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What Was I Thinking by @donna_simonetta is a Fall Into Bookathon pick #romance #mustread #giveaway

Title: What Was I Thinking

Author: Donna Simonetta

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Blurb:

A wild Vegas fling isn't the traditional Thanksgiving celebration, and Lily and Jason have been like oil and water since they met. Blaming their steamy hook-up on too many shots at the bar, they head home.

Back in the real world, Jason wonders if he's ready to give up his crown as the Playboy King of Rivers Bend to be with just one woman. And Lily has enough on her plate right now without adding Jason Braden to the mix, even if their attraction is crazy-strong.

But life is good at throwing curveballs, and a lot can happen between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day. Maybe even enough to lead these two polar opposites home to each other in Rivers Bend.


“I think about a lot of things.”

She felt him stiffen up behind her, and Jason’s tone of voice was defensive. She hadn’t meant to hurt his feelings. “I know you do; I didn’t mean anything by it. We poke at each other”—she shrugged—“it’s kind of our thing.”

His grip on her hand loosened, and then he took control of the dance, by twirling her until her back was pressed to his front, and he began to move sinuously in time to the rhythm. His breath tickled her ear, as he spoke right in it to be heard over the music. “We’ve got a thing, Moonbeam?”

Jason had ditched the tie and suit jacket after the wedding, and his body heat scorched her through his crisp white dress shirt. And man-oh-Maneschewitz, his lean, hard body felt good. Really good. The Marine might be bulked up, but Jason’s body felt like it had been made for hers, which given their mutual antagonism, seemed like proof Fate was enjoying a good laugh at her expense. Against Lily’s better judgment, her body melted into his warmth and began to move with his.

“Sure, we’ve got a thing,” she said over her shoulder, and was irritated to hear a trace of breathlessness in her voice. She cleared her throat and continued, “Like that—you calling me Moonbeam, because you know it bugs me.”

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What’s your favorite thing about the Fall season:

Hmm…this is a tough question for me. I realize this is a Fall into Great Reads Bookathon, but I am a complete and total summer girl. To be honest, the best thing about Fall to me is the fact that it is bringing me one step closer to my beloved summer. Although, I love to read on a beach or by a pool in the summer, I do also enjoy curling up under a blanket on a crisp Fall day and diving into a great book.

What inspired you to write this story:

What Was I Thinking is the third book in my Rivers Bend trilogy, and I had planned from the start to have this book be Jason Braden’s story. I didn’t know who I wanted Jason to have his HEA with, but I knew it couldn’t be anyone expected––not a glamorous model-type. While I was writing the second book in the series, I introduced the character of Lily Davis, and knew she would be the perfect “opposites-attract” woman for Jason. She’s smart, quirky, and one-of-a-kind. I really enjoyed writing their love story, and hope you enjoy reading it too!


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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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