Dirty Red by Tarryn Fisher

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NA – ★★★★★- Goodreads – AmazonB&NiBooks


The first book in this series left my heart in shambles and this one just about did the same thing.

This book in one sentence: Am I supposed to like her…or…no?

Going into this book, I was kinda skeptical. I thought this was going to be The Opportunist in the point of view of Leah, the antagonist. Reading The Opportunist I did not like Leah at all! I did not care what happen to her relationship, I did not care how she felt, I just didn’t care for her at all! But, I picked this one up anyway.

Careful reading this review because this one does follow the first book in the series.

In the first book it was obvious that Leah was a spoiled, mean, and selfish brat. But she was important to the story. She was the classic villain, but in the same breath she wasn’t. Even though I didn’t want to see it, she was, in a way, a victim as well. Olivia was out of Caleb’s life and she essentially had him. And then everything went to shit after the accident and Olivia tried to make a reappearance in his life. I mean, yeah, I’d hate any girl who tries to steal my man, so I feel her!

The book starts off with Leah having just gave birth to her child. The book also starts off with me liking her because she’s hilarious.

“She looks like an Estella.” [Caleb says]. She looks like a bald, old man to me, but I nod. I am incapable of saying no to my husband, so it looks like the kid just got screwed.

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She’s funny but but it is obvious that her loyalty lies with Caleb. It’s as if she thinks she’s in love with him, but she’s more so in love with the idea of being in love with him and in love with the idea of having him as hers, and beating Olivia at her game. She’s still pretty funny though.

“I can’t believe we did this,” Caleb says for the millionth time, looking down at her. “We made this.” Technically, I made this. It’s convenient how men get to sign their names to these little creations without doing much more than having an orgasm and assembling a crib…I smile weakly. I can’t stay mad at him. He’s perfect. 

In this book we see that Leah is 100% down for her husband (and for having him when no one else can) and Caleb is 100% down for his daughter. We also get to see why Leah is just the way she is and we get to see her in a different light. We also get to meet a few new characters that are notable but Leah was the real star of this and after finishing this book I have an interesting love and hate for her.

“You die in love more than you live in love”

After finishing this one I immediately picked up the last book in the series.

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