Friday, February 3, 2017

Review: The List

Author Tawna Fenske
Format e-ARC
Print Length 178 pages
Publisher Entangled Publishing LLC
Published Jan. 30, 2017

As the millionaire owner of a chain of computer shops, Simon Traxel isn’t normally hands-on with mundane repairs. But when a fretful brunette shows up with her fried laptop and killer green eyes, he makes an exception. And as it turns out, she needs more hands-on help than Simon imagined.

Brainy soil scientist Cassie Michaels has spent her whole life feeling like a grungy tree trunk beside her delicate flower sisters. To make herself more interesting, Cassie invented stories about her wild sex life—stories she’s expected to retell in vivid detail at a bachelorette party. Cassie’s attempt to catalog her biggest whoppers goes awry when she spills wine on her laptop and lands in Simon’s shop with her sexy list frozen on the screen.

But Simon’s interest is piqued, and the two strike a deal to make Cassie’s make-believe sexploits a reality. From steamy public romps gone hilariously awry, to sexy antics with kitchen utensils, their quest to conquer The List is equal parts scorching hot and adorably awkward. 

As they near the end of The List though, Cassie and Simon second guess their pledge to shake hands and say goodbye when they cross off the last item. But will Simon’s big secret make that the one fantasy that can never come true? 

My Opinion

Thank you to Entangled Publishing and Netgalley for allowing me to review this novel. This in no way influenced my review.

Cassie Michaels is vastly different form her sisters. The debutants of suburban life worry so about her that she made-up an vividly active night life to get them off of her back. Since her lies made her seem more adventurous than she really was, she did what any scientist would do- create a list to keep them straight. Only one glass of wine later the list is frozen on her computer. So she takes it into the computer repair shop where a cute guy works, one who is going to see the list. Cassie, embarrassed, hands over the computer. Simon, a complete computer geek and a millionaire, took one look at Cassie and knows she is outta her element. It is so refreshing that she didn’t seem to recognize her, so he may have conveniently not mentioned who he is when he volunteers to help her make the list a reality.

Cassie is adorable. She understands why her sisters are concerned with her and wishes that they weren’t. She knows that their concern comes from love though and tries to easy their worries. She decides to tackle the list, so that she isn’t lying to her sisters any more. Plus, there is a hot guy volunteering. She tries to maintain her distance and not get attached to Simon as they are just doing the “benefits” but it is hard. 

Simon has a good reason for keeping who he is hidden from Cassie. I ain’t saying she is a gold digger but he had dated a few that ended up being one. He has a sister whom he loves dearly that has been hurt by the break-ups of the past and so it makes sense to keep his “friends” hidden from her. Simon is close to his sister and he doesn’t want her world rocked anymore than it already is. Yet, with each interaction with Cassie you can tell he is falling head over heels. What a wonderful fall it was. Simon is yeah, I totally dug the geeky computer guy.

This book is sizzling hott (yeah with two tts), the chemistry between these two is explosive. They end up supporting each other and falling into an almost relationship even though they made a deal of no feelings. I loved how they came up with solutions to the very vivid fantasy list.

My Rating 5 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote “You turn me on when you were wearing sweatpants…”

Other People

Missy- Cassie’s sister
Lisa- Cassie’s sister
Junie- Simon’s sister

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