BookClub Reads: Wrapped Up In You


A Christmas fling, or has Janie found the real thing? Thirty-something hairdresser Janie Johnson’s single status is a constant source of gossip for her friends and clients. So after too many nights in with her cat, a blind date disaster and news that her ex is getting married, Janie realises it’s time to do something dramatic with her life. It’s time for an adventure! Leaving winter behind, Janie takes the plunge and books an exotic trip to Africa. Her friends think she’s mad and Janie thinks they may very well be right …but then she falls head over heels for her tour guide – and fully fledged Maasai Warrior – Dominic. But can Janie now face spending a snowy Christmas back home without him? Packed with unforgettable characters, romance and laughter, Wrapped Up In You is your very own perfect Christmas Carole!


As I go through Janie’s journey from a lonely woman to a woman that goes on a spontaneous holiday to Africa on her own I found it so exciting to be with her in this journey. From judgemental colleagues to crazy blind dates that become a stalker to the caring neighbour that has the biggest crush on her this girl doesn’t realise she has a lot going for her!

She soon falls in love with Dominic and her colleagues are caring yes however as the main character pointed out, it is none of their business to shove their opinions down poor Janie’s throat especially when her so called best friend is going out with a complete cheat. I wished for Janie to stand up for herself at times when it came to everyone’s judgements of Dominic before they even met him.

A quote I found so relatable:

“How do any of us choose who we love and who we don’t? Why can we look at some people and feel absolutely unmoved by them and get the mere sight of someone else will make us shake like a leaf?”

I may not agree with Janie’s choices as I would be more of a Cristal character and I may have wanted to shake Janie for making poor unrealistic decisions. However I loved watching everyone develop throughout the novel. I couldn’t let this novel down I had to find out more!

3.5/5 Stars


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