First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules below:
- Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
- Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
- Finally… reveal the book!
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I’ve had this particular book out from the library for a little while now… Hopefully this post urges me to actually get around to reading it.
I scan the room, searching for familiar faces—-anyone in my department at Moorehead Media who I know well enough to strike up a mental conversation with.
To be honest, I’d do the exact same thing.
This first sentence is from Hooking Up, by Helena Hunting. Fun fact, I haven’t read anything by Helena Hunting, so …. I don’t know exactly know what to expect from her works. And I say works because if I like her writing, I definitely want to read more of her work!!
Amalie Whitfield is the picture of a blushing bride during her wedding reception ― but for all the wrong reasons. Instead of proclaiming his undying love, her husband can be heard, by Amalie and their guests, getting off with someone else. She has every reason to freak out, and in a moment of insanity, she throws herself at the first hot-blooded male she sees. But he’s not interested in becoming her revenge screw.
Mortified and desperate to escape the post-wedding drama, Amalie decides to go on her honeymoon alone, only to find the man who rejected her also heading to the same tiny island for work. But this time he isn’t holding back. She should know better than to sleep with someone she knows, but she can’t seem to resist him. They might agree that what happens on the island should stay on the island, but neither one can deny that their attraction is more than just physical.
Filled with hilariously scandalous situations and enough sexual chemistry to power an airplane from New York City to the South Pacific, Hooking Up is the next standalone, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy from Helena Hunting, the New York Times bestselling author of the Pucked series and Shacking Up.
I have no idea what to expect within Hooking Up, except like, a lot of sex scenes. Let me know if you’ve read Hooking Up, or anything else written by Helena Hunter. I’d love to know if you enjoy her works.
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