What Draws you to a Book- #FirstLinesFriday #amreading


I came across this fun new challenge via One Book More and thought I’d join in.

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?

  • 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

First Lines:

Roy Donaldson tightened his gloves and adjusted his helmet before giving the WarHawks’ goalie a nod. Time to get down to business. He dropped into defensive position, ignoring the catcalls coming from the Edmonton fans. It was always like this when they played away from home; he’d gotten used to it and actually even kind of liked the anonymous insults and whistles. It only spurred him to try harder. Beat the odds.

Can you guess which of my books this comes from?

The First Lines From Friday Book is… you guessed it- The Player!

Sometimes, love happens when we least expect it…

NHL defenseman Roy Donaldson lives for the game. When an ex-girlfriend/stalker causes trouble for the team, Roy gets benched.

And the only way he can return to the rotation…? Accept help from sassy, sexy PA Patience Kennedy.

Patience is one step away from a junior partnership– all she needs to do is restore a sullen, annoying, attractive hockey player’s image.

Shouldn’t be too hard, right?


What do you think? Did the opening lines catch your interest?

21 thoughts on “What Draws you to a Book- #FirstLinesFriday #amreading

  1. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader April 10, 2020 — 11:41 am

    This one is sitting on my Kindle Jacquie!

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    1. Yay! Thank you, Sophie 🙂
      Happy Easter!

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  2. It definitely caught my interest, Jacquie.

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    1. That makes my day! Thanks, Saania 🙂
      Happy Easter!

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  3. I obsess over first lines. They are too important not to. Good post.

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    1. So true, Jacqui. First impressions are crucial to draw in a reader.

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  4. Cool idea, Jacquie! Great first lines up there. ❤

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  5. Yes, it did. Someone who gets spurred on by insults is going to be an interesting character. 🙂 That’s a fun first line, Jacquie. Happy Writing! I just know that’s what you’re doing! Lol. And if you celebrate, Happy Easter.

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    1. Most hockey players aren’t what you could call shrinking violets, lol

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      1. I know! I read On Thin Ice. 🙂 They make great characters.

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  6. What grabs me to a read is first the subject, second the suspense, and third the relativity. Happy Resurrection celebration! ❤️☕️❤️☕️

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  7. An innovative approach to reading… I love it! 🙂

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  8. Yes, it did grab me. Being Canadian, I am a huge hockey fan and with this pandemic, boy did I miss the playoffs this year. Checking it out Jacquie. Should I read Skating on Thin Ice first?

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    1. Hi Carla, thanks for your interest! They read easily as standalones 😊

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