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Counting on You

(Amarillo Sour #1)

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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 cra
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306 pages
Published August 28th 2018
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Siobhan
Aug 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Counting on You is the first book in Laura Chapman’s Amarillo Sour series, and I’m in desperate need of book two. I fell so deeply in love with this book, I came to adore the characters, and I cannot wait to get more of the wonderful world we were introduced to. There is no doubt in my mind that big things are to come from this series, with this first book pulling a four-point-five-star rating from me, with there being promise of many more powerful books in the future.

I’m no stranger to devourin
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Sakshi Singh
Aug 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Counting on you by Laura Chapman is the first installment in the Amarillo Sour series. It is a quick, funny, light-hearted and entertaining read with believable and likable characters.


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The book opened with Haleigh needing a date for her ten-year high school reunion to rub in the face of her douchebag ex-boyfriend. The said douchebag dumped her in college post cheating, ruining her image and labeling her as the town crazy.

Haleigh was a strong, independent, pretty, intriguing, smart math te
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Amanda
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
[I received a digital ARC for an honest review]

Counting on You by Laura Chapman was absolutely adorable!

Haleigh needs a date to her high school reunion especially knowing her ex will be there. She wants to prove to herself and her old classmates that she has moved on. The problem is she hasn't dated since the break up. She agrees to a blind date and after it fails she crosses paths with Ian. Ian is a computer programmer, and he just so happens to have a new dating app launching and needs a test
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Anne Z.
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Adorable on steroids!

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Kim Markett
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing

There is way more to this story than just a romance and redemption, or of a man having to choose between a career and being happy. We see that life isn’t about what others think of us, it’s how we perceive ourselves that matters. If we have just one person to have our back and we can stand on our own.

She just wanted a date for her reunion and he just wanted to someone to test his project.

Haleigh has a few weeks till her 10 year high school reunion. Her ex, Greg, is going to be there and after he
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Andrea Guy
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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
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Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
Finding love in the most uncommon places and in unexpected ways is how Haleigh and Ian's story came to be. We've all been there - getting invites to our high school reunion and worrying about who to bring as a date. Too bad for you if you aren't yet married or have not been in a relationship yet.

Upon learning about her ex-boyfriend taunting her single status on their upcoming high school reunion, Haleigh crawled out of her dark, gloomy shell and seriously set herself out there to sought out her
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Bff Book Blog
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Counting on You is a sweet, fade-to-black romance with a fun cast of characters and an interesting premise. Haleigh needs a date to save face at her high school reunion. More importantly she needs to get back on the dating-horse! When her first blind date is an absolute bust, she draws the attention of one of the patrons at a local dive bar. Ian hatches a plan. Haleigh will help him to test his new dating app and he will guide her through the process. To turn her luck around, Ian enlists the hel ...more
Sara
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Originally reviewed for Chick Lit Central (www.chicklitcentral.com)

I enjoyed the unique story line to Counting on You; the need for a date for Haleigh’s reunion, her use of a newly developed dating app, all while forging new friendships within the type of bar that felt reminiscent of the Sam Malone days at Cheers. It was fun to see her break out of her shell while going on various dates, mostly cringe-worthy, scenarios that are carefully monitored by Ian. It’s in the crash and burn moments that
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Susan (The Book Bag)
Counting on You is full of very likable and entertaining characters. I loved every minute that I spent in Haleigh's world and in the Amarillo Sour bar. Once again, Laura has created a wonderful story that grabbed me from the first chapter. I was totally immersed in the story line and enjoyed watching Haleigh and Ian work through the dating app issues, and their own issues. I always feel so comfortable with her characters and I love reading about their lives.

Also, I'm so excited that this is only
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Kelly
Oct 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When an author I like publishes a new series, I get excited about the prospect of getting to know new characters and their places over several books. Laura Chapman’s Amarillo Sour series introduces us to a whole cast of funny, fresh people who connect at their local bar. Ian and Haleigh start us off with their story. Chapman’s characters have depth and sincerity, in addition to being a fun read. I liked how they both overcame real life barriers and experiences and pushed each other to grow. Shou ...more
Jennie Seaman
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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You know those times where you think, "Oh, I'll read a couple chapters before bed and then I'll go to bed early and get a good night's sleep," and then you look up after you've finished the book and it's 2 am and you're totally not getting your good night's sleep? Yea that was this book for me. I loved the relationships and the characters. I loved how Haleigh is this amazing confident person but has anxiety that she's been able to learn to live with it her own way. I love that Ian learns things ...more
Janice
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun, quirky romance that will have you swooning!

Who knew that a math teacher and a code writer might just be the perfect equation! Laura has done an excellent job making highly believable and relatable characters out of Ian and Haleigh! I think we could be great friends if I ever met them in real life. I loved this fun quirky story. Definitely a must read for the year!
Aasiyah Sidat
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Counting on You begins with our female lead, Hayleigh who is a successful maths teacher in her late twenties but has had some difficulty dating. Scratch that, she hasn’t dated since her high school boyfriend left her with a sour taste in her mouth.

Continue reading my review at: https://www.readsandrecipes.co.uk/201...
Caitlyn Ainge
Aug 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a really cute, sweet book! The characters were great and the story was entertaining. I’ll definitely be reading more of her books!
Arielle Deltoro
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
[Review originally shared on my blog Living Life With Joy. Check it out for reviews, author interviews and exclusive guest posts!]

First in series called Amarillo Sour. I loved the premise of Haleigh and Ian’s story and the interesting characters written throughout. The novel had my interest from the beginning straight through to the end. Themes of family, love, friendship, the importance of finding a work-life balance, and wanting to live up to expectations or overcoming perceived failures or pa
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Laura Chapman is the author of sweet and sexy romantic comedies, including Playing House, The Marrying Type, the Queen of the League series, and other stories. A native Nebraskan, she loves football, Netflix marathons, and her cats, Jane and Bingley.