The List by Joanna Bolouri| Review – Blog Tour

November 14, 2014 Book Reviews 1 ★★★★

The List by Joanna Bolouri| Review – Blog TourThe List by Joanna Bolouri
Published by Quercus on April 10th 2014
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback
Source: Publicist
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Phoebe Henderson may be single but she sure doesn't feel fabulous. It's been a year since she found her boyfriend Alex in bed with another woman, and multiple cases of wine and extensive relationship analysis with best friend Lucy have done nothing to help. Faced with a new year but no new love, Phoebe concocts a different kind of resolution.

The List: ten things she's always wanted to do in bed but has never had the chance (or the courage!) to try. A bucket list for between the sheets. One year of pleasure, no strings attached. Simple, right?

Factor in meddlesome colleagues, friends with benefits, getting frisky al fresco and maybe, possibly, true love and Phoebe's got her work cut out for her.

There’s nothing I love more than a sexy, sassy, fresh read to pull me out of a reading rut and THE LIST was the perfect remedy for my recent reading slump. I devoured the book in a matter of hours, unable to put it down as it kept me chuckling, gasping and experiencing a little blushing. 🙂

In THE LIST we meet Phoebe; ringing in the New Year she’s feeling conspicuously single after discovering her ex in bed with his boss months before. Eager to change her life and get out of a rut she decides to focus on one area of her life that could do with a little more excitement – her sex life. Making a list of the sauciest, risquĂ© and hottest acts that have ever entered her fantasies, she recruits her “up for anything” handsome best friend Oliver and determined to earn a Gold Medal in the Sexual Olympics she embarks on her passion filled adventure.

THE LIST is such a warm, funny, heart-felt book; I adored every minute of it and loved Phoebe. She’s ballsy, eager to put herself out there and willing to make mistakes – and boy does she make a boat-load! What I loved about her is how she knows she’s not perfect, she knows she’s not always right but she takes the risk anyway, determined to commit to her project no matter what and by doing so she learns a lot about herself and we the readers are right there with her on her topsy-turvy rollercoaster of a journey.

I’m all for a steamy read every now and then but the idea of a book based around a sex list seemed a bit overwhelming but THE LIST is an honest, hilarious and frank look at the sexcapades Phoebe gets involved in and the result is an uber fun read that is thoroughly enjoyable.

Of course to work through a list of sexual adventures, a heroine needs a partner in crime and boy is Oliver the whole package. With his cheeky Irish humour, smouldering good looks and sweet yet saucy personality, he is the perfect companion to accompany and at times guide Phoebe through her list.

With plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, awesome characters, wonderful displays of friendship, plenty of swoons and sensual moments, THE LIST is a fantastic, funny, quirky read that will charm you from page one and take you on one hell of a ride. I loved it!

Danielle

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