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A Sweeter Spot by @donna_simonetta is a Book Series Starter pick #romance #mustread #giveaway

Title: A Sweeter Spot

Author: Donna Simonetta

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Blurb:

Magda is well aware that twenty-eight is too old to be running away from home. That’s why she prefers to think of her time in Rivers Bend as a brief sojourn from the real world. It’s an opportunity to help her best friend, while getting some much-needed distance from her powerful, controlling grandmother. Not to mention the advantage of being several states away from her spoiled, duplicitous ex-fiancé. She doesn’t expect to find her home in the small town. Or the love of an amazing man like Jeff. But her grandmother and ex aren’t giving up without a fight, and her time here comes with an expiration date. Can she figure out how to make this happy-for-now in Rivers Bend into her happily-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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What makes your featured book a must-read?

A Sweeter Spot kicks off my Rivers Bend trilogy. It’s set in the fictional town of Rivers Bend, Virginia. Since none of us can travel in real life right now, this is the perfect time to escape to the quirky town of Rivers Bend through the books in this series. My favorite line in a review of my books was from a 5-star review of A Sweeter Spot. It said, “Do yourself a favor and get a copy. Then settle onto an old chair, get a cup of tea, and feel the warmth and love that flows through this book.”

Giveaway – Enter to win an e-book bundle of all 46 books featured in the Book Series Starter Bookish Event: Open Internationally. Runs January 12 – January 21, 2021. Winner will be drawn on January 22, 2021.

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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