Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Because of the List” as Want to Read:
Because of the List
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Because of the List

by
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60  ·  rating details  ·  95 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Taylor McCabe likes equations. They make sense. But one buttoned-up computer whiz plus an injured army pilot simply does not add up. It's time to get over her childish crush on Alex Worth, her brother's best friend, and find a husband. Enter The List—Taylor's ten must-have traits for a viable suitor.But her plan goes awry when Alex insists on vetting each contender. The wa ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 29th 2011 by Harlequin
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Because of the List, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Because of the List

A Lot Like Love by Julie JamesBreaking Point by Pamela ClareHead Over Heels by Jill ShalvisShadowfever by Karen Marie MoningFifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
Top 3 Romance Reads - 2011
273rd out of 611 books — 1,086 voters
A Lot Like Love by Julie JamesEleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart by Sarah MacLeanThe Perfect Play by Jaci BurtonCall Me Irresistible by Susan Elizabeth PhillipsJust Like Heaven by Julia Quinn
2011 Romance
305th out of 410 books — 824 voters


More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 178)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Brandy
BECAUSE OF THE LIST is fantastic. There are no other words to describe this book. Great pace, characterization and story line. I was brought to tears so many times I was sure someone in my house was going to ask me what was wrong. I could feel Taylor's emotions of not fitting in. How she was tired of being an obligation. I understood Alex feeling like a failure in his Army career and felt the pain of his injuries and not wanting anyone to see it. The drive and determination to get back out there ...more
Susan
I really liked this book. Taylor was so down on herself because of the way she felt in social situations. Because of her intelligence and the way she was treated when she was a kid, she had never developed the social skills that others had. She adored her older brother, and had had a crush on his best friend when she was a teen. When her brother was killed, and Alex was injured, he felt it was his duty too watch out for her, especially since he felt responsible for Quinn's death When he found ou ...more
Thenia
A light book I picked up after hearing about it by an author whose books I enjoy. A predictable love story with simple characters that I may have liked more had I not read it right after one of my favorite series. Super intelligent women that don't really show any signs of it versus kick-ass women who ooze awesomeness without effort isn't really a fair fight.

Anyway, an enjoyable enough read that deals with some interesting issues but not delving very deeply into them.
Devz Milady
This is a decent novel and has a nice plot.

My only problem is - this wasnt what I was expecting from a romance novel, cos this has a lot more painful emotions and safe story than some steaming intimate moments.
Actually some of it kinda killed the buzz cos you cant bring up a dead brother during an intimate moment without making the whole scene really painful..

However all characterizations are good.
Taylor and Alex come across as nice lovable characters - not exactly heroine/hero material but more
...more
Nath
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Larena
Contemporary, Madison, Wisconsin


Taylor McCabe is a computer whiz that is more comfortable dealing with computer code than she is with people. She knows it is now time to get over her childhood crush and start looking to the future. That is harder than she thought since Alex has been in her life for so long and the fact that he was her brother’s best friend makes things more complicated. Taylor thinks she has come up with a solution that will help her find a man that will help her get over her c
...more
Wendy
BECAUSE OF THE LIST is such a great story. Taylor makes a list of what she wants in her "perfect man", he's not anything like her brother's best friend, Alex. Alex is determined to look after Taylor since he feels it's his fault that her brother was killed while they were both overseas fighting for our country. Alex is dealing with his injuries but not the guilt. What follows is a great story of romance from two people who want love but have a hard time accepting it. The story is believable, fas ...more
Blanche
I'm a big Amy Knupp fan, love her books and this one goes straight to the top of my favorite books!
I love books that evoke many different emotions, a book that grabs me by the heart and makes me feel like I'm right in the middle of the story. Because of the List is that kind of book! I found myself so angry and frustrated with Alex Worth but I loved him as well. He is truly one of the good guys even if it took him time to figure it all out. Taylor McCabe is a sweet and generous soul who deserves
...more
Lori
I really, really loved this. I could totally relate to Taylor's shyness and her deelings of not fitting in. And could sympathize with Alex's feelings of guilt. Both for the Quinn's dealth and for messing around with his best friend's sister. I loved how he treated her so beautifully, aside from hos bonehead stubbornness,which had nothing to do with Taylor and everything to do with him.

I also liked the relationships forged with his brother and sister and how the friendship grew between Taylor and
...more
Samia Ruponti
A fun read. it is perfect for a relaxing evening at home!
Harlequin Books
Miniseries: Make Me a Match
Harlequin Books
Miniseries: Make Me a Match
Chilli
Just lacked that spark.
Kellie Demarsh
Kellie Demarsh marked it as to-read
Aug 18, 2015
Carmen
Carmen marked it as to-read
Aug 16, 2015
Janice
Janice marked it as to-read
Jul 20, 2015
debra seay
debra seay marked it as to-read
Jun 28, 2015
Kara
Kara added it
Jun 07, 2015
Alex
Alex marked it as to-read
Jun 04, 2015
Amara
Amara marked it as to-read
May 18, 2015
Sweetpea
Sweetpea marked it as to-read
Mar 29, 2015
Angie
Angie marked it as to-read
Mar 23, 2015
Jenny
Jenny marked it as to-read
Mar 22, 2015
Hélène
Hélène marked it as to-read
Mar 05, 2015
Mariana
Mariana marked it as to-read
Feb 25, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
145715
Amy Knupp lives in Wisconsin with her husband, two sons and five cats. She graduated from the University of Kansas with degrees in French and journalism and feels lucky to use very little of either one in her writing career. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, buying books in excess, traveling, breaking up cat fights, watching college basketball and playing addictive computer games. She's a mem ...more
More about Amy Knupp...
Playing with Fire Burning Ambition A Little Consequence (Texas Firefighters, #2) Fully Involved After the Storm

Share This Book