#FirstLinesFriday: 10 March 2023

Happy Friday book lovers! We’re back with another First Lines Friday, 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? Here are the rules:

  • 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!

First lines:

“In Cora Dane’s estimation, this seemed the sort of occasion that called for whisky… or at the very least, the sort of occasion that called for the pageantry of whisky. To be sure, it was rather difficult to determine the proper etiquette for a moment such as this.”

Do you recognise the book these first lines come from?

*drumroll please!*

Forever Your Rogue by Erin Langston

He was her last chance. She was his first certainty.

Cora, Lady Dane, gave up her dreams of happily ever after a long time ago. Now newly widowed, the young mother is determined to finally live on her own terms…until a devastating betrayal shatters her hopes for the future.


Faced with the prospect of losing her beloved children to overbearing relatives, Cora needs the help of the one thing she swore she’d never have again: a husband.

Nathaniel Travers hasn’t a care—or responsibility—in the world. Content with his wayward lifestyle, the charismatic rogue has no interest in marriage or duty. That is, until the earl cuts off his bank accounts. No stranger to wild escapades, Nate is game for any scheme that keeps him afloat…even a madcap ruse with a stubborn viscountess.

A fake engagement should be a straightforward solution to both of their dilemmas. But a summer at Cora’s estate tests their arrangement, and it isn’t long before their simmering attraction escalates to a feverish crescendo. When they are forced to confront the real complications of their faux betrothal, Nate has to make the first worthy gamble of his life…if only Cora can risk her guarded heart.

Forever Your Rogue is a funny, sexy, and heartfelt Regency romance that can be enjoyed as a standalone.

Have you read Forever Your Rogue or is it on your TBR?

6 thoughts on “#FirstLinesFriday: 10 March 2023

    • I haven’t read it yet but I’ve heard good things about this author’s histrom novella and a few reviews for this book from trusted romance readers whose reviews never steer me wrong. I hope you do like it if you pick it up 😃

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