First Line Friday (week 381): Shattered Trust

Posted February 15, 2024 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, First Line Fridays, Laura Scott, romance / 8 Comments


Happy Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! It’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today I’m delighted to feature the first line of Shattered Trust by Laura Scott – the latest novel in her Monroe Family contemporary romance series! Do you enjoy reading romance novels where the hero or heroine is somehow involved in the medical field like doctors, nurses, paramedics, etc? I do, and I’m looking forward to catching up on this series soon!


Shattered Trust by Laura Scott

and the first line of Shattered Trust is…

“Head for the river! Run!”


Medical drama from the Monroe Family!

A deathbed promise…

Firefighter Austin Monroe knows his partner’s death is his fault. Guilt he’d take to his grave. When he’s called to the scene of a local fire, he’s surprised to find Lindsey and her young son among the victims. He wants to help, to fulfill his promise to his partner, but Lindsey is just as determined to go it alone.

Lindsey didn’t want Austin to know the truth about the pile of debt she’d uncovered after her husband’s death. Discovering the truth had shattered her, in more ways than one. She didn’t want or need Austin’s pity, but the more time she spent with him, the more she found herself longing for more. But how could she possibly learn to trust her heart, again?

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8 responses to “First Line Friday (week 381): Shattered Trust

  1. Kay Garrett

    The tires on my mother’s Jeep crunched across the Creekside Event Center’s gravel lot as she pulled into a spot near the entrance.
    SUITABLE FOR FRAMING by Lori Roberts Herbst

  2. If you were looking for Dory Byrnes–not that there’s any reason you would be–you’d most likely find her at the Castle. Which makes it sound as if this story is about a princess. It isn’t.
    NOTHING ELSE BUT MIRACLES, by Kate Albus.

    Okay, Meeze Carrie, I got carried away and had to include the next two sentences because they grabbed me. At last, and I mean at last! I’ve found another middle grade writer who dives into a fun and great story that’s clean and without social agendas. Better yet – her writing style reminds me of super star Kate DiCamillo. My apologies. I finished this book last night and am still bubbling over it.

  3. I like romance, but I tend to avoid books where the main characters are in the medical field. I think it’s because I’ve had my fair share of hospitalizations (especially when I was growing up), so it’s a bit of a trigger for me. Glad you are enjoying it, though. 🙂

  4. Happy Friday!
    I’m almost done with Calling on the Matchmaker by Jody Hedlund. I love this book!
    “He didn’t know what to say, didn’t want to probe, but he also didn’t want to ignore her obvious distress. Rather than say the wrong thing, he stood silently and waited.”
    Have a great weekend! 😀❤️📚

  5. Lelia “Lucy” Reynolds

    Fairy tales, Laura Bradshaw mumbled as she ran her finger-tip along the embossed letters on the newly purchased book, wishing it were a different title. The Letter Tree by Rachel Fordham

  6. Carol Wilson

    Above the pond, a cloud of gnats shimmered in the June morning
    as a Canadian goose rousted her brood through reeds of yellow iris
    toward a floating gander. – Leaning on Air, Cheryl Grey Bostrom (I have the privilege of reading this Advanced Copy. It’s going to be released May 7, and goodness it’s a fabulous novel.)

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