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Publisher Lyrical Press
Published May 26, 2015
The List. Twenty things every girl must do before she turns twenty. . .
But thanks to her crazy, over-protective father, Annie Roth is way behind schedule. Good thing it’s her first semester of college, because Annie is more than ready to start checking off items. . .
Where it gets complicated? Ryan and Chris. Best friends. Both sweet, funny, totally hot, and totally into Annie.
But there are some things on The List that Annie only wants to do with Ryan. . .
Get Heart Broken
Fall in love
Annie is a girl that due to a horrific event grew-up very sheltered. She also grew-up very protected by her daddy and four older brothers. Since she was the only girl in a house full of mean she pretty much was a tomboy by default. She wonders if that is who she really is or if there is more to her. The List is suppose to help her discover the truth about herself.
While The List is entertaining, I did not feel a connection with Annie. I couldn’t sympathize with her instead I was angry with her pretty much throughout the whole book. She meets her roomie and instantly they are besties? Umm…okay. Then she starts dating one guy while incredibly lusting over his best friend. She drinks for liquid courage.. maybe her daddy was right to protect her. She keeps making a lot of wrong decisions just because she can. There is a love triangle- love triangles do not make me happy.
Chris, oh the reason I kept reading. Chris is the sweet understanding guy that Annie is dating. He is clueless to fact that his best friend and Annie have an insta-lust attraction to each other. He tries to be understanding , giving Annie her space. Protecting her even when she gets pissed about it- I feel bad for him.
Throughout the book, I kept thinking Annie needs to grow-up. She whines a lot, internally which I get I do but dang is it overwhelming. Her treatment of her family also annoyed me- I wanted to yell at her. “Good Lord child call your daddy” a good amount of the time, while I was reading.
The List is an entertaining read about one girls road to self-discovery. The mistakes she makes and the consequences that come with them. Do I recommend the book- yes. That is largely due in part to the secondary characters in the book. The next book in the series is about Cami and Liam and that is one book I can get excited about.
My Rating 3 stars out of 5
Favorite Quote “I wanted to be your first everything. And your last.”
Other PeopleCami- Annie’s roomie
Ryan- Chris’ bestie, Cami’s cousin
Liam- Ryan’s roomie