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
Nik Paterson looked around at the perfect Los Angeles day: clear
blue sky, bright green baseball field, warm sun shining down on
the thousands of people with her at Dodger Stadium. There was
only one thought on her mind: when can I get out of here?
Fisher was next to her, his blond man bun golden in the sun,
laughing as he drank warm beer to celebrate his birthday. He and
his buddies were talking about lifting, or their latest auditions, or
their upcoming car purchases—all of the things his friends always
talked about, all of the things Nik couldn’t care less about. If she’d
known this birthday outing was going to include a bunch of
Fisher’s friends, she would have at least gotten one of her
girlfriends to come along so she would have someone to talk to.
Although to be fair, it was possible Fisher had told her his
friends were coming and she hadn’t been paying attention. She
tended not to pay that much attention when Fisher talked, but
then, she hadn’t been dating him for the past five months for his
A perfect summer read!