10 April 2020

Take a Chance on Me | 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!

Anyone else reading for the O.W.L.s (Magical Readathon) this month? The prompt for Potions is to read a book under 150 pages, so of course, it's given me the perfect excuse to pick up Becky Wade's new (free!) novella. I'm very excited to read it this weekend.

First Line: The hospital's electronic doors whooshed open as Penelope Quinn rushed toward the emergency room.

From 56%: "Eli's a good guy," Sam said to her when Eli was out of earshot.


When baker Penelope Quinn steps in to help her brother’s family through a medical crisis, she’s forced into close proximity with charming Air Force fighter pilot Eli Price.

Penelope has one iron-clad dating rule—she does not date airmen. Months ago, she relaxed her rule with Eli and immediately lived to regret it. After a long deployment, he’s now back in Misty River and, to her dismay, she finds him just as tempting as always.

Eli’s spent months thinking about funny, feisty, creative Penelope. He once leveraged his focus and drive to become a pilot, his childhood dream. Now he's set on leveraging that same focus and drive in order to convince Penelope to give him one more chance.

This romantic prequel novella introduces readers to the quaint mountain town of Misty River and a brand-new series from Christy-winning author Becky Wade!

Now, feel free to leave a line from a book near you in the comments below.
And be sure to stop by Hoarding Books and Freda's Voice for a peek into other books.


  1. This one sounds so good!! Happy Friday!

  2. This book seems interesting. I like the quotes.

  3. I'm wantingmore, it looks good! Happy Easter weekend! Stay safe!

  4. Happy Friday! My first line is from "The Color of Love" by Kimberly Rae Jordan:

    "Charles Beaumont Allerton Junior tugged at the hem of his button-up shirt, hoping to work out some of the wrinkles that his rapid - and poor - packing job had created."

  5. Happy Friday!
    Today I'm sharing from chapter 27 in The Happy Camper by Melody Carlson.
    "Still needing to get groceries for tonight's dinner with Jordan, Dillon was tempted to skip the Silver Slipper altogether."
    Hope you have a great Easter weekend. 🙂❤📖

  6. Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I shared the first line from The Lost Lieutenant by Erica Vetsch but I'm currently reding The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner so I'll share the first line from chapter 11 here: "Since our Sunday lunch had been so rudely interrupted by, you know…reality, Ben and I decided our first date called for a do-over." Happy reading!

  7. I love the second chance trope in romance novels! I might give this one a try :)

    Konna @ The Reading Armchair

  8. My book this week is THE HOUSE AT THE END OF THE MOOR by Michelle Griep.
    March 1861 Dartmoor Prison, Devon, England

    Death prowled the cell block like a dark animal seeking prey— especially the weakest.

  9. Happy Saturday! Today, I'm sharing the first line from Before I Called You Mine by Nicole Deese: "If Obsessive Email Checking Disorder were a disease, I was likely already in the final stages: trigger thumb, mindless refreshing, aimless scrolling, and of course, an inability to focus on anything else in the entire world."


  10. Hope you enjoy it. Have a good weekend!