Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!
Today I am going to post a line from
My Ridiculous, Romantic Obsessions
by Becca Wilhite
This is a cute and funny story about a girl that thinks she's not good enough or beautiful enough for the boy that likes her. She's a normal and average kind of girl and he is a romance novel hero, not far off from a Greek God or Mr. Darcy.
Sarah Howard's first year at the university is everything and nothing she expected especially when a very cute boy named Ben in her Art History class starts to show interest in her.
Sarah feels like she's an average, normal, everyday girl. So, when Ben (to whom she secretly refers as Adonis because she thinks he could be a Greek god) begins to take interest in her, Sarah is in denial. For one thing, last year she was deeply crushed and humiliated by Jesse James a guy who she thought liked her.
She's determined not to get burned again. But in her heart of hearts, what she really wants is a Jane Austen kind of romance. Ridiculous, right? That kind of romance doesn t exist anymore . . . or does it? Sarah is smart and fun to be around and even pretty, despite her Medusa-like red curls. She even plays the guitar. (So does Ben!) Yes, Sarah is everything Ben has wanted. He's crazy for her, but Sarah is just not getting it. She's playing hard to get, and if she s not careful, she s going to lose a real hot gentleman -- her 21st-century Mr. Darcy.
My first line (well... paragraph):
Mom pulls her new toy, a talking GPS directions-thingie up close to her eyes. "Turn right here. No, here. Sarah, you missed it. Now Mildred's recalibrating." I swear if I hear the polite , British GPS voice--which , yes, Mom named--tell me one more time that she's recalibrating, I'll chuck her right out the window.
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4/28/2017 10:44:29 am
Today I’m sharing the first line from Cynthia Roemer’s debut book that came out today.
4/28/2017 12:01:42 pm
Happy Friday (is it really?)!! My first line is from a nonfiction book that is being released on May 2nd, Women Who Move Mountains by Sue Detweiler: " 'Get my baby out!' I screamed with a raspy voice." And one of my favorite quotes: "Every day we have the opportunity to agree with God & allow His perspective to flood us with His hope. It’s like having a pressure washer in your mind."
4/28/2017 12:39:09 pm
I absolutely LOVE that title and the first paragraph is so relatable! Best of all, I think I've heard some version of the premise told by real-life friends at least a half-dozen times. Adding it to my TBR! Thanks!
Anne L. Rightler
4/28/2017 02:32:49 pm
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4/28/2017 05:05:04 pm
4/28/2017 07:07:55 pm
This sounds like such a sweet story!! Many young ladies today feel as if they are not good enough. Could be good to share with them!
On my page I'm sharing the first line from Such a Hope by Sondra Kraak. However, here I'm going to share the first line of book on my TBR stack; "The Miracle of the Seventh-day Ox" by Bradley Booth: "Nickolia Panchuk stared at the four walls of the jail cell around him. The cold gray concrete made him feel as if he were in a tomb--cold and frightened and alone."
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