Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The List by Melanie Jacobson

The List by Melanie Jacobson

Summary from Goodreads:
Ashley Barrett doesn't want to get married. At least, not anytime soon. She doesn't care how many of her friends and family members and fellow churchgoers had weddings before they finished college -- the last thing she needs in her fun-loving twenties is the dead-weight of some guy. And that's why she created The List. By the time she completes all twenty-five goals -- from learning a language to skydiving to perfecting the art of making sushi -- she'll be more ready to settle down. Maybe.

This summer in California is a prime time for Ashley to cross two items off the list: learn to surf (#13) and have a summer romance (#17). And Matt Gibson, the best surf instructor in Huntington Beach and the most wanted guy in the singles ward, is the perfect man for the job. Ashley hatches a plan to love him and leave him before heading off to grad school in the fall (#4, get a master's degree). But when Matt decides he doesn't like the "leaving" part, Ashley's carefully laid plans are turned sideways. Now Ashley faces an unexpected dilemma: should she stick to the safety of The List, or risk everything for a love that may tie her down —- or might set her free?

3.5 Stars

Read April 2013

LDS Romantic Fiction, Inter-Library Loan

My Review:

Having just read "Going Vintage" by Lindsey Leavitt where there was also a "list", I was a little hesitant about this book.  I had read good things about Melanie Jacobson and decided to go for it.  As much as I enjoyed both books, I wouldn't recommend reading them this close together.

This was a fun, quick read.  It is a clean, LDS romantic fiction.  It captures the young single adult life that many have experienced.  I liked that as much as some parts were predictable, others were not.  I was happy to see that Melanie Jacobson wrote some twists.  

Warnings: None

I would let my 15 year old read this book.

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