The List by Chantal Fernando
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I have a list
It’s a list of things I want to experience in my life, a sexual list.
Having a one night stand is on there.
Taye's not a one night stand kind of girl until she experiences insta-lust with Eli.
Eli's willing to work help her work through that list but it will have to be when he's available.
These two may have had instant attraction but when something more begins to develop Eli is gone. He's working wherever screwing whoever. Taye sort of drove me nuts with her incessant need to base her every move on what Eli's doing wherever he is.
I get that she fell for him and carried a torch forever but knowing he's sleeping his way through every country he visits would kinda numb me to that I believe.
Eli, I didn't really connect with him as much as I'd have liked to. Yes going in they both were looking for a one night stand, I fully understand the need to distance yourself when things get more involved, I also applaud him for trying to keep the distance in order to keep from hurting Taye but I also believe the man had a hand and didn't need to dip his stick in anything on two legs while pining away for the woman he supposedly loved (even though he hadn't admitted it to her) That mad it hard for me to love him as I think I should have.
I wanted to love this, I truly did but I feel like it dragged on more for me than anything. So much of the same back an forth and in the end it reminded me of the movie version of Dear John with all the right feelings, wrong time. Of course the characters are nothing alike but the feel of their coming together and separating, giving each other that one night etc. brought it to mind for me.
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