On a random night out with her girlfriends, Taye experiences something she hasn’t before.Instant attraction.Between vodkas and dance moves she probably shouldn’t be doing in public, never mind on a podium, she meets him.
She’s never had a one night stand before, and to have one is on her list of things to experience in her life.
Not only that, but the chemistry is off the charts.
She’s going home with this man, and she’s not going to regret it when she leaves him in the morning.
Or at least that’s what she thinks.
With Chantal Fernando’s latest release, The List, she is breaking away from the MC world and delivering a modern day romance that many readers can relate to. A love story based loosely off of a real life story, takes readers on an emotional journey.
It is not one of my favorite books by Chantal or my favorite kind of romance. I really don’t know if I liked it that much because it is quite different than what I usually read. The story itself can stand on it’s own and has it’s own unique kind of romance.
Readers are introduced to Taye; a modern, very put together woman who knows what she wants and is secure with who she is. While she’s out clubbing with friends and letting loose she meets Eli. There is an instant attraction and instant lust that leads to a very fulfilling one night stand.
For one month the two explore her list, a sexual list she wants to experience. Eli wants to help Taye achieve her goals. He’s up front and honest about not wanting a relationship or any ties. The two click in every aspect and their sexual chemistry is through the roof.
Eli eventually has to leave and thus ends their time together. Even though they have contact with another through texting, Eli has moved on to other women. Taye has fallen in love with an unattainable man. Eli doesn’t consider her feelings and won’t break their fragile ties which leaves Taye in a tough position. Her mind knows she should move on but her heart won’t let her.
Eli was quite mysterious and evaded Taye’s questions. She didn’t even know his last name, yet they clicked on every other level. So why did Eli keep Taye hanging on when he made it quite clear he didn’t want anything more?
Eventually both Taye and Eli find their happily ever after but it wasn’t easy.
I’m not quite sure how I feel about this story. In many ways I did not like Eli and felt he was stringing her along. On the other hand I found him very sexy. I think the thing that struck me with this story was the reality of it all. We all know someone who’s either been there or we’ve experienced this kind of relationship ourselves. It’s how each individual chooses the next step that matters, whether it is to hang on or let go.
I would of liked to get more background on Eli, seen things from his point of view. I think I may have liked this story more. Non the less, it was still a good story.
New York Times, Amazon & USA Today Bestselling Author Chantal Fernando is thirty years old and lives in Western Australia.Lover of all things romance, Chantal is the author of the best selling books Dragon’s Lair, Maybe This Time and many more.
When not reading, writing or daydreaming she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family.
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