The List

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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?

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    The List Reviews

  • Michelle

    I'm not going to lie to you. Confession number one: I do not read LDS literature anymore. I did as a young adult. I did a little in my college days. But I haven't even entered a Deseret Bookstore in a...

  • Katie

    Oh my goodness I could not put this book down. I told my husband while in the middle of the book that I was probably going to have to buy this book.(which I only do with books I really want to read ag...

  • Melissa

    This was a fun contemporary Christian romance. Not your normal Christian romance. This is just about two people who believe in God and go to church and the culture of the church is talked about. The r...

  • Jami

    Oh, goodness. What to say about this book . . . I wanted to like it. I really did. I'm not a fan of LDS fiction, but some positive reviews made me think this book might possibly veer from the norm. Uh...

  • Katie W

    Loved this book!!I I loved the cover, loved the setting, loved the characters, loved the story, etc. Ashley has watched her mom and older sisters struggle through life because they married early. When...

  • Deborah

    4.5Melanie Jacobson you have just gained a new fan. I have had this book on my "to read" shelf for ages. I was wandering through that shelf praying that a great book would pop out for me to read. I sa...

  • Kathleen Vallejo

    Sorry if this steps on anyone's toes, but this book totally reminded me why I hardly ever read LDS fiction. Corny and cheesy dialogue/scenes/you name it throughout the whole book. I'll admit, I read a...

  • Melanie Jacobson

    Look, I'm just saying, I think it's pretty fun. Like, pretty dang fun....

  • Rachell

    I somehow didn't realize this was a LDS romantic fictional book. Not that there is anything wrong with them, they just aren't always very well written and, well, if you've read them, you know; however...

  • Sheridan

    When I got this book I was warned it wasn't "deep". I thought it would be perfect to save for our upcoming cruise. I tried to read the first chapter to just get a taste. Well, I couldn't put it down, ...