Happy Friday! How has your week been. We got snowed in the other day, which is unusual for Scotland since we don’t typically get much snow – more rain and ice. So it was a nice, and a little inconvenient surprise to wake up to. I hope the weather has been good wherever you are.
Anyway, I have done this bookish meme a lot before (hence the 7 in the title haha) The last time I did it was in January so I thought it was about time I did it again! I had seen it on Sepia Reads Blog (who I love and you definitely should check out!) but I believe it was originally started by Wandering Worlds. Here are the rules:
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!
- 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!
You Know that super-awkward bit in Love Actually where you find out Rick Grimes is in love with his best mate’s girl?
Well, this is kind of like that, but worse because it’s not my best mate’s girl; it’s my twin brother’s fiancée.
Now if that isn’t an awkwardly brilliant opening I don’t know what is! Are you intrigued? Would you guys read this book? Better yet, can you guess which book this is from? I reviewed this book this year in September if I am remembering correctly. I LOVED IT! It was on my Top Reads of 2020 List. It’s an author that I have always loved well before reading this book and it only added to my adoration. I want to hear what you thought of this opening line down below! As well as if you guessed it *WITHOUT CHEATING 😉
So this book is Stand-In Saturday by Kirsty Moseley. It is the second book in the Love for Days series, but it can be read as a standalone. Like I said above, I reviewed this a couple of month’s ago and I loved it. It is so fun and definitely has a lot of tension, which you can tell from the opening line. Plus, the writing and the humour in it blew me away (as always when it comes to Moseley)
Here is the blurb:
Two broken hearts. One fake dating agreement. What could go wrong? Lucie thought she had it all—a loving fiancé, a nice apartment, and a job she was great at. But that all changed the day she walked in on her perfect fiancé screwing his personal trainer on her newly purchased dream sofa. Three months later, she’s bunking with her best friend and scrambling to make sense of her life sans cheating ex. Theo is about to jet off for a long weekend in picturesque Scotland to be the best man at his brother’s wedding. With stunning views and nothing but free food and drinking ahead, he should be more excited than he is. If only he didn’t have feelings for the damn bride.
When fate throws Lucie and Theo together under unlikely circumstances, they bond over doughnuts and their mutually disastrous love lives … and it seems like they might be able to help each other out. As long as they both stick to the rules, there’s nothing that can go wrong.
Contract in place? Check.
Hot, fake dates? Check.
Sexual chemistry steamy enough to scorch sheets? Double che—
That wasn’t in the agreement …
So would you read this book? If you’re still unsure check out my review on it as it is spoiler-free! Hopefully that will convince you. Anyway, that’s all from me for this week. I hope you enjoyed this and I hope to see you again on Monday 🙂