First-Line Friday #29


As Easy as Riding a Bike: Justin Harbor #1

by Bell Renshaw


About the Book

“Be right there,” Emma Holland called out.

She slid a tie from her wrist and around her thick hair, effectively getting it off her neck. Fanning her face to cool down after her rigorous spring-cleaning, she stepped to the door that separated her from the check-in desk and paused to regain her composure before entering the small office space.

Time to be the businesswoman that you are, Emma.

Happy two-days-after Valentine’s Day! I hope you had an enjoyable day Wednesday with your loved ones.

As Easy As Riding A Bike is a very sweet and engaging novella. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with this book, and I highly recommend it. It definitely left me with a BIG smile on my face. And, it is the prefect book to read to keep one in the Valentine’s Day spirit.

Check out my review for this fun novella HERE.

Now it is your turn! Grab the book you are currently reading, open to chapter one, and post the first sentence (or second sentence) in the comments below. Then head on over to Hoarding Books to see all of the FLF pages this week (just click on the FLF button below).First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

32 thoughts on “First-Line Friday #29

  1. I’ve seen this one round about a little in the last couple of days. I should check it out.

    I’m sharing the first line from April Gardner’s latest release, Love the War Woman, on my blog, but right now I’m reading a romantic suspense called ‘Panama Deception’ by Jennifer Haynie. Here’s the first line:

    “He was next.”

    Short and maybe not so sweet!

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    1. Thanks for sharing! “He was next” could be ominous, or he could be standing in line at the DMV. I like the ambiguity. Makes me want to check the book out!

      Have a great weekend!


  2. Happy Friday! This one looks like a good Friday.

    The first line from a book I plan to finish this weekend: Wyatt Paxton never realized coming home could be as bittersweet as leaving. -A Sea Before Us by Sarah Sundin

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  3. Happy Friday!

    Today my First Line Friday comes from a book I will be reading next week. A Mother’s Gift by Charlotte Hubbard.

    As Lenore Otto sat on the bed with Leah, wistfully watching the dusk of late November fill her daughter’s room, her heart was torn.

    Have an awesome weekend!!


  4. Happy weekend. On my blog I am featuring a favorite author and Julie Gentile series that takes place on the Jersey Beach THE UNEXPECTED RESOLUTION. I am currently reading TILLDEATH DO WE PARTY by Vickie Fee . The first link is
    Landing in Las Vegas was somewhat akin to touching down in Oz.

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  5. Happy Friday! The book I’m featuring on my blog is Rumors and Promises by Kathleen Rouser. Since I’m on chapter 14, I’ll share the first line from that chapter here. “I insist that you stay here and rest today, Sophie.” Have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. That sounds like a sweet read!

    I’m not actually in the middle of any fiction book (I’m reading like four non-fictions right now), but the book closest me is “A Lady Unrivaled” by Roseanna White (I read it in the beginning of the year and my mom just returned it to me and it’s not made it back to my shelves yet). It’s worth a mention so here’s the first line: “Lady Ella Myerston knew more than everyone thought she did–and more than they thought she should.”

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  7. I’ve been looking forward to reading this. I loved the last Bell Renshaw novella I read.

    I’m featuring Kill Shot by Susan Sleeman on my blog. I’ll share here from the book I’m currently reading, Focus on Love by Candee Fick:

    Elizabeth Foster ripped the Christmas wrapping paper from the box on her lap

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  8. This sounds like my type of book!

    Here are my first lines since I can’t ever seem to limit myself to one –

    “Vladimir Kolnikov sat in his Corvette in a nearly empty parking lot for a long time.  Just a few feet away was the entrance to the private hotel where his friends, teammates, and the woman he loved waited for him to arrive.  He was getting married in less than an hour, but instead of heading inside to change into his tuxedo, he was sitting here sweating.  Thinking.  Panicking.“ Las Vegas Sidewinders: Vladimir by Kat Mizera

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  9. I love pep talks! My lines from the blog: “It was her favorite dream.

    The golden dagger lay before Valia on a velvet cushion. Beautiful. Powerful. Deadly. She picked it up, the golden hilt ice cold against her skin.”

    These are the lines of a much awaited conclusion of the Falling Kingdoms series: Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes. Happy Friday!

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  10. Prologue

    Vincentio Rossi lifted his glass of ten-year-old Lombardi Brunello di Montalcino, closed his eyes, and sniffed the complex bouquet of the ruby red wine. – Lethal Legacy by Irene Hannon

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading

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  11. oooo i can’t wait to read this one!

    My current first line is from Missy Tippens’ new novella “Her Valentine Reunion” (in the Back to You collection) – In a preemptive strike against the Valentine’s Day funk that hit her every year in February, Abbie Rogers had been working on her latest craft project she’d dubbed Operation Kill Cupid.”

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  12. I know I’m late but yesterday was busy! Happy Weekend! My first line is from A Langhorne Romance (which is in Right Where We Belong collection) by Deborah Raney.

    “No sooner had Lily O’Neal plunged her hands into the sticky bread dough than the doorbell rang. Why did it always work that way?”

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