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Wrapped in Red

(By Chance Duet #1)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  76 ratings  ·  73 reviews
A chance meeting changes everything…

JJ is willing to accept her reclusive life as a freelance editor. As long as she's got her best friend and her Chris Hemsworth movie collection, she can cope. But this holiday season seems hell-bent on stirring up old grudges. Her ex got engaged less than four months after breaking her heart, and now JJ wants to show him what
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Published November 6th 2019
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Perfect Sizzling, Steamy, Short Read to pick you up between long and intense books.

I really enjoyed this book. I have been reading quite a few longer books recently and this was just what I needed to cleanse my pallet so to speak. It was the perfect balance of story and sexiness to make it very hot but not smutty. It truly felt like a couple falling for each other, though very quickly and intensely. And in today’s world many cou
Kayla Brunson
This was a cute holiday novella. The characters were likable and the sex was steamy. I did find this to have some drama that kind of took away from the romance plot of this book. I could have done without that.

Overall, this was a good debut from S.A. Clayton. I did have some issues with it, but would still read more from her. I recommend if you are fans of Alexa Riley and Frankie Love.

I received an ARC via the author for an honest review.

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Ashley Martinez (ilovebooksandstuffblog)
Sexy and fun! It made me laugh and smile. A great romantic read perfect for the holidays.
Eve (Between The Bookends)
description I will be generous and give this book 2 stars, but it just wasn't a good book. The writing was juvenile. The plot was underdeveloped. It was repetitive. There were odd word choices, like he "secured" a condom on his enormous cock, and he "deflated" against the sofa after he came...I am relatively sure he wasn't a blow-up doll, but who knows. 😂 JJ was way too aggressive and ornery during the sex scenes, and why was every sex scene in this book standing up?? Not to mention that chapter before the
Jessica Alcazar
OHHHHHHH I can’t believe I have not shared with you guys the deliciousness that is between these pages!! BAD REVIEWER! But seriously …

Gloriously sexy from page one to the end …
Ridiculous #feels *happy sigh*
Liam .. yes, please! *swoon*

Conclusion: S.A. Clayton has my attention and hopefully yours! However, this book wasn't without some serious faults. I'm pretty sure most of them I can blame on editing. The story itself is everything I mentioned which is basically one huge glo
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Oct 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
A sexy, debut…

This debut story was so, so good! Set around Christmas season, I was prepared for a jolly good time and that is exactly what I got. The writing style was breezy, full of humour and heart as JJ wrestled with getting over a bad breakup. The scenes with JJ’s bestie were full of fun and real-life that had me laughing and nodding my head in agreement. Not all was sugar plums and fancy frolicking, of course but Liam was the perfect gift for JJ, and vice versa, as they both struggled to get through
Kimmy (Sinfully Snarky Reviews)
5 Perfectly Wrapped in Red Stars!! 

Wrapped in Red is an awesome holiday read.  This book was funny and hot all wrapped in a perfect red Christmas bow. 

JJ has recently broken up with her boyfriend is on her way to an ugly sweater Christmas party at her ex's and his now finance's house.  On her way there she runs into the sexy hot Liam.  Little does these two know that this one night will change both of their lives in so many ways.  Liam decides to help out JJ by pretending
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Oct 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wrapped in Red is a short quick read. It has a Christmas theme, which is prefect for the season. Liam and JJ run into each other. They have an instant connection and their relationship moves pretty quickly. They can hot pretty quickly but the pace seemed just fine. There are things that pop up that surprised me a little and had me wondering if Liam and JJ could get through it.
Judy Robichaud
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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What a great debut release by Author S.A Clayton. This is such a heartwarming insta-love novella. It might sound cliche' but this book grabbed me from the very first pages. If you're looking for the perfect li
Beyond The Covers Blog
Sep 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: celeste
Jingle my holiday halls, Wrapped in Red by S.A. Clayton has me wishing it was Christmas already!  Clayton is a new author on the erotic/romance scene and I highly suggest that you give her book a try, you will not be disappointed.  With a wonderful female character that isn’t the twiggy, blonde hair, blue eyed vixen that everyone seems to want to write about, Wrapped in Red is original and gives you all the feels you need.  JJ is smart and curvy and loves her body and shape.  Kudos to Clayton fo ...more
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

S.A. Clayton is brand spanking new to me and when I read that blurb, I knew I had to get my hands on this beauty. BEST. DECISION. Wrapped in Red is the first standalone book in the By Chance Duet (super excited for the next!!), and y'all, it was so so so very good... unputdownable, unforgettable, and undeniable in all the best ways!

He wants her from the first moment he lays eyes on her through his car window. She's been burned and trying to move on by going to her
The Erotic Book Review
First let me say, for this to be a debut novel it is good. The reason I gave it a 3 1/2 is because the drama was too much to fit into a novella. With more character development, this could've been a full length novel. The amount of drama made it, at times, unbelievable. The love scenes were repetitive..meaning, they were the same (pushed against the tree, pushed against the wall, pushed against the house, etc) didn't get hotter. The twist was great, but the way it was handled by the main cha ...more
Renee Entress
5 stars

I was pulled right into this short story. This story contains secrets, love, steam, heartbreak, and pain.

This is JJ and Liam‘s story. JJ was invited and is going to her ex’s ugly sweater party. She is determined to show him she is okay after he broke her heart. On the way in as she is talking to herself, she meets Liam and they hit it off. But both of them are keeping secrets can the relationship they formed withstand the secrets or will it be all over once they co
Tania Gray
Sep 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Welcome S.A Clayton to the romance scene! What a wonderful way to kickstart your journey. Wrapped in Red is a steamy holiday novella you all want to pick up and give a go. JJ is a really likeable and relatable female lead with just the right amount of vulnerability and sassiness, while Liam is the right amount of Alpha male without him coming across as a d*ck. A hilarious meeting between the two send the sparks flying. Throw in some drama with ex’s and family and you have a erotic drama filled n ...more
Oct 04, 2019 rated it liked it
S.A. Clayton's debut, Wrapped in Red is a holiday-themed novella which is packed with lots of heat.

JJ is a shy character, a wallflower, who would rather back away from a situation rather than confront anyone.

Liam was pretty good too, but I had a few expectations from his character after learning his backstory, which he didn't meet. There was just something I was wanting from him and he fell short.

Now, the reason for the 3 Stars — While the novella is good and it is holiday-theme
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book. JJ and Liam's story was a enjoyable blend of emotions, cuteness, sweetness and a bit of heat. Add in a bit of drama and twists and you have a very fun read. This is my independent, impartial review.
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This debut novel by S.A Clayton was a quick and easy read. It was sweet and sexy. I really enjoyed the premise and characters.

JJ and Liam has great chemistry and the fire between them was hot.

S.A Clayton delivers a strong debut novel. I look forward to more from her as she shows her writing ability with this great story and likeable characters.
Debra Phiri
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wrapped in Red had me from the ugly christmas sweater party! Debra @ Janise’s Jivin’ Book Blog

So many good things going on with this story. It was cute, sweet, had moments of oh no and a whole lot of yes, please! JJ and Liam are two people who meet by chance, have a hot kiss, get separated for a bit, meet again and then find out they have something in common that makes you go WOW! That’s a lot that happens in this little novella!

I enjoyed the read and can’t wait to see what S.
Sep 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this read! Loved the characters. heart was breaking for Jj ....but Liam made it all better
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

A fun and insta-love story. Liam and JJ meet by chance and the fun begins. There’s a twist that makes it interesting. The story is sweet and sexy.

Review copy was received for a honest opinion.
Sep 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
As this was S.A Claytons first book you don’t really expect to much from a new author but when they exceed your expectations thats something that is very exciting. This was such a cute Christmas Novella

I really loved this story and I was hooked from the first page, if I am being totally honest I wish the book was longer I got sucked in to the charm of Liam and JJ’s warm personalty.

What I loved was that JJ wasn’t the prefect size 6 and that she had a quirky yet loving pers
Katie Silvi of BBKA
Oct 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm usually not one for Christmas stories, but with Wrapped in Red, I took a chance.
I am so glad that I did.

Wrapped In Red is an adorable, fast paced sweet romance. I absolutely adore it. JJ and Liam are so perfect together. And I absolutely love JJ.

This book is good. I wish there was more to their story!
Wendy Livingstone
Oct 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the 1st book in a duet about JJ and Liam. This is a sweet novella, which is fun, humorous, entertaining, and a steamy read which is perfect for the holiday season. I look forward to reading more from this author.

Meg (2 Girls a Book and a Glass of Wine)
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Wrapped in Red by: S.A. Clayton
Holy hotness. What a great way to kick off my holiday reading. This book had me not wanting to stop reading from the moment JJ was fixing her bow in the Camaro window!! That first pinky brush to put by the tree...fireworks were going off and I felt it. I loved it. It was hot and steamy, funny and surprising. I could feel Liam and JJ’s instant connection and every single one after that! A chance encounter that leads to far more than either could dream of. My h
Sep 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: quick, instalove
This was an awesome, quick, instalove read. I love how these two were humorously brought together when she attempts to fix her outfit in his car window's reflection. The story took off from there in a whirlwind love story filled with just enough storyline drama to keep me interested, a backstory that sets the stage perfectly, and an instalove connection filled with lust and love.
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
This is a short, sweet Christmas novella, with a large helping of hot moments. It didn't take me long to read but was a thoroughly enjoyable read.

I liked the characters. JJ is a fun, feisty girl who despite having a hang-up about being dumped by her ex, is ballsy and stands up for herself. I liked that. Liam is the sexy, rich guy who comes into her life...lucky girl!

For me, it was just a bit too quick. Their relationship went from zero to one hundred in a few pages and it
A first read by S.A Clayton and boy what fun it was. It's short. It's steamy. It's a well written read.
It's instalust in all it's glory. JJ decides to go to her ex's Ugly Sweater Christmas party. Why he would invite her and why she'd, it's a story, not real life, so...
As she's checking her self out in a random side view mirror (of a smokin' hot Camaro) and talking herself into going, she's startled by a set of gorgeous peeps as the window glides down. What fun.
Wrapped i
Bookbytch5 janet Gray
Sep 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first story I have read by S.A. Clayton, Have to say really enjoyed it from start to finish. It was quick holiday read. Liam and JJ had instant connection from the moment they meet that has them tied up in some steamy chemistry, There Twists and turns along the way for them. A Must read. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced readers copy.
Sep 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing

What a fantastic way to kick off my holiday reading with a quick sexy read. I was hooked the moment JJ was fixing her bow in the Camaro window. There was this instant connection between Liam and JJ that had me fanny myself. These two are HOT!! There’s are these little twists and turns that keep you hooked. I loved this book!

I can’t wait to read more from SA Clayton.

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S.A. Clayton lives in a small town outside of Toronto, Canada with her husband of five years and her scary large collection of books that seem to take over every room.
She has worked on both sides of the publishing industry, both in a bookstore and for actual publishing companies. Although she loved both for different reasons, she found that writing was her true passion and has spent the last few

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