Review: Up by Five (Counting on Love, #5) by Erin Nicholas

Up by Five (Counting on Love) by Erin Nicholas
Publication Date: April 8, 2014
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Dawn
Rated: 5 Stars


He’s got the last thing he ever wanted…and it’s the best thing that ever happened.

Counting on Love, Book 5

Ace paramedic Conner Dixon has sworn to never live with another woman after raising his four younger sisters. Now that they’re all in love, Conner’s ready to retire—from worrying, fixing problems, and cleaning up messes. Yet when fellow paramedic Gabrielle Evans’s apartment burns down and she needs a place to stay, he can’t say no.

Gabby’s penchant for poker and her ability to overhaul a transmission definitely make her different from Conner’s usual women—not to mention a total lack of interest in getting involved with him. With her sights set on medical school, Conner’s crazy mix of family and friends is the last thing Gabby needs right now.

But within forty-eight hours of moving in, Gabby’s up to her eyeballs in a family crisis and Conner’s got the last thing he wanted—a girl and all her stuff, all over his stuff. Still, the more she makes herself at home, the more he thinks that maybe this is exactly where her stuff should be. For good.

Warning: Contains a girl who thinks she wants to be just one of the guys, a guy who happily proves why that won’t work, and a very good reason to buy cinnamon roll icing—you know, other than for use on cinnamon rolls.


Wow! Blown away! I have loved this entire series and couldn’t wait for Conner’s book. He was the doting brother in the first four books in this series and I just knew it was going to be excellent. Conner had worked with Gabby for years and thought of her as one of the guys until one night a fire ripped through her apartment building. When Conner saw Gabby with an oxygen mask on her face and her barely there pajamas he was awestruck. Her pajamas showed Gabby was definitely not just one of the guys and she was clearly one smoking hot woman. Gabby was everything that he never looked for in a woman. Tall, brunette, smart and fiercely independent. Conner could think of nothing else and since he had a spare bedroom insisted Gabby stay at his place after the fire. Gabby had always had a thing for Conner, but she tried to avoid even thinking about it because Conner didn’t do relationships, and Gabby didn’t do one night stands. With the sparks flying between these two they knew they would have to come up with a compromise because there was no way they could keep there hands off of each other. Gabby was starting med school in two months, so they set an expiration date and about set the sheets on fire with the passion arcing between each other. As their time together nears the end, will they be able to stick to their original plan? Or will Conner and Gabby realize they need each other? I absolutely loved this book. It was funny, romantic, and there was amazing chemistry between the characters. This book can be read as a stand alone, but the series, Counting on Love, is such a fantastic series I recommend reading them all.

*Review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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