29 June 2018

The Friday 56 & First Line Friday | Loving Grace

The Friday 56 is hosted weekly by Freda's Voice.
First Line Friday is hosted weekly by Hoarding Books.

Happy Friday!

Summer seems to be the perfect time to sit down with this recent release from April Smith. It’s a contemporary YA romance with a fun premise, and I’m so excited to read it.

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First Line: I'm late.

From Page 56: I close my eyes and relax, thankful that the guys have all the luggage for us at the airport.

Quotes taken from an Advanced Reader's Copy.

Grace Summer lands herself in a melon load of trouble when she becomes torn between the boy of her dreams and the boy almost next door. 
As the newly-crowned Watermelon Queen, she is thrust into the spotlight, meets the dreamy Warren Hartley, and continues trying to get over an accident that rocked her world. Mix in working with Beau Baron who Grace happens to fight with just about as much as breathing and the metaphorical sparks fly. 
Like most things in life, Grace must learn to take the good with the bad. While the good is the handsome and fun Warren Hartley, the bad is Beau Baron—or at least being around his annoying and rude self way more than she would like. For Beau, Grace is nothing more than aggravating and an irritating reminder from the night of the accident. 
Tensions soar as Grace and Beau fight to love themselves and maybe, just maybe, each other.

Now, feel free to leave a line from a book near you in the comments below.
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  1. Over on my blog, I'm sharing the first line from Rachel Fordham's debut book "The Hope of Azure Springs." I hope you get the chance to check it out! Here I'll share the first line from Chapter Five.
    "Em stood on the front porch, quietly looking heavenward. The sun had yet to rise."

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  2. I've heard great things about this book. :D

    I’m sharing about “The Hawaiian Discovery” by Wanda E. Brunstetter and Jean Brunstetter over on my blog today. Since I’m currently reading a YA Christian fantasy novel called “Choice of the Mighty” by Kenyon T. Henry, I’ll share my first line from there.

    “He walked alone down the sidewalk.”

    Happy reading and have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Sounds like a nice summer read. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “MY EX-LIFE”

  4. Period is late? Late for work? I'm dying here... lol.
    Happy Canada day weekend, and happy early Independece day!

  5. I don't read a lot of YA but this looks cute :) I hope you can stop by:



  6. Happy Friday! My first line is from Hidden Currents by Christy Barritt:

    "At the sound of a footfall behind her, Cady Matthews's back muscles tightened faster than a mousetrap snapping its prey."

  7. I sure can relate to the first line. LOL This sounds like a fun weekend read:)

    My Friday 56 from One Summer....at Charlie's Diner

  8. I love that cover!!!

    I just finished reading Lone Witness by Rachel Dylan...
    Guilty. That's the only possible verdict.

  9. ha! I'm wondering what a Watermelon Queen is! Super cover!

    Here is mine: http://bit.ly/MagicalSecret

    The book I'm featuring is actually free today!


    Luv Sassy x

  10. I'm late? Sounds like the story of my life ...

    I'm sharing from Five Days in Skye by Carla Laureano on my blog today. But I'm reading Bookishly Ever After by Sarah Monzon, the final novella in the Timeless Love collection I featured a couple of weeks ago. It's ticking all the boxes for me—contemporary romance, first person point of view, a bookish heroine, and a good friend who might become more ... Anyway, here's the first line:

    The hunter had become the hunted. Poetic? Not really.

  11. The book I'm sharing on my blog is Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey but here I'll share the book I'm currently reading The Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham: "'She dead?' Em heard a man's voice from somewhere above her." Hope you have a great weekend!

  12. From a book I just got as a birthday present - "A Paris Year" by Janice MacLeod. I haven't yet read the book so taking your idea flipped to page 56 - "March 16, at this time of year, you rethink your umbrella."

  13. Lol...cute first line. :) Happy reading!

  14. I hope you enjoy it. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me