Monday, March 26, 2012

Favorite First Lines

I have a confession: the first line of a book is one of my favorite things. It's right up there with chocolate. Give me a good quirky line, shock me or wow me and I'll buy your book on the spot. Yes, I'm that easy.

So, today I'm going to share some of my all time favorite first lines. Here we go:

The day Kevin Tucker nearly killed her, Molly Somerville swore off unrequited love forever – This Heart of Mine, Susan Elizabeth Phillips

“Let me get this straight,” Jodie Pulanski said. “You want to give Cal Bonner a woman for a birthday present.”
Nobody's Baby But Mine, Susan Elizabeth Phillips

If Annabelle hadn’t found a body lying under “Sherman,” she wouldn’t have been late for her appointment with the Phython.
Match Me If You Can, Susan Elizabeth Phillips

If Darcy Jensen had known she was going to be kidnapped, she would have worn better shoes.
The Marcelli Bride, Susan Mallery

Okay, so here's the thing. My mother's worst fear has come true. I'm a nymphomaniac.
Hot Six, Janet Evanovitch

Mia Marcelli was used to sleeping alone so it came as something of a shock to wake up with astrange man in her bed.
The Marcelli Princess, Susan Mallery

One hot August Thursday afternoon, Maddie Farraday reached under the front seat of her husband's Cadillac and pulled out a pair of black lace underpants. They weren't hers.
Tell Me Lies, Jennifer Crusie

Francesca Marcelli had only been pregnant for twenty minutes and already her back hurt.
The Sassy One, Susan Mallery

So, what are you favorite first lines?


Scarlet Wilson said...

Ooooo yes!

I didn't mean to marry both of them!

It's from a Eloisa James book called Duchess by Night.

Kat said...

And now you've given me a whole list f books I want to read, Lacey! The one from Hot Six made me laugh out loud, and I nodded along with the Jennifer Crusie recommendation. (But then you knew I would, didn't you?)


Liz Fielding said...

SEP is the queen of great openings. Have just re-read the opening of Anyone But You... Fabulous!

Rachael Johns said...

You stolen some of mine - especially the Jenny Crusie one :)

Jennifer Shirk said...

I have two!
Susan Elizabeth Phillip's Honey Moon:
All that spring Honey prayed to Walt Disney.


Kristan Higgin's Fool's Rush In:
I'm a stalker. The good kind.


Sutton Fox said...

Great post! Thanks for starting the week off with a smile. Fab first lines.

Maya Blake said...

Sutton, you know which line I'm going to quote, don't you?

After all these years, Sutton Fox's first line from her Travelling Circus Series is still my favourite -

"It's only Thursday and my ass is on fire!"

I giggle every time I read it :)

Great post, Lacey :)