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First Line Fridays [November 1]

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

• Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page

• Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first

• Finally… reveal the book!

So it’s November! This year is just whizzing by. I’m applying to grad school and Ever is almost seven months old. There are so many things going on, I can’t believe the year is almost gone. It went from Halloween to Christmas super fast too with the snow! But anyway, here is my First Line Fridays.


Today I watched a man die. It was an unexpected event, and I still marvel at the fact that this drama unfolded at my very feet.


What’s the book?…

It’s the second book in Tess Gerritsen’s Rizzoli & Isles novel series. This isn’t the cover I have from the library, but this one is so awesome I had to use it instead.


What’s this book about?

It is a boiling hot Boston summer. Adding to the city’s woes is a series of shocking crimes, in which wealthy men are made to watch while their wives are brutalized. A sadistic demand that ends in abduction and death.

The pattern suggests one man: serial killer Warren Hoyt, recently removed from the city’s streets. Police can only assume an acolyte is at large, a maniac basing his attacks on the twisted medical techniques of the madman he so admires. At least that’s what Detective Jane Rizzoli thinks. Forced again to confront the killer who scarred her—literally and figuratively—she is determined to finally end Hoyt’s awful influence . . . even if it means receiving more resistance from her all-male homicide squad.

But Rizzoli isn’t counting on the U.S. government’s sudden interest. Or on meeting Special Agent Gabriel Dean, who knows more than he will tell. Most of all, she isn’t counting on becoming a target herself, once Hoyt is suddenly free, joining his mysterious blood brother in a vicious vendetta. . 

Filled with superbly created characters—and the medical and police procedural details that are her trademark—The Apprentice is Tess Gerritsen at her brilliant best. Set in a stunning world where evil is easy to learn and hard to end, this is a thriller by a master who could teach other authors a thing or two.


I’m about 30% in, and I’m liking this series. Just be aware it’s so much different than the show. I started the show on Hulu which is why I picked up the books. I’m looking forward to reading all the books as well as watching the whole series to see the similarities and differences.

Have you read this book or watched the tv series? I’d love to hear about your thoughts. Let me know and share your FF with me too.

First Line Fridays [October 25 2019]

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

• Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page

• Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first

• Finally… reveal the book!

I drove a fist into the oak tree, feeling the familiar sting of a fresh wound as my knuckles split open. Bleeding helped me breathe better. I didn’t know what it meant, but it made Mom cry in her bathroom when she thought no one could hear.

It’s…

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Synopsis:

Not all love stories are written the same way. Ours had torn chapters, missing paragraphs, and a bittersweet ending.

Luna Rexroth is everyone’s favorite wallflower.

Sweet.
Caring.
Charitable.
Quiet.
Fake.
Underneath the meek, tomboy exterior everyone loves (yet pities) is a girl who knows exactly what, and who, she wants—namely, the boy from the treehouse who taught her how to curse in sign language.
Who taught her how to laugh.
To live.
To love.
Knight Cole is everyone’s favorite football hero.
Gorgeous.
Athletic.
Rugged.
Popular.
Liar.

This daredevil hell-raiser could knock you up with his gaze alone, but he only has eyes for the girl across the street: Luna.

But Luna is not who she used to be. She doesn’t need his protection anymore.
When life throws a curveball at All Saints’ golden boy, he’s forced to realize not all knights are heroes.

Sometimes, the greatest love stories flourish in tragedy.

I found this book from a live show on YouTube by Chandler Ainsley. I did not watch this since I have not read it yet, but I plan to once I read it soon. It sounds like it’ll be good since it seems like this author is very popular!

Have you read this book? Would you like to? Let me know below any and all of your thoughts. Please also share your first line Friday posts with me.

Until I rant about books again,

First Line Fridays [October 11 2019]

This is a weekly meme for book lovers to judge a book by its opening lines rather than by its cover, its author or its prestige. This is originally hosted by Wandering Words.

Rules:

  1. Choose a book from your shelves/ current read.
  2. Open the book to the first page.
  3. Copy the first line on the page, making sure you don’t give away the book title.
  4. Reveal the book.

I’m choosing a book from my Kindle Unlimited library I’ve been dying to start.


My phone buzzed as I ducked my head to fit through the door on to my flight, and I glanced down to see who it was. Instantly, pain exploded above my eye and pulsed along with my heartbeat.

Where is this from?

Synopsis:

What would you do if the sexy, mysterious stranger you met by chance turned out to be a celebrity?

Catharine Wild is about to find out.

Quinn Bailey is one of the best quarterbacks in the country, and the instant he lays eyes on pretty little Cat Wild, he can’t resist her.

When the sexy football star comes aboard the flight attendant’s plane, her life takes a drastic turn. Mile-high courting and an intense pursuit to win her heart are just the beginning.

Attention, fame—even, public scrutiny find their way into the mix. 

It should be simple, right?
Wrong.

Because, in the end, not everyone wants to see the small town girl find love with the superstar.

Good thing Quinn Bailey knows how to win.
Game on, baby.

Add to TBR on Goodreads or purchase on Amazon.


I’m so excited to read this book soon. I have a feeling it’s going to be great. I really adored the first book I read by Max Monroe. This one is a sports romance, which is always a win. Let me know if you have e read this or would like to, I’d love to buddy read or chat about it with you.

Until I Rant About Books Again,

First Line Friday [October 4]

First line Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Wandering Words. Each week, choose a book from your TBR or your current read, turn to the first page and copy the first line/s. Just enough to hook the reader, then reveal which book the mysterious line is from.

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Dear Misha, So, have I ever told you my secret shame? And no, it’s not watching Teen Mom like you. Go ahead and try to deny it. I know you don’t have to sit there with your sister, man. She’s old enough to watch TV by herself.

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From New York Times Bestselling Author, Penelope Douglas, comes the latest standalone love-hate romance…”We were perfect together. Until we met.” MishaI can’t help but smile at the lyrics in her letter. She misses me.In fifth grade, my teacher set us up with pen pals from a different school. Thinking I was a girl, with a name like Misha, the other teacher paired me up with her student, Ryen. My teacher, believing Ryen was a boy like me, agreed.It didn’t take long for us to figure out the mistake. And in no time at all, we were arguing about everything. The best take-out pizza. Android vs. iPhone. Whether or not Eminem is the greatest rapper ever…And that was the start. For the next seven years, it was us.Her letters are always on black paper with silver writing. Sometimes there’s one a week or three in a day, but I need them. She’s the only one who keeps me on track, talks me down, and accepts everything I am.We only had three rules. No social media, no phone numbers, no pictures. We had a good thing going. Why ruin it?Until I run across a photo of a girl online. Name’s Ryen, loves Gallo’s pizza, and worships her iPhone. What are the chances?F*ck it. I need to meet her.I just don’t expect to hate what I find.RyenHe hasn’t written in three months. Something’s wrong. Did he die? Get arrested? Knowing Misha, neither would be a stretch.Without him around, I’m going crazy. I need to know someone is listening. It’s my own fault. I should’ve gotten his phone number or picture or something.He could be gone forever.Or right under my nose, and I wouldn’t even know it.*Punk 57 is a stand alone New Adult romance. It is suitable for ages 18+.

This is the most intense enemies to lovers book I have ever read. I picked it up after watching a video from Chandler Ainsley about enemies to lovers recommendations on Kindle Unlimited. I can’t really adequately explain why this book is so … whoa without giving too much away. Let’s just say the circumstances for the enemies to lovers is a little strange to me, and there are some parts of the book I can’t stop thinking about. I’d say if you are interested by the blurb, try it out for yourself.

What’s the first line of the book you are currently reading? I’d love to know.

Until I rant about books again,

First Line Fridays [September 27]

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? 

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

Here’s the first few lines:

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I mogen AlbrIght gAve the perfectly made bed one more completely unnecessary swipe with her hand. The Egyptian cotton sheets, with their one thousand thread count, were soft beneath her fingertips, and a light, deliciously clean fragrance tickled her nostrils. A little nervously, Imogen tucked a honeyblond strand of her shoulder-length hair behind her ear and glanced around the room.

What is the book?

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I just recently finished this sweet Christmas romance. It comes out October 1st so please preorder it if this sounded good to you. I know the beginning seems a little strange, but it’s such a good book. If you’re doing First Line Friday, I would love to see your post so comment below if you’re doing it so I can add some more books to my TBR (not that I need to.)

Until I rant about books again,

First Line Fridays [September 20]

This is my first time doing this so please bear with me if I’m bad at it!

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

Here’s the first few lines:

Everyone had their dirty little secret, and Darla Michaels fully intended to keep hers under wraps. She cinched the belt on her trench coat, pulled a long brunette wig over her short black hair, slipped on her Jackie O sunglasses, and climbed out of her cherry-red Mercedes roadster, which she’d parked across the street in case anyone she knew happened to drive by.

What book is this from?!! 🤔🤔🤔🤔

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Blurb:

When the beloved Farm Café in Topaz Falls burns to the ground, widow Darla Michaels comes up with the perfect plan to help her friends rebuild — a Cowboy Christmas Festival complete with a sexy bachelor auction and a benefit rodeo. But to pull it off, she has to pretend to be engaged to Ty Forrester, the irresistible bull rider who keeps testing her keep-things-casual policy.


A fake fiancée wasn’t on Ty’s Christmas list this year, but it’s the only way to get his family to visit over the holidays so his NFL-star brother can draw more tourists to the festival. The engagement wouldn’t be such a problem if Ty wasn’t starting to have real feelings for Darla. Knowing he can’t go on pretending, Ty prepares to tell his family the truth-but then he and Darla discover a precious little Christmas surprise that just might help them embrace a whole new life together.

This book is being released on October 29th so be sure to check it out if you enjoy Christmas stories and cowboys. And check back around then for my full review. I’m currently reading this book and enjoying it so far. Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley.

If you’re interested in reading this book, preorder through Amazon.

Until I rant about books again,