First Line Fridays: July 31st

As always First Line Friday comes courtesy of Hoarding Books Blog.  I discovered this magic thanks to Crystal at Must Love Reviews

Here’s the line…

Prologue May 1976

Simon was six years old when he first tasted beer.

Now the book…

What are you reading today??

First Line Fridays: May 1st #MomsWhoRead #Thriller #Netgalley #QuarantineReads #Book #FridayMeme #Reading

As always First Line Friday comes courtesy of Hoarding Books Blog.  I discovered this magic thanks to Crystal at Must Love Reviews.  This week I’m featuring an upcoming book I received through Netgalley…here’s the line…

Eve wasn’t even supposed to be in these caves.

Now to reveal the book!

Blurb

Everyone has a secret they’ll do anything to hide…

Twenty-five years ago, the body of sixteen-year-old Eve Knox was found in the caves near her home in small-town Grotto, Iowa—discovered by her best friend, Maggie, and her sister, Nola. There were a handful of suspects, including her boyfriend, Nick, but without sufficient evidence the case ultimately went cold.

For decades Maggie was haunted by Eve’s death and that horrible night. Now a detective in Grotto, and seven months pregnant, she is thrust back into the past when a new piece of evidence surfaces and the case is reopened. As Maggie investigates and reexamines the clues, secrets about what really happened begin to emerge. But someone in town knows more than they’re letting on, and they’ll stop at nothing to keep the truth buried deep.

What are you reading today???

First Line Fridays: April 24th #FLF #MomsWhoRead #FirstLine #Reading #Books #SocialDistancing #QuarantineReads

As always First Line Friday comes courtesy of Hoarding Books Blog.  I discovered this magic thanks to Crystal at Must Love Reviews.  This week I’m featuring a book I just had to e-borrow from my local library. I was craving a quick, light read and this one jumped out at me…

“Senior year, baby!” Once the car door slammed shut behind me, I tilted back my head and let my eyes slide closed, drawing in a deep breath.

It’s the sequel to The Kissing Booth!! Soon to be a movie on Netflix and now I’m prepared for when that happens! My review will be up next week!

Blurb

Elle Evans seems to have finally tamed hotter-than-hot bad boy Noah Flynn, but now they’re facing a new challenge. Noah’s 3,000 miles away at Harvard, which means they’re officially a long-distance couple – and it’s tough. After all, there’s only so much texts and calls can do- and when Elle sees a post which suggests Noah’s getting friendly with someone else, she’s devastated.

On top of that, it’s hard to ignore new boy Levi. He’s gentle, sweet, cute – and definitely interested in Elle.

With her heart on the line, what’s a girl to do?

Join Elle, Noah, Lee and all your favorite Kissing Booth characters for another amazing romantic story that’s sure to have you swooning.

What are you reading today???

First Line Fridays: April 17th #SocialDistancing #MomsWhoRead #FLF #Friday #ReadMe #BookQuote

As always First Line Friday comes courtesy of Hoarding Books Blog.  I discovered this magic thanks to Crystal at Must Love Reviews.  This week I’m featuring a book coming out soon that I so thankfully received early thanks to Netgalley. I started with the prologue part of the book because I always feel that is where the book truly starts! Here’s the line…

I am alone in a crowded family these days, and that’s the worst feeling I’ve ever experienced.

I can’t put this book down. I can’t wait to share my review with you all! Come back on Monday for my stop on the blog tour for…

Blurb

With her father recently moved to a care facility for his worsening dementia, Beth Walsh volunteers to clear out the family home and is surprised to discover the door to her childhood playroom padlocked. She’s even more shocked at what’s behind it—a hoarder’s mess of her father’s paintings, mounds of discarded papers and miscellaneous junk in the otherwise fastidiously tidy house.

As she picks through the clutter, she finds a loose journal entry in what appears to be her late mother’s handwriting. Beth and her siblings grew up believing their mother died in a car accident when they were little more than toddlers, but this note suggests something much darker. Beth soon pieces together a disturbing portrait of a woman suffering from postpartum depression and a husband who bears little resemblance to the loving father Beth and her siblings know. With a newborn of her own and struggling with motherhood, Beth finds there may be more tying her and her mother together than she ever suspected.

Exploring the expectations society places on women of every generation, Kelly Rimmer explores the profound struggles two women unwittingly share across the decades set within an engrossing family mystery that may unravel everything they believed to be true.

What are you reading today???

First Line Friday: April 10th #MomsWhoRead #QuarantineLife #ReadMe #FLF #Friday #Book #Murder #SocialDistancing

As always First Line Friday comes courtesy of Hoarding Books Blog.  I discovered this magic thanks to Crystal at Must Love Reviews.  I bought this one when it first came out and finally on Spring Break I have time to crack this baby open!!! What book is it? First the line…

Pip knew where they lived.

I have not been able to put this book down!!!!!

Blurb

The case is closed. Five years ago, schoolgirl Andie Bell was murdered by Sal Singh. The police know he did it. Everyone in town knows he did it.

But having grown up in the same small town that was consumed by the murder, Pippa Fitz-Amobi isn’t so sure. When she chooses the case as the topic for her final year project, she starts to uncover secrets that someone in town desperately wants to stay hidden. And if the real killer is still out there, how far will they go to keep Pip from the truth?

What are you reading this week???

First Line Friday: March 20th #SocialDistancing #FoulIsFair #MomsWhoRead #ReadMe #FridayMeme #BookMeme #Books #FLF

As always First Line Friday comes courtesy of Hoarding Books Blog.  I discovered this magic thanks to Crystal at Must Love Reviews.  Chugging along my Netgalley reads, I finally got the computer for myself to write a post!! This homeschooling thing takes up quite a bit of time with two young ones!!! On to the first line of what I’m currently reading…

Sweet Sixteen is when the claws come out.

*jaw drop* Well ok then…

Blurb

Elle and her friends Mads, Jenny, and Summer rule their glittering LA circle. Untouchable, they have the kind of power other girls only dream of. Every party is theirs and the world is at their feet. Until the night of Elle’s sweet sixteen, when they crash a St. Andrew’s Prep party. The night the golden boys choose Elle as their next target.

They picked the wrong girl.

Sworn to vengeance, Elle transfers to St. Andrew’s. She plots to destroy each boy, one by one. She’ll take their power, their lives, and their control of the prep school’s hierarchy. And she and her coven have the perfect way in: a boy named Mack, whose ambition could turn deadly.

Foul is Fair is a bloody, thrilling revenge fantasy for the girls who have had enough. Golden boys beware: something wicked this way comes.

What are you reading today? Are you affected by the Coronavirus pandemic??

First Line Friday: March 13th #FridayMeme #BookMeme #FLF #CityOfGirls #ElizabethGilbert #MomsWhoRead #ReadMe #Books #FirstLine

As always First Line Friday comes courtesy of Hoarding Books Blog.  I discovered this magic thanks to Crystal at Must Love Reviews.  FINALLY, I am on to a book I am enjoying!!!

I received a letter from his daughter the other day,

This was lent to me by a co-worker and has been sitting on my stand for awhile now…I will admit I didn’t think I’d enjoy this one as much as I have!! What is it?

Blurb

From the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and The Signature of All Things, a delicious novel of glamour, sex, and adventure, about a young woman discovering that you don’t have to be a good girl to be a good person.

Life is both fleeting and dangerous, and there is no point in denying yourself pleasure, or being anything other than what you are.

Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love.

In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun-chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand-dame actress, a lady-killer writer, and no-nonsense stage manager. But when Vivian makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand. Ultimately, though, it leads her to a new understanding of the kind of life she craves-and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it. It will also lead to the love of her life, a love that stands out from all the rest.

Now ninety-five years old and telling her story at last, Vivian recalls how the events of those years altered the course of her life – and the gusto and autonomy with which she approached it. At some point in a woman’s life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time, she muses. After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is. Written with a powerful wisdom about human desire and connection, City of Girls is a love story like no other. 

What are you reading today??

First Line Fridays: March 6th #MomsWhoRead #Dragging #Novel #FleishmanIsInTrouble #FLF #BookMeme

As always First Line Friday comes courtesy of Hoarding Books Blog.  I discovered this magic thanks to Crystal at Must Love Reviews.  I am STILL trying to pound my way through Fleishman Is In Trouble…I can’t stand him and I can’t stand his wife, but I’m still chugging through to see what happens…ugh…I’m torturing myself but I’m hoping the book can save itself! First line from the start of the 3rd part of the book.

Vindication was coming.

I know I should just toss it aside and not finish it…but I rarely quit books. It’s just not in me. My good friend is reading this one with me and feels the same so it’s nice to have someone to moan and groan to!

Blurb

Recently separated Toby Fleishman is suddenly, somehow–and at age forty-one, short as ever–surrounded by women who want him: women who are self-actualized, women who are smart and interesting, women who don’t mind his height, women who are eager to take him for a test drive with just the swipe of an app. Toby doesn’t mind being used in this way; it’s a welcome change from the thirteen years he spent as a married man, the thirteen years of emotional neglect and contempt he’s just endured. Anthropologically speaking, it’s like nothing he ever experienced before, particularly back in the 1990s, when he first began dating and became used to swimming in the murky waters of rejection.

But Toby’s new life–liver specialist by day, kids every other weekend, rabid somewhat anonymous sex at night–is interrupted when his ex-wife suddenly disappears. Either on a vision quest or a nervous breakdown, Toby doesn’t know–she won’t answer his texts or calls.

Is Toby’s ex just angry, like always? Is she punishing him, yet again, for not being the bread winner she was? As he desperately searches for her while juggling his job and parenting their two unraveling children, Toby is forced to reckon with the real reasons his marriage fell apart, and to ask if the story he has been telling himself all this time is true.

What are you reading today??

First Line Fridays: February 14th #FLF #BookMeme #Friday #BookQuote #ReadMe #Reading #MomsWhoRead #Book

As always First Line Friday comes courtesy of Hoarding Books Blog.  I discovered this magic thanks to Crystal at Must Love Reviews.  Here’s what you’re all here for…the first line…

Toby Fleishman awoke one morning inside the city he’d lived in all his adult life ad which was somehow now crawling with women who wanted him.

I. Am. The. Worst. I said I was not going to let your posts bog me down and read the books you raved about…and here I go, going to my local library and picked up Fleishman Is In Trouble.

Blurb

Recently separated Toby Fleishman is suddenly, somehow–and at age forty-one, short as ever–surrounded by women who want him: women who are self-actualized, women who are smart and interesting, women who don’t mind his height, women who are eager to take him for a test drive with just the swipe of an app. Toby doesn’t mind being used in this way; it’s a welcome change from the thirteen years he spent as a married man, the thirteen years of emotional neglect and contempt he’s just endured. Anthropologically speaking, it’s like nothing he ever experienced before, particularly back in the 1990s, when he first began dating and became used to swimming in the murky waters of rejection.

But Toby’s new life–liver specialist by day, kids every other weekend, rabid somewhat anonymous sex at night–is interrupted when his ex-wife suddenly disappears. Either on a vision quest or a nervous breakdown, Toby doesn’t know–she won’t answer his texts or calls.

Is Toby’s ex just angry, like always? Is she punishing him, yet again, for not being the bread winner she was? As he desperately searches for her while juggling his job and parenting their two unraveling children, Toby is forced to reckon with the real reasons his marriage fell apart, and to ask if the story he has been telling himself all this time is true.

What are you reading today??