Title: Dipped in Gold
(By Chance #2)
Author: S.A. Clayton
Publication Date: January 2, 2020
One amazing night changes everything.
Level-headed and responsible, Clara generally makes all the right decisions. Given her life behind the screen and her drive to be successful, she has to. While having fantasies of a one-night stand is one thing, actually following through in a supply closet at a club with a guy she’s never met before… Bad idea. But just when she thinks that glorious night is merely fodder for daydreams, he walks through the door of her roommate’s party, and her world gets ten-times smaller.
Damon loves women, always has, and that night at the club was supposed to be a one and done. But Damon can’t get his mystery girl out of his head. When he inexplicably runs into her while ringing in the new year with his best friend, he realizes that it’s fate and becomes determined to do anything to make her his.
Unfortunately, somebody has other ideas that threaten their happiness, and neither realizes just how close the threat has gotten until it’s too late.
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I wasn’t going to review this title because I was one of the author’s beta readers, but I changed my mind. LOL
Okay, so here’s what I have to say … I was ridiculously impressed on her first draft of this book. I barely had any suggestions at all. Why was I impressed, you ask? Let me tell you why …. I wasn’t a huge fan of her first book (you can read my review to find out why) and I didn’t really have any intentions of reading this book at all because, in all honesty, the problems I had with the first book I didn’t think the author could just snap her fingers and fix and I wasn’t putting my reading time on it again. Well color me surprised because she did! THAT is why I was ridiculously impressed. It wasn’t perfect, but it was 1000 times the book her first book was, to me that is.
Now I want to tell you something that has nothing to do with this book and everything to do with this author. This chic is a class act ya’ll. She read my review of her first book and contacted me via email, not to disparage me or my opinions, as we so often see from authors on social media, but to ask for help . She was humble, respectful and solicitous, about every point I made. I was stunned stupid for a good minute. I have never been on the receiving end of any attacks for my views on any book (that I can think of lol) but I have witness the backlash that can snowball into ridiculous proportions via social media, which is why I was stunned at the email. So, I just wanted to point out this author’s sincere eagerness to do better and willingness to absorb critical reviews in order to learn. I respect the heck out of her, and I really loved this story (even on its first draft) so go forth and enjoy it also!
My first review for 2020 and we’re off to a good start. This book was light, funny and HOT and steamy in all the right places. Clara and Damon had serious chemistry going on. The whole mystery as to who is coming after her was just icing on the cake.
My first new-to-me author and I’m diggin her vibe. 2020 is off to a great start.
***Review copy requested and reviewed on behalf of OMGReads Blog***
Valentina loves owning her own bakery and making her customers smile. But being her own boss means spending every waking hour working and leaves little time for anything else. No matter, finding a man to stand by her side was never in her plans—at least not anymore. But when a handsome man walks into her shop, stealing her breath, everything changes.
Noah was content teaching his second-grade class and devoting all of his time to his students. Until he steps into Val’s Sweet Treats, and his whole world turns upside down. What is it about Val that draws him? Is it her compassion for her customers? Her ability to create such mouth-watering treats? Or is it the fact that she wants nothing to do with him? Regardless, now that he’s seen her, he will stop at nothing to get her attention.
But everyone has a past, and when theirs start to creep back into their lives, will they be able to weather the storm? Or will their relationship crumble into pieces…
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Meet The Author
S.A. Clayton lives in a small town outside of Toronto 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 years breaking into the industry as best she can. She is a lover of all things romance and began her writing journey in her late twenties. Since then, she has immersed herself in the romance genre and couldn’t be happier.
When she’s not writing or reading, she enjoys binging a great Netflix show (Stranger Things anyone?), baking (because who doesn’t love cookies!) and spending time with her family.