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The List

(The List #1)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  1,556 ratings  ·  258 reviews
It all starts with a list.

A sex list.

Cassie Michaels comes up with a list of naughty experiences to impress her sisters and finally convince them—and herself—she's not just a boring soil scientist. Unfortunately, it also makes Cassie a liar if she doesn't tick off at least some of the kinky exploits before her sister's bachelorette party. Luckily, she's found just the man
ebook, 178 pages
Published January 30th 2017 by Entangled Publishing LLC
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Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-books
➳A techie nerd who finds a passion both physically and emotionally with someone who is a complete klutz and loves to get down and dirty… **smirks**

➳This has to be the first book by Tawna Fenske that I have ever read, and I have really fallen in love with both her writing and her charisma. An author’s way of writing is always identified really easily when enjoying a book of theirs, and Tawna has done that 100%! She introduces her characters of Simon Traxel and Cassondra Michaels (also known a
2.5 Stars

Overall Opinion: This book bummed me out. This was funny, I liked the characters, the sexy times were fun as well as hot...but then it just stopped. I didn't feel like the ending was fitting at all. I think it had so much potential to be more if certain things were addressed and experienced instead of just swept under the rug and under (what I consider) a half a$s epilogue. They have their conflict resolved and then the epilogue is right after. We get ZERO time with them as an actual c
Bookworm Extraordinaire
Jan 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing


Oh, my goodness was this book CUTE. Super SWEET. Super FUNNY. Super SEXY.

I honestly don't have a whole lot to say about this one. I LOVED it...simple as that. Simon was a smokin' hot piece of geek meat who had a heart of gold. I loved the way he was with his sister and honestly, would have loved to see more interaction between them. As well as between his sister and Cassie.


Cassie was a great heroine. Smart and sweet. And I loved her relationship with her sisters as well. When these two were no
Jan 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars.

After reading the blurb for this, grabbing it was a no brainer. Because I have a fondness for a computer geek. So much so that I have my very own who, 15 years ago, when I worked for a global computer sales company of which he was a customer, I bonded with over our mutual love of a good quality hard drive. I've also read some highly amusing and sexy books by Tawna Fenske.


It does what it says on the tin, there's a list, a very dirty list, and Simon and Cassie do a fine job in crossing
Milica's Bookshelf
I enjoyed to reading this fun story. :D

“Thanks again for doing this, Simon.”
“For driving you out into the middle of the woods to have sex in the snow where my balls will get
hypothermia and require amputation? Don’t mention it.”
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
The List is a short and seriously smutty read with a fun story-line that had me smiling and swooning. An easy ride from start to finish. Super LIGHT on angst and heavy on sexy times. These two characters will have you falling in love. They are unique and quirky! I couldn't get enough. ...more
SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
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★Book Basics★

Genre : - Cont. Romance
Series : - Stand Alone
Love triangle? - (view spoiler)
Cheating? - (view spoiler)
HEA? - (view spoiler)
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? - Yes
Rating - 4 stars


To start with, for me, this felt a bit too "co
Tink Magoo is bad at reviews

I expected a fun smutty read with this one and not only did I get that it was amusing and sweet too.
4 stars

The List by Tawna Fenske was a fun, sweet and enjoyable read.

I enjoyed the storyline, Simon and Cassie were likable and endearing characters that I easily connected with.
I loved watching their relationship unfold, they made me laugh, they made me swoon and by the end I knew these two would have a happy life together.

Overall, The List is a quick, and steamy read with great characters that will entertain you from the first page until the last.
Another wonderful read by Tawna Fenske and a gre
Well this is published by Entangled under their Scorched banner and it certainly lives up to that! Computer geek turned millionaire, Simon Traxel, tries to help a young lady, Cassie Michaels, in a panic when her laptop has frozen and discovers a list on the screen that is just too hot to handle. The list is of all the sexploits she has claimed to have been involved with - all fictitious but all ways of distracting her two sisters’ attention. He returns her laptop to her and they make a deal to e ...more
Feb 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: faves, 2018-faves
Reread 7/14/18

First person, Dual-POV, HAE. Can be read as standalone.

4.5 "Simon says fuck me" stars

Humor, plenty of love scenes hot enough to knock your pants clean off, and two equally likable characters.

If you're a fan of stories in which two characters enter a deal, and fall in love during the execution of said deal, this is the book for you.

Cassie is a doctor of soil. Spending most of her time in a lab or outdoors, she doesn't have time for relationships even though she tells her sisters sto
Feb 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Believe it or not, this is only the second of Tawna's books I've ever read. This one was A LOT of fun, too. Rich, geeky guy meets smart, relatable woman and hot AF sexy fun ensues? Totally up my alley.

I absolutely adored Cassie and Simon. Their meet-cute made me smile and giggle. I enjoyed the chemistry they had right from the very start. I loved that he agreed to help her complete "the list" of things she'd told her sisters she'd already done
Carmen Rae
Jan 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: cute-fluff
Cute, fun read. Nothing to really think about but just what I needed :)
Jan 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Simon is the ultimate hero because he makes nerdy sexy, while Cassie is a creative heroine. Cassie has spent years making up a wild sex life and when her computer freezes with a list of stories she told her sister, she need help fixing her computer. Simon is intrigued and all too willing to help Cassie accomplish her list because she is not only sexy but one interesting woman. One simple agreement of no strings hook up get messy when feeling become involved especially when Simon is hiding some s ...more
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Slick's review:

How do I love The List? Let me count the ways…seriously I like LOVE, LOVE this list. This book was smart, funny, exhilarating, sexy and downright fun. I loved the geeky hero and heroine even though they geeked out on different things, I loved that they appreciated each other just the way they are, and while I was a bit disappointed in the hero’s decision to not be upfront about most aspects of his life I could also understand is reasoning for doing so. I have been a huge supporter
Bookgasms Book Blog
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shelly, missy, ratula
Oh, how I love nerdy heroes. Like - adore nerdy heroes. And this book is special because both of the leads are nerdy – but not in the way you might expect. Simon and Cassie are both comfortable with themselves and with the lives they’ve chosen. They’re not awkward or socially inept – but they’re still nerdy in the most charming, adorable, hilarious way imaginable.

As you might expect from a book based on fulfilling what amounts to a sexual bucket list – there’s a lot of sexy times going on here
Jan 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
*** ARC kindly provided for an honest review. ***

Quirky, fun and definitely hot!
Is Simon ever real??
Hot tech nerd with a big heart and some amazing bed skills ... sign me it!
I can't stop giggling ...



I like Tawna Fenske’s stories. This one about a hot tech nerd and the geeky firecracker red haired was so much fun, sweet, endearing and definitely smoking hot!

What about a sexy stranger to help you fulfill your fantasies? A list of all the things you wanted to do but too afraid to take the leap?

Beth ~ Panda & Boodle
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The tortoiseshell glasses he wears frame brown eyes the exact color of undrained alluvial silt.
That sounded sexier in my mind.

Here’s what I love about Tawna Fenske’s books—the humor that makes me ache from laughter. I’ve now read several of her books, and she hasn’t failed to amuse me yet. But, oh, I think The List might just be the funniest—and the sexiest—I’ve read so far.

You guys, this book... Right from the start, I was smitten with Simon, the sexy geek/millionaire and Cassie, the quirky s
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I could seriously list a hundred reasons why I loved The List, but I could list even more for how much I simply adore Tawna Fenske's writing. She is emerging as one of my favorite romantic comedy writers out there, and I swear to you guys that you will all thoroughly enjoy her books.

So let me tell you guys about The List... Cassie is a woman just like you and me trying to fit in. Unfortunately for her, she's trying to fit in with her sisters instead of friends and attempting to convince them she
Maria Rose
A hot and sweet story from one of my favorite romantic comedy authors! This one has plenty of laughs, and plenty of heat. Simon is used to women coming after him for his money, being the owner of 24 computer repair shops so when a frazzled woman comes into his shop with a frozen computer screen, it's refreshing that she isn't actually there for him. But what's on her computer certainly catches HIS attention - a sexual bucket list of sorts.

Cassie is mortified that her list of lies she's told her
Mar 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, romance
Pretty cliche, but very cute and an easy read.
Stephanie Phillips (Stephanie's Book Reports)
I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.

This is the first book I've read by Tawna Fenske. I like how she was able to make a serious character become fun and really be the person she's supposed to be. Being a female in a male dominated profession doesn't leave much time for adventure and relationship seeking. So she's made some some stories. They're not hurting anything right?

Until they come back to bite her in the butt. HA! So Cassie has a list. Some people have a li
Jan 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Absolutely! A steamy, fun and enticing read!!

I'm not going to rewrite the blurb, I'll give you my take on this well written gem. Cassie, who loves what she does and who she is in that role, yet uncomfortable with her two over the top sisters who are all about looks, money and a one up. Compensating and getting out a yet another "event" that her sisters want her to go to, she starts making up these relatively wild sexcapcades. When her sisters bachelorette party draws near, she
DJ Sakata
Favorite Quotes:

I’d pegged him as more of a computer geek than a gym rat, but apparently the two can coexist. I open my mouth to say something, but close it fast so I don’t drool.

She’s wearing a low-cut white top and a tiara that suggests she’s either part of a bachelorette party or a misguided member of the royal family.

This was your chance to tell me some porn-star tale about how you nailed two chicks at once with your massive meat want and left them both begging for more.

My Review:

I giggle-
Bette Hansen
Jan 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story! Funny, sizzling hot, and an overall feel good story. The humor starts from the very beginning in the way Simon and Cassie meet and continues throughout the story as they scorchingly check each item off the "list"! The closer they come to completing the list the more neither of them wants to walk away as they originally agreed but Simon may not have been as truthful with Cassie as he should have been!!

Put this one on the must read list. It's a great read and I highly recommend
Mar 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a really cute read. I liked both the h and H. The concept was super fun and intriguing, reminded me of the movie The To-Do List with Aubrey Plaza. The execution was good. The writing flowed easily and it only took me so long to finish because I started like 3 other books when I was on the epilogue of this one... lol.
Nadine Wilmschen
2.5 Nerd Stars

L.M. Mountford
Oct 28, 2018 rated it liked it
This is the typical story of a sheltered but very outdoorsy girl's lies catching up to her and the rush to live up to her legend by starting a friends with benefits relationship with the hot tec store owner to bang off all the things on her 'fuck it' list, before her sister's wedding...

Ok, not so typical...

But I'm afraid that's where the intrigue ended for me. While it's amusing, this contemporary RomCom had much too much over the top comedy for me. And it's just so instant, the pair just meets
Lucy Dosch (EBookObsessed)
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Simon and Cassie have such fabulous chemistry. This story was both super sweet and sexy hot. It’s a decadent treat.
Simon and Cassie are so perfect in this story in their averageness. Their chemistry heats this story, but it is also a bit of their “average joe” life that makes it easy for the audience to associate with the characters and therefore, put ourselves into the story.

Cassie Michaels is the boring sister. She’s a character that all of us book geeks can empathize with. She is us and from
Liz Sergent
Apr 08, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book was messed up. I hated this one. To me, and that's subjective, it was nothing but a study for porn. Seriously, Cassie has a sex list and her computer freezes up while she is looking at it and the Simon the millionaire decides to help her, returning her computer and helping her with the list?
I love her books just not this one.
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When Tawna Fenske finished her English lit degree at 22, she celebrated by filling a giant trash bag full of romance novels and dragging it everywhere until she’d read them all. Now she’s a RITA Award finalist, USA Today bestselling author who writes humorous fiction, risqué romance, and heartwarming love stories with a quirky twist. Publishers Weekly has praised Tawna’s offbeat romances with mult ...more

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