As I said in my tweet the other day, On His List was meant to be my book to read on Friday for review. However, I got a bit excited and read it in one sitting on my lunch break from my real-world job in corporate land. I was going to post this over the weekend, but thanks to the antics of a certain small human that inhabits my house, I didn’t have a moment to spare.
So here it goes. On His List is back to being one of today’s backlist books for review.
What is On His List all about?
That was how Remy Maison’s day began, not the glamorous world of guarding underwear from her creepy landlord on laundry day, but taking her brother’s place as driver for businessman Owen Savoy. And what was with this guy? Yeah, he’s hot and all, with eyes like melted chocolate and a lean, sexy figure she’d love to explore, but Remy’s never met anyone so rigid.
Owen has a list for everything. He’s planned the entire day down to the smallest detail. All Remy has to do is stick to the list, but she never follows the rules—there’s no freaking way. So why is she spending all her time looking in the rearview mirror, hoping she’ll make Owen’s next list?
Here are my thoughts on On His List:
On His List is a very sweet, fun read. While it is a petite read – it’s only about 77 pages, it is a perfect size for an afternoon’s lounging on the couch or a lunch-time break from work.
The set-up is totally ripe for romantic possibilities, and the way Wendy Sparrow has approached it maintains that and adds a real dash of fun as well. I can’t say I’ve ever been lucky enough to have a super-hot chauffeur guy squire me about town (that’s if you don’t count my hubby Tall Man).
Remy and Owen, as characters and as a couple, are wonderful. Remy has a lovely, bright spirit in spite of her current hardship, and this was a perfect balance for Owen’s more serious, structured personality (I totally get the list thing – I am a demon for list-writing). Watching Remy pull Owen out of his shell was a lot of fun. I also liked that neither person’s issues overtook their personalities.
While I definitely bought into the attraction and romance between Remy and Owen, the length of the story cut into the development of that romance a little for me. I think On His List could have benefitted for being just a little longer, so we could see a little more on that front.
That being said, I enjoyed reading On His List. If you, like me, enjoy a good opposites-attract story with a good sense of fun, this would definitely be right up your alley.
My rating: 3.5 out of 5
Release Date: 11 November 2013
Note: I was provided with an advanced reader copy of this book by Flirt, an imprint of Entangled Publishing, LLC via NetGalley in return for an honest review.