#FirstLinesFriday: 28 April 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:

“As far as Brian Donnelly was concerned, a vindictive woman had invented the tie to choke the life out of man so that he would then be so weak she could just grab the tail end of it and lead him wherever she wanted him to go. Wearing one made him feel stifled and edgy, and just a little awkward.”

Do you recognise the book these first lines come from?

*drumroll please!*

Irish Rebel by Nora Roberts

Growing up on her parents’ Royal Meadows farm in Maryland instilled in Keeley Grant a passion for horses—and a desire to teach children the joys of riding. When horse trainer Brian Donnelly arrives from Ireland to work at the stable, he only sees Keeley as the boss’s daughter—a spoiled princess who never had to work hard for anything. But the more Brian learns about Keeley, the more he wants what he’s never had before: a place to call home—and a woman to cherish…

Have you read Irish Rebel or is it on your TBR?

12 thoughts on “#FirstLinesFriday: 28 April 2023

  1. That first line definitely made me chuckle, Dini. I read so many Nora Roberts books in the past, before I even starting keeping track on Goodreads, so I might have read this one.

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    • This definitely had me chuckling too and immediately thought it’d be perfect for a FLF. I honestly can’t remember if I’ve read this one but this is a secondhand copy I bought in 2010, during my peak Nora days, but I’m keen to reread it 🙂

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    • Honestly, I’m pretty sure that I *have* read this one because it was a secondhand copy I bought when I was living in Cambodia in 2010 and I’d just discovered Nora Roberts (and proceeded to buy all copies of her books in the secondhand store, lol). I just can’t remember it at all 😂

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