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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.
And wow.
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.

Six weeks…
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.

COUNTING ON YOU is a standalone rom-com with no cliffhanger.

534 pages, Paperback

Published June 5, 2017

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J.C. Reed

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J.C. Reed is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She writes steamy contemporary romance with a touch of mystery.

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Profile Image for MoodyJess.
402 reviews31 followers
June 3, 2017
I've had mixed emotions about this book right from the beginning, but by the end, a very satisfying one at that, I realized that despite the angst, and drama and deep rooted issues that both of our mains in COUNTING ON YOU by J.C Reid and Jackie Steele have, I feel content with where the story went and how it got there.

Vicky and Kade are an unlikely duo. Meeting at Rehab for a sex addiction (his) and a love addiction (hers) is really not the best foundation for a solid relationship. Regardless of the rules, which basically all revert back to, "no fraternizing with fellow patients" they both decide to screw the rules and then screw each other!

The character development was well done. We know a lot about our two leads. Vicky is naive and emotionally stunted because of her daddy issues, while Kade is messed up over a broken heart and he has a complex knowing his biological parents ditched him when he was a baby.

Kade and Vicky's relationship worked because they were well suited for one another. Their differences and commonalities had the perfect balance, which created great chemistry and provided an entertaining read!

Totally engrossed for this one, couldn't put it down. A different spin on a familiar trope, but I enjoy a good old conquest love story!

Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review

Reviewed by Jess for joandisalovebooks blog
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428 reviews13 followers
June 9, 2017
Usually I'm a fan of J.C. Reed but this book just didn't do it for me. Kaiden, the hero, is likable early on but Vicky is just plain nuts. She's whiney and nervous all of the time. And she's obsessed.
Although Vicky is madly in love with another man she begins to have feelings for Kaiden when they find themselves roommates for 6 weeks in a location where they are cut off from the outside world.
No cellphones. No internet. They are in a rehab center but not for drugs or alcohol. It's something much different. Before the 6 weeks is up Kaiden gets kicked out of rehab and although they promise to contact each other Vicky doesn't think Kaiden will remember her once he's out the door.
When Vicky does get out she finds out that there has been a tragic accident and she is devastated.
She is reunited with Kaiden but not for months. Once Vicky is reunited with Kaiden she runs away from him and won't answer his calls or texts. She's also keeping a secret from him that he has every right to know. Why Vicky runs is beyond me.
This book is a standalone with a HEA.
Many romance readers may love this book. Part of the plot has just become to blasé for me.
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2,756 reviews312 followers
June 7, 2017
Counting on You by JC Reed and Jackie Steele
4 stars!!!

“Remembering you is easy. It’s letting go that’s the hard part…”

Counting on You was a book that caught my attention from the synopsis, however, what I thought I was getting and what I actually read were two very different things, but in a very good way. JC Reed and Jackie Steele deliver a unique concept to me and one that had me in hysterics just as much as I found myself swooning. For a light hearted read this book still had that emotional pull that I love and delivered some really touching scenes amongst the comedic ones. This was a great all-round read that will have something for everyone.

Kaiden Wright (Kade) was a man that had built his company from the ground up and was hugely successful, in the climb he needed investors that now made up his board. Kade’s personal life was just what you would expect from a millionaire playboy, different girl every night, no repeats and living the life…but when this starts to interfere with the company’s reputation the board intervenes and sends him to a clinic for his apparent “sex addiction.”

“They see what they want to see. The troubled bad boy who needs the right woman to change him. What they don’t realize is that I’d never change for anyone—unless I did it for myself.”

Vicky Sullivan is a nurse, with a heart of gold and the propensity to love like no other. Jane Austen is her go to author and she lives the lives of many “book boyfriends” …she is a dreamer, a fantasist, the ideal candidate for the 2.4 children and the white picket fence. When her ex, Bruce dumps her, she takes it hard and in her quest for answers gets slapped with a restraining order…when she breaches it, she too is sent to the clinic…for love addiction.

“I’m going to teach you that love is overrated and sex is a cure.”

Kade and Vicky are roommates and this is where the story starts. From the minute these two meet I was either laughing or swooning. The instant connection that these two had was heart-warming and these two were truly there for one and other. Sounding boards, their own therapists, but when you find someone that you click with that makes it easy to off-load, you know you have found someone special.

“…because deep down love addicts just need a little fucking and the sex addicts just need a bit of love, each of us learning something along the way. That sounds pretty convincing. I feel like I’m getting cured already.”

This was a relationship that starts off as friends and confidantes and while it soon morphs to more it seemed a natural progression. Never once did I feel a dependency but just two people who clicked. Kade delivered the no-filter answers that Vicky needed and Vicky gave Kade something he never knew he wanted…love.

“To get over one addiction you have to become addicted to something else.”
“To what, for example?”
“To me…Become addicted to me.”

This was a great read for me, I thoroughly enjoyed it. The shenanigans were entertaining and the warm and fuzzies plentiful. The chemistry was palpable and the sexy times…seriously hot. These two characters made it easy to fall in love with them and while on the outside they couldn’t be more different on the inside they were made for each other. Little angst and drama to season the pot but none too overly dramatic. Loved it.

June 3, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person - Dual

WOW!! What an addictive, unputdownable, LOL read. A total emotional rollercoaster that kept me reading all night long.

Kaiden Wright, known as Kade, meets Vicky in rehab. They are both in here due to unfortunate events and misunderstandings. Both of them do not really have an addiction, but have to attend the LAA center anyway. Their first confrontation---hilarious.

The answer is no.” I jump to my feet again. “I didn’t come here to be told by a woman what I can or can’t do.”
“But—” She leans forward and her frown deepens. “—you haven’t heard me out yet.”
“True. But you see, I know what women want from me, and the answer is no. Are you done?” I make a point to take a step toward the door.
To be honest, I’m enjoying myself. I enjoy winding her up.
Her face distorts into anger, just as I expected. “That’s so sexist of you. You have no idea what I’ll ask of you.”

Vicky Sullivan is a nurse. She is grounded, reliable, living in her own world. She has a heart of gold, and wants nothing more than a relationship.
Kaiden Wright is a successful CEO. He is used to taking over control. He stays away from any form of commitment. So when he meets Vicky, their worlds clash. There is tension, sexual attraction, and plenty of banter. He is making fun of her, and she is making fun of him. No one is ready to give up.

I was laughing so hard while reading this book; it was a combination on sexiness and funny. But it had also of plenty of tender, romantic moments.

“You’re beautiful, Vicky.” His voice is soft and serious, with a hidden meaning I can’t grasp. It doesn’t fit the scene of two naked people who clearly want each other in all possible ways.
“Why do your words sound so heavy and meaningful?” I ask.
“Because one day you’ll find someone who says it to you and you’ll fall in love with him.”

The sex scenes---HOT! HOT!HOT! Even my husband wanted to know why I was blushing.

Overall, I really enjoyed this story very much. More so, because I can relate to it. Wish I would have read this before when I needed. It would have stopped my obsession with my then crush.

It's a book I would recommend to all my friends.
Rating: 5 solid stars.
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831 reviews59 followers
June 15, 2017
***Review can also be found at Jackie's Book World.:)***

Counting On You is a story about new beginnings in love and in life.

Not having read any other works by the authors before, I was really intrigued with the synopsis and just how well the authors were going to execute the story. Needless to say, I was impressed with how entertaining the story was. The beginning felt a bit flat for me, but it picked up the pace rather quickly and it all worked out in the end.

In the story we are introduced to Kaiden Wright, a successful CEO whose love for sex has gotten carried away, and now he is in trouble with his investors. They have an ultimatum, either he goes to rehab or lose his seat as CEO. Kade has worked hard for his company and he is not about to give it up for anyone. So it is then that Kade finds himself at a facility without any contact from the outside world or so everyone thinks. Yet it is the hilarious encounter with his roommate that would ultimately lead to his life changing forever. Vicky Sullivan has been through a lot in her life, and last thing she wants to do is be away from those that she loves, including the reason that got her sent to rehab, her ex. Now she desperately wants to get in contact with “the love of her life,” but that soon proves to be difficult when her addiction to love gets her locked up until she finishes the program. But when she finds out that she has a roommate and that it happens to be a guy that she can barely stand, it'll be up to the both to work together if they want to survive. When things start to get out of hand between them and she starts to fall for him, Vicky will have to make a choice in the end.

There is a lot of sexual tension and attraction in the book that had reading nonstop until the very end. I loved their banter and chemistry as well. As I mentioned before, the book wasn't as appealing at first but the pace picked up and so was their romance. Kade is not only wealthy, but he is also very attractive and that attracts women right away. He has put sex before thinking of having an actual relationship with one of them. It is until Vicky shows up that she brings out a new side of him that was sweet and caring. He cared for her in the facility and the ending of the story will shock/surprise you. There were times when I was a bit frustrated with Vicky and the decisions that she made throughout the story, but it all works out in the end. It was romantic and will definitely leave you wanting for more. :)

***ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.***
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2,163 reviews14 followers
June 5, 2017
Kade has a multi million dollar business but his board of directors don't like his image and have sent him to LAA for therapy. Kade is almost done with his bet to bed 365 women in a year and he is only a couple shy when they send him for help for his sec addiction.
Vicky is on a court ordered therapy of her love addiction because she is stalking her ex Bruce she either gets help or goes to jail. Well at LAA they have a new therapy they pair love addicts with sex addicts but there are rules one of them being no sexual relationship at all. Imagine the first day when Vicky walks in to find Kade pleasuring himself in their room. This story had the usual sexual tension but the companionship and understanding makes it so nice to read. I was glad to read what happens to Vicky and Kade and even Bruce. Great story can wait for the next one!
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1,477 reviews117 followers
July 22, 2017
“Remembering you is easy. It’s letting go that’s the hard part…”

I really liked this sweet romantic story with sexy main characters. Personaly I felt lack of chemistry but the ending was a winner.

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18 reviews
June 3, 2017
I love to read everything by JC but this one is truly the best one I've read by her so far. This book...
it stunned me several times. It spoke to me on the most inner levels.

They say distance makes the heart grow fonder.
That’s not true at all.
My heart fell for him while we were together.
It leaped when his eyes fluttered.
It jumped out of my chest when he looked at me.
Now it’s breaking at the sight of him.
Kade Wright is perfection.

It tears your heart apart, and mends it again. It makes you laugh. Counting on you was so much more than I ever could have expected. I laughed, cried and felt so much as I experienced this amazing story. By the time I reached the end, I didn't want my time with these characters to end!
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6,305 reviews158 followers
June 12, 2017
3.75 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK : Release Date June 5, 2017

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.
And wow.
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.

Six weeks…
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.

COUNTING ON YOU is a standalone rom-com with no cliffhanger.


REVIEW: 3.75 stars--COUNTING ON YOU by JC Reed and Jackie Steele, is a contemporary, adult stand alone, romance storyline focusing on wealthy business owner, CEO and sex addict Kaiden (Kade) Wright, and registered nurse and love addict Victoria (Vicky) Sullivan.

NOTE: COUNTING ON YOU is a story line that is a revised and revamped full length edition of the authors’ Love Addicts Anonymous which was originally scheduled as a three part serial but never came to fruition.

Told from dual first person perspectives (Kade and Vicky) COUNTING ON YOU follows the six week stint at a rehab center for sex addict Kade Wright, and love addict Vicky Sullivan, and the controversial therapy practice of pairing sex addicts with love addicts in adjoining suites.

From the outset Kade and Vicky are in denial, as are most people in rehab situations. Vicky claims to love the man she has stalked for months, and that her court ordered rehab is a complete misunderstanding; and Kade’s self-imposed six week program hopes to keep the business investors from loosing faith, and ultimately cleaning up his manwhore reputation. His pairing with Vicky Sullivan throws all caution out the window when our leading hero finds himself wanting something more than the usual one-night stand. What ensues is the forbidden but building relationship between Vicky and Kade, and the fall out when their secret affair is revealed.

COUNTING ON YOU is listed as a romantic comedy but I found the seriousness of their situations anything but funny. There are light moments with fun and flirty banter, heartbreaking revelations, and ultimately a downward spiral when their relationship is exposed to the people in charge. Kade and Vicky become one another’s support system although Kade continues to act upon his addiction, playing a game with the centre’s staff.

The world building looks at the couple’s struggle, both individually and together, through therapy, their relationship and the aftermath of their short-lived affair. We get a glimpse into Vicky’s need for love, and Kade’s addiction for $ex and the short -lived high. Several chapters focus on Vicky’s journal as she writes to ‘Jane Austen’ about the hardships of love.

There is plenty of sexual tension between our leading couple knowing that to give into temptation is completely defeating the purpose of their rehab. Kade’s slow seduction of Vicky Sullivan is played out throughout the story and their weeks at the centre.

COUNTING ON YOU is a moving story line about two people pushed together by circumstance and fate. The premise is playful but dramatic; the characters are colorful, dynamic but broken; the romance is passionate but forbidden.

Copy supplied for review

June 19, 2017
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

After reading Beautiful Distraction and falling madly in love with J. C. Reed's writing, then meeting her newest heart throb Kade Wright in Love Addicts Anonymous, I couldn't wait to get my hands on more of his story in Counting On You. She soon whisks readers away once again to a rehab center on an island and isolates us with two wonderful characters and some other love addicts to indulge in the beginning of a budding relationship. J. C. Reed gives us a hero and heroine that will not only heat things up but will also bring us lots of humor. They are in such denial of their addictions that they can't help but keep us laughing. Kade and Vicky are just getting started but they soon have us on the path situations full of desire and hilarity!

Kade Wright is a CEO of his own company, but nonetheless, the board has informed him that if he doesn't attend a rehab center and stop his philandering ways he will no longer be the CEO. I absolutely adored the gorgeous, exhibitionist, sarcastic Kade who loves to pleasure women as much as receiving it. I couldn't wait to get another dose of this smooth talking hero who knows how to take matters in his own hands, so to speak. It wasn't long before he had me singing his praises like a canary waiting for him to have some more alone time with the sexy heroine who wears her heart on her sleeve.

Vicky Sullivan is a nurse who has a penchant for hearts and flowers and when she believes that she is in love, even restraining orders won't keep her away. So now she finds herself court ordered to go to rehab and saddled with an ego maniac who runs around in nothing but a towel. How is she supposed to cope with being away from her love and in the presence of Kade? I found Vicky to be hilarious and endearing, I loved every minute with her rose colored outlook on life and big heart!

J. C. Reed delivers the story of Kade and Vicky that leaves readers salivating and wishing for more time with this explosive, heart melting duo. I highly recommend Counting On You for a light hearted romance with easy banter and promise and delivery of lots of heat. I am left addicted, biting my nails, and wanting just a few more pages of this delicious couple in their private island rehab getaway...court ordered or not, be ready for a good time when you sign in to the Love Addict's Anonymous center with these two.
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1,344 reviews103 followers
June 21, 2017
*4 Stars*

ARC kindly Received in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed this one. The premise of the storyline is great and not something I have encountered before.

Vicky and Kade getting to know each other and helping each other along is great and I really enjoyed watching them grow. 

I don't want to ruin the story for anyone, but this is definitely a book that you want to give a go. Its my first by Reed, but it won't be my last!
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1,006 reviews76 followers
June 10, 2017
Counting On You is a fun romance with some surprise twists at the end.

Vicky is a bit of a stalker. She is being strung along by a boyfriend who claims he only took out the restraining order against her because his family made him do it! Vicky is innocent, naive, unworldly and extremely gullible! She ends up in LAA Rehab, Love Addicts Anonymous.

"You hit me pretty well when you stepped out in that red dress.” He gives me another glance and shakes his head.
“Wow. I just want to strip you naked.”
My heart skips a beat.
He did not say that!"

Kaiden has spent the last year trying to win a bet. A bet that he could sleep with 365 women in a year. Just before he can complete his goal, he gets sent to rehab for Sex Addiction.

“I thought you were addicted to me.” As much as I’m addicted to you I want to add, but for some reason, can’t."

This was my first book by these authors and I look forward to discovering more.
3.5 Stars

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1,459 reviews72 followers
June 5, 2017
Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

This is an unlikely story of a sex addict and a love addict who found love in the most unlikely place.

Vicky is obsessed with someone which made her do some crazy stuff – that’s why she’s in therapy. Although, she believed otherwise. She doesn’t believe that she needs help, or she should be here. (Yes, I think she’s a little bit deluded – I mean, how would you like someone who is in denial and has delusions?).

Kade has a sex calendar, one different girl every day. But an almost scandal had the board of his company pushed him into therapy. His hands were tied, and he didn’t have a choice.

Their first meeting was pretty hilarious and I can feel the blood rushing up into my face, uh yeah *blushing*. My jaw, like Vicky’s, dropped on the floor, and I was wondering what she’ll do.

I must admit – I didn’t like the both of them at first (ß yeah, judgmental here!) But as the story goes on, these two would just grow on you! So, just be patient, sit back and wait because this will not disappoint.

They’re not perfect. They have baggage that are way too heavy. Their journey was a bumpy one, but it lead them to healing, finding themselves, their self-worth and finally each other. You will grow to love them as the story goes (I did, and I was surprised), you’ll find out that there are some points that you can relate too – that somehow their kind of crazy can hit close to home, and you will finally understand what’s going on, and what made them that way.

Just as I was ready to put the book down, I was glad I gave it a chance. Because the story is pretty much amazing as the chapter goes, and finally the ending was worth the read.

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Author 2 books29 followers
June 7, 2017
Reviewed on behalf of The Book Boyfriend Addict (www.bookboyfriendaddict.com). A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

“Here’s to us breaking all the rules.”

Kade Wright and Vicky Sullivan are both ordered to participate in the program at LAA, but for very different reasons. Kade is forced to go if he wants to save his seat on his own company’s board because his latest sexcapades have landed him in some hot water in the press. The board sees this as the best way to save face and get the company back on the right track. Vicky is court ordered to attend after her actions toward her boyfriend are seen as a big (okay, totally) stalkerish. Both are in denial and feel that they don’t need to be there. What’ll happen when someone who avoids commitment like the plague is forced to room with someone who takes their idea of commitment to the extreme?

“I know what you need. I know how to heal you. Let me be the one who fixes you.”

I had read the first part of this story towards the end of last year when it was initially going to be released in a few parts, so I was excited to see that it was re-worked into a full-length standalone. The premise of the story is a fun one, pairing up a sex addict and a love addict and forcing them to room together, what could possibly go wrong with that? It was indeed fun seeing their instant attraction toward one another and their conflicting desires, wanting to get closer and at the same time keep their distance. But it was also a sweet story, I really liked the unlikely friendship the developed between them and then seeing it morph into more. You could tell that the author(s) did their homework on the topic of addiction because I thought the recovery/therapy aspect was well done. There’s also plenty of steam in this book as Vicky and Kade ultimately give in to their physical desires. Towards the end, there were several twists that I didn’t see coming, and while at first, it seemed like it was almost too much being thrown at us, I did enjoy where things ended up landing for them. Overall I thought this was a fun, sweet and sexy story and I look forward to reading about Cash next!

“To get over one addiction you have to become addicted to something else.”
“To what, for example?”
“To me,” I breathe against her mouth. “Become addicted to me.”

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1,053 reviews33 followers
June 4, 2017

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-twenties 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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928 reviews64 followers
June 4, 2017

A sex addict and love addict ....
a whirlwind of sparks ..finding love in an unlikely time and place . How one moment , one person can define us . Change everything we ever thought ... How love can Find us when we are not looking and least expect it.

Kaiden and Vicky meet in rehab. Unlikely Room mates .

One a sex addict and one a love addict. These two unlikely people are paired up and sent on a whirlwind of discovery together.

First impressions count right ? I had to stifle my giggles on there first encounter ! Man - I can just envisage Kaiden all proud and unbashful.

Vicky is one of those girls looking for love. White pickets fences and a family .. With so much to give , more then some wish to except in return she finds herself thrown into rehab to work herself out . To find out the difference in love and obsession and to find herself.

The unlikely couple become great friends and Kaiden realizes that this woman tries all his boundaries. Evokes feelings he never deemed possible.

On a whirlwind of sexy banter, funny antics and lots of discoveries. These roomies realize that love has found its way.

Kaiden finally finds a woman he is not sure he can do without.

Lots of tender moments within this story, the authors did a wonderful job of creating some depth and definition of both characters.

We see them grow, learn and also learn to move on. Living a little, loving , and finding peace within themselves. Making sacrifices.

Vicky learns what the difference is between love and obsession and Kaiden learns what its like to hang around for more then just one night.

I really enjoyed the way in which this romance was put forth. A few teary moments in the end , where I was thinking NOW WAY !! not now !!

I loved both Epilogues .. It gave us closure and that HEA we eagerly look forward to in any romance.

The diary updates, Dear Jane Austin, didn't appeal much to me . I watched the Movie and it didn't entice me what so ever. I found Mr Darcy not the romantic every makes him out to be lol.

Kaiden however was more appealing to me. Maybe it was his unbashful displays of manhood ** grins ** or the way his character redeemed himself in the end.

The story line was enticing, exciting , fun and sexy.. If your after a romance that will leave you starry eyed, content and grinning at the end . This read is for you..

4 1/2 stars

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2,154 reviews359 followers
June 23, 2017
This was my first time reading JC Reed. I've been on a big romantic comedy reading kick this year, devouring them almost exclusively. I loved many of them, and there have been some that just didn't work for me. Unfortunately, Counting on You falls into the latter category for me. I'll preface this by saying that it could very well be a case of "it's me, it's not the book." But either way, the fact remains that this just wasn't for me.

I went it this book looking forward to it because the premise was cute and original. It sounded like a light fun read. Right out of the gate though, the hero grated on my nerves and was a character I could not connect with, root for or like. He was boorish, juvenile and I found it unbelievable that a man who was supposedly the CEO of big, successful company would call the members of his board of directors "buzzkills" when they called him out on his blatantly promiscuous behavior. Behavior, mind you, that was so inappropriate, it was landing him more often than not in the tabloids. He reacted petulantly, childishly and practically threw a temper tantrum when they ordered him into treatment for sex addiction. The heroine did not fare much better for me. Plain and simple, she was delusional and a straight-up stalker. That she glossed over those issues by calling it love would have been laughable had she not truly believed this down to her marrow. Further exasperating me was the wholly untraditional notion that the rehabilitation center would have roomed these two – a sex addict and a love addict – together. I just didn't buy any of it, and unfortunately, this all happened in the first few chapters. By the time I got past that point and into the meat of the story, I was frustrated and not at all into the premise, the characters or their pairing but I had committed to read this book, so I continued on.

It's not all doom and gloom. There were some moments of levity and even I can admit that it was pretty sexy. But with what happened early on to set up the plot, I just never got into the story, and I couldn't connect with or relate to these characters. My disinterest was sometimes so great, I found myself struggling not to skim through, and on occasion, I lost that battle. Three smooches.
~ Danielle Palumbo
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739 reviews42 followers
July 6, 2017
I do love JC Reed books so was excited to be asked to read this one from her.

This book told the story of two adicts, a Love Adict and a Sex Adict who in their own circumstances are sent to the same rehab facility. (I never actually knew there was such a facility so this was an education) As it turns the rehab facility think it would be a great idea of pairing different couple up with each and not all the same sex either.

Vicky walks in on her roommate (Kaiden) in a very compromising position to say the least. Kaiden who is a cocky character takes full advantage of this fact and even shows off about being caught in this position.

As time goes by though these two form a bond, a friendship that later turns very sexual, even ignoring the rules about not being allowed to hook up with people in the rehab facility, until it turns nasty for them.

Forced apart things carry on in the rehab facility for one of them, however, for the other things take a turn for the worst.

This book is full of laughter, sexual tension but drama and intense nail biting times.

You will get the ride of your life reading this book and come out feeling as if you have been on a whirlwind romance yourself.

Recommended for everyone.
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June 28, 2017

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564 reviews66 followers
June 14, 2017
I really enjoyed this story and it's wonderful characters. Two unlikely people... It's not every day you have a Love addict and a Sex addict thrown together in rehab therapy, to try and fix each other. Hmmmm what could go wrong?

This book was a fun, hilarious, sexy, emotional roller coaster ride. And it's definitely one I could see myself reading again. The authors have done an amazing job and I highly recommend picking this book up and giving it a read.
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1,256 reviews
June 14, 2017
What a crazy whirlwind of a story and having fate step in to bring two people together. This is a very unique and sensitive read.
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June 6, 2017
We read the first part, it issued early this year, now it's completed. To be honest, it's seems very interesting character, both of them, but it goes on, we do know what will happen, but how? It disappointed me.

Got kick out then accident n knocked up? Life is difficult but not that kind of dramatic.
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May 14, 2017
One man who doesn't want commitment.
One woman who loves too much.
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859 reviews24 followers
June 7, 2017
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When I read the blurb I knew I wanted to read it. Once I started reading, I didn’t know what to expect. The story made me laugh a bit, scratch my head on a few parts and fell in love by the end. Kade and Vicky were so much fun to read. Their banter was funny and Vicky and her crazy made me laugh out loud and giggled at times.

There were parts in the book that I actually ask myself, is she foreal? Vicky is obsessively crazy, poor girl didn’t know what love really was all about. She was a stalker and had a problem being with being obsessed with the person she was with. But once I got to know her a bit, I realized that she was a really nice girl. She just wanted to be loved and was looking at the wrong places, she had to learn how not let obsession run her life and that being a stalker isn’t right. Then there’s Kade, he was pretty much perfection, well at least on the outside. When it came to his inside, he wasn’t such a great person. He loved sex, way too much, he was addicted to it. So when these two met, it was a match made in heaven. They had to learn to balance each other out and they were really quite a match. Since Kade was pretty much dirty minded, they became very attached to each other in a sexy way very quickly.

I love how the story started out very light and kinda out there, but it turned into something more serious and sweet. Vicky was just the kind of crazy that Kade needed and Kade was just the kind of dirty Vicky needed. They both grew and changed so much, that by the end of the story, I was in love. I love the ending, just what they both deserved.

120 reviews2 followers
June 9, 2017
Can't believe I finished this. I hate weak characters and the heroine was nothing but weak. She was so whiny and actually pretty pathetic. All the reasons for her stalking were just plain idiotic. The hero was No better. No felt the writing was weak, boring, no substance. So very disappointed.
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1,234 reviews87 followers
June 7, 2017
Well....Dayyuummm. I have a confession to make. This is my first J.C. Reed book and good lawd almighty...what tha heck Tricia, you need to move her books up your TBR. I have been a stalker for a few years, but just haven't gotten to read one of her books yet, and I have several of her books on my kindle and even have some paperbacks. I will definitely be fixing that little problem. lol I freaking love your writing style J. and lord girlie the romance in this book was off the charts...you had me turning those pages every minute I had available.. lol I just loved the storyline, it was something new for me. I just loved it!!!

Sooo this book, like I said above, starts off with a bang, I was like..ohhh dang, she just went there and I am along for the ride. lol This book is about Chase, he is a CEO of his company and he is cocky as shit and he finds himself in a bit of a "situation" and he is told that he needs to have a bit of therapy, Chase gets to go to REHAB. Six weeks to be exact. And if he does not go to this rehab, then he may loose everything. And...a major stipulation is that he needs to be on his best behavior which is VERY hard for Chase. He is sooo much fun y'all and will keep you giggling at his shenanigans!

Now onto the first day of rehab. Chase meets his roommate, and of course it is in a very awkward meeting, wellll, not really for Chase, but for his roomie, umm it was a bit shocking as to what she walks into on their first meeting. *giggle snort*

She is there because she may be a bit of a stalker. Of course she does not feel this way, but the court ordered her to go to rehab and so now she is here meeting Chase, her new roomie, in a very compromising position. lol

Anyway, you will just love these two. They both are a bit of rule breakers, so it makes for some fun Rom-Com for sure!! Do they get caught? If they do, what happens to them? Does Chase have a new stalker he needs to start running away from? lol You will just have to pick up Counting On You today and get ready for a really fun and crazy read that will just have you falling in love and turning those pages late into the night!!

I gave this book 5 iScream Books Stars!! Now onto stalking some more of J.C Reeds books!!! : )
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4,995 reviews404 followers
June 5, 2017
This was a good read that makes you wonder- Can a sex addict and a love addict find something real together?
This is tied to the original book- Love Addicts Anonymous Part 1 --this is a revision expanded into a full novel. This is a story about two people who met at a rehab program. One is a love addict and the other is a sex addict. Kaiden Wright is a successful CEO with a sexy body that has 6pack abs. He doesn’t do relationships and never repeats one night stands. His idea of 365 days of sex calendar got him into a world of trouble with his company and the reason why he ended up in a six weeks rehab program.
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 blind to all his faults and he keeps stringing her along and she went with it until he ended it. She didn’t take it well. Her obsession and violating a restraining order forced her to join the rehab program where she meets Kaiden for the first time when he is naked. The program has this thing about pairing up a sex addict and a love addict together—guess who are roomies together? This is where the fun begins for these two.
Reading this book, there is some slow parts, or parts where things sort of dragged but there are parts where things where just sped along. It is spicy, sexy and there are times that are full of humor but we get to see each of the main characters’ sensitive sides and how they think and feel. They compliment each other well. Vicky and Kaiden are perfect for each other and this story as a full is perfect. I enjoyed reading their love story and the double epilogue showed me how real things had become between them which was great!!

My Rating: 4.5 stars *****
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473 reviews53 followers
July 31, 2017
I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this book but a rehab setting for love and sex addiction certainly wasn’t it. Despite my shock in the beginning, I began to enjoy this book about halfway through. Cade, the hero, is at Love Addicts Anonymous as a way to redeem his professional relationship. He runs a large company and his one-night stands are giving the company a bad name. Honestly, throughout the book I had a hard time liking a hero who is trying to sleep with 365 women in a year. It just seems icky and like a recipe for STDs. However, this is a romance novel so of course the hero is immune to any gross sexual shared diseases. The heroine, Vicky, is even more difficult to like at first. She ordered by the court to attend Love Addicts Anonymous for breaking her restraining order against her boyfriend. Vicky and Cade are placed as roommates because of course it makes sense to house male and female sex and love addicts together. This book, despite being a contemporary romance, calls for a suspension of the realistic in order for the plot to work.
As the story progresses, Vicky becomes more understandable. She just wants to be loved and her “boyfriend” has done a number on her with encouraging her to keep their relationship secret and break the restraining order his family forced him to get. While many of her actions display questionable lapses in judgement, they are somewhat understandable. Surprising Cade, in his quest to seduce Vicky, helps her overcome her unhealthy relationship. However, it is questionable how healthy her new relationship is with Cade. That was my main problem with the book. It was a captivating read but throughout the entirety of the book, I was left thinking that their relationship isn’t healthy.
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718 reviews14 followers
June 5, 2017

What do you get with two people who deny being a sex-addict and a love-addict?
You get explosive chemistry, a bit of riling each other up, and lots of tension. When Vicky and Kade are thrust together at LAA (Love Addicts Anonymous), neither one wanting to be there mind you, sparks fly, both the sexual kind and the clashing kind.
On one hand, you have Vicky, a girl who is over the moon for her boyfriend, who may not exactly feel the same. A restraining order and court ordered appearance at LAA are simply a misunderstanding to Vicky. On the other hand, you have Kade, who is at the top of his game in business, but lands himself in hot water with his board because of his sexual escapades. While attending LAA may not be his first choice, Kade is willing to go to maintain control of his company.
These two have been roomed together at LAA, and it makes for moments that include blushing for sure, and definitely swooning.
Counting on You is a complete standalone. The writing Ms. Reed and Ms. Steele do together is seamless. They could have taken this book too far in either the serious direction, or the over-the-top funny direction, and neither occurred in Counting on You. It was a blend of both, (serious and funny), and it worked perfectly. It was unbelievably funny and sexy, without going over the top. Kade and Vicky had great chemistry, and the story just flowed. Definitely one I would recommend!
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