First Line Friday #1

SEVEN YEARS AGO

We parked our cars at Overlook Point. The hills surrounding our little town were so small that it would’ve been more accurate to call it Mosquito Bite Point, where the hill was barely big enough to see over my uncle’s bald spot, let alone the school that blocked most of the view.

If you leaned just right, you could sort of see the chapel and the river near the center of town, but my friends and I never came here for the view.

For as long as I could remember, this was where we came to talk when something had gone seriously wrong.

Scroll down to find out which book these first lines are from.

Currently Reading:

Anyone But Rich by Penelope Bloom
Adult Romance
*Digital Advanced Reader’s Copy provided to me by Netgalley

Three best friends make a pact to never date any of the King Brothers–a trio of handsome and currently famous billionaires. But after seven years, they’ve returned home and Richard King, who is as drop-dead-gorgeous and cocky as ever, has his eyes set on getting Kira Summerland’s attention and winning back her forgiveness. With a jawline as sexy as Rich’s, it’s no wonder that Kira finds herself struggling to stay true to her promise to Iris and Miranda.


Happy Friday, book friends. Can you believe I’m actually posting today? I hope you’ve all been well since the last time I checked in. The new job has certainly been keeping me busy and having great impact on how I manage my life now. But overall, life is not too shabby, so no complaints from me (except that I wish I had more time and energy to blog).

I use Netgalley and Edelweiss for professional purposes, but decided to make separate personal accounts for myself. I already requested 4 romances titles through Netgalley and was accepted for all of them! Anyone But Rich is the first I’m reading and so far I am liking it. Bloom’s sense of humor is a weird mix of strange and crude, and it definitely reminds me of Helena Hunting (Meet Cute, 2019). It’s definitely an easy beach read to breeze through.


First Lines Friday 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!


Let me know what you’re currently reading. What makes a good beach read for you?

love, jasmine

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*2019 Reading Challenge Update: 93/175

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