First Line Friday (week 245): Fly Home to Me

Posted July 2, 2021 by meezcarrie in Chalon Linton, contemporary, First Line Fridays, romance / 31 Comments

Happy Friday! And welcome to First Line Friday, 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. Today, I’m featuring the first line of Fly Home to Me by Chalon Linton, the 2nd book in her Flying in Love contemporary romance series!

and the first line is…

“When the car behind me honked, I wanted to throw my fists into the air and shout my agreement.”


A traffic jam is the last thing Piper Holland needs in her already stressful day. The dry cleaner’s will soon close, and she really hopes to wear her luxury silk blouse when she pitches her theme to the editors of the magazine she works for. But when she finally sees what’s caused the backup, she feels a pinch of guilt: a man in a military uniform is gallantly pushing a stalled vehicle off the road. Suddenly, her rush to the dry cleaner’s seems incredibly unimportant. Fate offers Piper a chance to redeem herself, however, when the handsome good Samaritan crosses her path again.

Gabriel Orsini, a fighter pilot stationed at Luke Air Force Base, seems to be the perfect man, and an assignment at the magazine offers Piper the perfect chance to get to know him better. Her “Day in the Life: Hometown Heroes” article was tailor-made for the bighearted pilot. Before long, their interviews for the article enter date territory, and Piper realizes she’s falling for Gabriel. But her tragic past has taught her one thing: no one stays. And the transient lifestyle of a military man leaves her no doubt that Gabriel will eventually abandon her too. With her heart on the line, Piper must decide: is the risk of loss worth the possibility of forever?

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31 responses to “First Line Friday (week 245): Fly Home to Me

  1. Gloria A

    It is really great of you to give away from your own stash, Carrie! I like it!
    From An Unexpected Amish Courtship by Rachel J Good:
    When a knock sounded on the front door, Sovilla Mast sloshed the mop back into the pail and hurried to answer.

  2. I have not read this author before! Will have to look her up 🙂
    My first line is “No sooner did the last notes of the closing hymn, “Precious Name,” fade after the Sunday service than Emma Draycott allowed Stephen to pull her behind the Methodist church building.” It’s from The Scarlet Pen by Jennifer Uhlarik.

  3. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line for July 2 is from The Chase by Lisa Harris:
    Madison James burned through the final sixty seconds of her workout on the stationary bike, then released a slow breath.

  4. Debra J Pruss

    The old Victorian looked nothing like the pictures she viewed online. When I Found You by Brenda Novak.

  5. Trixi

    I’ve read & reviewed “Flying in Love” by Chalon and really enjoyed it. I’ll have to check this one out too!

    First line from my current read from “An Heiress at Heart” by Jennifer Delamere (my first book by her & I believe her debut book):
    New South Wales, Australia, 1846
    “Beyond this breach, my friends, lies the great Bathurst Plains!”

  6. MJSH

    A little late to the party… but my first line:
    “The night burned red with the flames of revolution.” From The Ice Swan by J’nell Ciesielski.

  7. Patty

    I’m not familiar with Chalon’s writing. Thanks for share the first line, and about the book.

  8. Phyllis

    “Josephine Weatherly thought she’d already lived through the darkest hour of this endless war, but she had been wrong.”
    All Things New by Lynn Austin

  9. Sylvia Miller

    When Mark Wallace left Gringolet two days ago to deliver a prize gelding to a wealthy rancher west of llano, he never dreamed he’d be called upon to deliver a baby too.

    The Heart’s Charge by Karen Witemeyer

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