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
“I need to get laid.” I tipped my head back so the tequila shot could burn its way down my throat. It was my fifth or sixth of the night, and with the cocktail of pills I’d downed earlier, every cell in my body pulsed to the beat of the music pounding the walls of the club. I was ravenous for contact, humming with arousal, craving a release. Bottom line, I needed to get off. If only to feel a tiny sliver of…something. “Suck.” Archer leaned across the leather couch of our private VIP section and pressed a lime wedge to my lips. When I parted them, he added, “You know I’m always happy to quench your thirst, Reagan.” His bright blue eyes ignited and his deep voice dripped with innuendo, making the smirk on his chiseled face doubly wicked. I grimaced at the sharp, sour sting of citrus. Or maybe because for a brief, crazy instant I actually considered his offer. Archer Huntington Chase III wasn’t an easy temptation to pass up. With his blond, wavy hair, angular features, and a style ripped straight from the pages of GQ, he was every woman’s wet dream. Girls lost their way—and their panties—in the depths of his icy gaze. At the moment, it was glassy and unfocused as he stared back at me, but without a doubt, he was as close to a mythical creature as any twenty-year-old human being could be. Much too good to be true. Perfect, in fact. But perfect wasn’t what I wanted. Not what the REAL me wanted, anyway.
And The Book Is…
As I’m writing this post, this book is still on my TBR, but the cover caught my eye, so I thought I would use it. I will leave the blurb from Goodreads below so you guys can tell me what do you think about this book.
Rich, beautiful, and wild, Reagan McKinley has everything she needs…but nothing that she wants. That is, until she spends one hot night in the arms of sexy, unbridled Dare Wilde.
She’s a girl trapped in a rigid world she desperately wants to escape, and he’s an untamed artist with an attitude, hell-bent on freeing her—body, mind, and soul. But Reagan’s life is not her own, and Dare is not welcome in it. She can’t include him in her carefully-controlled, extremely public lifestyle…and yet she cannot give him up.
Will a shared passion for art—and, increasingly, each other—be enough to keep them together? Or will it be the thing that ultimately tears them apart?