I love putting together playlists for my books. There have been nights when I’ve spent hours listening to Pandora or searching iTunes for the perfect song to express how my characters are feeling, and other times a song just starts playing and it hits me how perfect it is for the current project I’m working on.

  1. I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz

“We’ve got a lot to learn. God knows we’re worth it. No, I won’t give up.”

  1. Hold On by Phillip Phillips

“They say you’ll find yourself on of these days.”

  1. Gravity by Sara Bareilles

“Something always brings me back to you. It never takes too long. No matter what I say or do, I still feel you here ‘till the moment I’m gone.”

  1. Ashes and Wine by A Fine Frenzy

“Don’t know what to do anymore. I’ve lost the only love with fighting for.”

  1. Gonna Get Over You by Sara Bareilles

“I’m not the girl that I intend to be, Oh darling, just you wait and see.”

  1. The Words by Christina Perri

“And all of the steps that led me to you, and all of the hell I had to walk through. But I wouldn’t trade a day for the chance to say, my love, I’m in love with you.”

  1. Feels Like Home by Chantal Kreviazuk

“If you knew how much this moment means to me and how long I’ve waited for your tough. If you knew how happy you are making me. I never thought I’d love anyone so much.”

  1. I Love You by Avril Lavigne

“The reason I love you is you. Being you. Just you. Yeah the reason I love you is all that we’ve been through. And that’s why I love you.”

Normally when I share a playlist with my readers, I like to add a little explanation after it. With THE LIST though, I’m afraid that would give away too much about the story. There are a lot of ups and downs the characters have to go through before they reach their HEA ending, but I can promise that all the pain and struggle is worth it.

TheList_PODTHE LIST by Kate Mary

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


About Kate Mary…

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 katelmary.com.