New York Times Bestselling Author J.C. Reed, and USA Today Bestselling author, Jackie Steele are back together with a sexy new standalone romantic comedy!
Title: Counting On You
Authors: J.C. Reed & Jackie Steele
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: 5th June, 2017
Full-length, standalone novel with no HEA! No cliffhanger! No series!
From New York Times Bestselling Author, J.C. Reed, and USA Today Bestselling author, Jackie Steele, comes a sexy, new standalone romantic comedy.
I have everything I want.
Success. Wealth. Women…and make that plenty of those. As a filthy-rich CEO, I would say I’m pretty much close to perfection. Except for that one weakness: I’m cocky as hell, and an irresistible magnet for women.
So when one tiny mistake lands me in hot waters with the investors, I have one hell of a choice to make:
Restore my reputation…
Or risk losing my company.
I’m a man of my word and failure is not an option. Not now. Not ever. I fully intend to uphold my responsibilities.
Sharing an apartment should be easy, right? And it’s only for six weeks.
That’s what I thought before I found out that my new roommate is female.
Vicky Sullivan is unlike any woman I’ve ever met.
She’s hot as sin, and crazy.
Definitely not my kind of crazy, but too hot to pass up.
There’s something about her that makes me rage with want.
I don’t like her, but obviously my dick does. And what he wants, he gets.
Living together shouldn’t be too hard…
Until my best friend challenges me to a bet…
I make it my mission to make her mine.
There’s only one problem.
I have to break…Every. Single. Rule.
And did I mention she’s completely off-limits?
It’s too late to say no.
★ ★ ★ ★
Reviewed by Anna Green on behalf of KFF
This is a story about two people who met at a rehab programme. One is a love addict and the other is a sex addict.
Kaiden Wright is a successful CEO with a six-pack abs. He is not into relationships and definitely no repeats. He came up with the idea of a 365-day non-stop sex calendar which landed him in hot water with his company and the reason why he ended up in a six weeks rehab programme.
“I aim to please, and I aim to return the favour, but I don’t do commitment. Not once, not twice. Never. The mere thought of a woman asking for my phone number causes my entire body to break out in a cold sweat.”
Vicky Sullivan is a nurse who works in a nursing home. She is in love with Bruce who keeps their relationship a secret from his family. She is totally blind to his shortcomings and strings her along and she just went with it. Her obsession and violating a restraining order forced her to join the rehab programme where she meets Kaiden for the first time when he is stark naked! And yes, they share an apartment and apparently the programme thinks it’s a clever idea to partner a sex addict with a love addict. And this is where the fun begins for these two characters.
I must admit I didn’t like Vicky’s character. She was weak, deluded and a total sap. For someone who is a professional nurse in her mid 20s she is so naive especially when she has unprotected sex with Kade knowing he is a sex addict! Her only redeemable moment was when she finally realises that her boyfriend Bruce was not the man she thought he was. It took a “Dear Vicky” letter from him to wake her up from La La Land though.
I really like Kaiden’s character. Even when he is in his sex machine mode, he is more intuitive than our female character. He prefers one night stands to relationships and he is honest about it.
The first half of this book was a bit slow for me but it picks up after 60% when Vicky and Kade learn more about each other. In the six weeks together in rehab they had fun and they have their tender moments too with him always reminding her that they are just roomies with benefits but is it really? When something happens to one of the characters at the last quarter of the story I felt like it was written as add-on angst but it’s not a bad thing if you like some drama in a book. I rate this book 4 stars!
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