Making the Love List by Barbara DeLeo

Book 1 in the Tall, Dark and Driven series

Successful, reserved restaurateur Lane Griffiths is made of loyalty. He owes the Katsalos family big time, so is happy to help with the renovations of their wedding hall—at least until he finds himself stuck working with his best friend's gorgeous, but totally off-limits little sister, Yasmin.

Yasmin Katsalos is done with being a good little Greek girl. Having survived a near-death experience, she's made a list of all the things she was too afraid to do before, and is determinedly checking them off. And it just so happens that her big brother's best friend is the perfect choice for “seducing a tall, dark, and handsome man out of my league.”

As Yasmin turns up the heat in her attempts to win Lane, she can't understand the dazzling man's reluctance to give in to their obvious attraction. And though Lane can't get the blossoming young woman out of his head, he knows that giving in to their desire could blow both their worlds apart.

Making the Love List is Book 1 in Tall, Dark and Driven, the sweet, small-town contemporary romance series that readers can't get enough of. If you love smoldering chemistry, witty banter, and big ensemble casts, then you'll fall for Barbara DeLeo's irresistible stories.

If you're looking for a small-town romance that has all the swoons, then this book and series are a must read. —5 stars Amazon

I felt as if I was a part of the story from the very beginning. Yasmin's “bouquet list” was definitely a twist on the typical bucket list.
I felt the importance of family throughout this book, and I'm hoping Genie, Nick and Ari all get their own HEAs too. — 5 stars Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book it was funny and exciting and romantic. This story was fantastic and awesome. It deserves more than five stars. — 5 stars Goodreads

This is another of my favorite kind of book, with laughter and humor interspersed to break up any tense or awkward parts and keep the reading experience fresh. — 5 stars Goodreads

This is a beautifully written tale that is emotional, entertaining, with witty banter. I was hooked and intrigued throughout and look forward to reading more from this author whose work I recommend for all. — 5 stars Goodreads