Tuesday, October 16, 2012

First Chapter, Tuesday Teaser -- Wallflower in Bloom


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.
Claire Cook writes fun books, so I didn't hesitate to pick up her new novel Wallflower in Bloom. Even the cover is invigorating.
My brother was dazzling, as usual. "Do. You. Have. Passion?" he roared. His white teeth gleamed. His elegant hands beckoned. His bedroom eyes twinkled. The sold-out mostly female audience drooled.
 

Also this week is Teaser Tuesdays.
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!
Open to a random page of your current read and share a teaser sentence from somewhere on that page.
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.
Here's mine from page 62:
I loved denial -- it was warm and cuddly like a favorite childhood blankie -- but standing here now, sweats rolled down over my hips, I forced myself to push it away and look at the facts. I'd spent the last decade in and out of a dead-end relationship as I worked seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day at a job that made me disappear bit by bit on the inside, as I bulked up inch by inch on the outside.
Somehow, the main character gets to go on Dancing with the Stars as a way to redeem her life. Maybe that'll happen to me too.

8 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Great opening and teaser...I loved this book! Hope you do,too.

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Nise' said...

I've enjoyed this author's books, I'd keep reading.

Sim said...

That cover IS invigorating! Havent read Cook but that teaser was tempting.

Christine Rains said...

Terrific teaser!

JoAnn said...

I haven't read Claire Cook, but this makes me want to!

Book Dragon said...

I haven't read Cook but I love the intro. I can totally see the women!

GREAT teaser! Did I totally read over title/author?

Thanks so much for visiting The Lair.

commented back: I really should review the book. it is very beginner but said something that make a bunch of advice click for me and I've been able to progress with my running.

Most people don't lose a lot of weight, just that those are the ones we hear about!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Nope, doesn't do a think for me -- hope u love it though.

Heather said...

Love the teaser - hope you enjoy(ed) it. Thanks for visiting!

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