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- First Lines Fridays January 8th 2021 -



Hey Bookworms

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 page 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. . .







- 𝙉𝙤𝙬 -


'𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙧𝙤𝙖𝙙 𝙤𝙛 𝙛𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙥 𝙣𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙙𝙞𝙙 𝙧𝙪𝙣 𝙨𝙢𝙤𝙤𝙩𝙝, 𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙄'𝙢 𝙨𝙖𝙮𝙞𝙣𝙜,' 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙪𝙨 𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙨 𝙢𝙚, 𝙛𝙞𝙙𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙨𝙚𝙖𝙩 𝙗𝙚𝙡𝙩.

𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙨 𝙢𝙮 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙨𝙩 𝙚𝙭𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙖 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙛𝙚𝙡𝙩 𝙖𝙥𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙜𝙮 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙪𝙨, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙤 𝙛𝙖𝙧 𝙞𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙞𝙣𝙫𝙤𝙡𝙫𝙚𝙙 𝙨𝙞𝙭 𝙘𝙡𝙞𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙨, 𝙩𝙬𝙤 𝙗𝙪𝙩𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙙 𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙧𝙮 𝙧𝙚𝙛𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙣𝙤 𝙚𝙮𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙘𝙩. 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙙 𝙨𝙤𝙧𝙧𝙮 𝙙𝙞𝙙 𝙛𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙚, 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙞𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙚𝙙𝙚𝙙 𝙗𝙮 𝙄'𝙢 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙜𝙤𝙤𝙙 𝙖𝙩 𝙨𝙖𝙮𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙘𝙝 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙞𝙩𝙨 𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙮.

𝙄 𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙛𝙩 𝙪𝙥 𝙖 𝙜𝙚𝙖𝙧. 𝙄𝙨𝙣'𝙩 𝙞𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙧𝙪𝙚 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙣𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙧𝙪𝙣𝙨 𝙨𝙢𝙤𝙤𝙩𝙝?

𝘼 𝙈𝙞𝙙𝙨𝙪𝙢𝙢𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙉𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙨'𝙨 𝘿𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙢, 𝙄 𝙗𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙚𝙫𝙚.

𝙒𝙚'𝙧𝙚 𝙗𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙬𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙮-𝙛𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙏𝙚𝙨𝙘𝙤. 𝙄𝙩𝙨 𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙛 𝙛𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙖𝙞𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙘𝙠 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙙𝙪𝙫𝙚𝙩-𝙙𝙖𝙧𝙠𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨, 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙡𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙮𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙬 𝙡𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙜𝙡𝙖𝙨𝙨 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙥𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙩 𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙪𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙚𝙚 𝙥𝙚𝙤𝙥𝙡𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙖𝙧 𝙞𝙣 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙩 𝙖𝙨 𝙞𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮'𝙫𝙚 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙢𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙤 𝙖 𝙨𝙥𝙤𝙩𝙡𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩. 𝙒𝙚'𝙧𝙚 𝙘𝙡𝙤𝙨𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙢, 𝙗𝙤𝙩𝙝 𝙛𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙬𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙡𝙤𝙬, 𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙥𝙖𝙩𝙝 𝙤𝙛 𝙖 𝙡𝙤𝙧𝙧𝙮 𝙖𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙.

𝙁𝙤𝙧 𝙖 𝙛𝙡𝙖𝙨𝙝 𝙤𝙛 𝙖 𝙨𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙙 𝙄 𝙨𝙚𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙧𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙛𝙖𝙘𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙫𝙞𝙚𝙬 𝙢𝙞𝙧𝙧𝙤𝙧. 𝙎𝙝𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙙𝙨 𝙢𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝘼𝙙𝙙𝙞𝙚 - 𝙞𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙠 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙚𝙣𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝, 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙚𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙢 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚.

𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙪𝙨 𝙝𝙪𝙛𝙛𝙨. '𝙄'𝙢 𝙩𝙖𝙡𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙢𝙮 𝙛𝙚𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨, 𝘿𝙮𝙡𝙖𝙣. 𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙨 𝙖𝙜𝙤𝙣𝙮. 𝙋𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙚 𝙜𝙚𝙩 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙖𝙧𝙨𝙚 𝙨𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙣.'

𝙄 𝙨𝙢𝙞𝙡𝙚 𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩. '𝘼𝙡𝙡 𝙧𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩. 𝙄'𝙢 𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜'. . . .







And the book is . . . .






The Road Trip by Beth o Leary




Happy F R I D A Y bookfam,


OK so how excited are you for the next book by Beth o Leary?

If you have read The Flatshare and The Switch then you will be with me in saying that im so excited that I gave the tiniest squeal of delight when I opened this stunning arc copy.

So far for me The flat share was my favourite but after reading the blurb and typing out this first page for you all I'm not sure if that will remain the case!




Publication date is April 29th 2021 (preorder below)







Heres the synopsis ↓ ↓ ↓




Addie and her sister are about to embark on an epic road trip to a friend's wedding in rural Scotland. The playlist is all planned and the snacks are packed.


But, not long after setting off, a car slams into the back of theirs. The driver is none other than Addie's ex, Dylan, who she's avoided since their traumatic break-up two years earlier.

Dylan and his best mate are heading to the wedding too, and they've totalled their car, so Addie has no choice but to offer them a ride.


The car is soon jam-packed full of luggage and secrets, and with four hundred miles ahead of them, Dylan and Addie can't avoid confronting the very messy history of their relationship...


Will they make it to the wedding on time? And, more importantly... is this really the end of the road for Addie and Dylan?






How amazing does this story sound?

Thank you so much @Quercus for this stunning arc copy.



What do you think?


Does this sound like a book you would love to read?


Let me know in the comments below ↓



* Below are some affiliate links for you to purchase this recommendation if you wish.

Where I can I will try to add links for different versions of the book for each supplier.




PRE ORDER here ↓ ↓ ↓




Amazon


Waterstones


BookShopUK






Need more Beth o Leary?

Here are her previous two books


The Flatshare

The Switch





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Have a great Friday





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