First Lines Friday #4

Hi Guys!

I know….don’t be mad! I know I’ve been gone for agessss! I had to move for Uni, I got a new job, then uni actually started and I just suddenly got so busy that my lovely blog and reading for enjoyment in general just fell by the wayside. Now that the first term is coming to an end and Christmas is on the horizon I was like lets jump back in! I was in the mood so here I am! I hope you’re happy to see me back.

Anyway, I’ve done this a few times now. I had seen it on Sepia Reads Blog (which I adore and you definitely should check out!) but I believe it was originally started by Wandering Worlds.

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:
If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!

  1. Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  2. Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  3. Finally… reveal the book!

Sweet Sixteen is a day that every girl should remember as special in their lives. In some cultures, it’s even considered to be the start of passage into womanhood. My sixteenth was anything but sweet; it was more like the passage into hell on earth. March 12 was the day my dreams died and my life was sent into a downward spiral of pain, grief and terror. My sixteenth birthday left a scar on me, and was the beginning of events that I would see repeatedly in my nightmares.


Would you guys read this book? Intriguing opening I think. Grips you from the first few sentences in my opinion. I’ve talked about this book a lot in the past so can you guess which book it is?

So this book is Guarding the Broken (Nothing left to Lose #1) by Kirsty Moseley! I love this series. It is incredible! The rest of the novel is just as gripping and intriguing as those first few lines. Plus Ashton is amazing!!! I did a cover reveal for this when it was redone in 2017, and it was one of my first posts. Here’s the full blurb.

I was broken, numb to want and desire, but then he came along…
Three years after the tragic events of Anna’s sixteenth birthday which saw her boyfriend killed and her kidnapped by his sadistic murderer, she’s no longer the happy-go-lucky girl that everyone used to know and love; she’s now cold, hard and suffers from night terrors.
Carter is currently serving time for the murder of Jack–a conviction that Anna helped secure–but his retrial is coming up because some key evidence appears to have been tampered with. Needing to ensure his daughter’s safety, presidential candidate, Senator Spencer, tasks in Ashton Taylor, a newly qualified SWAT agent, to guard the broken girl and keep her safe until the end of the trial. For three years Anna has refused to feel emotion or pain. Can Ashton help her rebuild her life and finally deal with the grief of losing her childhood sweetheart? Will he be the one to make her see that life is, in fact, worth living and that not all men will hurt her?

So would you read this book? I do have to say it tackles some tough subject matters (Kidnapping, murder, rape) so if you are easily triggered or under 16 I would probably recommend dodging this series despite how incredible it is. That’s all from me folks. I might disappear for exams but I should be back for some Christmas fun soon!

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