Friday, August 23, 2019

First Line Fridays: You Belong With Me by Tari Faris

Happy Friday!

First Line Fridays is hosted by Hoarding Books and participants share the first line from a nearby book.

Today I'm sharing the first lines from You Belong With Me by Tari Faris:

"Was she really the only one left who cared about this town?"

This book releases September 3, 2019, but I got an advanced reader copy as part of the launch team. Read my review here.

What are you reading this weekend?

Have a great weekend! Happy reading!

About the Book:

Realtor Hannah Thornton has many talents. Unfortunately, selling houses in the town where her family name is practically poison isn't one of them. When a business tycoon determines to raze historic homes in the small town of Heritage, Michigan, and replace them with a strip mall, Hannah resolves to stop him. She sets about helping Heritage win a restoration grant that will put the town back on the map--and hopefully finally repay the financial debt Hannah's mother caused the town. But at first no one supports her efforts--not even her best friend, Luke.

Luke Johnson may have grown up in Heritage, but as a foster kid he never truly felt as if he belonged. Now he has a chance to score a job as assistant fire chief and earn his place in the town. But when the interview process and Hannah's restoration project start unearthing things from his past, Luke must decide if belonging is worth the pain of being honest about who he is--and who he was.

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books


  1. Ooo, that pulled me in! I'm so curious about this book now! Happy Friday!

  2. Great first line! Is this a new author? I'd love for you to stop by my First Lines and consider joining the Fall Into Reading Challenge!


    1. Yes, this is her debut novel! I'll definitely check out the reading challenge!

  3. Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I am sharing the first line from Finding Lady Enderly by Joanna Davidson Politano: I am just getting into the book, so I will share from chapter 2.

    "I clutched the edge of my seat and rested my forehead on the shuddering train window."

    Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading! 🙂💚📚

  4. Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I shared the first line from King's Shadow by Angela Hunt but it's also my current read so I'll share the first line from chapter 23 here: "Anyone who studied Herod in the days following Aristobulus's death would not doubt his deep and sincere grief." Happy reading!

  5. Happy Friday!

    On my blog, I shared the first couple of lines of a book I recently finished - The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang. Here, though, I'll be sharing the first lines of one of the books I'm currently reading - Wild Savage Stars by Kristina Perez.

    "The waves mocked her.

    Discordant laughter swelled in Branwen's mind and twisted her heart. She couldn't remain on the ship one moment longer. Her skin itched."

    Wild Savage Stars is the sequel to Kristina Perez's Sweet Black Waves, which is a Tristan & Eseult retelling. I'm enjoying it so far and I hope you liked the first few lines I shared.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  6. I am intrigued by the plot. Hope you enjoyed this one!

  7. This sounds like an interesting read! :)

    I’m sharing on my blog the first line from Grace in Deep Waters by Christine Dillon.

    The radio dominated the room.