Friday, April 10, 2020

First Line Fridays: Before I Called You Mine by Nicole Deese

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 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."

Have you read this book? Book blurb below and you can read my review here.

What are you reading this weekend? I'd love for you to share your book's first line!

Happy reading!


About the Book:


Lauren Bailey may be a romantic at heart, but after a decade of matchmaking schemes gone wrong, there's only one match she's committed to now--the one that will make her a mother. Lauren is a dedicated first-grade teacher in Idaho, and her love for children has led her to the path of international adoption. To satisfy her adoption agency's requirements, she gladly agreed to remain single for the foreseeable future; however, just as her long wait comes to an end, Lauren is blindsided by a complication she never saw coming: Joshua Avery.

Joshua may be a substitute teacher by day, but Lauren finds his passion for creating educational technology as fascinating as his antics in the classroom. Though she does her best to downplay the undeniable connection between them, his relentless pursuit of her heart puts her commitment to stay unattached to the test and causes her once-firm conviction to waver. With an impossible decision looming, Lauren might very well find herself choosing between the two deepest desires of her heart . . . even if saying yes to one means letting go of the other.

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

9 comments:

  1. Happy Good Friday!

    Before I Called You Mine is my favorite book I've read so far this year, and I thought it was an amazing story.

    On my blog this week, I'm sharing the first line from Rachael Bloome's The Truth in Tiramisu:

    "Every time Eliza Carter closed her eyes, she saw his face."

    Hope you have a lovely Easter Weekend :)

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  2. Nicole Deese book was spectacular! On my top ten for the year for sure!

    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.

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  3. I have had this on my want to read list!!!

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  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."

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  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. ๐Ÿ™‚❤๐Ÿ“–

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  6. I loved loved loved that one!

    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!

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  7. I'm planning to start this one this weekend! I've heard SUCH good things about it!

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  8. This book is going on my TBR!

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