Tuesday, January 28, 2014

First Paragraph, Tuesday Teaser -- Someone Else's Love Story

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 wanted to use this book for my First Paragraph, Tuesday Teaser, but I enjoyed it so much that I finished it yesterday. I'll still feature it, even though I'm not currently reading it. The book is someone else's love story by Joshilyn Jackson. I carried the book with me to a swim meet on Saturday and my friend Betsy said, "Oh, her books remind me of yours."
I wish. I really enjoyed this.
Here's the intro:
I fell in love with William Ashe at gunpoint, in a Circle K. It was on a Friday afternoon at the tail end of a Georgia summer so ungodly hot the air felt like it had all been boiled red. We were both staring down the barrel of an ancient, creaky .32 that could kill us just as dead as a really nice gun could. 
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 teaser.
Here's my teaser from page 55:
Because I knew then. William Ashe was going to save us. William Ashe was the brave one, the bold one. He was the great god Thor. I wanted to lean across my son's head and press my mouth to his and taste him and let him suck all this certainty out of my mouth. I wanted to be his, or maybe just be him.  
I can highly recommend this book.

25 comments:

Amber said...

Love that Teaser! I'm gonna have to check this book out! Thanks for sharing and stopping by my TT! http://winterhavenbooks.blogspot.com/2014/01/teaser-tuesday-58-pawn-by-aimee-carter.html

sallyfromoz said...

I like your teases. Thank you for visiting mine here: http://sallyfromoz.wordpress.com/2014/01/28/teaser-tuesday-280114/

JC Jones said...

Both are interesting. Thanks for visiting.

Kathy Martin said...

Sounds like a great story. Loved the images in the teaser. My teasers this week are from Carousel Sun by Sharon Lee and Cress by Marissa Meyer. Happy reading!

gautami tripathy said...

I like your quotes. I would definitely pick it up...

Do check my post!

Catherine Healey said...

Great opening paragraph. I would definitely continue reading.

My Book Club Librarian Tuesday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/01/first-chapter-first-paragraph-47.html

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I loved this book! That is a great intro...thanks for sharing. Here's MY TUESDAY POST

JoAnn said...

Glad to know you enjoyed the book... I really need to read Joshilyn Jacksom!

Literary Feline said...

I really want to read this book. I would keep reading!

Alex W. said...

It sounds like such an interesting read! That first paragraph really hooks you. I'd definitely keep reading. And that teaser sounds like the book doesn't let up with the suspense! I'll definitely be looking for this book. Here is my Teaser Tuesday if you want to check it out.

Pat @ Posting For Now said...

I loved Someone Else's Love Story. I usually wind up finishing my book before Tuesday's post, but post the intro anyway. Have a great week.

Nise' said...

Loved this book too!

Sarah (Sarah's Book Shelves) said...

I absolutely loved this book also! Especially how it wasn't about what you thought going into it.

Here's my Tuesday Intro:
http://www.sarahsbookshelves.com/memoirs/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday-intros-brain-on-fire-by-susannah-cahalan/

And here's my review of Someone Else's Love Story:
http://www.sarahsbookshelves.com/fiction/book-review-someone-elses-love-story-by-joshilyn-jackson/

Moirae(thefates) book reviews said...

Haven't heard of this one. Here is mine.

Christie - The Fiction Enthusiast said...

Intense sexiness! Love it :)

My TT: http://thefictionenthusiast.blogspot.com/2014/01/teaser-tuesday-january-28th.html

Peggy Farooqi said...

Great teaser! I really like the title as well actually. It makes you think you want to know more i.e. why someone else's love story?

grammajudyb said...

This one is on my to-be-read list. I may just have to move it up to the top after reading your recommendation. Glad you liked it.

Christine Rains said...

That's an awesome first paragraph! Thanks for sharing.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Great intro, enjoyable story - so glad you joined us again this week.

Pooch said...

Powerful and direct opening, though I'm not keen on the gun in the scene. I'd probably read on to see the direction the story takes, then decide whether to finish or not.

Hope you enjoy it.
:)

kelley jensen said...

I like that--quite a beginning. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

Juli Rahel said...

Sounds like a pretty intense Teaser, but also very good! I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a good rest of the week :)
Juli @ Universe in Words

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