Thursday, February 13, 2020

VBT and Giveaway: What Was I Thinking by Donna Simonetta

What Was I Thinking

by Donna Simonetta


GENRE:   Contemporary Romance



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.



Heather leaned forward to peer across the aisle at her. “You look like crap, Lily.”
“Thank you very much.” Lily said. “Now, would you lower your voice, please? There is no need to yell.”

“I was just thinking I never noticed how loud Heather was before.” Jason nodded. Then he stopped abruptly, and rubbed his temples. “Okay. Nodding is a bad idea. No more sudden head movements.”

“What did you two do last night after dinner? It must’ve been off the hook, because I’ve never seen either of you look this lousy before.” Heather asked.

“We went to the nightclub in the hotel.” Lily said.

Jason leaned back against the headrest and closed his eyes. “Seriously, Heather, could you whisper or something?”

Mick chuckled, as he flipped through the in-flight magazine. “I hope you two survive the flight home.”

Heather laughed, and Jason groaned. She then said in a stage whisper, “And what happened at the nightclub, to leave you both looking like you’ve both been dragged behind a horse for twenty miles?”


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

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, she 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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My Review

What Was I Thinking? is the third installment from Donna Simonetta's Rivers Bend Trilogy. Even though this is part of a series and I have not read the first two previous books, I believe is can be read as a stand alone. I liked this sweet romance with Lily and Jason. The story is somewhat predictable but still so very enjoyable. It was delightful to read this quick read. 

I am giving What Was I Thinking? four stars. I would love to read the first two books of from the Rivers Bend Trilogy. 

I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.

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  1. Thank you so much for featuring What Was I Thinking today, and for taking the time to read and review it too! I'm so thrilled that you enjoyed it!

  2. The cover makes me want to read this! jarning67(at)hotmail(dot)com

    1. It's a great cover, isn't it? I was so happy with it! If you decide to read What Was I Thinking, I hope you enjoy it!

  3. I like intriguing love stories.

    1. Thanks, Peggy! I do too! I hope you decide to give What Was I Thinking a read!

  4. What did happen at the nightclub?

    1. You'll have to read it to find out--lol! Seriously, if you decide to read it, Peggy, I hope you enjoy it!

  5. I like the title! What were you thinking?

    1. Thank you! I was thinking that I couldn't wait to write Jason and Lily's story--lol! I hope you enjoy it!