I love a good book cover. I’ll often stop to read the back cover if the front cover catches my eye. Sometimes those books pan out, and sometimes they don’t. A cover doesn’t tell you a lot about an author’s writing, after all.
So, what do I like even more than a captivating cover? A fabulous first line. If the very first line of a book pulls me in, there’s a pretty good chance it’s a book I’ll willingly lose sleep to read. (Which, honestly, isn’t always a good thing…but I still love it when it happens!)
Just in case you have a few Christmas gift cards burning a hole in your pocket (wholly allocated to book-buying, of course), I thought you might enjoy some first lines from some of our Inspy Romance Authors. If a first line – or three or five – grab you and you want to know more, click on the cover image, and it’ll take you to the Amazon page for that book.
“Mistletoe Make-Believe” by Amy Anguish (in the Candy Cane Wishes and Saltwater Dreams collection)
Together in Thyme by Valerie Comer
The Art of Rivers by Janet W. Ferguson
An Informal Arrangement by Heather Gray
Head Over Stilettos by Liwen Y. Ho
The Marine’s Mission by Deb Kastner
One She Never Expected by K. Leah
The Breakup Project by Carolyn Miller
Uptown Flirt by Lindi Peterson
If Thomas’s muscles could speak, they’d likely groan as loud as the door of his ’83 Bronco.
Glory Falls by Janine Rosche
Enduring Love by Toni Shiloh
Hometown Promise by Merrillee Whren
Wishing you all a beautiful and blessed New Year!