And welcome to a special Valentine’s Week edition of First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!!!
Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line.
I’m pausing my nominees/finalists series to bring you a Valentinesy book in keeping with today’s theme.
The book I’m featuring today is The Valentine Quest by Melissa McClone,
a clean romance read with a yummy cover!
And the first line is….
“Cupid had gone on a rampage in Marietta, Montana.“
Let me know the first line of the book closest to you & then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating!
If you’re a blogger or just a social media-er, we’d love for you to join us too!
“I won’t run.” A shudder skipped down Lady Cailin MacMurray’s spine, and she stared at her younger sister. “I’m committed.”
Marriage By Arrangement
by Anne Greene
The dream came in waves, soft and gentle at first.
Love’s Bright Tomorrow by Naomi Rawlings. ❤
it’s just such a pretty line!
Pretty cover. Great line. Here’s my line: No one died tonight, not if she could help it. — You’re The One That I Want by Susan May Warren.
that’s a very attention-grabbing first line! 😀
I love love love this series and really need to finish it!
Today my First Line Friday comes from a book I will be reading next week. A Mother’s Gift by Charlotte Hubbard.
As Lenore Otto sat on the bed with Leah, wistfully watching the dusk of late November fill her daughter’s room, her heart was torn.
Have an awesome weekend!!
it has such cute covers!
Heaven only knows I should have brought back a tote sack full of beignets that day, like I’d planned, and NOT a sales flyer for the old Sweetwater mansion down the road.
SOMETHING FOUL AT SWEETWATER
By Sandra Bretting
lol i’m intrigued!
My first line is from Heart on the Line by Karen Witemeyer:
The cheerful tinkle of a bell alerted Grace Mallory to the arrival of a guest.
can’t wait to read this one soon!
“Wyatt Paxton never realized coming home could be as bittersweet as leaving.” from “The Sea Before Us by Sarah Sundin.
I just finished The Sea Before Us last night and it is so good!
The book I am reading now is Legacy Redeemed by Aubrey Grayson (based on Carrie’s recommendation of course!).
“The air was warm, the moon bright, and if Susannah Blackmon turned her head precisely the right way, she could catch the fragrance of summer flowers weaving in and out of London’s usual stench.”
oh yay! yay! I love Legacy Redeemed – hope you do too! 🙂
can’t wait to read this one!
What a cute first line (and cover)! My first line is from Partners in Crime by Vickie McDonough, one of the novellas in the Seven Brides for Seven Texas Rangers Romance Collection (read through NetGalley):
“Run, Laurel. Run!”
ooo i can’t wait to read that one!
Not my typical first liner, but here goes . . .
“It was as good a day to die as any.” – from All Things Bright and Strange by James Market. What a talented writer!
LOL that gets your attention 🙂
Fun first line!
Today on my blog I am sharing the first line from the new novella by Bell Renshaw, As Easy As Riding A Bike. It’s a really fun read.
I am currently reading The Captain’s Daughter by Jennifer Delamere. I am LOVING this story so much. I am just beginning chapter 7, so I will leave that first line here:
“Rosalyn drew the blanket around her to ward off the chilly night air as the carriage moved briskly down the near-empty streets.”
I really loved that book too!
This sounds like a cute one! ?? My line comes from Carrie Ann Ryan’s paranormal romance, Eternal Mourning: “Agony ripped through her. She threw her head back, letting the sweet taste of it swallow her whole. She was the wind, the air, the breeze along the trees, yet she knew there was more to it.”
Have a great day!?
wow! That hooks you right in!
I love these lines and I love Montana! Happy Friday 😉 Here are my lines on the blog: “It was her favorite dream.
The golden dagger lay before Valia on a velvet cushion. Beautiful. Powerful. Deadly. She picked it up, the golden hilt ice cold against her skin.”
These are the lines of a much awaited conclusion of the Falling Kingdoms series: Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes.
oooo those are captivating lines!
Cute cover! Happy Friday!
i love that whole series of covers – i want them as prints LOL
“Execution day was the best day. While most fought, screamed, and cried, I welcomed our only escape.”
Thompson, Shannon A.
Bad Bloods: November Rain
Opps. That’s two lines…my bad.
I’ll allow it 😉
Vincentio Rossi lifted his glass of ten-year-old Lombardi Brunello di Montalcino, closed his eyes, and sniffed the complex bouquet of the ruby red wine. – Lethal Legacy by Irene Hannon
Happy Friday and Happy Reading
Happy Friday, friend!
What a great first line!! Here’s the one from The Matchmaker’s Match by Jessica Nelson…
“Lady Amelia Baxley admired the male species.”
haha! Lady Amelia sounds like a flirt 🙂
The Valentine Quest sounds like a fun read!
Here are my first lines:
“Vladimir Kolnikov sat in his Corvette in a nearly empty parking lot for a long time. Just a few feet away was the entrance to the private hotel where his friends, teammates, and the woman he loved waited for him to arrive. He was getting married in less than an hour, but instead of heading inside to change into his tuxedo, he was sitting here sweating. Thinking. Panicking.“ Las Vegas Sidewinders: Vladimir by Kat Mizera
What an adorable cover! I like it very much. It sounds like a fun read. The book I’m featuring on my blog is Rumors and Promises by Kathleen Rouser. Since I’m on chapter 14, I’ll share the first line from that chapter here. “I insist that you stay here and rest today, Sophie.” Have a wonderful weekend!
Sorry I’m so late. Been one of those days. 🙁
First the cover is adorable! And the line is too cute!!
Have a wonderful weekend!
I know I’m late but yesterday was busy! Happy Weekend! My first line is from A Langhorne Romance (which is in Right Where We Belong collection) by Deborah Raney.
“No sooner had Lily O’Neal plunged her hands into the sticky bread dough than the doorbell rang. Why did it always work that way?”
Lol it does seem to work that way doesn’t it?
I’m late too. I’m between books but plan to read this one soon. Blue Ridge Sunrise by Denise Hunter. The second line added a lot to the first so I included it.
Zoe Collins never expected to step foot in Copper Creek again. But the one thing that could bring her back had happened.
That’s a good one!