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4.09  ·  Rating details ·  74 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Live every day like it was your last.

Mathematician and many-time Loser in Love Poppy Devine believes in being prepared. So when she discovers she has breast cancer, all she has to do is dust off the carefully numbered bucket list she prepared years before with her best friend Julia.

There are only two problems: Quentin, a gorgeous younger man with rock-star ambitions, wasn’
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ebook, 314 pages
Published January 25th 2016 by Harlequin MIRA
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Fiona Marsden
Feb 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I could tell you about this book like this…(sort of spoilers so you could skip it and go straight to the review if you like)
1. Laugh
2. Snigger
3. Drool
4. Belly Laugh
5. Whimper
6. Disbelief
7. Laugh
8. Giggle
9. Sniffle
10. Smirk
11. Laugh
12. Cry
13. Denial
14. Laugh
15. Sigh
16. Cry
17. Snort Laugh
18. Cry
19. Smile
20. Cry
21. Bargain (this was where I killed the fairy)
22. Snot Cry
23. Guilty smile
24. Cry
25. Sob
26. Anger
27. Sob more
28. Struggle to smile
29. Depression
30. Snot cry
31. Sobbing snot crying
32.
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Shelleyrae at Book'd Out

'Where are the damn tissues?' is what I wrote when I finished Numbered by writing team Ros Baxter and Amy Andrews.

When twenty nine year old Poppy Devine finds a lump in her breast she decides to get a jump on her bucket list, and surprises herself by crossing off three items in one day - Number one: Jump out of a plane, Number ten: Have sex with a stranger, Number twelve: Eat a Mexican meal.

Numbered is an emotive story, the tragedy of Poppy's terminal diagnosis can't fail to tug at the heart
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Indy Fawcett
Happy and Sad all around. Great Book, check out my non spoilery and spoilery review over on my channel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o4FR...
Jill
Mar 29, 2017 rated it liked it
'Numbered' by sisters Amy Andrews and Ros Baxter treats the sensitive subject of breast cancer in a totally different way to the usual bittersweet and heart-wrenching language of similar novels. Instead, the characters scream, cry and argue their way through the whole book, raging at the unfairness of the situation 29-year-old Poppy finds herself in. A man she meets is a bit too good to be true but even his feelings are portrayed realistically. This is a story that is both confronting and ...more
Deborah
Jan 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
For a novel about dying and death Numbered is actually a feel-good read. It’s almost everyone’s fantasy… achieving their bucket list before their time comes.

There are some great destinations featured in the novel and Andrews and Baxter do a wonderful job of placing readers in the various locations.

The book however is more about the characters and their experiences and growth. For the most part Julia and Quentin struggle to get along… something which understandably frustrates Poppy. But
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AusRomToday
Dec 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Don’t let the subject matter put you off. Yes, this is a novel about dying and essentially running out of time but the topic is handled gently and inspires the reader to think more about how they live, living in the moment, and creating a genuine legacy more so than the inevitability of death itself.

Emotions run exceptionally high consistently throughout the novel, a testimony to the strength of Andrews and Baxter’s storytelling abilities. The characters are all extremely well developed as you
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Sharon Metcalf
Mar 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
I remember reading Sister Pact and enjoying it and for the past couple of years I've had my eyes peeled for other titles by either author, so imagine my surprise when I received this book wrapped up as a birthday present from my sister. It's a new release so she probably figured I wouldn't already have read it (since I get so many of my books from the op shop!). She was right. She didn't know anything other than what she read on the blurb and thought it might be a book I'd enjoy. So that is a ...more
Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
Feb 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-books
Do you have a bucket list? Numbered by sister writing duo Amy Andrews and Ros Baxter made me consider creating my own bucket list after reading the emotional and compelling story of their main character Poppy Devine. When twenty nine year old Poppy is diagnosed with terminal breast cancer, she chooses to spend her last numbered days doing all the things she always wanted to do. With travelling companion’s best friend Julia and boyfriend Quentin, together they travel the world trying to tick off ...more
Talking Books
Dec 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Each of the main characters in this book are strong minded, strong willed and sure focused at helping Poppy in getting through the horridness that is her illness. The barbs are out between Julia and Quentin and it was some awesome reading! Grab the tissues as tears flowed for this reader and Omg I was just wrecked in so many sequences of the story that I lost count! My heart bled for Quentin, Poppy and Julia and Spike was a surprise shock positive that evened this story out. The gut-wrenching ...more
Leah Grice
Feb 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good read

Loved it. Laughed, cried, got well and truly invested in the characters. Would recommend to anyone who wants to be lost in a book for a while.
Well done Amy
Jaylee Neal
Feb 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Totally made me bawl my eyes out and tore my heart apart dsng it.. I love this book
Sharyn Swanepoel
Feb 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
I laughed, I cried. All signs of a wonderful book. I loved the honest frank discussions between besties and not so besties. A beautiful love story - love between lovers, best friends and family.
Renée Dahlia
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Not a romance (a warning for those wanting a pure romance with a happily-ever-after).
Trigger Warning: Cancer

Numbered is a love story told by two characters. The one-night-stand turned lover, and the best friend, of Poppy. Poppy is diagnosed with breast cancer, and the three adventurers tick off her bucket list together.

This book made me laugh, and cry. It has hot sex, poignant moments, and deals with the emotions around death in a way that will have you reaching for tissues.

Beautiful.

Kerrie Paterson
Apr 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
About 1/4 of the way into this book I was alternatively laughing and blinking back tears. By half way I was crying and laughing. The last third I was ugly crying and still managing the occasional smile. The characters were memorable - plucky Poppy, oh-so-sweet in a bad-boy exterior Quentin, and loyal best friend Julia. I loved the interactions, and adored the movie quotes. While I wasn't bawling my eyes out, this was a fun read with great descriptions that made me want to visit the places for my ...more
Bec
Apr 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful!
Lisa Birch
Jul 10, 2016 rated it did not like it
glad I borrowed this book and didn't buy it. it was a quick read so didn't waste too many hours. the story was ok but way too much swearing and unnecessary sex.
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Amy is an award-winning, USA Today best-selling Aussie author who has written seventy plus contemporary romances in both the traditional and digital markets.

Her books bring all the feels from sass, quirk and laughter to emotional grit and panty-melting heat.

She loves good books and great booze although she'll take mediocre booze if there's nothing else. For many, many years she was a registered
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“Scarlett lived by the (thankfully) ancient medical creed: If it tastes awful and smells worse, it’s probably good for you.
Julia wasn’t so sure about that. She lived by the edict: If it tastes awful and smells worse, leave it the hell alone. On the other hand, if it tasted good and smelled better, you either ate it, squirted it on your neck or fucked it.
It hadn’t led her wrong so far.”
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