Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Release Day Review ~ Counting Down by Kelly Jensen

Release Day Review ~ Counting Down by Kelly Jensen

Title: Counting Down
Series: Counting: Book Two
Author: Kelly Jensen
Release Date: March 29, 2017
Category: Contemporary, Holiday
Pages: 63

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It’s been a week since a Christmas Eve blizzard changed the course of Marcus Winnamore’s life. Plan A is now Plan B, and the first item on his new agenda is taking Henry Auttenberg on a date. They’ve been invited to a New Year’s Eve party, and Marc is counting down the hours until midnight… until he can kiss Henry in front of his colleagues and friends.
Things don’t quite work out to plan. Finding the elevator out of service, Marc and Henry check the stairs, only to choose the wrong door and become locked in the basement. Close quarters once again make for close conversation, and as they explore every avenue of escape, they also explore the deepening attraction between them. For Marc, this isn’t an experiment. Will he still feel that way when he has to admit to someone other than Henry that he’s gay?

3.5 Stars

Counting Down is book 2 in the Counting series and starts a week after Marcus and Henry got stuck in a Christmas blizzard and decided to give their relationship a go. Henry is still not all that convinced that Marc is really gay and Marc is determined to come out in front of their coworkers at the New Year's Eve party by kissing Henry in front of them all. Things don't go exactly as he planned when they get locked in the basement of the building where the party is being held.

I loved book 1 in this series and I was looking forward to the continuation of Marc and Henry's story, however, this book fell a bit flat for me. While the length didn't bother me with Counting Fences, I expected more from this book than the tentative HFN that we got. Still, I have to admit the chemistry between Marc and Henry was electric and they were hot together. It's undeniable that Kelly Jensen is a very good writer, so while this book wasn't up to the standard set by the first book in the series, it was an enjoyable, fast read.


***Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

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