Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the first paragraph of her current read. Anyone can join in. Go to Diane's website for the image and share the first paragraph of the current book you are reading.
I picked up Passing Love by Jacqueline E. Luckett because the main character visits Paris after her best friend dies. And, as you know, anything can happen in Paris.
Here's the first paragraph:
She'd waited all her life to go to Paris. As for the reasons why the dream of speaking French in France, of standing beneath the Eiffel Tower at the stroke of midnight, of lingering in sidewalk cafes took so long to come about -- she chose to evade, not explain them. Her greatest fear, the one she carried like a locket close to her heart, was that in taking too close a look at the days that composed her fifty-six years, the dam that confined her existence might break and release a river of regret for all the places she'd never visited, the books she'd never read, the things she'd never done.
Also this week is Teaser Tuesdays.
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
From page 150:
"If we were better acquainted, Monsieur, I'd say you were following me. I've had my ticket for weeks." Nicole shivered on the inside, feeling sultry and shy and demure -- not who she believed she was. She adjusted her dress, glad her outfit complemented her legs. C'est dommage. Too bad the woman on his arm was so young. Judging from the ogling ladies in the lobby, Laurent was a man women watched without the slightest hint of reserve."