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A Sweeter Spot by @donna_simonetta is a Backlist Bonanza pick #romance #giveaway #wrpbks

Title: A Sweeter Spot

Author: Donna Simonetta

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Blurb:

Magda knows a 28-year-old shouldn’t run away from home, but Rivers Bend is the ideal escape. Helping out her best friend will get her away from her uber-wealthy, controlling grandmother and duplicitous ex. She doesn’t expect the quirky little town to feel so much like home. Add in hotter-than-the-sun Jeff and his daughter, and leaving seems as unthinkable as it is inevitable.

Raising Sam alone, Jeff knew he wanted her to grow up in his supportive hometown. The arrival of a feisty new tenant sends Jeff's world spinning. Magda fills a void in his life that he’d like to make permanent.

Will love triumph over the most powerful woman in the country, and can they figure out how to make this happy-for-now in Rivers Bend into their happy-ever-after?


“Being cheated on is no fun. It happened to me once. Up here,” he tapped his forehead. “You know it’s not your fault. But here,” he tapped his chest over his heart. “You feel like it has to be your fault – like you could’ve done something to prevent it. But you couldn’t have. It’s all on him, Maggie. Not you.”

She picked a dandelion, whose flower had turned into a puffball, and blew on it, scattering the fluff to the wind. “Maybe. Maybe not. But thanks for the support.”

She pushed to her feet and took a couple of steps toward the river. Jeff rose and followed.

How could he be so angry at a man he didn’t even know? How could this Pierce jerk have slept around on a woman like Maggie? And the prick had even made her doubt herself in the process. It was written all over her anguished face.

He stood behind her and gently kneaded her shoulders. He turned her to face him and cupped her face in his big hands.

“This Pierce guy is the biggest fool on earth to go to someone else when he had you at home, Maggie.”

She blinked away tears, and he felt his heart constrict. Before he could think it through and decide it was a really bad idea, Jeff dipped his head and captured Magda’s lips in a gentle kiss.

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Why is your featured book a must-read?

A Sweeter Spot is the first book in my Rivers Bend trilogy, and is your introduction to the small town and its quirky residents. Like all my books, it has heart, humor, and a little bit of heat. Jeff and Magda’s love story will whisk you away to Rivers Bend, during a time when you can’t travel much in the real world.

Giveaway –

Enter to win an e-book bundle of all 66 books featured in the Backlist Bonanza: Open Internationally. Runs August 25 – 31, 2020. Winner will be drawn on September 7, 2020.

Author Biography:

Donna Simonetta writes the kind of books she loves to read––contemporary romances to help you escape the real world for a little while. Writing is Donna’s third career. She toiled in the business world, and when she decided being an Account Executive wasn’t for her went back to school to get her MLS degree. Next, she worked in a school library for many years. But, Donna dreamed of being an author since she was a little girl, and began to squeeze writing into her day. After the publication of her second book, Donna decided to leave the library and become a full-time author.

Donna lives in Maryland with her husband, who is her real-life romance hero. They enjoy traveling to visit far-flung family and friends, and spending time on the beach with an umbrella drink and a good book.

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Donna Simonetta
Donna Simonetta
Aug 25, 2020

Thank you for visiting, Judy! And for your kind words about A Sweeter Spot. I'm so happy you enjoyed it!


Donna Simonetta
Donna Simonetta
Aug 25, 2020

Thank you so much for including A Sweeter Spot in your Backlist Bonanza!


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Aug 25, 2020

Thank you, Donna, for sharing your book in our Backlist Bonanza!


Judith Sterling
Judith Sterling
Aug 25, 2020

I loved this story! Wishing you continued success, Donna.

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