Note to Self
Love is patient; love is kind.
Love doesn’t boast or brag.
There’s no arrogance in love;
it’s never rude, crude, or indecent-it’s not self absorbed.
Love isn’t easily upset.
Love doesn’t tally wrongs.
Love trusts, hopes, and endures no matter what.
Love will never become obsolete.
I’ll fight for her.
Caleb Drake never got over his first love. Not when he got married. Not when she got married. When life suddenly comes full circle Caleb must decide how how far he is willing to go to get the aloof and alluring Olivia Kaspen back. But for every action in life there is a consequence, and soon Caleb finds out that sometimes love comes at an unbearably high price.
I don’t know where to start with my review for this book. Claire Contreras recommended that I read The Opportunist not so long ago and my obsession with Olivia, Caleb and Tarryn Fisher began. You couldn’t talk to me about books without me recommending this series to anyone who would listen. I had SO MUCH anxiety going into this book that I needed a glass of wine before I started. The Opportunist broke my heart, Dirty Red pissed me off and Ms. Fisher did not DISAPPOINT with Thief. People often say you never know what you will get from Tarryn and I didn’t when I opened up the first page on my kindle at 11pm….and by the end at 3am – I experienced so much emotion and cried so many tears for something that I didn’t want to end. But it did…and it was SO DAMN GOOD!
All I have wanted to know over the past few months is if Caleb and Olivia would end up together…..so did I cheat and read the last couple of pages first? Nope I did not. Because I didn’t want to spoil the read and Ms. Fisher’s genius writing. And I will not for you either so will try to write this review without spoilers because this is a series that you NEED to read in its entirety ASAP!
This is a book that despite all of the lies and deceit in the past was based on honest and real love. It was a fight for all to the very end. But who will win and will there be an HEA for everyone?
You will have to read it to find out! 🙂
I will say this…..I have loved Caleb from the beginning. Not all of his choices were wise. But like everyone says – there is a side to every story. And this was Caleb’s story. Tarryn writes the male POV well – I enjoyed hearing Caleb’s voice. Through this journey, we see Caleb’s love for Olivia. I love how he calls her Duchess. I love when they want to know the truth they say “Peter Pan.” There were so many quotes and passages I highlighted because it was simply beautiful and something I wanted to go back and re-read over and over again.
Ultimately Caleb wants to love her. And I just want to cry for time lost for these two and I just want them to work it all out and move forward.
A lot of questions are answered in this book. And A LOT of tears were shed throughout my read. But in the end – it was beautiful. This is an example of real life. It is not perfect and not an ordinary HEA. Its unexpected and plays with your emotions and wrecks havoc on your heart because you don’t know who and what to believe and you don’t know who will end up together. Can two people who lie and run finally stop and realize that they are meant for each other and have always been destined to be together? Will the constant obstacles tear them apart? Can they ever admit that they are in fact true soul mates?
This was another job WELL DONE by Tarryn Fisher. I know I didn’t say much but I can’t because I don’t want to ruin this read for you. I can’t begin to express what an emotional roller coaster ride it was because you didn’t know what to expect with every turn of the page. And though it’s not the ending I thought it would be, it was PERFECT for Olivia and Caleb because they are not perfect themselves.
This series is and will always be among my top favorites. It sticks with you – the characters embed themselves into your heart and you fall in love with them – lies and all.
So thank you Ms. Fisher for sharing this AMAZINGLY WONDERFUL BEAUTIFUL story with us…you are a true writing genius and I loved every single minute I spent reading your unforgettable words. Thank you! <3
About the Author
I would like to write a novel that every, single person loves, but not even J.K. Rowling could do that. Instead, I try to write stories that pull on people’s emotions. I believe that sadness is the most powerful emotion, and swirled with regret the two become a dominating force. I love villains. Three of my favorites are Mother Gothel, Gaston and the Evil Queen who all suffered from a pretty wicked case of vanity (like me). I like to make these personality types the center of my stories.
I love rain, Coke, Starbucks and sarcasm. I hate bad adjectives and the word “smolder”. If you read my book-I love you. If you hate my book-I still love you, but please don’t be mean to me; I’m half badass, half cry baby.
If you have not read this series already, make sure to read in order – see below:
Book 1 – The Opportunist – see where it all began – Christine’s 5 STAR review can be found here
Book 2 – Dirty Red – Christine’s 4 STAR review can be found here