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Counting on You

Amarillo Sour, Book 1
Narrated by: Rebecca Hansen
Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)
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Summary

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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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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Light hearted

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

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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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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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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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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

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Great Start To Series

Haleigh has to find a date for her high school reunion to face her old classmates and old boyfriend. She uses a dating app and finds love with one of the inventors. This is a story about how Haleigh finds herself and her voice and love. Great Narration.

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  • RC18
  • Lake Mary, FL
  • 24-01-19

Romantic comedy at its best


I absolutely loved Laura Chapman’s Counting on You. The first meet was original and the story line very creative. Haleigh and Ian’s banter was priceless and watching them slowly discover that their relationship had shifted beyond friendship was very satisfying. Loved the secondary characters, I look forward to reading the next release in this series and hope that Rebecca Hansen narrates future books. She really brought the characters to life and her comic timing was perfect.
I was fortunate to receive an audible code via Audiobook Obsession.

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Nothing sour about this story!

Laura Chapman can write the most lovable characters and Counting on You is no exception. Haleigh is getting ready to go to her high school reunion, but is uneasy since Greg, her ex will be there. After overhearing her conversation, Ian, a date app developer, offers to let her be the beta tester for the app and find herself a date. And the fun begins. There is a lot in this story, not just about dating but real life situations. Chapman handles each one with gentleness and compassion. I especially love Ian, as she has made his character a little clumsy, that computer geekness coming through but with a warmth about him too hard not to fall for. Haleigh is perfect as she is, learning about herself and accepting who she is. It's a wonderful listen!

Rebecca Hansen voices the story with enthusiasm. It's my first listen by her and I found her pace good and her voices easily distinguishable. She brings the dating world some excitement with the many characters she is given with the many dates Haleigh goes on! I will be watching for more from her.

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A Wonderful & Sweet Story! Great Listen🎧

“Amarillo Sour” is the only thing sour in this book, it is a sweet and enjoyable book. The storylines are interesting and well written. The characters are likable and nicely developed and the chemistry between the leads, Haleigh and Ian, is off the charts. I loved how Haleigh grew as a person, grew stronger and more self confident. So glad she finally stood up for herself by the end. Yay for Haleigh!! Also glad Ian came to his senses, he is a nice guy, kind and thoughtful, they make the perfect couple. Laura Chapman, thank you for another great story I am looking forward to see what is next for the “Amarillo Sour” series

I listened to the Audible edition, Rebecca Hansen does a nice job narrating and telling the story. She brings the characters to life from the pages to your ears.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-03-19

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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  • Drifter
  • 26-02-19

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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  • Lynnz
  • 18-02-19

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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  • Rebecca Azizov
  • 13-02-19

adorable

such an adorable and well-written story it was very romantic and the best of stories to make you smile and simply enjoy a good story with saddle twist's
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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  • LeKeisha
  • 12-02-19

Cute romance

This was the cutest little romance story. Great, fun, quirky characters and storyline. New series and I can't wait for more. I loved Haleigh and Ian and how oblivious they were to the fact that they were made for each other. Great read!

I think that the narration started out a little rocky in the beginning but then the narrator was able to bring these lovable characters to life.

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  • Peni A
  • 08-02-19

Recommended

A light hearted story about a woman, Haley, who finds out her old boyfriend and embarrassment is going to be at her class reunion. Enter a new dating app in the beta stage. Ian, the app code writer, & Hailey make a good if not completely understandable couple.

I happen to live where the story takes place, Lincoln, NE. I don't find many stories like that and it added another bit of interest for me. Of course, I had to wonder about finding people who cheered for the MN Vikings football given the craze here for the Huskers. It would be close to blasphemy. :)

Rebecca Hansen did an admirable job narrating.

I recieved a Audible copy of this story, at my request, in exchange for a honest review.

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  • Krystyn - AudiobookObsession
  • 06-02-19

Fun Meet-Cute

This story was cute in all the best ways. The characters were funny, entertaining, and relate-able. I always love a book with socially awkward characters, they always make me think of myself!

The narrator wasn't bad but is not who I would have chosen for this book. If the narrator would have put more emotion in her voice, I think that would have changed things.

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  • Jan M
  • 05-02-19

Awesome Listen!!

Counting on You by Laura Chapman really pulled me in. I found myself wanting Haleigh to overcome her insecurities and for her ex to have karma visit him. This book is a sweet story and Rebecca Hansen does an awesome job of bringing the characters to life. I enjoyed the distinguishable voices she gave the characters. The story was original and is a standalone listen. I will most definitely listen to more books by this talented author and narrator. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review.

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  • Jennifer
  • 04-02-19

Get your tech on

This story is so relevant in today day and age. Online dating is all the craze. I loved the chemistry between the main characters. Haleigh and Ian were great together.

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  • Robin Batterson
  • 23-01-19

enjoyable story, great narrator!<br />

Listened while driving, really enjoyed story,found myself sitting in car listening and not getting right out. Hoping more coming....

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