Tuesday, February 05, 2013

First Chapter, Tuesday Teaser --

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'm excited to start this one, even though some of the Goodreads reviews have not gushed over it -- The Marseille Caper by Peter Mayle. Of  course, I've never gotten over his book A Year in Provence. Here's the intro:
Shock has a chilling effect, particularly when it takes the form of an unexpected meeting with a man from whom you have recently stolen three million dollars' worth of wine. Sam Levitt shivered and pulled his terrycloth robe closer around his body, still damp from an early morning dip in the Chateau Marmont pool.
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 my teaser from chapter two:
"Elena," he said, "are you wearing anything under that dress?"  
"Not a lot," she said. "A couple drops of Chanel."
What do you think?

12 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ha-ha! Love that teaser, and the opener does pique my interest. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Harvee said...

I love books about France and would definitely read this one.

JoAnn said...

I loved A Year in Provence. I'd keep going based on that alone :-)

Juli Rahel said...

I'd definitely be shocked! If I stole anything, I'd stay faaar away from that person afterwards! Thanks for sharing, here's my Tuesday Post!
Juli @ Universe in Words

Lisa (Lost in Literature) said...

Such a tease!! Great teaser! :)

Jackie/Jake said...

Great teaser!!!!

Sim said...

a couple of drops of Chanel? ooh la la. The celeb-haunted Chateau Marmont is just up the street from me in Hollywood ... I imagine there is a Chateau Marmont in France too, oui?

Nise' said...

The intro grabbed my attention and I would want to read more.

Vicki said...

What a great teaser. I'll have to check into this book.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Love that, it would definite make me continue reading. Thanks for joining in this week; I appreciate it.

booksaremyfavouriteandbest said...

Yes! Keep reading - sounds like good fun.

Linda said...

I like his fiction and have this one on my list. I love Marseilles on top of this.

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