Series: College of Charleston #1
Publisher: Lyrical Press on May 26, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Pages: Novel Length
Source: Blog Tour
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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
At A Glance
Wasn’t perfect but I really, really, loved it.
Did you ever read a book that while you were reading it you knew it wasn’t amazing but to you it was? That’s The List for me.
I was fascinated with the story the whole time. I was excited as Annie got to experience real life for the first time. She has been sheltered all her life, so when she gets to college it’s like a kid in a candy store. First time for parties, drinking, friends, boys, and sex. But there was also heartbreak and pain. I love how easily Annie opened herself up to new experiences but she didn’t totally change everything about herself. Faults and all, I loved Annie the whole time.
Cami was an amazing best friend to Annie. She introduced her to new things and helped Annie find herself. Chris was so sweet. He could be a bit judgmental but he always had Annie’s best interest in mind. But it was Ryan who shined the most. He was so easy going and fun. He had a constant smile on his face that made everyone else smile. He had his faults as well, but he made up for them in spades.
This felt like a coming of age story but for a new adult audience. I think I realted to this story because I too experienced the best and most fun parts of life at an older age. The List really spoke to me on so many levels.
I really liked Ryan but he really pissed me off sometimes. He treated Annie like a yo-yo, pulling her in then pushing her away. It wasn’t fair. I know he was going through his own crap but, seriously, man up!
There is some sex but it’s not the focus. It was done well and was semi hot but nothing super detailed.
I loved this, plain and simple. Not everyone will because each one of us is looking for something different. But for me, it was a homerun. Very recommended.
“When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what the storm is all about.”
“Annie, huh? I like it,” he said, blowing smoke into the air. “Sounds innocent. There is nothing I like more than corrupting an innocent.”
“If I could have one wish, I’d wish for you.”
This is a tour wide giveaway
Oh it’s great to have a great story like that and to be carried away by the characters and all.
That’s exactly it, I was carried away by the characters.
he List really spoke to me on so many levels.
Whoa I’m not sure what happened here haha that was totally not my comment (I think it’s what I copied to tweet and accidentally pasted it here instead of what I had written). I just noticed when I saw your reply email lol. Now I’ve no idea what I had actually written. Lol!
LOL, I totally guessed that too.
Liberty Ann Ireland
I’m back reviewing with two new blogs and still loving yours! One day we really have to meet!! You’ve convinced me, I need to read this one! Have a great day!
hehe, that sounds awesome!!!
Brandi Breathes Books
love the sound of annie and also the cover is gorgeous
You would love this.
The quotes are powerful, but I’m not sure the story is for me. Can I remember that far back? hehehe
LOL, yeah, it’s very collegy (totally not a word) 😀
I think I have these type of reads all the time LOL! I love when they happen though. Those stories that you just get lost in and love even though they are far from perfect. So glad this was one of those reads for you.
The concept is super new but how it was written felt unique.
anna (herding cats & burning soup)
Yay for a home run 🙂 Man that couple on the cover gets around! I think I’ve seen them on 3 recently. lol
LOL, I find the duplicate covers hilarious!
A helpful review. This promises to be an interesting series.
🙂 Thanks for stopping by.
Thanks for the giveaway!
This sounds like an interesting book. Too often the MC changes themselves when they get to college. So, I like that she didn’t but rather embraced all that the college experience had to offer. My one and only thing is your “bad”. I’m honestly getting sick and tired of these guy who run hot and cold in novels. It’s like a repeating thing in NA and it drives me nuts.
Ugh, the hot and cold was really, really, really annoying!!!
I’ve had that happen before. I’ve completely fallen in love with a book that was more about how it fit exactly what I wanted at that moment, and I wouldn’t honestly say everyone else would love it. I’m glad it worked for you…that’s what really matters.
I kinda love these kind of books. It’s like a little secret only a few would enjoy as much as you did.