Review: Listed by Noelle Adams

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A marriage of convenience has never been like this.

Just before her eighteenth birthday, the doctors tell Emily she has three months to live. Not much time to complete the bucket list she's had since she was twelve. The first item is the hardest--"Get married"--so she turns to the only man she knows who can help.

Paul, a barely reformed bad boy, has inherited a fortune from his mother, but his life is defined by his conflicted relationship with his father--a white-collar, organized-crime boss who, thanks to Paul, is being brought up on federal charges. Without Emily's testimony, his father might walk, so Paul agrees to her unconventional proposal. He'll be her husband for her last three months.

They agree that she'll testify against his father and he'll help her complete her bucket list. It's not supposed to be a true marriage. No consummation. No future. No love.

No love.

She's supposed to die, after all, and love might not be enough.

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Listed, Vol. 1 by Noelle Adams

Emily Brennan has been diagnosed with the same virus as her aunt.  The doctors said it was terminal.  She had to decide what to do with the final three months of her life.  She decides to cross off as many things from her bucket list as she can.
The first one is to get married.  She makes a deal with Paul Marino so he will marry her.  She is only seventeen but she has known Paul forever.  He is determined to take care of her since she is testifying against his father.
This first volume of Listed contains the first three characters of the story.  It is a quick read that pulls you in pretty quickly and leaves you wanting more.  The proposition that Emily approaches Paul with is interesting.  The situation is sad and troubled.  Emily is so young to be thinking about a bucket list and death.  It definitely wets your appetite for the rest of the volumes.  I give it a 4 out of 5.

Listed, Vol. 2 by Noelle Adams

Paul continues to help Emily work down her bucket list.  He is also buckling down for his new job.  He plans a big trip but comes face to face with the reality of Emily’s sickness.  He takes care of her himself and Emily is shocked.  She doesn’t expect him to do so.  She knows he would never have married her if she wasn’t dying so she doesn’t expect him to act like a real husband.
Paul’s feelings seem to be growing for Emily.  She amazes him with her courage and her smiles.
This story keeps going and I love it.  Emily is a great character.  She is strong and positive.  I like how Paul is changing before my eyes as I read it.  They are starting to become a team.  I love the evolution the author is showing as the story progresses.  I can’t wait to see how their relationship grows and what happens when the trial gets underway.  I give this volume a 4 out of 5.

Listed, Vol. 3 by Noelle Adams

The trial has started.  Paul has to face it alone first because Emily is fighting her virus.  However she eventually has to face Paul’s father.  Then listen as they rip Paul apart on the stand.  Paul is touched at her support and his feelings for her continue to grow.  He is hoping to find a cure.  He is also happy when Emily wants to be his wife in every way.  Paul comes to a startling realization and a heartbreaking conclusion.

This story is sweet.  I love reading as their relationship grows and changes.  It is so rewarding to watch them grow to love each other.  You feel for both characters.  Emily’s time is short unless some miracle happens.  Then Paul is coming to the conclusion about his feelings and how it will end.  Sad, Sad, Sad!! I hope for the best as the story continues.  It is a fantastic journey and I’m eating it up.  I can’t wait to read the next part.  I give this volume a 4 out of 5.

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