Count Me In by Mikal Dawn
Genre: romantic comedy, inspirational,
Publisher: 121 Publishing House
Date: May 10, 2017
Reviewed by: Rachel Dixon
Fiction Addict Scorecard: A
Allegra Spencer has been living a careful life. Her safe job as an accountant is bookended by going to church and the gym. Okay, sometimes the gym. Fine. She goes to church. And the coffee shop. She avoids risk at all cost, preferring to stay safe in her cozy condo. Until her accounting firm goes belly up and she’s out of a job.
Tyler Hawk had a glorious career as a star NFL tight end. He retired on a high note and now lives a second dream of owning his own business and leading others on extreme outdoor adventures. But he needs help with his books–and his heart. When Allegra takes the job, sparks fly.
It’s a case of safety zone versus danger zone, and in their minds, never the two shall meet.*
What a FUN and LIGHT book! This was exactly what I needed after reading a couple of really heavy books recently. An EXCELLENT story filled with humor, romance, and FAITH! This book is definitely an adventure worth taking.
Mikal Dawn’s debut novel has everything that you could want in an Inspirational Romantic Comedy! Easy banter between our characters that left me snort-laughing out loud. A swoony hero that allows God to shape his heart. But most importantly (to me) a heroine that is easy to relate to with her coffee addiction, her “imperfections,” a fear of risk, and scars from the past. I loved watching the Lord work in both Allegra and Tyler’s hearts. I think it was significant that we got to see the difference in how God speaks to us and leads in a way that is unique to our personality.
Allegra and Tyler are very special characters and I hope they make an appearance in book 2…(fingers crossed it is about Story and Bo…because those two need their own book!)…Between the references to places I actually knew and have been to, the coffee (did I say that already?), the hurts and the struggles, the fear, the hope, the faith, the trust…You don’t want to let this ride pass you by! (Also the cover…SWOON)
I received a complimentary copy of Count Me In from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.
*synopsis from Amazon.com