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Vivian's List

(The List #1)

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3.55  ·  Rating details ·  5,157 ratings  ·  360 reviews
Her brother's best friend. A sexual bucket list. An erotic love story.

Vivian Sorenson is in a verbally abusive relationship. When her boyfriend, Brody, calls her "frigid" and "boring ol' vanilla," Vivian finally ends the toxic relationship and embarks on a journey of sexual self-discovery.

Liam Sykes has known Vivian all his life. She's his best friend's little sister and
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ebook, 2nd Edition, 290 pages
Published January 6th 2014 by Smashwords Edition (first published September 12th 2013)
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Book 1. Duet complete. Book 3 (stand-alone) also FREE today. Thanks Jess.

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Her brother's best friend. A sexual bucket list. An erotic love story.

Vivian Sorenson is in a verbally abusive relationship. When her boyfriend, Brody, calls her "frigid" and "boring ol' vanilla," Vivian finally ends the toxic relationship and embarks on a journey of sexual self-discovery.

Liam Sykes has known Vivian all his life. She's his best friend's little sister and she's
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Anna
May 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved getting lost in this steamy brothers best friend ~ book. They're my favorite !! Going into the next book. I have to know how their story ends !!!
Julie Parks
May 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: new-adult
Great book for this genre. Not too chatty and almost only about sex. :)
Talltree
Mar 21, 2015 marked it as no-dnf-zzz-avoid  ·  review of another edition
DNF
Y. C.
Oct 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just...

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To summarize: Liam is a soldier on leave from Iraq and he's staying with with his friend's sister, Viv. Viv is dating asshole and verbally abusive Brody, and then leaves him at the urging of her friends, but gets called "frigid" and "vanilla". She makes a sexual bucket list, which Liam finds. Liam's like "This is a terrible idea, and you're not thinking straight..." and Vivian then comes with the plan of having Liam as her lover. It was supposed to be a one night stand, but the story
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Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Vivian's List is one of my top 10 favorite reads for 2013! I mean Holy Hell this book was hot as hell.

Vi is in an abusive relationship. Her boyfriend Brody is a total dick and he abuses her verbally. He says she sucks in bed because she only wants to do vanilla things in bed and she is to frigid for him. Even though he won't leave her he rather make her life a living hell but she has had enough and she dumps his abusive ass.

After leaving Brody Vi is determined to make a list and followup on it.
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DNF @ 68%

"I want you to know what it should feel like to have a man make love to you."

I'm kind of disappointed here because I was actually looking forward to this book. The cover kind of sold me as well as the blurb. Then the plot seemed promising and Liam seemed like the kind of hero I might like. And everything was going fine with the book until Vivian and Liam started going at it and check the items on Vivian's list.

"We had the sort
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Nikki  Malan
Jun 28, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Vivian has been in a relationship with Brody and he is verbally abusive towards her. She herself keeps making excuses for him. Liam, her brothers best friend, tells her what he has noticed, and makes her take a good, hard look at herself and the way she is being treated. She realizes how much of herself she has lost to this abusive relationship and ends her relationship with Brody. Liam is on a short break from the army. Vivian is his best friends, little sister and they have all grown up ...more
Gabriela
Oct 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It started kind of slow... but then OMG!! it was so hot!! i was like ... yeah!! ... I love Liam he is the men of my book dreams , so sweet an loving, so tender.
the final chapter was kind of rush but nonetheles the book was a very good read.
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This was an okay romantic novel. It was more of a cheesy one.

Liam is a soldier who comes back from Iraq for a week and lives with his best friend's sister, Vivian. Vi is already in an abusive relationship with Brody but she is in denial about it when Liam and her friends talk to her about it. Finally, one day she takes the decision to stand up to herself and end her relationship with Brody. She then decides to take care of her most intimate needs herself, ones that weren't fulfilled by Brody. So
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Paula Wertz
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Whew...... hot and steamy sums this up!! Im invested in these characters now so after getting the first book free I will be buying the second book!! I really liked these characters!! Great easy read! ...more
Shay
Oct 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just finished Vivian's List and I loved it. Liam and Viv are so cute together. You cannot help but fall in love with them. Liam and Viv have know each other since they were kids. Liam is best friends with Julian which is Vivs brother. Viv is at the time with Brody which to me he is a douche bag and also a controlling a-hole that needs to be knocked on his ass. Liam is staying at Vivs house while he is taking a break from being in Iraq but overhears how Brody treats her and tells her straight ...more
Tori
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Jillian (NetGalley Addict)
The author provided me with a copy of this book for my honest review
Vivian's boyfriend Brody is verbally abusive; she breaks things off with him and writes a "sexual bucket list". Liam, Vivians brothers best friend who is staying with her, finds it and the two of them start to mark of things on the list. Can they keep it as just sex or will they realize that it's more. The plot is interesting if not a bit cliché, but the author wrote it in a way that kept you reading and not rolling your eyes. I
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Judy Miracle
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
I fell in love with Vivian and Liam. This is like an every day love with some steamy sex!!!

Vivian is dating Brody who is a complete jerk. Not only does he degrade her and belittle her but she thinks that is what love is. He continuously tells her she dresses like a s*ut and is the jealous and possesive type and not in a good way.

Liam is Vivian's older brother Julians best friend. He has been touring overseas and is home for a week before he goes back home. They have known each other since
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Anakbabiilang
Jul 23, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sexseh
3 stars, but I have to reduce 1 star because of the panty ripping scene. Never heard of a woman so aroused that her vagina ripped the panty. Either she got a monster coochi or there is a poltergeist in the house.
Another star is docked because of the rapping scene. Too lame.
CaroB
Loved it, such a great mix of sensuality and drama. I have to go onto the next one to know how it ends!
Shyann
If you read the description then you've pretty much read the book. There's really not much more to it unless you want to know the specifics of "the list"
Shannon Davison
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely Loved This Book

What an amazing story. I was hooked from page 1. The characters are so real and easily relatable to. I need to get book 2 now. Just can't get enough.
Debra

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Elena Johansen
All sex and no plot. Very little conflict aside from the beginning, when the hero is trying to convince the heroine that her boyfriend is psychologically abusive. He is, but the hero spends literal pages talking down to the heroine about it like he's lecturing her on the topic. I buy that he's concerned and that it's a tough issue for him because his mom was similarly abused by his dad, but it was like wading through the preachiest pamphlet ever: "Ten Signs Your Partner is an Abusive Jerk."

Once
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Jessica Adams
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book. Pace was nice, very steamy, and sweet characters. BUT..... this is not a stand alone book. First of a sequel, which I didn't realize until the last page, so a definite WTF moment ;-/
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Not what I expected. So much more! A love story that deals with a real life tough subject matter. I started this one and did not stop, and before I realized it, I was done and I now want more. More, more more. Please? Please! Vivian is young and in a terrible relationship. Brody is slowly breaking her spirit and crushing her from inside out. Abused and unaware. All the while she is lost. Her past and her current life situation have taken a toll on her. Liam has known her forever. He is her ...more
Chu
Dec 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Review Originally Posted at: Book Freak

Do you have a sexual bucket list?


Vivian Sorenson made one after she got out of a verbally abusive relationship that had her self-esteem plummet down the drains. Her old boy friend, Brody called her a lot of names, but what stuck into her were frigid and vanilla. It made her doubt her sexuality, especially when he starts to sleep around. After she finally dropped him off, she made her sexual bucket list.


It was supposed to be a secret, but Liam had
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Karlijn
Mar 21, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
3.5 stars!

*I received a copy of this book in return for an honest review*

#spoiler alert#

Vivian is girl living on her own in her parents house. Her parents died in an accident a few years ago and since her brother Julian is serving in Iraq as a soldier she is the caretaker of the house. She is in a relationship with Brody but one night when he takes her back to the house and is screaming at her, her brothers best friend (Liam) helps her out.

When Liam is back from Iraq for a few weeks he stays at
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Fatimah
Jul 10, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 18+
A total disaster.

The characters in this book were not likable. I couldn't stand Vivian. For the first couple of pages in the book, I thought it was telling from the point of view of a sixteen-year old because of the way she talked and her actions. But later on, I found out that she was twenty-two years old and couldn't help but roll my eyes. Her personality made it seem like she was a teenager, and I couldn't believe the fact that a twenty-two year old would say:

"I mean, there was penetration,
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Julxxx Pxxx
May 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Vivians List is written in Vivians and Liams first-person narratives. Their perspectives change irregularly. After I read a huge amount of contemporary romance novels in the last couple of months I came to the conclusion that books with multiple storylines are easier to connect with. Multiple storylines simplify the increase of the arc of suspense and the excitement about the story. Vivians List is the exception who proves the rule. It is a sweet and interesting story with a single storyline. ...more
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
This is a new author for me and this is her first book and I have to say that I was blown away by this book. I love books that have the forbidden romance or brother's BFF falls for the little sister. There is something that is just dirty and sexy about it.

In this book, we meet two people who have known each other basically their entire lives- Viv and Liam. Liam is her brother Julian's best friend. Liam is a soldier who is crashing on Viv's couch until his next deployment. Viv is an emotionally
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Claire
Mar 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Miusseth
Aug 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A really sweet story...
There were a lot of sexy scenes and I loved their time together.
But I also had a lot of questions.
First of all, why did Liam had to stay with Vivian? He didn't seem to be there to do anything specific, he didn't see any friends or visit any family ... he only seemed to be in touch with his mom, so why not stay with her? To help Viv with the house? Or because he had a thing for her all along...
And he seemed too worried about not engaging anything with her because she was
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