Up by Five [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781619217737
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 4/8/2014
  • Series: Counting on Love , #5
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 330
  • Sales rank: 15,344
  • File size: 733 KB

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  • Posted April 8, 2014

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    I loved this book. Connor has worked side by side with Gabby for

    I loved this book. Connor has worked side by side with Gabby for the last two years and due to an unfortunate (or in Connor's case.. fortunate!) event in her life, he realizes she is a woman underneath that EMT uniform and begins to see her in a whole different light. The fun begins and ends with poker with some frosting thrown in along the way..don't want to spoil it for you so you will have to read it for yourself. A great way to end the Bradford and the Counting on Love series.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2014

    Erin Nicholas is one of my favorite authors to read,  and I got

    Erin Nicholas is one of my favorite authors to read,  and I got to enjoy this last installment of her "Counting on Love" series while on vacation. Of course I devoured it way too quickly, as with all her stories. Conner and Gabby are a very fun couple, whom work together, and have fought their attraction to each other, to try to remain professional in their jobs...can't be screwing up and getting distracted when you are paramedics! They are thrown together quickly when Gabby's apartment building burns, and Conner insists she stay with him, since he has a spare bedroom. Well, you can surmise how this plays out...( Starting with a poker table)...it is fun, the characters are lovable, and Conner finds himself in love rather quickly....as does Gabby. I'm glad they didn't try to fight it, and owned up to their feelings swiftly. Another perk for me was having the characters from the other stories revisited....especially Mac. :-)

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2014

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    Up by Five is a wonderful conclusion to the Counting on Love ser

    Up by Five is a wonderful conclusion to the Counting on Love series. I am a huge Erin Nicholas fan and have loved every book that she has written, but I can honestly say that this is one of my favorites. She has this way with her writing that makes the characters so real to life that it makes me feel like I know them and cannot help falling in love with each and every one of them. I truly enjoy how I can picture the scenes in my head as I’m reading, and that I can laugh, cry, and even yell at the characters like they are all my friends. Erin’s stories are a fantastic escape from the normal everyday routine. 

    Conner Dixon has raised his four younger sisters since their father passed away when he was only seventeen. Now, that they are all happily involved in relationships with men they love he’s decided he does not need any other women in his life for a long period of time. He loves his job as a paramedic, and enjoys the crews he usually works with. The friendships he has gained through work are ones he would not give up for anything. When one of his female crewmates needs a place to live he offers her the spare room in his apartment. Since he’s never been interested in anything other than friendship with her he knows that nothing will happen between them while she’s there. There’s nothing wrong with helping a friend, right?

    Gabby Evans is a member of Conner’s ambulance crew, and she’s never given him a reason to look at her as anything other than a fellow paramedic, but when she moves in with him temporarily Conner starts to notice things about her that he never has before. She is definitely not the type of woman that Conner dates, and she’s starting medical school soon, but the more they spend time together the harder it is going to be when she has to leave. 
    Gabby has only been with Conner for two days and she is dealing with family problems and Conner cannot stop himself from finding out what it is and helping her solve the family crisis. Can he help her without getting involved too much? Or will he fall head over heels in love with the one woman he never thought would grab ahold of his heart?

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2014

    Erin Nicholas has surpassed my wildest expectations and gone abo

    Erin Nicholas has surpassed my wildest expectations and gone above and beyond with Up By Five. 
    Conner's book has finally come, after he has sat noisily by and had something to say as all four of his Dixon Diva Sisters have fallen in love. He though he was done with women. He's wiped his hands clean of being the one in charge and responsible for his sisters and he can relax and watch their lives unfurl. Life has a funny way of changing all of our best laid plans and Conner is no different. 
    Gabby Evans has been on the same paramedic team with Conner for quite a while so she thinks she knows what kind of man he is. However when her apartment burns down Conner ends up offering up a room at his apartment. This is great for the short time that Gabby needs before she starts medical school, however once Conner realizes that Gabby is not one of the guys, both of their plans may change. All of our favorites from The Bradford's Series, and all of Conner's sisters and his friends do make their appearances throughout the story and they always know how to keep Conner on his toes! 

    I have been waiting for this books for a while but I was also extremely sad as well. For myself and other Bradford/Counting on Love fans this is the end of the road for what have become some of our best friends, and the people we've come to love. The relationships built in these books from the romantic ones to those between the guys and girls are ones that many of us wish we had in our own lives. You can't always pick up a book and know that while the main character may face heartaches or bumps in the road they will have people there to pick them up, and care for them no matter what. That's what you could always count on. 

    I really hope we get one last novella down the road, just to check in on all of our favorites and maybe some of the new characters can ever get their own stories.... Nate's son and Gabby's brothers!! 

    Thank you Erin for letting us get to know these amazing people and allowing them to become our friends too. 

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2014

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    Retirement This series must be read in order. The first book i

    Retirement


    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). The fourth book is Going for Four (Counting on Love). This is the fifth and final book in this series. Just Count on Me: Counting on Love Prequel is the linking prequel that links the Bradford series to the Dixon series that was released just before this book.

    Conner has always been about the one night stand refusing to let yet another woman into his life... After all he does have 4 sisters he raised and a mother he looked after. Complications are all that relationships are in his eyes and not that the girls are all happily settled down with his friends he is going into retirement! He rented an apartment where no girls are allowed and is enjoying finally being worry free... Until the fateful night that he responds to a fire at an apartment complex (on their day off no less) and finds out his crew-mate Gabby's building is the one that just burned down. He HAS to be the knight in shining armor so of course he says she can stay with him in his guest room. Little does he know that life as he knows it is over.

    This book was definitely worth waiting for and wraps up the series nicely. I am sad to let the Dixons go but am not disappointed with the ending. No questions were left unanswered and everyone gets their happily ever after :) I can't wait to read this awesome author's next new series!

    ***This series is suitable for adult readers

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2014

    I love this book. I couldn't put it down. It was great to see Co

    I love this book. I couldn't put it down. It was great to see Connor finally fall. To see how she had been his friend all along and one crazy night he realized that she was a GIRL. It was also refreshing that Gabby is so independent and knows what she wants and isn't afraid, most of the time, to tell Connor exactly what is up! This book is a MUST buy! You won't regret it. Erin Nicholas sucks you into the story and makes you feel like you are the characters. Wonderful book.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2014

    Very few talented people can write a successful series, a select

    Very few talented people can write a successful series, a select few from that handful can write and even more successful spinoff! Which make Erin Nicholas a writing miracle! She had you fall in love with Conner in her Bradford series. Conner was introduced to us as a fill in emt who helped Sam Bradford and his gang out. He was smitten with Sarah Bradford And would say and do things for her that not only pissed Mac Gordon off but made you fall in love with him and make you want to know him more. I was sooo excited when I was told that Erin was giving Conner not only his own book but his own series! Throw out the counting in love series you learned more about Conner, you even saw his imperfections. When it comes to his sisters he is over bearing brother, who tries to control their lives and when he messes honor if they stumble he fixes it. Conner Dixon is the knight in shining armor that any female would want in their life, the best brother any sister could ask for and a great guy any friend could have. Which is why gabby Evans didn't stand a chance when Conner went all "Conner " on her! He want to fix all her problems and protect her even if it was from himself. Honestly Erin couldn't have written a better mate for Conner. Gabby is a strong female lead! This book had a lot of complexities that where handled perfectly. She ended the book beautifully! This is why she is a miracle author, she had to end Conner's story as well as the Dixons and the Bradford series! She did it with grace, love and a lot of humor! She made sure you were not left with any questions or disappointment! I literally read this book in one day!!! And it was the best decision I ever made!!!!!! You should make the same one!!!!! I promise you will not be mad!!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2014

    A wonderful conclusion to an amazing series! You can't put this

    A wonderful conclusion to an amazing series! You can't put this book down once you start it! Conner and Gabby have an unusually courtship, if you can even call it that, but Erin writes it the way it should be written.  The relationships with their friends and families always make you smile.  You can never fail with an Erin Nicholas book, and Up By Five is no exception!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2014

    Awesome!  If you have read Erin's books, you know that they are

    Awesome!  If you have read Erin's books, you know that they are smart, sexy and fun!  Conner is in love and  it is rewarding and fun to see.  These are characters you want to hang out with and it's one of those books you can't put down and want to re read.   Get the whole series, you won't be disappointed!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2014

    If I could rate this book more than 5 stars I would! These books

    If I could rate this book more than 5 stars I would! These books are few and far between but this is one of those books that you can't put down!

    Conner has been the protector for his sisters, but now that they have found someone of their own he is scared to let himself find his own HEA. Gabby has known Conner for two years and she has future plans that don't include any man, and she can pretty much do anything that is needed, such as change the oil in her car or play poker. A tragedy for Gabby puts the two of them together with hilarious and HOT results. 




    This has been one of my favorite reads so far of this year, with a sighworthy hero and a heroine who I can identify with. Cannot wait to read more from this author!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2014

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    Finally we get Conner's story! Lots of laughs, family, poker, an

    Finally we get Conner's story! Lots of laughs, family, poker, and frosting~ A must read!

    Erin did a terrific job on the whole series, but I think she saved the best for last with over-protective big brother Conner and laid back tom boy fellow paramedic Gabby!

    Conner is finally getting to "retire" from having to worry about his four younger sisters now that they have all settled down and have wonderful men looking out for them. That was until Gabby's apartment burns down and Conner's protective nature takes a hold and offers her a place to stay for 2 months. Conner has always thought of Gabby is one of the guys that he works with and someone fun to hang out with but that all changes with one outfit and a few dirty words. Gabby has always been attracted to Conner, but with his reputation of charming and romancing ladies one night and kicking them to the curb soon after has made her want to stay "one of the guys".
    The conversations between Conner and Gabby are hilarious and their sex scenes will set you on fire! 

    Check it out and see Who can "Woo" who better?

    One of my favorite interactions from Up by Five is:

    "I just might end up being the biggest problem you've ever had," she cautioned.
    "I'm fully aware of that," he said sincerely.
    She laughed and swatted his arm.
    "But it's strange isn't it, " he went on, "how your biggest problem can also be your perfect solution? How the thing that makes you craziest can also be what grounds you and keeps you sane?"

    This can be read as a standalone, but why would you do that?? The Counting on Love series rocks! Also with several appearances from couples we met in the Bradford series!

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

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2014

    This review contains spoilers! Up by Five is the final installm

    This review contains spoilers!

    Up by Five is the final installment of the Counting on Love series. The story of Conner and Gabby, co-workers and friends. Gabby's apartment burns down and Conner, being the guy who has an innate need to help women, tells Gabby she'll be staying with him for the next two months. The problem: Conner has never seen Gabby as anything other than a co-worker. He now sees her as the beautiful, strong, confident woman she is. And he falls hard and fast! Gabby has crazy feelings for Conner but a harder time letting herself love him.

    There is frosting, poker tables and endless taunting of Conner from Mac! It's a sweet, funny, sexy story that will make you fall in love with Conner (if you didn't already love him).

    Erin Nicholas wraps up this series in a wonderful way. I really hope that Erin will keep us in touch with the Dixon/Bradford clan. I just hate to say goodbye to this wonderful series.

    Kudos, Erin!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2014

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    Up by five love Love LOVE this book!!!   Up by five is the fifth

    Up by five love Love LOVE this book!!!   Up by five is the fifth book in the counting on love series (it's also a standalone) I have been looking forward to this book to get Conners story. And it did not disappoint!!! If you love a good, sweet, hot romantic read (that includes some sweet cream cheese icing, hot football players, and EMTs) I highly recommend this! And if you haven't checked out the rest of the series, yo u 

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2014

    I¿ve always loved Erin Nicholas¿ the Bradford series and Countin

    I’ve always loved Erin Nicholas’ the Bradford series and Counting on Love series, so I was eagerly awaiting Conner and Gabby’s book! “Up By Five” wrapped up the Counting on Love series just perfectly, and it’s honestly my favorite book out of all the stories I’ve read of Erin’s. I also thought it was fitting that the series ended with Conner because who didn’t want to see the oldest sibling finally fall in love? Throughout this series, we had the chance to witness Conner, a protective, loving brother watch all 4 of his sisters fall in love with his best friends! It sure had its ups and downs and funny moments, so it made it even better when Conner falls in love with his friend and fellow paramedic, Gabby! Turnabout is fair play, so it was funny to have the guys tease and antagonize him when they realize he fell for Gabby.




    Conner is used to always being there for his sisters. He likes to be the hero as Gabby would put it. When Gabby’s apartment complex burns down, Conner takes it upon himself to have Gabby stay over at his place. But how are they going to deal with their attraction towards one another if Gabby stays with him for 2 months? Will they just remain friends, or will they become more?




    Gabby has plans. She’s always wanted to become a doctor, so she’s pursuing her dream and going into medical school in 2 months! She’s leaving the job she loves! She doesn’t want Conner to fall in love with her. For 2 years, she purposely put her hair up and wore loose-fitting clothing, so Conner wouldn’t notice her as more than a friend. She cannot have anything more with Conner, but even the best laid-out plans don’t always turn out the way you want it.




    Without giving too much away, one of my favorite things about this book is that we get to see so many of the characters from both series! All of them were there to support Gabby and Conner. You will see this a lot, but even more so towards the end of the book. Now “Up by Five” wouldn’t be complete if you didn’t see the occasional banter from Conner and Mac! Obviously, with Conner always flirting with Mac’s wife, Sara, Mac couldn’t pass up the opportunity to reciprocate the favor! This made for some really hilarious scenes! 




    “Up by Five” can be read as a stand-alone book, but it is best to read the series just because you get to see all your favorite characters again. If you are a fan of the Bradford series and Counting on Love series, you will love this book! There’s nothing more to say. Erin has written another masterpiece! Simply put, it’s a well-written, well-rounded story that will make you laugh out loud and tug on your heart-strings!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2014

    I loved this book. It is the fifth and the conclusion of the Co

    I loved this book. It is the fifth and the conclusion of the Counting on Love series.

    Erin Nicholas does it again with Up By Five. You are going to love the story about Connor and Gabby. I even laughed out loud during parts of this book. This is a definite read to put on your TBR book. I highly recommend Up By Five. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.


    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2014

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    Ok, you need to go get this book right now! I'll admit I've lov

    Ok, you need to go get this book right now!
    I'll admit I've loved this whole series, and "The Bradford's" before this, and that I was anxiously awaiting the release of Conner's book, but trust me, read it, you will not be disappointed!  
    I couldn't put it down.  
    Finally retired from the job of caretaker for his sisters and willing to pass the role on to their respective significant others, it's now Conner's turn to find love.
    It was so much fun to see the self reliant Gabby bring down the mighty Conner.  
    You'll love Gabby and Conner and their journey :)
    Erin Nicholas has done it again, great book, great series!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2014

    Connor finally gets his story. The last Dixon sibling story. E

    Connor finally gets his story. The last Dixon sibling story. Erin saved the best for last, for the over protected brother of four sisters. Sometimes you find love in the least expected person, your coworker, Gabby.
    The sexuality between these two is so HOT! I might never be able to to look at a can of frosting again without giggling. This is a laugh out loud book. It was great to catch up with sisters from previous books. This will definitely stay on my kindle shelf for a reread.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2014

    The Counting on Love Series is one of my favorites. Up by Five w

    The Counting on Love Series is one of my favorites. Up by Five was a great way to end the series.
     I LOVE Gabby! Don't we all wish we could voice our exact thoughts with such spunk and sass!
     Conner is exactly the character he has been. He is in my opinion a big headed, egotistical Prince Charming. It was great to see him taken down :)

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2014

    am a fan of the Bradfords and the Dixons books and was looking f

    am a fan of the Bradfords and the Dixons books and was looking forward to
    Connor?s story. It did not disappoint. The blending of both families was
    seamless from the first chapter. I enjoyed the bromance between Connor and
    Mac. The relationships between the teams and the families continued
    throughout the book. It may have a been a romance but it was also a book
    about family the ones you are born into and the ones you make.

    The chemistry between Gabby and Connor was real from the start, her
    strength and his vulnerability were well balanced. It had some great
    scenes, I may never look at a poker table the same way again and am
    thinking about frosting in a while new light.

    I recommend this book to fans of the series and even to some of you who are
    new comers. It has it all, comedy, romance, sex and drama. A definite
    keeper. Enjoy! Five starts for UP by Five

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2014

    The last book in the Counting on Love series didn't disappoint.

    The last book in the Counting on Love series didn't disappoint.  We've been waiting on Conner to do the one thing he said he wouldn't do.... Fall in love.  I truly enjoyed  the transition Conner makes realizing that Gabby was more than a coworker! I would recommend this series to anyone! Way to go Erin, you never leave your readers down!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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