Savor the Moment

by Dana Piccoli

Natalia Chambers is a successful singer/songwriter whose star is on the rise. But Nat has a problem. She can’t seem to write any new music and the pressure is on to write a follow-up to her last record. The fact that her last girlfriend betrayed her and left her with a wounded heart certainly isn’t helping any.

When Nat comes home from her latest tour, she’s ready for some serious R&R. The last thing she expects is a stunning pastry chef named Maddy LaDuke to send her tumbling (literally) head over heels. As Nat spends more time with Maddy she discovers a side benefit—it seems that their romance may hold the key to that serious writer’s block problem.

Just when Nat thinks she’s ready for something big with Maddy, an old flame arrives and tries to burn it all down. Will Nat and Maddy be able to put their hearts on the line and find trust in each other?

Dana Piccoli takes readers on journey of sweet romance and second chances with her debut novel, Savor the Moment.



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Genre Romance
Length 220 pages
Publication Date March 14, 2019
Publisher Bella Books
ISBN 9781642470420
Editor Ann Roberts
Cover Designer Judith Fellows and Dana Piccoli


  • A Bella Debut Novel.


"The drive from New York to Michigan is a long, tedious one, especially when you are the one behind the wheel. With my wife slumbering beside me, and the radio turned off, I was just left with my thoughts. What started as a daydream, soon began evolving into a full-blown story. Nat Chambers and Maddy LaDuke came alive on that road trip, as did their sweet romance. I can still feel the adrenaline that was flowing through me as I crafted these characters while driving through the hills of Pennsylvania.

This is a love story over five years in the making, and I'm grateful I was given the time and space to bring Nat, Maddy, Paul, Jackie and the rest of the Savor the Moment crew to life. This book features characters that reflect our community: lesbian, bi, queer, pan, non-binary, and trans folks from different backgrounds and experiences. This community gives me strength, and I'm eternally grateful to be a part of it. Now, I need to start planning another road trip."

—Dana Piccoli


The Nerdy Girl Express
Piccoli is a talented writer and what she creates within this work are scenes that you can vividly image in your mind. Each character has a distinct tone of voice as well as a strong character. Even minor characters feel strongly integrated into the lives of Maddy and Natalia. I also appreciated Piccoli’s willingness to include more emotional elements, that while not happy, many people within the LGBTQ+ community experience. Maddy’s coming out and everything she experienced is heartbreaking, but handled with such care that it had me welling up for a variety of reasons. She also takes the time to have a diverse character base, which is something that is often lacking in all forms of media. Whether you are a romance reader or not, I highly recommend Savor the Moment.

Customer Reviews

2 reviews for Savor the Moment – Paperback

  1. topac

    Just finished this little gem. This is a beautiful book with lots of laughs, a little angst (not enough to worry about thank goodness) and loads of fluff. I loved the characters and the way that Dana wrote Jackie was hilarious.. as a Brit I was very chuffed! I would highly recommend if you like rock music, food in general and dessert specifically, women who love women, supportive friendships and just a teeny tiny bit of cheese ?

  2. rbyn

    I was in love with these characters by the end of chapter one! This book is easy to read with the short chapters. They are just long enough to keep you engaged. I found myself turning off my nightstand light just to turn it back on because I HAD to know what happened next! I have found myself wondering what the characters may be you to now. I hope Dana continues her writing and takes us on another romantic adventure!

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