Monday, May 18, 2015

The List


The List. Twenty things every girl must do before she turns twenty. . .

Body piercing
Get drunk
First kiss

But thanks to her crazy, over-protective father, Annie Roth is way behind schedule. Good thing it’s her first semester of college, because Annie is more than ready to start checking off items. . .

Fake ID
Skinny dipping
Road trip!!!

Where it gets complicated? Ryan and Chris. Best friends. Both sweet, funny, totally hot, and totally into Annie.

But there are some things on The List that Annie only wants to do with Ryan. . .

Lose it
Get Heart Broken
Fall in love

Cami crossed her arms over her chest and frowned. She didn’t
look satisfied. 

“Boyfriend?” I shook my head and she pursed her lips.

“What do you do for fun?”

“I told you, volleyball.” I squirmed while I tried to figure out exactly
what she wanted from me. No matter what I said, her lips got
tighter and her eyes more narrowed until they were nothing but tiny

She exhaled and puckered her lips before saying, “What else? I
like to go shopping and to the beach, hang out with friends.”

“That sounds like fun.” What did she want me to say?

She was staring at me like I didn’t speak English, shaking her
head. “Are you shy?” I shrugged again and Cami nodded. “We’ll
work on that. I plan on having an awesome time in college, and I’m
taking you with me. Got it?” She tilted her head and grinned at her
plan. Then went back to organizing her things, which were still strewn
all over the place.

My stuff was neatly put away, and it suddenly occurred to me how
grungy I was. I’d taken the red-eye from California. Spent the whole
night either on a plane or scrunched up in airport chairs.

“I think I’m going to take a shower.”

Cami shrugged, but didn’t look up from organizing her massive
earring collection. “Just be ready in two hours. We’re going out.”

My heart jumped and my stomach dropped, but I kept my mouth
shut. The idea terrified me, but at the same time I was more than ready
to do something. For once.

Kate L. Mary is a stay-at-home mother of four and an Air Force wife. She currently resides in Oklahoma with her husband and children. You can visit her at

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