Friday, February 14, 2020

First Line Fridays: The Dating Charade by Melissa Ferguson

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 The Dating Charade by Melissa Ferguson:

"If one was going to dip one's toes into the murky, pestilential waters of online dating, an escape plan was critical."

Have you read this book? I thought it absolutely adorable. You can learn more about the book below and read my review here.

What are you reading this weekend? I'd love to read your first lines.

Have a great weekend! Happy reading!

About the Book:

Just when you think you’ve met your match . . . the charade begins.
Cassie Everson is an expert at escaping bad first dates. And, after years of meeting, greeting, and running from the men who try to woo her, Cassie is almost ready to retire her hopes for a husband—and children—altogether.
But fate has other plans, and Cassie’s online dating profile catches the eye of firefighter Jett Bentley. In Jett’s memory, Cassie Everson is the unreachable girl-of-legend from their high school days. Nervously, he messages her, setting off a chain of events that forces a reluctant Cassie back into the dating game.
No one is more surprised than Cassie when her first date with Jett is a knockout. But when they both go home and find three children dropped in their laps—each—they independently decide to do the right and mature thing: hide the kids from each other while sorting it all out. What could go wrong?
Melissa Ferguson’s hilarious and warmhearted debut reminds us that love can come in very small packages—and that sometimes our best-laid plans aren’t nearly as rewarding and fun as the surprises that come our way.

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books


  1. I haven't yet read this book, but every time I go out to the store I'm looking for it on the shelves!

    Over on my blog I'm sharing the first line from The Tea Chest by Heidi Chiavaroli. Here I'll share the first line from chapter Thirty-Two: "I should have never held him."

    1. I've heard so much about that book, but haven't read it. Enjoy!

  2. I loved the Dating Charade, and it's the perfect read for this time of the year!

    On my blog today I'm sharing the first line from The Billionaire's Destined Bride by Mandi Blake:

    "You're what? Surely she'd heard wrong.

    Have a great weekend!

    1. Yes, it makes a perfect Valentine's book, even the cover looks like Valentine's!

  3. Happy Valentine's Day!
    Today I'm sharing from A Kiss is Just a Kiss by Melinda Curtis: 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! 🥰📚

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

    1. I thoroughly enjoyed Veiled in Smoke. Looking forward to the sequel!

  5. 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!

  6. What could go wrong, indeed? haha. Glad you liked the story!

  7. I absolutely loved The Dating Charade! :) I just started reading Flight Risk by Cara Putman; here are the first lines: “‘Savannah, call for you on line one. Says he’s a reporter. Never heard of him.””

    Have a great rest of your weekend!