A Stella Release Day Review: By the Numbers: Adding it Up (By the Numbers #2) by Tory Temple and Chris Owen


RATING 3,75 out of 5 stars

Sequel to By the Numbers

Dogs, a young daughter, and shift work make for an unpredictable and never boring life for new couple Deuce and Trey. Trey is keeping his ex-wife out of their hair, but Deuce is determined to forge a truce between them all. Trey is vehemently opposed to a friendship between Deuce and Holly—she’s the last person Trey wants more interaction with. Deuce persists, however, and tensions between them could spell the end of their relationship.

They’ll have to find a way to make it all add up again—or lose everything.

I’m so happy I got to read this second book in the By The Numbers series by Chris Owen and Tory Temple. I adored the first one and was very curious to see how Trey and Deuce were. Ok, I admit I was more interested in what disasters the puppies were making and how much glitter Lacey could use.

Anyway in Adding It Up, Trey and Deuce are living together, they spend time with Q and her two puppies at the doggie park, or with Trey’s daughter, the adorable Lacey. Things seem to be going really great, despite Trey’s work at the firestation and the few hours they can actually be together. Until Trey’s exwife starts to be friendly with Deuce and Trey become suspicious.

I very much enjoyed this second installment, I’m a fan of series whose books have the same MCs couple. I love to be able to see what happens after they get their HEA, to see how they live their real life as partners. And Adding It Up satisfied me. It’s a simple and sweet book, there isn’t drama, just the love of two people trying to find a balance in their new relationship, a delicate one since there’s a child to consider and protect. And no battles with ex wifes are allowed.

I feel to recommend the whole series. I hope to get more soon cause these are exactly the books I love to read, stories that can guarantee happy hours and easy smiles.

The cover art by Maria Fanning is lovely but there are too many puppies to truly fit the story. But their cuteness can’t be ignored.

Sales Links


ebook, 2nd Edition, 97 pages

Publication Date May 3rd 2017 by Dreamspinner Press (first published September 3rd 2013)

ISBN13 9781635336030

Edition Language English

By The Numbers series #2

First Edition of Adding it Up–By the Numbers II published by Torquere Press, 2013.

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