It’s mid-September? Already? It’s scary how fast this year has flown by and I realize that I’ve neglected blogging consistently the past few months. Life has been crazy busy and my blogging has suffered a bit as a result. I’m going to do my best to catch up on sharing book reviews for the books I’ve read so far this year that I haven’t reviewed yet. Today I’m sharing my review on Laura Chapman’s latest book and first in a new series called ‘Counting on You’.
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Counting on You (Amarillo Sour #1) by Laura Chapman
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 past issues.
Perspective can be an interesting beast when you’ve been on the receiving end of mean people that don’t deserve to be in your life. More often than not, it’s difficult to overlook the mean things people say but at the end of the day you really can’t let those people get you down.
You can’t let the unhappiness and judgment of other people (especially people that aren’t worth your time) get you down, you have to keep moving forward and not let them get in the way of your happiness. It’s always easier to stick up for yourself when someone has your back and it’s important that it be a two-way street where you both support one another.
I highly recommend this novel and can’t wait for the next one!
Rating: 5/5 Stars
I received a complimentary review copy via the blog book tour. All reviews 100% reflect my honest opinion and I was not compensated for my review with anything other than a copy of the book.
About the Book
Author: Laura Chapman
Book Blurb: 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 . . .
Book Links: Goodreads