Another week, another edition of First Lines Fridays! How has your week been? 😀
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?
- 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!
1. String razor wire across the bottom of the slide.
2. Disguise a bomb detonator in the video game controllers.
3. Mix poisonous ricin in with the pool table hand chalk.
4. Spike the liquor bottles with sleeping pills.
Rather than laugh like the evil genius she was, Callie Murphy released a far-reaching fuck-my-life sigh.
Road-Tripped by Nicole Archer
What’s worse than losing everything? Try driving a phallic-shaped RV across the country with a vile womanizing coworker.
Copywriter Callie Murphy has a bad attitude, a vicious tongue, and a serious aversion to Shimura Advertising’s resident manwhore, Walker Rhodes. Know where he can stick his good looks and Southern charm? She can think of a few creative places. Avoiding him wouldn’t be a problem, except her boss threatens to fire her if she doesn’t go along with him on their RV client’s cross-country tour.
Burnt-out art director, Walker, is sick of his job, tired of women, and in a big old creative rut. The upcoming client road trip is just what he needs to shake things up and rediscover his lost passion. But his plans go south when his partner drops out at the last minute, and Callie, the foul-mouthed tiny terror, takes her place. Unless he can find a way to thaw his icy coworker, he’s looking at two months of pure hell.
On the road, they experience one hilarious misadventure after another and soon find themselves on a life-changing journey. But when their paths veer off in different directions, will they hit a dead end?
I got a DRC from the author, and it seems I have a habit of neglecting work whenever something interesting comes along, because once again, I finished this in one day. You’d probably like this if you’re into romantic comedies or just contemporary romance in general! Also, cohabitation, albeit in an Airstream. It’s my favorite trope anywhere – dramas, movies, fics………
What have you guys been reading this week? 😀