Review: She’s the One (Counting on Love, Book 1) by Erin Nicholas

She’s the One (Counting on Love, Book 1) by Erin Nicholas
Publication Date: June 11, 2013
Reviewed By: Reading in Pajamas/ Dawn
Rated: 5 Stars



Sometimes you see love clearly. And sometimes it has to smack you in the face.

When a stranger walks up and punches him, Ryan Kaye assumes there’s a good reason. But he’s stunned to learn it’s over a one-night stand that never happened —with his friend’s sister, straight-laced Amanda Dixon. When Ryan confronts her about the lie, Amanda apologizes, but Ryan realizes he doesn’t want her to be sorry…he wants the night they supposedly spent together.

Amanda’s not looking to add anyone to her long list of commitments, so she was only trying to let a nice guy down easy by telling him a fling with Ryan broke her heart. So what if the fling only happened in her dreams? But when Ryan Kaye tempts her with the chance to go crazy and fulfill a few fantasies, she can’t resist. Thank goodness one night isn’t enough time to fall in love…

Warning: Contains a hot paramedic who knows how to get a girl to let her hair down, a girl who thinks she prefers her hair up, some naughty laser tag, some naughty role-playing and a lot of falling in love.


Amanda believes it is her responsibility to take care of her 4 adult siblings. She has always been the dependable sister, except for one time. That one time left her believing she has to be all business, all the time. Amanda has fantasies about Ryan, who happens to be one of her brothers best friends. Amanda also knows that Ryan is a safe fantasy, believing he would never be interested in her. Amanda’s sister’s birthday wish is that Amanda spends one weekend risking it all and Amanda knows there is only one person she would ever want to make that happen with….Ryan. But would he be interested? She already knew Ryan didn’t do permanent so he would be perfect for one night.

I loved this book from the first page and could not put it down. You could feel the passion sizzling between Amanda and Ryan right away and I couldn’t wait to see how it would work out. I love the way you got to know each character without losing focus on Amanda and Ryan’s story. Ryan wasn’t the playboy Amanda thought he was and Amanda wasn’t the perfect, good girl he thought she was. The passion was off the charts and the sex scenes were smoking hot as Amanda and Ryan got to know each other. This book is part of a series that left me drooling for book two.

Kindle $4.24 | Nook $4.99 | Kobo $4.59

✦Book 1: She’s the One ~ June 11, 2013 ➢ Kindle $4.24 | Nook $4.99 | Kobo $4.59
✦Book 2: It Takes Two ~ Sept 17, 2013 ➢ Kindle $4.24 | Nook $4.99 | Kobo $4.59
✦Book 3: Best of Three ~ November 19, 2013 ➢ Kindle $4.24 | Nook $4.99 | Kobo $4.59
✦Book 4: Going for Four ~ February 2014
✦Book 5: Up by Five ~ April 2014