Wonder Boi Writes

Close to Home Early Release!

Hi Friends,

2016 has been kind of terrible for so many of us that when I have the chance to share good news, I want to shout it from the rooftops or cling to it like a life preserver. This week I got some news like that.

My newest novel, Close To Home, came back from the ebook formatters way early.  It wasn’t slated to be released until February, but since it was ready anyway, and since we can all use some good news right now, Bywater decided to get it up on their website a whole six weeks early!


You can get it and read it right now!

But wait, there’s more. Because of the early release date, it now falls under our holiday sale!  So if you download it now (through January 4, 2017) and use the code yulesave25, we’ll take 25% off your entire purchase!

So yeah, you get an ebook more than a month earlier than expected and for cheaper than expected.

Honestly, I don’t know why you’re still reading this blog, because you should be in the Bywater web store by now, but if you really need more information.  Here’s the blurb:

Kelly Rolen is a CPA—she’s smart, she’s focused, and she’s worked hard to build an orderly career and a respectable life in her hometown of Darlington, Illinois. Everything is precisely as it should be. Well, it is until her father suffers a debilitating stroke during the busiest time of her year—tax season. Suddenly, Kelly finds herself overworked, exhausted, behind schedule, and forced to hire an intern to meet her deadlines.

Elliot Garza is young and brash, but she’s also a talented accounting student who is charismatic, driven, and solely focused on completing her internship so she can escape from the bleak Midwestern town to Washington, DC and her dream job. She knows she has the professional skills necessary to do the job well, but she is less certain about her ability to handle her beautiful, prickly, demanding, and compelling new boss.

In this fresh new romance from one of the genre’s top young authors, will Kelly’s past and Elliot’s future add up to something greater than the sum of their escalating attraction, or will the answer to their equation end up hitting too close to home?

So there will be many more blogs about the story and the characters and the setting and the ways in which they all connect to my larger body of work, but by then the sale will be over, so really, go buy it now, and then make sure you sign up to follow this blog in the weeks ahead!



December 31, 2016 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Just bought it….sooooo happy…sounded like a great new year’s eve read…BUT…cannot open it. Will have to wait for Bywater to reopen after holidays and figure it out then. Still looking forward to it. Really excited it came out early!

    Comment by onamarae | December 31, 2016 | Reply

  2. Very much looking forward to this! Happy New Year to you and your family

    Comment by KK33 | January 1, 2017 | Reply

  3. Is that right?? $13.99 for the ebook?

    Comment by Sue | January 1, 2017 | Reply

    • Yes, the discount is applied at check out.

      Comment by rachelspangler | January 2, 2017 | Reply

  4. […] Close to Home: a Darlington romance (2017) by Rachel Spangler Available from Bywater Books, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers. Be sure to check your local public library for availability. […]

    Pingback by Tax Season Romance: Close to Home by Rachel Spangler | Omnivore Bibliosaur | January 19, 2018 | Reply

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