First Lines Friday - October 16 2020 - Romance
Updated: Oct 23
First Lines Fridays is my weekly feature for all you bookworms out there in need a little inspiration.
I have been posting these over on Instagram for a while but decided to further my reach.
Each Friday I will attempt to hook you in by posting the first handful of lines of a book that I recommend for you all to read, this way I can allow the story to grab you with the magic of its opening lines rather then an eye grabbing cover or a catchy blurb adorning the back.
Then I will reveal the book and include purchase links at the end.
The first lines of this week's chosen book are. . .
𝘜𝘯𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘠𝘰𝘳𝘬, 5 𝘋𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 2005
𝘙𝘶𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘣𝘢𝘥 𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘢.
𝘐 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘯𝘰𝘸. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘯𝘰 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘶𝘯. 𝘐𝘵𝘴 𝘢 𝘨𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘴𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴, 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘭𝘺𝘮𝘱𝘪𝘤 100𝘮. 𝘗𝘭𝘶𝘴, 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘯'𝘵 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘮𝘦 𝘺𝘦𝘵. 𝘐 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘻𝘦, 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘪𝘧𝘵𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘰𝘯. 𝘐𝘵 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘢 𝘸𝘦𝘪𝘳𝘥𝘭𝘺 𝘳𝘢𝘶𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘦𝘱𝘪𝘴𝘰𝘥𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘚𝘦𝘴𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘚𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘵.
𝘐 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥'𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦, 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘭𝘦𝘪𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘩𝘪𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘯𝘰: 𝘥𝘳𝘶𝘯𝘬 𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘪𝘤 𝘵𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘧𝘪𝘧𝘵𝘺 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘯𝘰 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘰𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘣𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘦𝘨 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘮𝘱𝘶𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘻𝘦 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘰𝘱 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘭 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘴𝘢𝘧𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘤𝘢𝘮𝘰𝘶𝘧𝘭𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘥. 𝘕𝘰𝘸, 𝘢𝘴 𝘐 𝘴𝘭𝘰𝘸 𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘢 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘮𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴, 𝘐 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭 𝘴𝘪𝘹 𝘴𝘯𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘣𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘣𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘴, 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘢𝘮𝘣𝘶𝘤𝘢 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘥𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘳 𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘻𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘐 𝘴𝘱𝘭𝘪𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘏𝘢𝘳𝘷 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘳𝘰𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘭𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘤𝘩.
𝘐 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘱 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘤𝘩 𝘮𝘺 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘩, 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘪𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘭𝘰𝘥𝘦𝘴 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘮𝘦. 𝘐 𝘱𝘶𝘵 𝘢 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘺 𝘮𝘺𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧, 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘢 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘭, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘢 𝘩𝘦𝘥𝘨𝘦...
And the book is . . . .
All About Us by Tom Ellen
Its Publication Day for Tom Ellen today as this glorious book is now out in paperback ( purchase links are below )
Described as the bestselling, most gorgeously romantic debut love story of 2020!
Have you read Tom Ellen?
I haven't as yet but I am so excited to read this one this Christmas!
Take a peek at all three of these books synopsis's below
ALL ABOUT US
If you could turn back the clock, would you choose a different life?
Ben’s always loved the month of December, but this year, with his relationship with Daphne on the rocks, it’s missing its usual magic. And when his old flame Alice gets back in touch.
Ben’s always thought of Alice as the one that got away, and he can’t help but wonder: what if he’d done things differently all those years ago?
He never imagines he might get to find out… but when a stranger sells Ben a mysterious watch one freezing winter’s night, he’s astonished to wake up the next morning on 5th December 2005: the day he first kissed Daphne, leaving Alice behind.
Now Ben must make the biggest decision of his life, all over again.
But this time around, will he finally find the courage to follow his heart?
Two loves. Two lives. One destiny…
How amazing does this story sound?
I was lucky to receive a copy at the HQ event in London back in January and I have been saving it for a Christmas read ever since so I still have a few weeks before I tuck into this one myself. Im thinking of snuggling next to my Christmas tree, the smell from the pine needles and a pumpkin spiced latte by my side, perfection.
What do you think?
Does this sound like a book you would love to read?
Let me know in the comments below ↓
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