First Lines Friday – 4/17/20


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!


First Lines…

Matt Stood at attention, the cold black walls sending chills to his bones. Yet he stood straight, shoulders back, face blank. Based on his size and strength, he figured he was about 12 years old. He’d killed, and he’d almost died for reasons he didn’t understand. Now he’d earned answers.

Any guesses???


This is the second in a wonderful series. Intense suspense and extreme passion.


I’m sure there was a moment when some of you thought this was from a YA book.  I’m sure you realize from my above comment that it’s not.  This is a romantic suspense story by an author I just love. She writes such fierce chemistry while keeping extreme storylines believable yet unexpected.


Although I chose this book’s first lines to highlight, I’d strongly suggest you start with the first book in this series.


Sweet Revenge (book 2 in the Sin Brothers series) by Rebecca Zanetti

While I’m pretty sure most guys don’t go around with their weapons strapped to their bare chests, I still love this cover. {wink}

About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is living at home while working and paying off student loans. Our youngest, Griffin recently left his active duty Army job and is now National Guard here at home. He moved back to Michigan with his wife Kirsten and our beautiful granddaughter Hazel. I work part time and try to fit as much reading into my life as possible.
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