First Lines Fridays — Can you guess the book?

Posted July 29, 2016 by FMA in First Lines Fridays, Special Post




❝I felt the covers slide down my body then a hand light on the small of my back. It was so warm it was hot, like the blood that ran through its veins went faster than the blood of any average man.❞

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 the excerpt is from?

Read on to find to find out …


Arrow Heart


(hover for book info.)

 Mystery man

Mystery Man by Kristen Ashley: GoodreadsAmazon

Night time is the right time…

Gwendolyn Kidd has met the man of her dreams. He’s hot, he’s sexy, and what started as a no-names-exchanged night of passion has blossomed into a year and a half-long pleasure fest. Sure, it’s a little strange that he only appears in her bed at night, but Gwen is so sure he’s the one, she just can’t turn him away…

Hawk Delgado knows more about Gwen than she could ever imagine. She’s gorgeous, headstrong, and skittish about relationships. But Hawk is facing his own demons, demons that keep him from connecting with anyone. Yet when Gwen is drawn into Denver’s lethal underground scene, Hawk’s protective nature comes out full force. The problem is, when Gwen gets a dose of Hawk’s Alpha attitude in the daylight, she’s not so sure he’s the one anymore….


Mystery Man is such a great book! I mean what is better than the panty melting HAWK DELGADO? This man is the ultimate. He’s Alpha to his core, a protector, sexy and commanding in the bedroom (and outside of it).

“Tonight, you in a little black dress and high heels, I’ll be there at seven thirty.”

“Are you asking me out on a date?”
“Sweet Pea, I’ve been f*ckin’ you for a year and a half.”
“I know.”
“So no, I’m not askin’. I’m tellin’. You, dress, heels, I’ll be there at seven thirty.”
“So you’re not asking me out on a date, you’re telling me we’re going on a date?”
“That’s about it.”
“You can’t tell me we’re going out on a date.”
“Just did, babe.”

It is funny, sexy and mysterious. Did I mention sexy? Love it. If you haven’t yet read this book, do! I defy you to not like it.

About Kristen Ashley

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn’t taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen’s Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning.

Nothing’s changed.

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she’s blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.

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