First Lines Friday: March 18, 2020

First Lines Fridays (#FirstLinesFriday) 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!


Happy Friday!

I hope you all had a good week.

What are your bookish plans for this weekend?

This is my first time on “First Lines Friday” and I am excited about it!

My “First Lines” pick for this week is…

“It was the first rule of friendship among gentlemen: Never, ever lay a hand on your best friend’s sister”.

And the book is…


His Bride For The Taking By Tessa Dare

his bride for the taking



It’s the first rule of friendship among gentlemen: Don’t even think about touching your best friend’s sister. Sebastian, Lord Byrne, has never been one for rules. He’s thought about touching Mary Clayton—a lot—and struggled to resist temptation. But when Mary’s bridegroom leaves her waiting the altar, only Sebastian can save her from ruin. By marrying her himself. In eleven years, he’s never laid a finger on his best friend’s sister. Now he’s going to take her with both hands. To have, to hold…and to love.


The Author:

Tessa Dare is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of fourteen historical romance novels and five novellas. Her books have won numerous accolades, including Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® award (twice!) and the RT Book Reviews Seal of Excellence. Booklist magazine named her one of the “new stars of historical romance,” and her books have been contracted for translation in more than a dozen languages. A librarian by training and a book lover at heart, Tessa makes her home in Southern California, where she lives with her husband, their two children, and a trio of cosmic kitties.



As soon as I read the first line of this book, I knew I had to read it. I loved this story so much. The author is still new to me and this is my second book by her. However, I can now say that I love the way she tells her stories and hope to read more of her work. This was a quick and well paced read. The story was really interesting and the discovery at the end was unexpected and this made it even more intriguing.

What do you think?

Would you read this book after you read the first line?

Let me know your thoughts.

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