Thursday, August 30, 2018

Lola's Book Tours Book Blitz & Review: Counting On You

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This is my stop during the book blitz for Counting on You by Laura Chapman. Read on for more information about of this book and there's an US only giveaway. This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 27 August till 2 September. See the tour schedule here.

Counting on YouCounting on You (Amarillo Sour #1)
By Laura Chapman
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Age category: Adult
Release Date: 28 August 2018
Is love worth the risk?

Math teacher Haleigh Parde has no desire to change her single status until she receives an invitation to her high school reunion. With her ex spreading rumors she needs a date and fast. Desperate times call for desperate measures and Haleigh finds herself meeting a blind date at a neighborhood bar called Amarillo Sour . . .

After watching Haleigh crash and burn, app developer Ian Henning makes her a proposition. If she'll provide honest feedback on his new dating app, he'll guarantee her a date to knock the socks off her former classmates. Even better, he—and the other Amarillo Sour regulars—will help her navigate the rocky road of dating.

Through setups ranging from awkward to absurd, Haleigh discovers her matchmaker might just be better than the matches. And Ian wonders if she's the answer to everything he's worked for professionally. Or is she something much, much more . . .

You can find Counting on You on Goodreads

You can buy Counting on You here:
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- Barnes & Noble
- Kobo
- Google Play 
- iTunes 

Review: I have to say I love it when characters have their geek going on. Haleigh is fab. I love that she's a Doctor Who and Torchwood fan! This is the second book in about a month that had a Doctor Who reference. Can I get a Squee please?

Haleigh is an interesting sort of heroine. She gave up dating after getting burned by her high school boyfriend, who is now super successful and coming to the 10 year class reunion. That whole premise could have spoiled the book for me, because of the very high school nature of the other teachers that are in her graduating class. Also, I have to say I can't fathom how some of them ended up teaching in the same school district they graduated from. That's quite an anomaly.

However the book is too adorable for me to be annoyed by that. I adored Haleigh and Ian more than I thought possible.

Ian the app developer is her perfect fit and you can easily see it from the start but how they get there is what makes this book so darn close to perfect.  I just loved the characters and I really could identify with Haleigh so much, well except being a math teacher, I sucked at math, but her issues with panic attacks hit home for me. I know them. I have them. They aren't fun. The reaction to this issue by her ex makes him a big ole douche canoe for me.

Ian has his own issues, though his involve his dad that complicate his career as developer of apps.

Haleigh's experiences with the app to find a date for the reunion are comical at times, but not overly so, but these missteps help bring her closer to Ian, and that's all that matters.

Gossipy friends and a jealous co-workers send things topsy turvy, but it makes for a sweet conflict before the HEA.

This was just a wonderful read!

Rating: 5 flowers

Laura ChapmanAbout the Author:
Laura Chapman is the author of sweet and sexy romantic comedies. A born and raised Nebraska girl, she loves watching football, traveling, crafting, and baking. When she isn’t writing her next story, she is probably working at a museum by day and binge-watching Netflix with her cats Jane and Bingley at night. So, basically, she’s living large.

You can find and contact Laura Chapman here:
- Website 
- Facebook 
- Twitter 
- Goodreads 
- Amazon 
- Instagram 
- Newsletter 

There is a tour wide giveaway for the book blitz of Counting on You. One winner will win a Amarillo Sour Starter Kit, that includes two shot glasses, two coasters, a bottle opener and pens with the bar’s logo on them plus a $10 Amazon card. US Only.

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