First Lines Fridays – August 26, 2022

08/26/2022     Charli     Meme

First Lines Fridays 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!

Today’s first lines are…

“I can’t believe we’re never going to see each other again.” The wistfulness of Lauren’s voice doesn’t match the death grip she has around my shoulders. A warm breeze wraps its delicate tendrils around us where we sit in a secluded section of the park, the only sounds the gentle waves and distant squeals of children.

And the book is…

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First Lines Fridays – August 26, 2022Hot & Cold by Shayna Astor
Published by Shayna Astor on 12/11/2021
Genres: Romance
Amazon // Books-A-Million

He's hot, he's cold, he's everything I desire.Boys. Men. Whatever you want to call that seemingly foreign species. I've always been lost with what to do in their presence. There is no hope for the mess that is me, Lexie Harper. Maybe college will be different.Bumping into Liam-literally-seems kismet. The perfect first boyfriend for a girl like me. He hits all the marks, yet something seems to be missing from this puzzle.Then there's Josh. I'm free to be who I want with him; the pieces all fit so effortlessly. Unfortunately, it's forbidden for us to be together, which makes him shut me out. Despite this, I have a yearning for him that burns hotter every time we collide.While my mind bounces between both men, I'm left needing to make a decision. Being the girl who always plays it safe, the direction seems obvious.That is, until Josh and I are thrown together for my first college project and I learn desire consumes us both. Maybe it's time I broke the rules and let my heart make the choice.Can I handle the on-again, off-again relationship with the one who sets my soul on fire?

Have you read anything by Shayna Astor yet? I’ve got at least 3 of her books on my TBR right now.