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When Andrew Craig dies, he leaves his brother Jason a list of places that he wanted to visit but couldn't. Attending a school reunion, London, Stonehenge, these are all on the list and Jason is determined to cross everything off and work through his grief at the same time.Closeted soap actor Mark Wesley is shocked when a blast from the past looks him up, and devastated wheWhen Andrew Craig dies, he leaves his brother Jason a list of places that he wanted to visit but couldn't. Attending a school reunion, London, Stonehenge, these are all on the list and Jason is determined to cross everything off and work through his grief at the same time.Closeted soap actor Mark Wesley is shocked when a blast from the past looks him up, and devastated when he realizes he will never have a chance to make things right.Together Jason and Mark agree to work on the list. But what happens when Jason and Mark grow closer, when passion and even love begins to grow?Was this what Andrew wanted to happen all along between his brother and his friend?NB: Originally a short unfinished blog story, readers of RJ's blog insisted the story be expanded and finished and she listened to them. With twenty five thousand words added, expansion of the story line, and more scenes set in the UK, this story is very different to how it began.Word Count: 42,000...

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ISBN : 24494045
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Number of Pages : 134 Pages
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The Bucket List Reviews

  • MaDoReader
    2019-01-01 17:27

    1 = did not like itNo, no digo que este libro sea malo, sólo que a mí, no me ha gustadoTras un DNF al 55%, no sé qué siroco me dio ayer, que por la noche lo terminé, total eran ciento y poco páginas, y no tenía nada mejor que hacer... Dormir hubiera sido mucha mejor opción...La historia que se plantea necesita más páginas, muchas más, la relación entre Jason y Mark queda forzada, absolutamente insta y con muy poco fundamento, si es que hubo una conexión kármica en el pasado que les lleva a eso y yo me lo he perdido, que me lo expliquen, que yo no he sentido NADA.En fin, que para el poco tiempo que tengo, mejor me estoy quietecita...

  • Nic
    2019-01-15 21:31

    I had a really bad day yesterday, a terrible-news kind of day, and needed to lose myself in a story. How opportune this story arrived on my Kindle. :) I loved the whole idea of The Bucket List - two men who knew each other in their youth, reunited to carry out the last wishes of their brother/best friend. It was a tender story, that shared the grief of the two men as they followed Andrew's wishes.Mark is a closeted soapy star and the bucket list forces him to face issues that he had hidden deep inside. Jason is the man, who by following his brother's wishes, helps Mark to finally live a life where he is able to love.The story progresses gently as the men travel to their home town and then head to London. It is through sight-seeing, and making memories that Andrew was unable to do, that their own feelings are awakened. There ware a few moments of drama related to Mark's past and his star-status but nothing over the top.This story was another winner for me. I got lost in The Bucket List and read it cover-to-cover in one sitting and ended with a smile.

  • Stephanie
    2018-12-26 22:48

    5 Teary-Eyed Stars For a very sad and at the same time, very romantic story which had me swooning one paragraph then crying the very next. The romantic part of this story was lovely. I really liked how she wrote Mark & Jason together. I am still sighing over them. Their romance was slow-building and believable. They TALKED about their budding feelings many times instead of running away from them or assuming things, which is why RJ Scott is an auto-buy for me. Now on to the sad part of this story: Andrew's death which started Jason on his quest to find Mark so they could fulfill Andrew's bucket list. Shit, I can barely type this part w/o tearing up!! I'll just say it was so HEART WRENCHING at times, I had to stop and take a breath to compose myself before picking it up to read again. I'm not an emotional person (I'm actually pretty cynical). I also would much rather laugh than cry when reading, but this story pulled the tears out of me whether I wanted to let them out or not. It was THAT moving. Oh, and I love how Mark came out. LOVED IT! It WAS the perfect time and place for it to happen....just like he thought. A

  • Bev
    2019-01-04 16:49

    Delightfully touching little story from RJ, showcasing some of the best tourist hotspots in the UK and 2 guys, Jason and Mark, brought together by a dead man's bucket list. High 5 for the ending RJ, putting that bigoted pig firmly in his place. 4 stars from me.

  • вιвℓισρнιℓια {кιηgѕℓєу & ѕøяєη ƒσяєνєя}
    2018-12-31 16:37

    ....An engaging and emotional look on getting past our demons and finding love in the most unexpected of places .... even when others could see it and they could not.

  • Gaby
    2018-12-23 19:46

    This was a sweet short story about two men who met when they were kids, and then lne of them suddenly leaves town and they don't meet again for years.Jason is now a 30 year old man, and he's recently lost his brother, Andrew, to cancer. Andrew left Jason a list of things to do, the things that Andrew himself didn't get to do. Important stuff. Dreams. Create memories. And, especially, and number 1 in the list meet an old friend - Mark.Mark hears the news of Andrew's death from Jason. Together they make sure that they go through every single thing that Andrew wanted.It's a sweet read, featuring an openly gay teacher (Jason), and a closeted gay actor (Mark), and someone who loved them both dearly and, (probably), planned everything in the hopes that these two could find love together. While I really liked the story, I think I was expecting something else, I don't know what, really. It was sweet and comforting, and I enjoyed the romance... but, for me, the chemistry between the MCs felt a bit forced. Not all the time, but yeah.. :(Also, what Mark went through as a high school kid is presented as bullying, but in my eyes was something stronger than that.Nice, sweet short. :)

  • Arthur
    2019-01-02 16:44

    3.5 starsA sweet, romantic story about Jason, whose brother (Andrew) just passed away, and Mark, Andrew's childhood friend who left the town when he was 15 yo. Jason went on to become a high school teacher, while Mark became a soap-opera star. Before he died, Andrew had made a bucket list, and both his brother and friend decided to cross everything in the list. In the process, they're falling for each other.(view spoiler)[I confuse. A bucket list is a list to be done before someone dies, isn't it? There's no reason for Jason and Mark to do everything right away as there are logistics involved. For instance, how could Jason simply go for vacation in the UK? Did he already have a read-to-go passport? Could he really afford it? He's a high school teacher who is on leave. Unless Andrew left him money, how could he easily afford week-long vacation? Mark paid big part of it, of course, but I don't think Jason would let him pay everything. Money doesn't seem to be an issue for themThere's also no background story as why Andrew really wanted to go to UK, instead, say, Italy.I'm also not sure about the commotion at the epilogue. As if it's to fulfill some requirement for conflict.(hide spoiler)]I love their background story from childhood.

  • Lisa
    2018-12-27 19:33

    After Jason's brother dies, he leaves him a bucket list to gulgil with his best friend Mark.The 2 men attend the 15 year reunion at school and then embark on a vacation in England, visiting London, Salisbury and Stonehenge. There the 2 men fall in love, just like Andrew wanted.I liked this book. It was an easy read if a little too insta love. Both men realizing a crush they had hd as teenagers.

  • Lelyana
    2019-01-02 18:47

    Nice, light, sweet read. But a little bitter at the same time. I have a hate love relationship with grieving stories.It always can make me cry.I need more information about that asshole Ted, and how it ended with him and Mark, didn't satisfied me.

  • ~RMG
    2019-01-16 17:27

    A heartfelt read.

  • multitaskingmomma
    2018-12-25 15:44

    Original Blog Post: eARC Review, Excerpt & #Giveaway: The Bucket List by RJ ScottReview by: multitaskingmommaMy Rating: 4.5 of 5 StarsJason Craig had to go to a shoot and get in touch with soap star, Mark Wesley. Not because he was secretly stalking the actor, it was because he had been asked to do so by his brother. When Mark meets Jason, it is to learn that the 'keeper of his secrets' had died and one of Andrew's last requests was that he and Jason were to live out the list of things he had wanted to do but never did or could. The Bucket List included a list of places and attending a class reunion that Mark was not willing to go to. His high school held a lot of memories. Traumatic ones.Jason and Mark go through the list and yes, it first started out as just a duty to fulfill but soon, they realize they learned more of who Andrew Craig was and that he used the list so he could show them what he wanted them both to know. It was as if he was reaching out from the grave and Jason and Mark could not get away from him. Or from each other. The trip through the list get the two men closer to each other, learn who each other are, and in the end, find out who they really were. The list was a tool that finally showed Mark that there was something he left behind in Cooper's Yard. Bittersweet is one word that comes to mind, especially when dealing with the memory that was Andrew but romantic is the only thing I could think of when reading how Jason and Mark got to know each other again and finally looked and smiled. This is definitely one of the best and fastest read written by RJ Scott and, well, it left me feeling really, really good. Definitely one to add to that list or just go for broke, sit with a cup of tea and finish in an afternoon.

  • Lisa
    2018-12-28 21:43

    This was a slow burn romance.....a cross between second chance/friends to lovers......simple, sweet, no angst, no drama, no miscommunication......but lots of emotions.....Jason going through the bucket list on behalf of his brother, for memories for Andrew's son....made my heart ache.... I wish a loved one had the time to make something similar to not make his passing so raw, something to make me still feel close.....memories are so very precious ....I liked the pace of the story, nothing frantic with Jason and Mark's relationship and their coming together. I loved the description of places they visited....all very familiar as I have worked and stayed in both London and Sailsbury and a fleeting weekend in Edinburgh for my sister's 40th.....but that's another story!!! It was sad to read that you can no longer walk around Stonehenge.....something I actually did in my early teens.....which is *cough* too many years ago now...It finished with a HFN and an epilogue, which was a nice ending. Recommended.

  • Shaz
    2019-01-16 18:31

    This book was both at times, heartbreakingly sad and incredibly romantic. While there are other books like this, it takes a great author to find a balance where neither overpower the other. This book had the potential to be full of angst. I'll admit I was a little worried after reading the blurb. However, it wasn't. The "sad" never became overwhelming, and the "light" didn't take away from the poignancy of the whole either. Overall it's a beautiful, romantic love story. A love story created out of missed opportunities, sad endings, yet a sneaky matchmaking from beyond death by a beloved brother and best friend. This is why R.J. Scott is one of my favourite authors!

  • Jenn C
    2018-12-26 15:24

    Sometimes other people know us better than we know ourselves. This story was sad and sweet. Jason's brother, Andrew has just died and he is fulfilling his brothers wishes. One of which is to drag an old boyhood chum along to some of the places on the bucket list he had made. The two MC are sweet and caring. It was nice to see them talk about the lives and feelings. To really get to know each other again and bond over the loss of their brother/friend. It was fun to watch them fall in love. Was that Andrews plan all along ... Why I do believe it was. I can't wait to read more of this authors work.

  • LeeAnn
    2019-01-04 18:48

    This started out as a blog story that I was instantly hooked on. We all waited mostly patiently,sometimes not so much, every week for a new part of it to pop up. So exciting that it was made into a book and that we finally get the ending we were all hoping for! An amazing story of loss, acceptance, a dreaded class reunion, and we all know how awful THOSE can be and a little bit of justice. In the end it is all about the love that Jason and Mark find together and the journey they take in Andrew's memory.

  • Lori
    2018-12-20 21:41

    I thoroughly enjoyed this story by RJ Scott that told of two friends, Jason and Mark, reconnecting after the death of Jason's brother, Andrew.FAcing demons from the past and being able to fully let go of it is a central theme in this story and it is well written. I had an overwhelming sense of sadness when I started reading for Andrew's death even though this has occurred before the start of out story. It reminded me that we all need to take stock sometimes and think about what is important to us because time really can be a lot shorter than we think. A recommended read.

  • Carly
    2018-12-31 15:25

    I like matchmakers. Even the slightly presumptuous ones. And while this story started in tragedy, several, to be precise, it was full of hope and love and determination. The two main characters were sweet people and seeing them reconnect, grieve and fall in love thanks to a bit of a meddling of a man trying to right past wrongs, was a real treat. The ending was a little abrupt but I was glad that things worked out for all and people got they just deserts.

  • Dani Elle Maas
    2019-01-16 23:22

    rated it up I liked this story but it could have been so much more !so that is why i come to 3.5 starsthe Chemistry is obviously there between jason and max but i felt constantly that there was something missing that it went so fast etcI love Rj Scott her books so this one is no exception to thatHer way of writing is comfortable and easy and the story Always finds a way to get to you but I honestly believe with this story it could have been so much more

  • Tammy
    2019-01-09 15:45

    I really liked this book! The older brother dies and asks Jason to fulfill his bucket list. Looks up Mark which is first on the list and they work to cross off things on the list. They meet when they are young and while working on the list realize they have feelings for each other. Just a little drama but a very feel good story!

  • Alex Clarke
    2018-12-30 15:38

    this is the story of a brother, who is following his dead brother's will. This is the story of a soap star who is hiding in the closet. This is the story of undying loves : love for a brother and love for a long lost friend. If this romance doesn't break your heart, I'll be damned ! Sweet and strong and sad and lovely. This is definitely a must read, as every RJ Scott's books are

  • Aure7ia
    2018-12-25 21:31

    beautifully cheasy

  • Rachel
    2018-12-18 16:49

    A really lovely sweet romance.

  • Jen
    2018-12-26 18:29

    3.5 Stars

  • Vicki Easom Johnson
    2019-01-01 17:31

    Perfection! Tears of joy were flowing at 4:30 am while reading this story of connection. This is an absolute, must read book! Good short and sweet story.

  • Pebbles1374
    2018-12-23 22:29

    3.5 stars

  • Heather♥
    2019-01-01 20:38

    3.5 stars

  • Vicki
    2018-12-30 16:22

    You take a little bit of sad, add a pinch of ugly, a dash of romance, a sprinkle of interesting locations and you get this book. It was well balanced and not very deep helping to maintain a nice light feel.

  • Love Bytes Reviews
    2019-01-08 19:48

    4 star review by VickiWhat a sweet story of healing and love….Jason Craig’s brother Andrew dies, and leaves Jason with a to-do list. First on that list is to find Andrew’s childhood friend, Mark Wesley, now a soap opera actor living in LA, a days drive away from the podunk town they lived in as kids. Jason finds Mark, tells him about Andrew and his wish that Mark attends their high school reunion, which Mark reluctantly agrees to attend. High school was not a happy place for Mark, mostly due to the bullying of Ted (the asshole!). Going back to the town of his teenage drama and trauma is not high on Marks list of things to do, but he feels he owes it to Andrew’s memory, so he goes…Returning to Cooper’s Yard starts off bad for Mark, the reunion goes about as he expected it to, a confrontation with Ted (the ASSHOLE!) occurs almost immediately. But he also gets to meet Andrew’s wife and child, and spend time with Jason. This actually starts off a nice little journey for the two men, as you can guess, Andrew left a bucket list of things he wanted to do, asking Jason and Mark to do them instead. I won’t say anymore than that, this is a short story and a contained plot, so I don’t want to give more away than I have to. I will say the ending was wonderful, for Jason and Mark, as well as some other people who I can’t mention!So the two men spend time together, travel, and mark off a couple of the things on Andrew’s list. Mark eventually explains why he left Cooper’s Yard so fast, Jason grieves Andrew, and we get a nice, gentle love story. The plot is simple but very well done, the characters have a lot too them for it being a relatively short story. There is history here, of love and pain during the rough teen years for both of these men. I got a little teary eyed now and then, as they go through this process. RJ packed a lot in to a small space and I liked it all. A little plot, a little sex, a little travel, a little grief, and a little healing. She uses a delicate touch, giving us just enough drama from the past to keep in interesting, and some grief over Andrew’s death, but it didn’t get mopy. I liked it very much!Oh yes… That cover? Hello! So pretty!A copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review. Please visit to see this and many more reviews, author interviews, guestposts and giveaways!

  • Pippii
    2019-01-06 21:52

    This book is one of the many, many reasons why I LOOOVVEEE RJ Scott.Jason is Andrews - gay - younger brother, that has have had a crush on Andrews’s best friend Mark, since he was 12...When Andrew, married to Joanna and dad to Harry, get terminate ill, he make a "Bucket List", things that he want Jason to do for him and his son to see later.The first thing is for Jason to look up Mark that is a - gay and closeted - soap movie star from TV.The first thing is going to a school reunion where Mark will meet one of his school bullies…one that have also bullied Jason.Then taking Mark on a "Road Trip" to go over Andrews’s list take the two guys to England, watching places that Andrew have wanted to see, and for Jason to "See" them for Harry.However, as days go by, Jason and Mark feel that mutual attraction that have been simmering for years. Something that maybe Andrew new?There are secrets here, lust and love, lovely people and so many feelings that you just want to read and read to see what happens to the wonderful people here.Two very personal comments from me; #1) I feel sorry that Jason and Mark did not taste “Black Pudding” and “Haggis” when they were in Scotland, it is delicious ;)#2) I am SOOOO happy with all the lovely kissing that goes on between Jason and Mark…. Lovely Kissing is my favorite kink, and RJ Scott write it so well.I just love this book so much!

  • Joyfully Jay
    2019-01-01 18:52

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 starsThe Bucket List is a sweet story with a nice bit of travelogue thrown in. It really is focused on two main parts. The first is Mark and Jason’s growing relationship, and I found I really liked them together. They are both good guys, sweet and caring and connected by their shared grief. Jason is still so clearly struggling with the loss of his big brother. The experience of visiting these places that were important to Andrew is cathartic, but also difficult for him, and he often breaks down along the way. But we see that although his grief never fully goes away, being with Mark helps Jason find another focus and really enjoy his experience and make new memories. Mark has had a much more difficult past, and has basically reinvented himself from the boy he was at 15. He is wealthy and famous and has reached his goal of acting professionally. But he is in the closet and has no real personal life. And more importantly, he has never really had closure on his past. Being with Jason allows him to finally unburden himself of many of the secrets he has been keeping. So we see both these guys make an emotional journey here, moving from pain and grief toward more happiness, and finding comfort in the companionship.Read Jay’s review in its entirety here.