14 June 2019

All Made Up | First Line Friday + The Friday 56

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

Happy Friday!

Last week, I had a birthday gift card and plenty of books on my wish list. This week, the books I ordered started arriving, and I absolutely cannot wait to find time to start reading them. All Made Up has been on my TBR since I first heard about it, and I know I'm going to love it when I do get around to reading it (hopefully soon!).

First Line: Reality TV. A misnomer if there ever was one.

From Page 56: "What's the problem? We have a group of attractive, smart, articulate women here who are literally throwing themselves at you, and you're responding to them like they have leprosy."


Everyone thinks Katriona MacLeod is living the dream. Her professional career as a make up artist sees her traveling the world working with the stars and she's got no shortage of men wanting her affection. Only problem is she's never gotten over Caleb Murphy, the one guy she's ever loved. When she accepts a job on the latest looking-for-love reality TV show, Falling for the Farmer, she discovers to her horror that Caleb is the leading man and she's cast as one of his harem. But she hides a secret that means that even if she wanted a second chance with the guy who broke her heart she could never have it.

Caleb Murphy couldn't care less about C-Class celebrity fame or reality TV and he certainly doesn't believe it could lead him to love. The one thing he does care about is fulfilling his mother's last wish. Kat's presence on the show seems to offer up a solution that will make both the network and his mother happy. It might have been ten years since they split but he knows he can trust her with his plan. Just as long as he doesn't fall in love all over again with the woman who will never stay.

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 Ever Faithful by Karen Barnett. This wonderful story releases on June 18. It takes place in Yellowstone National Park in 1933. Swing on by and check out the first line!

  2. Today on my blog I shared the first line from The pink Bonnet by Liz Tolsma but I'm currently reading Britfield & the Lost Crown by C.R. Stewart so I'll share the first line from my current chapter (13) here: "Thirty minutes later, Tom and Sarah enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate, along with a tray of desserts including Bakewell tarts, Eccles cakes, treacle pudding and crème brulee." Sounds appetizing! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

  3. I loved, loved, loved All Made Up!!! Today I'm sharing the first line from The King's Mercy by Lori Benton: "Alex MacKinnon roused to the press of wood beneath his cheek and an ominous churning in his gut."


  4. Happy readerly Friday! I'm reading a new book right now!
    "Just let go. The breeze lifted Lane Kent's auburn hair from the back of her neck."
    Living Lies by Natalie Walters

  5. Happy Friday!

    On my blog I shared the first couple of lines from one of my current reads The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson. It's an upcoming release by a debut author, a fantasy full of magic and conflict between warring kingdoms. I hope you give it a read when it comes out next month.

    Here, though, let me share the first few lines from my other current read, Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa.

    "It was raining the day Suki came to the Palace of the Sun, and it was raining the night that she died."

    I hope you're having a good Friday so far. Happy weekend and happy reading! :D

  6. Happy Friday! I'm sharing from Karen Barnett's Ever Faithful on my blog today. Here is the first line from Chapter 2:

    "What have you done now?" Nate kept his voice low as he tightened his fingers around his kid brother's collar and glanced down the rain-darkened Brooklyn alley."

  7. I like reality tv lol... and I think I'd like this book. Sounds down-to-earth. Happy weekend!

  8. I'm sure you'll enjoy All Made Up! I'm not a reality TV fan, but I still loved it (if anything, it confirmed all the reasons I'm not a reality TV fan).

    I’m sharing from Purple Moon by Tessa Emily Hall on my blog today, and I'm currently between books and looking for inspiration here on First Line Friday. Have a great weekend of reading!