Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Counting on You by Kelly Jensen

Title: Counting on You
Author: Kelly Jensen
My Rating: B+

Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m)
Series: Counting #3
Main Characters: Henry and Marc
Release Date: November 2017
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
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Sexual Intensity: spicy


Story Overview:
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?

My Review:
This has been an enjoyable series, but poor Henry and Mark have never had a chance to really find out who they are as a couple. Their first couple of encounters were a disaster and ever since then they're rarely even in town at the same time. 

So, when they are sent out of town to work on the same project, this is their chance to connect, to see what life together really looks like. But...you know it's not going to be that simple. They haven't had normal. They truly haven't even had a relationship. And every new relationship has pains at the beginning of just how to make all this work. So, while they may actually be together...at last, that sure doesn't mean it's all smooth sailing from here.

At issue for these two guys is that they have extremely different personalities. Henry is very methodical and measured. The whole 'counting' aspect of the books come from him. Mark is more headstrong and act-before-he-thinks kind of guy. Mark has also just freshly admitted that he's gay so there are some lingering issues there. Then, add to that...the guys work together and there's the whole 'how do you work with someone who you're also in a relationship with'...aspect to deal with. 

So, no...not all smooth sailing from here. But they are navigating their relationship. This time without getting trapped somewhere...although I have to admit I did love the whole ending and how Kelly Jensen wrapped it up. It truly was perfect for this series. I've enjoyed the whole series and definitely recommend it. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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