Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Release Day Review: Counting On You by Kelly Jensen

Title: Counting On You
Series: Counting: Book Three
Author: Kelly Jensen
Release Date: November 22, 2017
Category: Contemporary
Pages: 91

Henry and Marc can’t seem to catch a break. They’ve had two disastrous dates—the first trapped in a car during a blizzard and the second locked in a basement—followed by nearly two months apart. Even though they work for the same firm, their relationship is held together by flying visits, phone calls, and text messages. A joint assignment in Washington DC might be more togetherness than they can handle, however.
Henry is still battling insecurity, and this assignment is too important to his career to mess up. Marc is committed. He’s falling for Henry and looks forward to having him permanently on his team and at his side. But the real test isn’t the assignment. When Marc finally lays his heart on the line, can he count on Henry to be there for him, in every way that matters? And can he do the same for Henry when Henry needs it the most?

4.5 Stars!

Counting on You is book 3 in the Counting series, it can't be read as a standalone as it follows an ongoing storyline that concludes in this book. 

Henry and Marc have been apart for nearly two months due to work commitments, having to resort to phone calls and text messages. When they're both assigned to the same job in Washington DC, it's their chance to finally spend time together. However, juggling their growing feelings with the stress of their assignment and meeting Marc's parents might prove to be too much to handle for the couple. 

I love Henry. He's such a sweet, kind and reliable man. While I like Marc, it's been more difficult for me to connect with him. And really, there was a scene in this book with his parents in which I wanted to strangle him for putting Henry in the position he did so carelessly and expecting Henry to just put up with it. However, it was nice to have a more in-depth view of Marc's thoughts and feelings than in the previous books. I think the author managed to recapture the sizzling chemistry between them and showed how their feelings had morphed from lust to love for the two of them, despite how difficult it'd been for them to get together.

Overall, this was my favorite book of the three. I think there was more balance in their relationship and I loved that we got a HEA this time around. I actually believe they have a shot at making it, which is very important to me. The writing was really good and the story was engaging, fun and a bit angsty. Just a wonderful ending to an enjoyable series. Highly recommendable!

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

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