RED, a quarterfinalist in the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest, was originally posted on the digital platform Wattpad, where it became an international sensation. At the time of publication, it had received nearly 2 million hits.
RED is rather amazing: one of the best, most intricate and consuming books I’ve ever read. It explains romance in such a captivating way, portraying love like everyone feels it. It’s hard to put it down for even one second. Unlike any love story I know… it should have its own genre because there’s nothing like it.
—Amelia Lily Hughes, England
I absolutely love RED. It has substance and the perfect balance between warm love and fiery passion. Brilliant plot, well-rounded and engaging characters… Collet creates worlds and enlivens the senses while encouraging readers to think critically. Bravo!
—Patricia Franco, Philippines
Nicole Collet has a beautiful literary imagination. Her writing is unbendable gold, with unique imagery that comes to me almost too suddenly. I really enjoy this novel—the world needs to read it.
—Emily Kent, England
With sophisticated writing, character build-up and plot, RED is very engaging. It tugs at the readers’ emotions, allowing them to explore and discover a side they were afraid to explore or were yet to discover. Collet’s knowledge of the core themes is exceptional.
—Lourdes Chalhoub, Australia
RED is an absolutely riveting read, so different from other teacher-student romances. I have actually learnt something from this book… I love that the author added intellectual aspects to the storyline.
—Mahria Bashir, England
A beautifully written piece. I was carried by the words and emotions. Right words, the anticipation—everything! Wonderful.
—Kim Saldo, Philippines
RED’s words slipped through my mind like a moving image. I felt enveloped by the writing and couldn’t quite get it out of my head.
—Shoua Her, United States
Amazing… Fresh and new, something I would read over and over again.
—Marijana Đuričić, Serbia
Terrific story, told poetically and with great cultural references. It’s rare to see the sexuality of an 18-year-old portrayed in such a realistic manner.
—Elenira Nascimento, Brazil
RED is an awesome story. The author is able to transmit, in an unparalleled way, the story development and the feelings of the characters, whom we grow to love.
—Gabriella Suzart, Brazil
Absolutely fantastic. I’m so glad to have found a bearable teacher-student romance, although this far exceeds bearable and breaches a ‘phenomenal’ characteristic.
—Estelle Styve, United States
RED is filled with so much talent… I get chills from reading it.
—Rose Moleus, United States
Spicy and funny but at the same time educational. Marco blew my mind with his talk about instinct and reason.
—Cristina de Paula, United States
RED is wonderful and exciting and I love it.
—Edidiong Godwin Emah, Nigeria
Note from Nicole: I’m so pleased I’ve managed to write a story that touches readers’ hearts! But I have a praise of my own to deliver, because RED would not be what it is today without SOOP, my publisher. Wade Fransson has vision and is an incredible human being. Eleanor Bennett conceived my beloved cover for RED. Andrew Dotty polished my manuscript until it sparkled. Jake Russell showed an eye for detail way beyond grammar in his proofreading. James Monroe created a wonderful interior design. Michael Schindler, to put it simply, rocks with his marketing expertise. Christian Lee is my social media idol with a joy of a smile. And Rachel Abou-Zeid is the design mastermind behind this gorgeous site and the steamy cover of Mr. Million Meets His Match for our promotional packages. They all worked so hard for RED, they all had so much patience with me, they all form SUCH A GREAT TEAM. From the start I had a good feeling about SOOP, but I‘ve never imagined I would be in such good hands. Am I pleased? No. I’m over the moon!