First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): Then Came You

Posted August 13, 2021 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, First Line Fridays, giveaway, Rachel D Russell, romance / 17 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 Then Came You by Rachel D. Russell, currently on tour with JustRead Publicity Tours, LLC (the company I own with my book sisters).

and the first line is…

Vivien Calhoun needed a man within the next five minutes.


He’s in Deep Haven to relax.

Detective Daniel “Boone” Buckam is more than burned out. After fourteen stellar years on the job, one bad judgment call—and, fine, a whole lot of cynicism—has forced him into a mandatory vacation. If he can get his head on straight, there’s a job as Police Chief waiting for him back in his Minneapolis suburb.

But then he meets Vivien.

Actress Vivien Calhoun isn’t really a drama queen. Sure, she gets swept up in the emotions of life—but please, she’s an actress. Or, um, was until a stalker made her flee the bright lights of Broadway. Now, she’s passionate about directing her local theater production. But when she accidentally ropes an uptight police detective on vacation into her cast, she can’t help but wonder if he might be the leading man she’s always longed for.

Of course, she’s in trouble.

Boone can’t help but like Vivien. He might even have a type—vivacious and bubbly, with a penchant for attracting danger. He can smell trouble even if she can’t, and is pretty sure her stalker has hunted her all the way to Deep Haven. He’ll have to stay by her side—even if it means being in her silly play—to keep her safe. But Vivien is more than he expected as she helps him discover a part of him he’s locked away…the part that said he could never love again.

So much for relaxing.

It’s summertime in Deep Haven, and the fun is heating up in this laugh-out-loud, charming story.

affiliate links used

Head over to Instagram & enter the giveaway! One winner will receive a print copy set of Still the One and Then Came You by Rachel D. Russell. Click the banner below for how to enter & giveaway terms.

Let me know the first line of the book closest to you & then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating!

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

If you’re a blogger or just a social media-er, we’d love for you to join us too!

Catch up on other First Line Friday posts & find some new books for your TBR!

Tags: , , ,

17 responses to “First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): Then Came You

  1. Gloria A

    November 25, 1913 Willow, Virginia
    Every fairy tale needed an appropriate castle.

    Gracelynn Ferguson gripped the Model T’s window frame and leaned forward, breath caught in a suppressed gasp.
    The Mistletoe Countess by Pepper Basham

  2. Perrianne Askew

    There are days you live over and over again, for as long as you live. (prologue) From Yours is the Night by Amanda Dykes.

  3. Paula Shreckhise

    “Green or brown. Brown or green. Phillip Clayton set the unwrapped crayon upright on the diner’s Formica tabletop so it stood like a mocking sentinel.”
    From The Cryptographer’s Dilemma by Johnnie Alexander

  4. Lelia (Lucy) Reynolds

    Mitchell B. Harris, better known to readers of the Era as Our London Correspondent, leaned casually on the desk of John Munson, toying with his cane while Munson chuckled over what he was reading.
    From Crossed Lines by Jennifer Delamere

  5. Caryl Kane

    Sherlock Holmes and I were on our way to Scotland while events were unfolding back in London that would draw my friend into the one of the darkest mysteries of his career. A Study in Crimson – Robert J. Harris

  6. Debra J Pruss

    Hey, Friend, you are fully known and deeply loved by the living God. The Dream of You by Jo Saxton

  7. Denise Turner

    “Two days after I was fired from the FBI and five days before I opened for business as a private investigate, I was told that the best way to build a clientele was by word of mouth.” Original SIn by Brandt Dodson

Leave a Reply