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Countdown To Christmas

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  277 ratings  ·  145 reviews
It’s just a bet.
Ten days until Christmas and all I have to do is avoid my roommate’s delightfully wrapped package.
When the countdown to Christmas is over, I’ll be collecting my own present—a generous stack of pretty green bills.
It doesn’t matter that every time he looks at me with those gorgeous hazel eyes, my knees quake.
It doesn’t matter how every time he takes his sh
Paperback, 118 pages
Published December 4th 2019 by Betty Shreffler
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Britt The Hatters
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Be still my holiday cheer filled heart! Betty Shreffler delivers the sweetest, hottest, most adorable friends to lovers holiday read EVER with Countdown to Christmas. I’m talking sweeter than Christmas cookies, hotter than a roaring fire, gives you a bigger smile than anything Santa would deliver, perfection here. All I want for Christmas is to curl up with a dirty snowmen (yes I totally looked up the recipe for that drink after I read this, 10 out of 10 would recommend) and curl up with Jaxson! ...more
Sue Bashford
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
For such a short read this book packs a HOT punch!
The heat is off the scales but the feelings are what soaked into my bones.

Jaxon and Sophia are so very much attracted to each other; The love so apparent that I could feel it burning my kindle. How sweet and sexy they both are but also very guarded. Neither wants to get hurt and it made me feel so many emotions that my eyes leaked a little.

I just love a great Christmas romance and this one definitely hit the spot.
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Merry Christmas!!! If you're not feeling the Christmas spirit then you will be after reading Countdown to Christmas. I loved this short, sweet and sexy Christmas novella. It was filled with so much Christmas joy I couldn't put it down.
Betty Shreffler did a great job building these characters. I could feel all the love and emotions between Jaxson and Sophia. This friends to lovers story will melt your heart and have you smiling from the start until the very end. I highly recommend this book.
Messy Bun Book Blog
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow wow wow wow! I loved this holiday romance so much! I loved watching Sophia & Jaxson figure out how to deal with their feelings as they learned to live together. It was so sweet with a dash of spice! This will be one I read each Christmas for sure!

PS- I can’t wait to try the drink recipes in the back! Girls night here I come!
XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
Dec 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a tribute to right person, wrong time. I am quite picky about my holiday reads. In my experience not everyone does it well, but this book hit all the right spots.

Jaxson is the sexy playboy that matures but finds it difficult to shed his former persona. Sophia is his interested counterpart who doesn’t want to risk her heart. Of course the circumstances fall into place for them to spend a lot of time in one another’s company and I enjoyed how their chemistry manifested and ultimately caus
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this novella. I thought the story line was cute, easy to read, fun and angsty. This book offers lots of emotions as Jaxson and Sophia try to move from co-workers with long suppressed feelings for each other, to roommates, to more....? There was no denying the chemistry and attraction between these two and their scenes get plenty steamy. Toss in some drama and humor and you have a very entertaining read. I am electing to post a candid review.
Dec 14, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, christmas
This was a short, sweet and enjoyable story. I was able to read it in one sitting. So if you’re looking for a feel-good story that takes place during the Christmas holidays, I recommend this. My only disappointment was that I wished it were written with both point of views. Unfortunately, we only had Sophia’s. I really wished I could get inside Jaxson’s thoughts. That said, I liked both main characters. They had great chemistry and while this story is so short, I could still feel that they’re fe ...more
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I adored this Christmas romance by Betty Shreffler. I was already a fan of hers, but she impressed me even more with this one. She pulled off one of the things that isn't always easy to do in my opinion. She made a short, novella length story feel full and complete without the need for more pages or just more story. I was completely satisfied and happy with the story I'd just read after reading this one.

This book was office romance/best friends to lovers. It had an unlikely matchmaker. And
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cute, quick holiday romance. It was such a fun read and I really enjoyed Jax and Sophia. They were so good together. They had mutual crushes on each other however when Sophia saw Jax one night with another girl, she put him in the friendzone. Sometime later, he needed a place to stay and she let him become her roommate. They thought it would be easy to just be roommates but that is not the case. The attraction that was between them was there and it was hard to fight. Loved the story.
Sharing My
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What do you get when you pair 2 secret crushes, one of which needs a roommate, with a matchmaking boss? A smoking hot Christmas! I loved Jaxson and Sophia! This was a very enjoyable, and very hot Christmas novella! I highly recommend it!
Michele Del Rey
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book because it was a great story and had my favorite holiday. The chemistry between these two was so good. I loved the way these two were with eachother.
Erin Lewis
Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 star review of Countdown to Christmas by Betty Shreffler

Betty Shreffler is a new author to me and I enjoyed this short novella centered around the holiday season.

What happens when two co workers, who have secret crushes on one another find themselves suddenly pushed together thanks to a matchmaking boss?

Although she has crushed on Jaxson for years, Sophia is determined to keep him as a friend rather than give in to the attraction she has for always felt.

This is a sweet, steamy read that will
Jill M
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a super short and very sexy friends to lovers story. Betty mixed the magic of Christmas with a quick love story to give you the warm fuzzies. This was sweet and naughty and exactly what you’d expect in a sexy novella.

Bettey Shreffler is a new to me author and this was a great intro into her writing. I really enjoyed this short read and look forward to picking up another book by her.
Katrina Haynes
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a very cute and sexy story. I was not able to put this done because it was so good.. I think you will enjoy this story.. 🖤🖤🖤
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-review
I loved this quick holiday romance by Betty Shreffler.
Such a sweet novella with lovely characters. I was charmed by Sophia and Jax.
The story was very well written and highly entertaining. Just a quick treat if you are in the mood for romance.
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

Sophia used to have a crush on her coworker and friend, Jaxon, but after walking into his office at a very inopportune moment, her crush withered and died and Jaxon was placed very definitively in the far end of the friend zone. But now her mischievous boss has somehow finagled her into letting Jaxon become her new roommate. On top of that disaster, he's bet her she and Jaxon can't last 10 days as just friends. Sophia can resist Jaxon that long, right?

This is a short and super spicy holi
Tiffany Copple
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 stars for Countdown to Christmas by Betty Shreffler. This was such a great novella. I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions stated are my own. I am a big fan of Betty Shreffler and this book is a great example of why. This is about two people who work together. They have both had secret crushes on each other for the years they have been working together. Sophia however doesn’t like how Jaxon has been with women, he is somewhat of a playboy. Jaxon needs a p ...more
Dec 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: holiday
It's going to be a naughty Christmas for Jaxson and Sohpia. This novella will satisfy your Christmas romance craving especially if you like your romance on the steamy side. There is plenty more to this book. This novella packs a punch. I love that Jaxson and Sophia are best friends. I do love a friends to lovers book so this one was right up my alley. This book will get you into the holiday spirit because Sophia and Jaxson do all the romantic things during the holiday season. They're sweet along ...more
Missy Brown
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Well being a huge fan of Betty's I knew going in that Countdown to Christmas was going to be good. I was not disappointed. But lets face it, I never am with one of her stories.

Countdown to Christmas centers around Jaxson and Sophie. The chemistry between the two was spot on. The witty trades and back and forth between the two had me rolling. These two have worked together for a bit, with Sophie having a crush on Jaxson. But she knew how much a playboy he is. When she is in need of a new roommate
Looking for a short, sweet and steamy novella while you Countdown to Christmas or to just alleviate some stress during the Holidays, then this book is for you! Jaxson and Sophia are co-workers, friends and soon to be roommates who have been attracted to each other for a few years now, but made no move to leave the friend zone. Becoming roommates now is getting harder to fight this attraction between the two, but Sophia is determined to win her additional bonus. It's only ten days, it can not be ...more
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cute Christmas novella! Countdown to Christmas is perfect for the holidays. It has all the warmth you expect from a holiday book. It is a quick yet great read.

Manage expectations when reading this book. I read other reviews and feel like they didn't consider the fact that this is a novella prior to reading. It is a novella but it is written well. The characters are relatable and make you root for them

Overall, I loved this story. I will be making this a holiday favorite from now on!

Jackie Wright
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars for Countdown to Christmas
A new author to me but as soon as I saw this was set around the magical holiday season I knew I needed to read this book and it was everything I expected, a short novella that captivated me from the first line to the last page featuring a couple that share some funny banter as well as some sizzling chemistry. If you are looking for a book to really put you in the Christmas Spirit look no further than Countdown to a Christmas because this authors words will le
Shelly Diguer
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a great Christmas 🎄 read , this book 📖 was a slow burner of steamy chemistry that had you wanting and begging for the end of the book 📖 just so you could see what happens ....Jaxson is a sex god an Sophia is a beautiful young ,ambitious , hard working young women ,who loves her job .....put the two together and bam 💥 you have sexual chemistry that’s of the charts and a great story that has to be read download it and read this 5 🌟book I can assure you that you want be disappointed 🤶🏼☃ ...more
Tre Talbot
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The feels for Jaxson and Sophia’s story are endless. We’re given a friends to lovers holiday romance that is centered around the Christmas season but I feel you would enjoy this book anytime of the year. Bering witness to their building chemistry and seeing how and when things go to the next step has you turning the page non stop and smiling ear to ear the entire time. The scenes are steamy but presently tastefully and will having you wishing you can have the same. A highly recommended book to b ...more
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a perfect Christmas book to read curled up on the couch. Betty has outdone herself again with this novella. The chemistry is undeniable between sophia and Jackson. From the beginning of the book to the end. You could tell they were meant to be. Just needed a little help. There are also some recipes in the story and I’m so happy they are at the end of the book because I want to make them so bad.
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
I don’t normally enjoy novellas because you don’t typically get as much character development as a full length novel, but Countdown to Christmas is more like a mini book. The love story is very sweet, exactly what you want to read during the holidays. Sophia and Jaxson have been friends and co-workers for several years and finally have the opportunity to make their relationship more, though both are hesitant to risk their friendship in case it doesn’t work. Read this book snuggled under a blanke ...more
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was just a really cute and quick Christmas story. Sophia has had a thing for Jaxson for the past 3 years but after catching him with a woman, she's decided to move on. I loved the banter between these two characters and could tell that Jaxson was upset and confused by Sophia's rejection of his flirting. When she agrees to let him become a roommate, he's hoping to figure out what she changed. I won't say too much more but I loved this story and loved that is was set around Christmas time. Ge ...more
Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This romance is a mash-up of the office romance/friends-to-lovers/roommates tropes.

Jaxson & Sophia keep struggling for years with bad timing and fear, yet Christmas provides the perfect opportunity for hidden feelings to emerge.

The protagonists were quite straightforward and honest with each other about their feelings; there were no hidden agendas and silly secrets - which was quite a change.

If you're looking for a steamy, Christmas-y read, this will fill your needs quite nicely.

I voluntarily re
Dec 04, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Betty Shreffler's "Countdown to Christmas" was both steamy and fun, and reading it was a great way to spend a couple of hours on a chilly evening. Both of the lead characters were very likeable, especially Jaxson, who had kind of a "lovable scamp" vibe that I really enjoyed. It was easy for me to understand why Sophia was so attracted to him. Sophia was more cautious than Jaxson when it came to getting into a relationship, but he did his best to convince her that they were meant to be together. ...more
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