First Line Friday – 09.13.19


Welcome to First Line Fridays! The day we grab the book closest to us and share the first line. Join the fun and discover your next read!

This week I am sharing the first line from Kimberly Rose Johnson’s prequel novella, Until I Met You. I’ve just finished reading it and I absolutely loved it. There is something about Kimberly’s writing voice that is completely my cup of tea. Her characters feel real to me in a way that is different from other writers and difficult to describe. Also, the situations her characters experience seem like things I or my friends would actually go through. If you haven’t read this book, I highly recommend it. Better yet, it is currently FREE on Amazon! What are you waiting for?

Until I Met You

Here are the first lines:

Early Saturday morning, Brandi Prescott held her latte in one hand and opened the door to leave her favorite coffee shop in the Green Lake neighborhood of Seattle. She raised her hood and tightened the belt of her trench coat as rain pounded the ground.

“Bring it on.”


Graphic designer, Brandi Prescott hopes to work her way to the top at the Seattle ad agency where she’s employed. She’s dedicated and distraction-free since she’s taking a hiatus from men to focus on her relationship with the Lord and get to know herself without the influence of another person.

Software engineer Ian Parker is in a good place. He loves his job, his social life and the direction his life is going. At least that is the case until one fateful rainy morning when he meets a woman who changes everything. The only problem is, she won’t go out with him because she made a pledge to not date for six months.

Brandi’s six-month pledge ends on Christmas. Will Ian wait or will his scheming to get to know her destroy what might have been?


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Now it’s your turn to grab the book nearest you and leave a comment with the first (or your favorite) line!

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23 thoughts on “First Line Friday – 09.13.19

  1. Oh, this one sounds good. I’m adding it to my lengthy tbr :).

    I’m sharing the first line from One Final Breath at my blog but right now I’m reading WayFarer by Janalyn Voigt, so I’ll share that line first line with you. An indrawn breath alerted Kai.

    Happy Friday!

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  2. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I am sharing the first line from Finders Keepers by Sarah Monzon: It’s such a good book. Currently, I am reading book 2 in the series, All of You, so I will share a line from there.

    “England, 1944
    The gangplank bounced under the weight of passengers disembarking the large transatlantic liner — a veritable Goliath to the small David-like tugboats dotting the harbor.”

    Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading!

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  3. Happy Friday! Today on my blog I shared the first line from Shades of Light by Sharon Garlough Brown but I’m currently reading My Dearest Dietrich by Amanda Barratt so I’ll share the first line from chapter 7 here: “Like a rent in fabric formerly whole, the wake of her vater’s absence yawned wide and gaping.” Hope you have a great weekend!

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  4. I have that novella patiently waiting on my Kindle to be read. 🙂

    I’m currently reading You Belong With Me by Tari Faris and am on chapter 11 so I’ll share that first line here: “She’d turned out even worse than her mother.” I hope you have a nice weekend!

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  5. Happy Friday! I’m sharing from Belinda Blake and the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing by Heather Day Gilbert on my blog today, so here is another line from the first page:

    “I cozied up on my blue couch, setting my warm mug of Arabica coffee on the low table in front of me.”

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. My first line is from The Spice King by Elizabeth Camden

    May 1900 Washington D.C.
    Annabelle Larkin hadn’t meant to offend the world’s leading spice tycoon with her bold request, yet it seemed she had.

    I’ve been wanting to read something by Kimberly Rose!

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