Book Reviews

Book Review: Counting On You by Kelly Jensen

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Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance, MM Romance, LGBTQIA+ Romance, Short Story
Series: Counting, book 3
Rating: 4 out of 5
Recommend to Others?: Yes


Summary (via Goodreads):
Henry and Marc can’t seem to catch a break. They’ve had two disastrous dates—the first trapped in a car during a blizzard and the second locked in a basement—followed by nearly two months apart. Even though they work for the same firm, their relationship is held together by flying visits, phone calls, and text messages. A joint assignment in Washington DC might be more togetherness than they can handle, however.

Henry is still battling insecurity, and this assignment is too important to his career to mess up. Marc is committed. He’s falling for Henry and looks forward to having him permanently on his team and at his side. But the real test isn’t the assignment. When Marc finally lays his heart on the line, can he count on Henry to be there for him, in every way that matters? And can he do the same for Henry when Henry needs it the most?


Content Warning: Explicit sexual content.

My Review:
Everything you thought could go wrong for Henry and Marc does in this book – even more than being trapped somewhere. As business mixes with please, mistakes begin to pile high and you wonder if their relationship will survive.

Marc was too pushy with Henry. He let his insecurities cloud his judgment. I don’t think he truly grasped what it means to be in a same-sex relationship. Also, I don’t think he considers Henry’s feelings much in the decisions he makes in the first half of the story.

Henry lets his insecurities about himself and what could go wrong make his extremely paranoid. He is paranoid about if Marc is too good to be true.

It’s peculiar/interesting that after so many deep conversations that there would still be such strong doubts between them.

But I love their relationship because it’s so precious and true and real. Marc is confident and charismatic. Henry is laser-focused and funny. They fit together perfectly.

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