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Monday, February 3, 2020

REVIEW - What Was I Thinking? (Rivers Bend Trilogy #3) by Donna Simonetta

a lot can happen between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day


What I Was Thinking it should be indeed the question to which both the main characters should answer. Happily for them and for their readers, sometimes, the wrong decision could get to a great, happiest outcome. 

It is no secret how the “problems” started because it is shown there, in the first phrase from the blurb. There is no secret that a happy ever after awaits us at the end either. But not the end is important in these romance stories, but the journey...

What I Was Thinking preserves and evolves within the attractive and yet demanding small town set. The (almost) impossibility of keeping a secret, the interest of all in all other businesses, the split between the big and small-town folks and their wishes and the rest will be found in and will flavor the atmosphere.

The new love connection goes forward and back due to their own misconceptions about themselves and each other. Lily and Jason work well together, the ladies-man and the good girl (but not perfect if we’re taking into consideration that first “mistake”), when trying to prove to us that the dream of taming the bad boy could be achieved. The problems between them, real or existent only in their minds, are not too big but they are enough to create obstacles for the possible but improbable couple and for obtaining a pleasant reading.

As the third volume of the Rivers Bend Trilogy, What I Was Thinking is linked with the previous ones, but it can be read as a standalone. Anyway, the protagonists of the first two volumes are present and active rounding the story and the trilogy. I’m convinced that the readers of those volumes will be satisfied to see what happened with them.

So, if you are looking for an easy, quick but pleasant and sweet romance, pick “What I Was Thinking”… and learn from their mistakes! 😜 Enjoy!


Published: January 27th, 2020

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. 

About the author:
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. 

Author's Giveaway
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Donna Simonetta said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review What Was I Thinking!
I'm so glad you enjoyed it!
: )

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Donna Simonetta said...

Thank you very much, Edgar! I was really pleased with it, and if you decide to read What Was I Thinking, I hope you enjoy it.

Donna Simonetta said...

Thank you, Dale! I appreciate your comment.

CCAM said...

@Donna Simonetta

You're welcome; I had a good time reading this nice story

@Donna, Dalle

thank you for your comments and appreciation. Good luck in the giveaway!

Donna Simonetta said...

Thank you so much, Nancy! I'm not the most unbiased observer, but I love it!

Book Club Reviewer said...

This looks good!

Bridgett Wilbur said...

I would love to read your book.

Donna Simonetta said...

Thank you so much, Sandra!

Donna Simonetta said...

Bridgett, if you decide to read What Was I Thinking, I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for visiting and commenting today!

Julie Waldron said...

Great cover, sounds like a good read.

Caryl Kane said...

Great review! Thanks for sharing.

Donna Simonetta said...

Thank you, Julie! I love the cover myself! Lol. And I hope you enjoy What Was I Thinking!

Donna Simonetta said...

Thank you for visiting and commenting, Caryl!