Reed is a recovering alcoholic single Dad; he is also an investigator for the fire department. When a house fire turns up a homicide he gets paired with Mia. Mia is a short, sassy, detective who tells it like it is. The two of them are trying to figure out who is setting these fires and then the arsonists starts to make things personal for them when he targets their friends and family. They have to deal with the painful pasts if they are going to make their new relationship work. The two main characters in this book had a lot problems, I didn't think that their relationship was going to work out. I liked seeing characters from her other books pop up in this one as well. The author had me playing amateur detective again trying to solve the mystery of who was the killer. The ending really got to me, finding out why Mia is the way she is added an extra layer to an already great character. Count To Ten is a good book that will suck you in and keep you interested to the last page.