Counting Down

It’s been a week since a Christmas Eve blizzard changed the course of Marcus Winnamore’s life. Plan A is now Plan B, and the first item on his new agenda is taking Henry Auttenberg on a date. They’ve been invited to a New Year’s Eve party, and Marc is counting down the hours until midnight… until he can kiss Henry in front of his colleagues and friends.


Things don’t quite work out to plan. Finding the elevator out of service, Marc and Henry check the stairs, only to choose the wrong door, and become locked in the basement. Close quarters once again make for close conversation, and as they explore every avenue of escape, they also explore the deepening attraction between them. For Marc, this isn’t an experiment. Will he still feel that way when he has to admit to someone other than Henry that he’s gay?



Series: Counting, Book 2

This series is best enjoyed in published order


All six novellas (incl. the extras) of the Counting series have been collected in the print anthology, The Complete Counting Series.

“Kelly Jensen rocks writing the short story. Seriously, she packs so much depth into such a small word count.”

— Smitten with Reading

"I liked this one even better than the first! I could read more of these two just being trapped/locked in various places.”

—Bree, Goodreads​

“I really liked this because it was a different refreshing change of pace from what we usually get with our romances. The storytelling format is basically a glimpse at significant moments in Marc and Henry’s burgeoning relationship."

—A Reader Obsessed​





Published: July 2019

63 pages

This title is currently exclusive to Amazon while The Complete Counting Series is enrolled with Kindle Unlimited.

Excerpts and Extras


Counting the Days (Counting #2.5) – When all you can do is text, text heavy.


Worst Date (Excerpt)