First Lines Fridays — Can you guess the book?

Posted June 17, 2016 by FMA in First Lines Fridays



❝ He was bald in a way that made me think of both melons and sex.
Tan suit, green tie, white shirt — Chuck was a honeydew.❞

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above. Here are the rules:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

Please comment below or tag me in the post, so I can check it out!


Do you know which book this excerpt is from?

Read on to find to find out …


Arrow Heart


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Love Hacked

Love Hacked by Penny Reid: Amazon

There are three things you need to know about Sandra Fielding:
1) She makes all her first dates cry,
2) She hasn’t been kissed in over two years, and
3) She knows how to knit.

Sandra has difficulty removing her psychotherapist hat. Of her last 30 dates, 29 have ended the same way: the man sobbing uncontrollably. After one such disaster, Sandra–near desperation and maybe a little tipsy–gives in to a seemingly harmless encounter with her hot waiter, Alex. Argumentative, secretive, and hostile Alex may be the opposite of everything Sandra knows is right for her. But now, the girl who has spent all her life helping others change for the better, must find a way to cope with falling for someone who refuses to change at all.

This is a full-length, 110k word novel and is the third book in the Knitting in the City series. All books in the series can be read as a standalone.


So, Penny Reid and an alpha male… yep! Have you met Alex? Alex is such an enigma, one that the ever clever Sandra cannot figure out. I didn’t want to stop reading, I only wanted to find out MORE about Alex, who he was, what had he done, and what was in his past. He was so  …alpha. So controlling (of himself and his surroundings) and domineering. He’s manlicious! Love Hacked Review

About Penny Reid

Penny Reid is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best Selling Author of the Winston Brothers, Knitting in the City, Rugby, and Hypothesis series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

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