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 am a real life villain, truly. I drink sick amounts of Starbucks. Most of the time my hair smells like coffee. I was born in South Africa, and lived there for most of my childhood. I moved to Seattle just for the rain. Rome is my favorite place in the world so far, Paris comes in at a close second. I read and write more than I sleep. When I was eleven, I wrote an entire novel about runaway orphans, using only purple ink. I am addicted to Florence and the Machine and will travel to see concerts. I love scary movies and giraffes. I spend way too much time on Facebook. Meet you there?…
Goodreads book link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16090981-thief?from_search=true
Giveaway: Author is giving away:
- Kindle Paperwhite
- Penny Necklace
- 10 LMWL Amazon e-book sets
- LMWL Bracelet
- $25 Amazon Gift Card
- Tree Necklace
The Opportunist (Love Me With Lies #1)
Dirty Red (Love Me With Lies #2)
Thief (Love Me With Lies #3)
Barnes and Noble:
The Opportunist: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-opportunist-tarryn-fisher/1107877368?ean=2940013482746
Dirty Red: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dirty-red-tarryn-fisher/1114040069?ean=2940016148595
The Opportunist: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/179707
Dirty Red: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/338892
FAN CHAT WITH TARRYN FISHER Hosted by the PLN’s (Passionate Little Nutcases)
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November 10th 9pm-10pm EST
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My Two Cents:
00000+ - OMG Screaming O’s!
Oh…the pain, the pain! (Said in the voice of Dr. Smith).
Reading this wasn’t pretty. In fact, it was pretty ruthless.
A beautiful mess.
But so very worth it.
Every. Single. Minute.
“Love was fucking mean.”Yep. That pretty much sums up the entire Love Me With Lies series.
But allow me to elaborate.
Tarryn Fisher is an expert at her craft. Her ability to draw you into such a tumultuous, angst-filled, distressing story is masterful. The words are frighteningly poetic, seeping deeply into your soul, filling every crack and crevice until you can barely breathe. Picture this…the reader curled up into a tight little ball, clutching her Kindle with shaking hands, barely breathing, an intermittent gasp heard every now and then. When a book has that kind of effect on a person, when simple words result in such an intense physical and emotional reaction, that indicates an author truly understands how to fully engage the reader (or at the very least, how to fully engage me.)
Each book in this series is told from a different character’s point of view. Thief is Caleb’s story. Caleb. Some people might call him pathetic. Not me. Olivia was so ingrained in him, a part of his being. He couldn’t stop loving her, wanting her, needing her.
“I’ve never loved anyone after you. I never will.”There’s no rationalizing when it comes to love. None. Whatsoever. You cannot reason with the heart. The heart feels what it feels. The mind wants what it wants. The body craves what it craves. Caleb and Olivia’s connection was undeniable. Although, they both worked very hard to reject that connection, they were never truly successful.
“She has the kind of love that can stain your soul, make you beg not to have one, just to escape the spell she’s put you under. I’ve tried to break myself of her over and over, but it’s pointless. I’ve got more of her in my veins than blood”For years, he tried to do the “right thing.” But the right thing for whom? For Leah? For Estella? For Olivia? For Noah? For himself? In the end, Caleb had no choice but to convince Olivia she was his. She always had been and always would be.
“She's mine. She always has been, she always will be. We've been running in opposite directions for the last ten years, and we collide at every turn. Sometimes, it's because we're looking for each other, other times it's fate.”The universe consistently conspired against them, desperately trying to keep them apart. It was tragic, really. Maybe not as tragic as Romeo and Juliet, but still quite sad. Olivia was a strong-willed woman. Leah was a manipulative, conniving witch. But Caleb. Caleb was a man who would sell his soul to the devil for Olivia. He just broke my heart every which way. His longing for Olivia killed me. Shattered me. I felt it in my bones.
“I'll do whatever I have to do to protect you. I'll lie, cheat, and steal to make you okay. I'll share your suffering, and I'll carry you when you're weighed down. I'll never leave you, not even when you ask me to.”I know, I know. Both Caleb and Olivia participated in some pretty horrific wrongdoings over the course of this series. If it was “real life,” would I be so forgiving? Probably not. But it’s FICTION! Romance and soul mates and deeply rooted connections may not depict everyday life but it fuels my soul when residing in my imaginary universe.
“That was the exact moment my heart threaded with hers. It was as if someone reached down with a sewing needle and stitched my soul to hers. How could one woman be so sharp and so vulnerable at the same time? Whatever would happen to her would happen to me. Whatever pain she would feel, I would feel it too. I wanted it — that was the surprising part. Selfish, self centered Caleb Drake loved a girl so much he could already feel himself changing to accommodate her needs.Beautiful!
For the rest of this life and probably the next.
I wanted her — every last inch of her stubborn, combative, catty heart.”
Suffice it to say, I was terrified while reading this book. That the end of Caleb and Olivia’s story would gut me and forever leave me feeling unsatisfied was etched in the back of my mind. And my thoughts constantly wandered there. Not wanting to include any spoilers let me just say it was bittersweet. Once again, the author threw in those moments of OMG and WTF and WHY, OH WHY?! If there’s one thing to be noted about this entire series it’s that this story is unpredictable. It’s nearly impossible to see what’s coming or try to guess what will happen next. Six days were devoted to reading this trilogy, spending two days round the clock on each book. By the time I finished Thief, serious book hangover mode engulfed me like none I had ever before experienced. I was in lockdown, shutting out my thoughts in order to regroup. It felt exactly like this (replace “paperback” with “Kindle.”):
I didn’t want to see anyone, talk to anyone or do anything. I just wanted to wallow. Wallow in my misery because the experience of reading this phenomenal series for the first time was over, wallow because the world tilted off its axis while I was so absorbed in the lives of these characters and now I didn’t know what to do with myself. My head was spinning and my emotions were out of control. How can one author possibly accomplish this with only her words?
This series goes down as one of my top favorites of all time. It’s unique. It’s unpredictable. It’s haunting. It’s beautiful. It’s messy. And it’s far from perfect. And I mean that in the very best of ways. But you won’t understand that until you read every single word. Which I highly recommend that you do.