read a lot.
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Possibly - it wouldn't be my top choice
It's unique and goes along well with The Love Me With Lies Series
She did a good job - I just hate Leah.
Dirty Red is not an easy book to swallow for me because I detest Leah - it's a great character study and it is interesting to some degree plus the writing is phenomenal as usual but it's hard to like a book about someone you loathe.
Oh Leah, the woman we love to hate. Let me count the ways.
"My name is Leah and I will do anything to keep my husband."
I know a lot of Olivia & Caleb fans are or were skeptical in reading this book. They either hated Leah so much they were afraid to understand her or start to like her, or they just hated her so much they didn't want to give her the time of day. But The Opportunist (TO) introduces us to three very flawed individuals who all made choices that changed the trajectory of the future. And all three - Caleb, Olivia, and Leah - walk that line between good and evil, hero and villain. Reading Leah's book was necessary. And as much as many of us would rather not understand her upbringing or thought process because it makes us hate her just a little less, it was worth the read.
"I knew he never loved me like he loved her, but I wanted him anyway. I knew his love for me was conditional, but I wanted him anyway. I knew I was second choice, but I wanted him anyway. But,this was too much."
I don't know if I would have been able to write Leah's story if I were in Tarryn Fisher's (TF) shoes. But everything TF writes is poetry and a life lesson wrapped up neatly in one little bow. Her ability to make readers like the most hateful of characters is magical. Thanks a lot, TF, for making me like this book.
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
The same story plus more told from Leah's perspective in constant flashbacks and then back to the brutal reality of what price her lies, secrets and manipulation is having on her marriage to Caleb. Never showing him her true selfish nature which is only revealed after the birth of their daughter. And Caleb is forever torn between the decisions he made, the actions he took, the present situation and the love he can't ever forget.
More shocking twists, revelations and spite filled words but Caleb's longing for Olivia has never ceased and is only getting worse and how far will he go to reclaim his lost love and the other half of his soul. I guess I'll find out in book 3 because there's no HEA in this tragic tale.
Worth a credit? It's very well written but, for me, it's too much of a tragedy, I wish I hadn't started this Trilogy so NO but I've already downloaded book 3 so I'll see it through to the bitter end.
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