Assume the Positions - Mari Carr I love friends before lovers stories. And I loved how Ethan pursued her. The "list" just gave him the perfect opportunity. The whole book was super sexy. I love it when a guy won't accept a woman's view of herself when his view of her is so completely opposite. Gotta give Ethan credit... he could easily have decided she was too much work, lol, but he had other things in mind.