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Counting on You

Amarillo Sour, Book 1
Narrated by: Rebecca Hansen
Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
Categories: Romance, Romantic Comedy
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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 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....

©2018 Laura Chapman (P)2018 Laura Chapman

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  • Kira
  • Upstate NY
  • 08-11-19

Loved it!

Great story! Great narration!
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Great book

I loved this story! It made me laugh and have happy feels! Well written and the different voices the narrator used were fun to listen to.

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  • K
  • 04-16-19

Great romance!

I really enjoyed this book. A sweet little romance. I was pulling for Haleigh and Ian from the beginning. I'm hoping for a book 2 in the series! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Great Book

Counting on You: Amarillo Sour, Book One was a great read by Laura Chapman. Haleigh is a math teacher who doesn't want to change her single status until she gets an invitation to her class reunion. Her ex has decided to spread rumors about her and now she needs to find a new date. She decides to go on a blind date at Amarillo Sour, a bar that Ian is at. Ian is an app developer of a new dating app and offers to help her after he sees her crash and burn on a date. I absolutely loved reading Haleigh and Ian's story and can't wait to read more by the author.

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Such a sweet listen!

This story has themes I think we can all relate to—wanting to forget a painful past, healing a broken heart, feeling like you’re never good enough and just wanting to be loved for exactly who you are. This story has it all and more and Rebecca Hansen’s bright and cheerful voice helped make this listen a lot less emotionally painful for me than if I’d read it.
There are supporting characters who are downright horrible in their behavior towards the main characters and I could feel my blood boil whenever they appeared in a scene! Rebecca infused them with just the right amount of attitude to portray them accurately without being over-the-top in her performance.
This is a really enjoyable sweet romance and I look forward to reading and listening to more from both the author and narrator!

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Life doesn’t always go the way you planned

Haleigh is amazing even if at time she doesn’t think so. Her one and only boyfriend left her and spread rumors about her. 10 years later their high school reunion is coming up and he is up to the same games. Haleigh decides to find a date to put some of the rumors to rest. She ends up testing a new dating app and the games begin. I really enjoyed this story and found it sweet and refreshing. I was lost in the story and narration.

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Simple, Perfect Love

Counting on You is a must listen. I loved the fact Haleigh was so down to earth and not afraid to let her geek show. So many of us can relate to her “problem” in the book. Living in a small town I so get it.

This story hooked me in and kept there as it unfolded. Counting on You is a sweet, clean romance, but also so much more. This story just goes to show you can find love in the most unexpected places. You just never know.

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Clean, fun romance

Haleigh is unmarried and trying to find a date to take to her 10 year high school reunion. She is not looking for a boyfriend. She goes to the local bar, Amarillo Sour, which is like Cheers. There she meets Ian who is creating a dating app and wants her to try it out basically for a test run. Ian agrees to guide and help her so she agrees. This book deals with her insecurities and how Ian really helps her. I think many people have these same insecurities. This is a clean sweet romance. Sometimes people find romance when they are not looking for it.

The narrator does an excellent job of bringing the reader right into the story. I received this Audible book in exchange for an honest review. I must say I like books with more erotic scenes, but I totally enjoyed this book and the characters in it. I highly recommend it.

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Loved It!

The first time around I was charmed. The second time around I was emotional. The third time I fell in love. Laura Chapman makes every time feel like a new experience. Counting on You is hard to put down, no matter how many times I read or listen to it. Less than perfect proved to be the perfect match for the romantic in me. I loved it.



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Awesome, Sweet Story

I received this audiobook free for an honest review. This was a great book. Loved the way it was so easy to relate to the characters. Hayleigh and Ian were made for each other. Such a sweet romance. The insecurities they each have are so relatable. I had the ending pegged a little differently, but with a similar outcome. The narrator did a great job with the characters and their personalities.

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  • Nat 🎧AudiobookObsession
  • 04-26-19

Counting On You

I liked the story line for this book it was unique in a lot of ways. It was also a very sweet and clean romance. Haleigh's 10 year high school reunion is coming up. She doesn't want to go but after her ex-boyfriend broke up with her at the beginning of college and claimed she was crazy as his excuse her entire class will know that if she doesn't show up it is because of embarrassment and humiliation. Now her coworkers are encouraging her to find a date for the reunion. The problem is that Haleigh hasn't dated since she broke up with her ex all those years ago. One thing leads to another and Haleigh gets roped into beta testing an online dating app, she will give her account of using the app and going on 12 first date from beginning to end the app developer, Ian. In return for Haleigh's help Ian will give her dating advise and if she doesn't find someone to attend the reunion with her, Ian will go as her date. What could go wrong. Of course after spending so much time together and getting close, they realize that maybe they don't need the app after all.

What I didn't like was that both Haleigh and Ian are such pushovers. Everyone walks all over them, and does what they want without any retaliation from either one. The only time they do push back is at each other, which causes a big blow up and misunderstanding. Glad they finally found their backbones even if it wasn't till the very end.

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  • Ms.reads&reds
  • 04-26-19

sweet romance

very sweet story of romance, second chances, growth and identity. unique take on the way to find love . funny circumstances, realistic. enjoyed the whole experience .

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  • Amber N
  • 04-15-19

Clean and Sweet

This was definitely a clean and sweet romance. I like the two main characters but hate how the reunion feels immature. The plot was different and fun. I like that she needs help but seems odd that she hasn't dated in 10 years. That's a pretty high number. The narrator did a great job portraying perfect voices for the characters. Good performance.
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  • Mari Garcia
  • 04-13-19

Sweet, fun and so cute

This story was so sweet and fun loving. I actually listened to it while lying in bed with the most horrible flu. It made me feel so much better. The narrator was pretty good and voiced the characters with charm. I live the bar scenes, I wish I could have an Amarillo Sour Bar in my hometown. With similar characters. Great story. Totally worth a credit.

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  • liz
  • 03-20-19

good book

I had a hard time getting into thos book at first, but once I did I could not stop listening. Haleigh and Ian's story is about finding love in the most uncommon places and unexpected ways.
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  • Olgabridge
  • 03-11-19

Light hearted

An easy listen, no real depth but quite pleasant to while away a long journey

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  • Marie Palmer
  • 03-06-19

Made my day

I loved this book it kept me company on a long journey and made my day. It was bright, funny, sweet and addictive.
The characters were great, so well written and read. They had such different personalities and foibles.
I actually think this would make a great chickflick! The online dating subject matter is hilarious and touching.

An easy recommendation

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  • Natalie
  • 02-27-19

Good start to a series

Thank you to Rebecca Hansen for providing me with a free audiobook in return for an honest review.

Math teacher Haleigh is unlucky in love and desperate to find a date for her upcoming school reunion after hearing her ex-boyfriend trash talk about her and being determined to prove him wrong. After a blind date fails she meets Ian, the developer of a new dating app who wants to test his product.

This was an interesting storyline, I really liked character Hayleigh - I can usually relate with the socially awkward characters. I did like how she had a hidden sense of humour. Ian was quite a likeable character too, especially as the story went on and the bond between the two began to grow.

Narrator Rebecca Hansen did a great job of this story.

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  • Clare Keating
  • 02-24-19

Enjoyable listen.x

I received this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

A nice modern story. I enjoyed Counting on you it was my first Laura Chapman audio I liked how she told the story it was sweet. I normally like a dark story but this was a nice change. I will be listening to a few more of her books in the future.

I have never listened to Rebecca Hansen before. I liked her voice she did a great job will be looking at other books she has done. A nice story.x

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  • Nicola J Hardy
  • 02-10-19

lighthearted

I enjoyed this audiobook a lot , it was a nice light hearted listen with some great and funny moments from Haleigh after she agrees to help Ian with his dating app
the narrator did a good job for both male and female parts and managed to keep me interested, a good listen