Saturday, 16 May 2015

Review: The List by Kate L. Mary

The List. Twenty things every girl must do before she turns twenty. . .

Body piercing
Get drunk
First kiss

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. . .

Fake ID
Skinny dipping
Road trip!!!

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. . .

Lose it
Get Heart Broken
Fall in love

ebook, 320 pages
Expected publication: May 26th 2015 by KENSINGTON
Terri's Thoughts
**I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher Kensington via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  The expected publication date is May 26th 2015**
I had a really good time with this story.  Being along for the ride as Annie finally had a chance to break free and be a normal teenager on the cusp of adulthood was a fun read.  The fact that she had a before twenty "bucket list" to play catch up with was entertaining.
Although a fun concept the highlight of the story for me was the romance (no spoilers hence no names given).  A lot of times you find yourself dying from anticipation and wishing the characters would just surrender to each other.  In this case it was the anticipation that was the best part.  It was the stolen eye contact and silent communication that expressed so much in this story.  I can not really express it but the connection was so much more than physical.  I sighed every time there was eye contact in the rear view mirror.  This part of the story was very well done.
Although there were parts of the story where I thought it was walking the line between girls having fun and girls being stupid and putting themselves in dangerous situations, the story was always brought back before it crossed the line.  Parts reminded me of when I was first on my own and having a good time with the experience but sadly it was the more tame parts.
I have to admit that I really enjoyed this read.  I can see it appealing to fans of NA who enjoy reading about the college aged crowd.  I think there may be another book coming out with one of the secondary characters and I will be eagerly awaiting it's release to continue the journey.

About the Author

Kate L. Mary is a stay-at-home mother of four and an Air Force wife. She grew up in a small town just north of Dayton, Ohio where she and her husband met at the age of twelve. Since their marriage in 2002, they have lived in Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and California.

Kate enjoys any post-apocalyptic story - especially if zombies are involved - as long as there is a romantic twist to give the story hope. Kate prefers nerdy, non-traditional heroes who can make you laugh to hunky pieces of man-meat, and her love of wine and chocolate is legendary among her friends and family. She currently resides in Oklahoma with her husband and children.



1 comment:

  1. I am definitely a fan of NA romance so this sounds like one for me :) The only thing that would bother me is that it sounds like there might be a love triangle... but maybe that's not the case? Great review though!

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf