Happy Friday, friends! I’m extra pumped for this particular Friday because next week is vacation!! I’ll have lots of reading time on Sunday as I fly from Nashville to Seattle. My oldest niece is getting married next Thursday (which means I’ll get to spend some quality time with family).
For some reason, the week prior to a vacation always seems to drag a little more than normal. And since I had already listened to all of the available audiobooks on my August TBR, I decided to catch up on a couple older books I haven’t had the opportunity to read yet. Including this one from Jenny B. Jones…
About the Book
When a washed-up pop star inherits a wedding planning business, it’s all bouquets and bliss until a bride turns up dead.
Paisley Sutton shot to stardom as a teenage rock sensation, but ten years later that star has fizzled out, just like her bank account. When she unexpectedly inherits her aunt’s wedding planning business, Paisley leaves the glamour of Los Angeles for a charming small town in Arkansas. Thinking she’ll arrive in Sugar Creek and liquidate the moldly property, Paisley’s shocked to find Enchanted Events has experienced a major makeover and is now the place for brides. She’s got two months to keep Enchanted Events afloat if she wants to sell and rekindle her music career with the profits.
Paisley’s tossed into a world of vows and venues, but her most difficult challenge comes in the form of one demanding bride. When this Bridezilla’s found facedown in her cake, all fingers point to Paisley as the prime murder suspect. And she does not look good in prison orange.
This former pop princess will need the help of her gun-toting, ex-CIA grandmother and her handsome neighbor, Beau Hudson, to unravel the mystery and clear her good name. As she and her unruly posse dig into Bridezilla’s life, she discovers the woman had a long list of enemies. The closer Paisley gets to the truth, the more her own life is in danger.
Love is in the air this wedding season, but before Paisley can help the ladies of Sugar Creek say, “I do,” she’s got to unveil a killer. Or find herself the next target.
What are you reading this long holiday weekend? Grab the book nearest you and drop the first line in the comments. Then head over to Hoarding Books to find out what books others are reading!
Over on my blog I’m sharing the first line from Caught by Suprise by Jen Turano. It’s a super fun book!
Just last evening I started reading the new book coming out next week. A Worthy Rebel by Jody Hedlund. The first line from chapter 6 is: “Everyone disperse!” I called. “We’re not meeting tonight. It’s too dangerous.”
This sounds like fun! I’ll have to check it out.
I’m sharing the first line from Justice by Emily Conrad on my blog today. It was an unexpected read – the cover gave me the impression it was a historical romance, but it was most definitely a contemporary.
Susan Dyer says
My first lines come from a book I will be reading shortly, Unleashed by Donna Kauffman.
Emma Lafferty’s life had gone to the dogs. Literally. And to the cats. And the parakeets, goldfish, hamsters, even the occasional potbelly pig. What it and her fledgling pet-sitting service hadn’t gone to was her bank account. Not enough, anyway.
Have a great weekend and happy reading!
Happy vacation and happy reading!
I have this book but haven’t gotten to it yet–now you’re making me think I should!
I’m sharing the first line of “A Worthy Rebel” on my blog today. I’ll share the first line of my current read, Sarah Loudin Thomas’s “A Shot at Love,” here: “Fleeta hunkered low, careful not to rattle the crisp fallen leaves all around her.”
Anneliese Dalaba says
Those lines draw you into the story. Well done! I’m not posting a First Line Friday this week because I simply don’t have time. I just became a great-aunt yesterday and am entertaining family from out of time. Some things are simply more important than reading. This is one of them. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Suzie Waltner says
Congratulations on the new addition to the family!
I’m featuring lines from Danielle Norman’s upcoming release Roadster on my blog.
Here, I’m sharing lines from Keira Montclair’s Falling for the Chieftan. It’s her new historical time travel romance.
“Allison Sutton’s feet hit water as she plunged into the murky liquid at the base of the cascading falls.”
I was thinking “this might be fun” until I read about the gun-toting ex-CIA grandmother – this definitely looks fun! I”m featuring Starting From Scratch by Kate Lloyd on my blog, so here is a line from page 11:
“A few minutes later I sat on the suitcase’s lid while Marta fastened the metal latches with gusto.”
Happy Friday and happy reading!
Nicole Santana says
Well, I just bought this book…great first lines!
Yesterday on my blog, I shared the first lines from Cara Putman’s novel Delayed Justice. Here I will share the first line from the novel I’m currently reading, An Unpresentable Glory by Eleanor Gustafson.
“On her return from church, Kileenda Jensen discovered a problem, and it had nothing to do with her name.”
Hope you have an awesome weekend!!!
Suzie Waltner says
I finished this one earlier today. A little more angst than I like my romances but some really great topics and lessons in there!
Becky Smith says
I know I’m late for Friday, so happy Labor Day weekend! My first line is from Under Prairie Skies by Cynthia Roemer.
“The sound of a spry whistle froze Charlotte Stanton in her tracks. She tightened her hold on her bucket of creek water, eyes narrowing.”