Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Tuesday Intros -- I Promise You This


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 reading a book set in France for FranceBookTours. I'll be reviewing I Promise You This by Patricia Sands on May 20, and  there will be a book giveaway, so I hope you'll come back for that.
Here's the intro:
Rain pelted down.
The limo crawled along in a clog of traffic. For the most part, the rhythmic slap of the windshield wipers was all that broke the silence.
Philippe knew that Kat was struggling to keep her composure. He kept the conversation light and brief as they looked out from the backseat. "Now you see why I never take a taxi into Paris from the airport. At least with a hired car and driver, I don't have to watch the meter skyrocket if we get caught like this."
Kat nodded expressionless, staring straight ahead. She thought it fitting that the weather was as gloomy and dark as the feelings she was fighting.
When the familiar landmarks of the Left Bank came into view, her mood began to lift. She leaned her head back against the seat. Her hand nestled in Philippe's. 
I had to keep the intro going until we got to a definitely French part -- the Left Bank.
I look forward to seeing what everyone else is reading.

12 comments:

Cleo Bannister said...

Yes, I do like that opening and I want to know why her mood was so dark...

Heather Fineisen said...

This has piqued my interest. I would read on. Enjoy!

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

Nice intro -I've read it for the tour as well and am very familiar with the wintry Canadian segments ... EnJoy!

Laura Thomas said...

I'd definitely keep reading, and I love that cover. Would be a wonderful painting for my wall.

Here's my TT

Patricia said...

Salut, Paulita! I was delighted to see you are taking part in the book tour! Will you be in France this summer?

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Lovely opening, and I can sense the dark emotions, wondering what is going on between them. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Yvonne said...

I like the sounds of this one. I'm going to add it to my wishlist.

Nise' said...

I like the intro and the cover is so pretty.

diane said...

Sounds like it has pleasant possibilities. Enjoy

Roz . Russell said...

Oh dear I am still on French toast, I told you I was not really a reader but like other's I love the cover x

Maria Behar said...

Oh, I LOVE this cover! And I have always wanted to visit Paris, but have never had the chance (or the money, lol). I studied French for 4 years in high school, and became quite obsessed with France at the time.

I love the plot, too! Second chances are always nice to read about. I'm curious as to what Katherine will decide to do, given the very contradictory alternatives she has to choose from.

I'm adding this one to my Goodreads shelves. Thanks for featuring it!!

Also, thanks for stopping by and commenting on my own Tuesday Intros post!! :)

Maria Behar said...

P.S. When I went to Goodreads, I discovered they're having a giveaway for this book, so I entered it!! Keeping my fingers crossed.....lol. :)

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