14 February 2020

Throw Like a Girl | First Line Friday + The Friday 56

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

Happy Friday!

And happy Valentine's Day!

I have every intention of watching To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You with pizza tonight—so I'll probably be indulging adorable romances all weekend, too. This new YA sports romance looks fun and like it'll fit my mood perfectly; I can't wait to get started.

First Line: In every baseball movie ever, it's the same.

From Page 56: Coach Lee might be small, but his voice is tough as nails.


Friday Night Lights meets Morgan Matson's The Unexpected Everything in this contemporary debut where swoonworthy romance meets underdog sports story.

When softball star Liv Rodinsky throws one ill-advised punch during the most important game of the year, she loses her scholarship to her fancy private school, her boyfriend, and her teammates all in one fell swoop. With no other options, Liv is forced to transfer to the nearest public school, Northland, where she'll have to convince its coach she deserves a spot on the softball team, all while facing both her ex and the teammates of the girl she punched... Every. Single. Day.

Enter Grey, the injured star quarterback with amazing hair and a foolproof plan: if Liv joins the football team as his temporary replacement, he'll make sure she gets a spot on the softball team in the spring. But it will take more than just a flawless spiral for Liv to find acceptance in Northland's halls, and behind that charismatic smile, Grey may not be so perfect after all.

With lovable characters and a charming quarterback love interest, Throw Like a Girl will have readers swooning from the very first page.

Now, feel free to leave a line from a book near you in the comments below.
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  1. The characters sound delightful. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE JANES”

  2. Happy Valentine's Day!
    Today I'm sharing from A Kiss is Just a Kiss by Melinda Curtis: https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2020/02/14/first-line-friday-123/. It's a really fun, fast read. I'm also reading Children of the Stars by Mario Escobar, so I will share a line from there.
    "Every generation nurses the hope that the world will begin anew."
    Hope you have an excellent weekend! 🥰📚

  3. I like the quotes. Enjoy your current read!

  4. This sounds like something I could like :) Here is my Friday meme's post >> https://journeyinbookland.wordpress.com/2020/02/14/bookish-memes-on-friday-february-14-2020-features-doctor-dearest-by-r-s-grey/

  5. Seems sweet for today! :-) Happy Valentine's weekend!

  6. Seems like a great choice for this holiday. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  7. My first line is from Veiled in Smoke by Jocelyn Green.
    Chicago, Thursday, September 28, 1871
    Meg’s father was gone. Again.

  8. I don't generally read sports romances, but I have to say, a girl playing football on an otherwise all male team is sure tempting! I hope you love this one! Have a great weekend. Enjoy your movie and pizza! That actually sounds like a great way to spend the evening.

  9. I shared from An Unlikely Amish Match on my blog. Here I'll share the first line from chapter eight:

    "Susannah did not plan on telling her mamm about the kiss."

    Hope you had a happy Valentine's Day!