Going for Four [NOOK Book]

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It’s either true love…or the biggest mistake they’ve ever made.

Counting on Love, Book 4

Hot firefighter Cody Madsen has stayed away from Olivia Dixon for almost two years—technically. Even though he talks to her every day and sees her every weekend. But there’s no kissing, touching, or telling her how he really feels. Because they’re just friends. Anything more than that would mean crossing the line that ...

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Overview

It’s either true love…or the biggest mistake they’ve ever made.

Counting on Love, Book 4

Hot firefighter Cody Madsen has stayed away from Olivia Dixon for almost two years—technically. Even though he talks to her every day and sees her every weekend. But there’s no kissing, touching, or telling her how he really feels. Because they’re just friends. Anything more than that would mean crossing the line that Olivia’s older brother has firmly drawn between them.

Olivia wants what her three sisters have—true love. She could almost believe she’s found it with Cody, if it weren’t for the fact that he’s her older brother’s best friend and her brother won’t have it. And he’s never steered her wrong before. Her head is telling her to trust her brother, but her heart won’t let go of Cody.

Her solution? A dating site where she and Cody can each find their “Perfect Pick” once and for all.

But when the site yields some unexpected results, their real feelings come front and center. And they have to decide if it’s worth the risk to cross the line from friendship to love after all.

Warning: Contains a starry-eyed romantic, a wannabe knight in shining armor, and chocolate chip cookies. A lot of chocolate chip cookies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781619217720
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 2/25/2014
  • Series: Counting on Love , #4
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 316
  • Sales rank: 14,062
  • File size: 732 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2014

    If you¿ve been following Erin Nicholas on twitter or facebook, y

    If you’ve been following Erin Nicholas on twitter or facebook, you might have seen her post short stories about Cody and Olivia that took place 2 years prior to Going for Four -- their first kiss and their deal to remain good friends despite their feelings for each other. You don’t necessarily need to read these short stories, but it’s just nice to understand the background of their story. (What’s great is you can read these scenes in Erin’s recently released prequel “Just Count on Me!”)

    Now onto Going for Four… the opening scene immediately grabs your attention because hello! Cody accidentally catches Olivia just getting out of the shower naked! How is Cody supposed to react to seeing his best friend without any clothes? They are already struggling to fight their attraction for each other without taking it any further because they don’t want to upset Olivia’s brother and Cody’s best male friend, Conner.

    Olivia comes up with an idea that in order for them not to give into their feelings for one another they need to date other people. Cody doesn’t necessarily like this idea, but he goes along with it. Olivia thinks the best way to do this is by signing them both up to online dating sites. Olivia helps Cody set up his profile, but she doesn’t know which of his pictures to choose. She doesn’t want to share any of Cody’s pictures that bring back special memories for her. So she changes her mind. She doesn’t want them to have an online dating profile that shows their picture. She wants them to join the Love is Blind program that goes by compatibility. It’s objective and not based on appearance. They both agree this sounds better and will not help each other set up the other’s profile. It needs to be a secret, so they wouldn’t know each other’s profile name. Olivia also suggests they don’t know when the other goes on their respective date.

    Without giving too much away, this is where the fun begins. These online dating sites are supposed to pair them up with other people, but why do Olivia and Cody end up always being together? Why resist the inevitable? And how does Conner take the news?

    Also, there’s a scene near the end that involves Conner! Funniest scene ever! lol I absolutely LOVED this story so much! Can’t say anything else about Erin’s work! She is truly a wonderful author, who knows how to captivate her readers and never disappoints. I didn’t even put this book down! I read it in 1 day! Can’t believe this series is about to end, but I am definitely looking forward to Conner and Gabby’s book, Up by Five, in April!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2014

    If there is one author I completely gush about, it would be Erin

    If there is one author I completely gush about, it would be Erin Nicholas. Her work is wonderful. It's my favorite type of romance. I
    "I wanted you," he said, softly but firmly. "I wanted you so damned bad, I didn't know what to do. The other women, every single one, were about trying to find someone who could help me forget you. It never worked." SWOOOOOON!!!!




    You will love this book. It's perfect in my opinion. It's sweet, romantic, hot, sexy, full of piss you off moments and drama, but then back to the swoon-worthy moments that make our hearts flutter. ;) 

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 25, 2014

    Erin Nicholas has done it again! GOING FOR FOUR is the best boo

    Erin Nicholas has done it again!

    GOING FOR FOUR is the best book she has ever written. It captures you from the moment you start reading. If you are not already an Erin Nicholas fan, you will be after you read Going for Four!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 25, 2014

    Wow! I am a huge Erin Nicholas fan and I am a huge fan of contem

    Wow! I am a huge Erin Nicholas fan and I am a huge fan of contemporary romance and I can confidently say this is the best contemporary romance novel I have ever read.

    This story has it all! It has hot steamy scenes. It has friends to lovers (my favorite). It has all the characters I have grown to love throughout the Bradford and Counting on Love series. And Erin Nicholas writes in a voice that I find refreshing, yet comfortable. And Erin Nicholas writes with a style that feels effortless and natural. Her ability to make a reader feel like part of the story and not just an observer is amazing. You come to feel as a part of this group of friends.

    The bonus story "Tidings of Comfort and Schnapps" (bonus found in Just Count on Me) introduces you to the Cody and Olivia story. (You do not have read Tidings before Going for Four, but it is a nice little bonus). I absolutely love the hero and heroine in this story. Cody is my dream man - seriously. And I love that Olivia shows everyone that she is not the little innocent damsel that needs to be watched over and protected by everyone. Going for Four not only has the friends to lovers storyline, but throw in that the hero's best friend is the heroine's older, overprotective brother and you have an amazing powder keg in the making.

    This book could easily be read as a stand alone, but I HIGHLY suggest reading the whole series. Better yet, start with the Bradfords and work your way through the Dixons.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 25, 2014

    Another great book in the Counting on Love Series! Cody and Oliv

    Another great book in the Counting on Love Series! Cody and Olivia will become your new favorite characters if you are a fan of this series! If you have never read this series what are you waiting for. How can you go wrong with a guy who wants to bake and share desserts with you? Love the characters in this series and The Bradford Series!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 25, 2014

    ¿WOW!!!¿ Erin you did it again!!! Each of your books in the seri

    “WOW!!!” Erin you did it again!!! Each of your books in the series keeps getting better and better. And the storylines are just amazing. Olivia and Cody are unbelievable. He will do anything for her and if need be stay "just her friend" , just to be close to her. A friendship before love is a wonderful foundation to a good romance. Cody and Olivia have just that an awesome foundation. They enjoy each other company in all kinds of settings. With a dating service and some chocolate chip cookies, they fall madly in love!!! Can’t wait for #5. Keep up the great writing Erin!!!! Thanks for the ARC.


    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 25, 2014

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    I was lucky enough to get an ARC for this book and I'm so glad I

    I was lucky enough to get an ARC for this book and I'm so glad I did because this is my most favorite book in the Counting on Love series. Going for Four Counting on Love 4 is Olivia and Cody's story, best friends turned lovers. This book is chock full of laughter, sweetness, tears...and chocolate chip cookies (even a decadent recipe at the end!). I love that these two are friends first and foremost and nothing can tear them apart...although Conner sure gives it a good try!

    I look forward to Erin Nicolas books and this one was no exception. Going for Four is a must read. Go out and order this book now...you won't be disappointed!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 25, 2014

    Erin has done it again. i was honored with an ARC copy and i lov

    Erin has done it again. i was honored with an ARC copy and i loved it. This is my favorite book yet! Olivia is an amazing, kind, sweet, generous girl that thinks about everyone but herself. Cody is Olivia's brothers best friend and also one of her protectors. Cody has become her best helper in the kitchen. She has fallen in love with Cody over time but wont tell him because of their friendship. Once temptation is to much they test out the waters with a kiss and Cody runs for the hills. Olivia finally talks to her sisters to get advice. They decide to try a relationship and things get revealed from Cody's past and now Olivia has some thinking to do and Cody has some proving to do. Cody and Olivia are perfect for each other but will they get Connors approval???
    Chocolate chip cookies will never have the same meaning again. This is a hot and amazing book. Its a must read series!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2014

    I was so excited for this book to come out, and it didn't take m

    I was so excited for this book to come out, and it didn't take me long to finish it! It's one of those you didn't want to put down, and I didn't. But you don't mind losing a little sleep when you have something like this to entertain you. This is one of those stories that has 'friends turn to lovers' in it, who try to resist each other, which I love personally. Erin Nicholas has a way of really bringing her characters to life, and Cody and Olivia were very 'real' to me. Of course It's hard to resist a hot fireman, and a cutie patootie like Olivia. Their plan to use an online dating services to find their 'Soul Mates' was fun, and added to the realism of the story. If you are looking for a great series, I would strongly recommend you start with Erin's Bradfords series, which comes before this Counting On Love series. That way you get to meet a lot of her wonderful characters, and their friends/family dynamics. Very fun reading!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2014

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    What an outstanding book. The Counting on Love series just keeps

    What an outstanding book. The Counting on Love series just keeps getting better. Ms. Nicholas has a way of weaving a story so you care about the characters like family. When they hurt, you hurt and when they’re happy you breathe a big old sigh of relief. It’s easy to become so engrossed that time seems to just drift away. Going for Four will build you up and then drop your heart into your toes (never fear it’ll drag it back up where it belongs in the end). 
    I fell in love with Cody. First of all, he bakes. Second, his devotion to Olivia was awe inspiring. He wanted to give her everything she needed even if that wasn’t necessarily him (of course it was him all along). I’ll take the chocolate chip cookie any day. 
    I related to Olivia at nearly every point of this book. I understood her desire to please everyone, to easy forgive but more so to have an epic love. I think deep down we all want that grand gesture from the one we love but it’s those little things every day that truly mean the most. Cody and Olivia’s story is one of those rare books that will stay with you long after it’s finished. Well done. 

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 25, 2014

    One of my favorites! Erin Nicholas provides another treat for yo

    One of my favorites! Erin Nicholas provides another treat for you with this fourth book in her Counting on Love series! I can't say this is my favorite so far in this series, because they are all awesome. But, I really enjoyed Cody and Olivia's story. This is a kind of friends-to-lovers story with a twist, and nobody does it better than Erin! Do not hesitate to to pick up this book. You will not regret it. Cannot wait for #5!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 25, 2014

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    Another fantastic story by Erin Nicholas! This is book four in t

    Another fantastic story by Erin Nicholas! This is book four in the Counting on Love series and one of my favorite stories. I have loved reading every story that came before this one, but what I really like is that no matter how much I enjoy one of Erin’s books the next one is just as good or even better than the last. Her stories are always hot and steamy, and they feel so real to life that they will make you laugh, cry, and even want to scream at a few of the characters while you’re falling in love with them. Her stories are so well written that I can picture the scenes very clearly as I’m reading.

    Olivia Dixon is the youngest of four girls, and she really wants to experience true love just like her sisters. She believes in romance and true love and thinks she could have that with her best friend Cody even though they have never even kissed. The only problem is that her older brother has forbidden his best friend to date his baby sister. She knows she should trust her brother, but... 

    Cody Madsen is Olivia’s boss, and he’s also her best friend. He sees her every day and has kept his feelings for her to himself knowing that her brother does not want them together as a couple, but he does not know how much longer he can keep from not kissing her or seeing where that kiss may lead them. 

    Olivia decides that they both need to join a match making site before they do something with one another that may destroy their friendship and ruin her brother’s trust in both of them. Some unexpected dates occur that cause them to look at their relationship more closely. Will dating other people push them apart or make them realize that their feelings for each other are worth all the risks? 

    I absolutely loved the relationship between Olivia and Cody. And I will be seeing chocolate chip cookies in a whole new way.

    I received an e-ARC of this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. 

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2014

    Erin Nicholas is solid in her writing and use of humor in this a

    Erin Nicholas is solid in her writing and use of humor in this awesome update to a friends turned lovers, you've got mail, twist. A fun and quick read that will leave you steamy and wanting to read it again and again.

    Great job Erin and keep those awesome characters coming!

    I received an ARC in return for my honest review! -- Romancing Mama

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 25, 2014

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    Hot damn!  Can you say damn in a review? But  I can think it.  I

    Hot damn!  Can you say damn in a review? But  I can think it.  I absolutely loved the fourth book in this series. I love the whole friends to lovers theme to begin with.  But how can you seriously not love a book where a man feeds your sweet tooth both in the kitchen and in the bedroom????




    Cody and Olivia were two peas in a pod.  And I have been wanting their story since I first heard about it.  They are the sweet ones, the nice ones, right?  They were that and so much more. I think I devoured, I mean read, this book with a silly smile on my face throughout most of it.  These two characters pulled at my heart strings and made me want to push them together and say "Stop, be still, listen!!!  You and You, together now!"




    So many great scenes with Olivia and her sisters.  Love how frank they are in their discussions!  Hilarious!  Makes me wish I had sisters.  And the reappearance of all the men from The Bradford series as well as the ones from this one - HELLO!!!  Love me some Mac and Shane!




    Another great story from Ms. Nicholas that only makes me want more from her, this series and her men!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 30, 2014

    Rules, Rules & More Rules. That¿s what Cody Madsen & O

    Rules, Rules & More Rules.
    That’s what Cody Madsen & Olivia Dixon have - rules. Because they are each attracted to the other and cannot act on that attraction. They are best friends – neither of them wants to ruin their friendship. Until the day that Cody sees Olivia naked – he can’t think of anything else.
    Liv hatches a plan for each of them to find their Perfect Match through an internet dating service – the only problem – they are perfect for each other. Watch these two “friends” attempt to avoid their attraction for one another.

    Erin Nicholas has written another perfect story with laughter, love and a HEA

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2014

    Olivia is an idiot!

    Olivia is so stupid that I can't even begin to explain her idiocy. She is playing juvenile high school games using the most ridiculous logic I've ever heard of. The game she plays with Cody is far worse than anything he ever did because he was a child who made a stupid mistake and learned from it. She is a grown ass woman who knows exactly what she's doing, knows its hurting cody and does it anyway. I was hoping that Cody would find someone else who would recognize how amazing he is and not jerk him around after he pledges his love for her. Ugh!

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  • Posted April 15, 2014

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    Another winner... I always enjoy Erin's books and this one did n

    Another winner... I always enjoy Erin's books and this one did not disappoint me. Cody and Olivia are caught between their attraction for each other and their loyalty to Olivia's older brother Conner. Neither one wants to ruin their relationship with him... but Cody and Olivia are struggling with how they can deal with the obvious sexual tension between themselves.
    How they choose to handle it and the eventual outcome makes for a great story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

    Friend Zone Frustrations By Nocturnus This series must be read

    Friend Zone Frustrations
    By Nocturnus

    This series must be read in order. The first book is She's the One (Counting on Love). The second book is It Takes Two (Counting on Love). The third book is Best of Three (Counting on Love). This is the fourth book.

    If you pay attention in this series you saw this book coming from a mile away... Not that anything in it is even mildly predictable! Olivia and Cody have always been together on the sidelines of every book before this one protesting loudly that they were just friends... Not that anyone except Conner ever really believed them :)

    This book really had a huge lead up and I was worried it would disappoint me. I felt silly by the second page! Olivia is one of a kind for sure and nothing about her is EVER predictable. I kept on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next! I never could imagine either character without the other... Now I am going to go read the next book Up by Five (Counting on Love). I can't wait to read the conclusion to this awesome series even though I wish it would NEVER end!!!

    ***This series is suitable for adult readers

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  • Posted March 25, 2014

    Just when I think I've picked my favorite guy, a new Erin Nichol

    Just when I think I've picked my favorite guy, a new Erin Nicholas book comes out, and I have a new favorite.  Love this series, and have liked each book more than the last! Love the interactions between the sisters and 
    Conner, and can't wait for his book to come out!

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  • Posted March 23, 2014

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    As posted on The Smutty Kitty reviewed by Kitty Kelly 5 out of

    As posted on The Smutty Kitty reviewed by Kitty Kelly

    5 out of 5 Licks

    I just love this series so much! I've been waiting for Olivia and Cody to figure their s*** out-sure took them long enough! lol As usual Erin had me laughing out loud, crying, and getting a little hot under the collar with Going For Four. Olivia and Cody drove me crazy from time to time fighting the attraction between the two of them so hard. The passion between these two is some of the hottest I've ever read. The burn up the pages even while staying away from each other so can imagine what happened when they finally succumbed to the passion. I've loved every second with this family and it's going to be very hard to let them go after Cody's book. If you haven't read any of Erin's work yet you need to get on it!

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