First Line Friday – 2 February 2017 – Begin Again (Crystal Walton)


It’s First Line Friday time again, and I have been dying to share this book with you.  It releases on 8 February, and I reviewed it right here yesterday!  It’s Begin Again, by Crystal Walton, and I just have to say, if you love banter, you’re going to love Ti and Drew.  And I’m going to physically restrain myself now before I launch into a total rehash of my review!

I also have some super good news: It’s currently available for pre-order for just $0.99 on Kindle.  How good is that?  Too good to pass up, I’d say! 😉

Okay, before I get any more carried away, let’s get back to business!  And just because I love this book so much (and couldn’t decide which first line was better) I’m going to give you the first line from the Prologue AND Chapter One!

Cracks of thunder over the Pamlico Sound had nothing on the adrenaline pounding in Drew Anderson’s ears.

Chapter One
The waves pulsing against Ocracoke’s shoreline echoed every reason Drew Anderson should turn away from this door.

Don’t forget to share your first line in the comments, and then hop on over and find out what the other First Liners have for you today:

Sarah ~ All The Book Blog Names Are Taken //  Bree ~ Bibliophile Reviews //
Rachel ~ Bookworm Mama  //  Heather ~ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen  //
Beth ~ Faithfully Bookish  //  Andi ~ Radiant Light  //  Carrie ~ Reading is my Superpower  //  Robin ~ Robin’s Nest  //  Sydney ~ Singing Librarian

If you would like to join us for First Line Friday, contact Carrie at Reading is my Superpower.

~ About Begin Again ~

What happens when a free-spirited artist from big-city New York collides with an uptight business owner from small-town Ocracoke? Fireworks. The kind neither saw coming.

A single call is all it takes to drive artist Ti Russo into what she does best. Run. But hey, lying low in a beach town for a while isn’t so bad. Thanks to the distraction of playing consultant to a guy she’s determined to crack, she can almost forget about the past stalking her back home. But she never counted on the real danger being a picket-fenced life she has no business falling for.

Focus and self-preservation have gotten single dad Drew Anderson through the last nine years. With the threat of his shop’s foreclosure jeopardizing his daughter’s health care, the last thing he needs is a distracting hippie chick swooping in to shake up what he’s fought to protect. Including himself. The bank’s deadline adds enough pressure without re-risking feelings better left buried.

But as sparks flare and secrets escalate, the race against time propels Ti and Drew into a choice neither’s ready to make: Find the faith to surrender their past or forfeit their only chance to begin again.


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22 Responses to First Line Friday – 2 February 2017 – Begin Again (Crystal Walton)

  1. “Come out o’ the gutter, ye urchin!” cried Mrs. Croale in a harsh, half-masculine voice, standing on the curbstone of a short, narrow, dirty land.” The Poet and the Pauper by George MacDonald.

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  2. carylkane says:

    Jace Rawlings, MD, sat in the damp Kenyan jail with his back against the stone wall. An Open Heart by Harry Kraus

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  3. Heather says:

    I love it when Kindle puts books on sale for .99! 🙂

    My first line for the week is:

    The Newcomer
    by Suzanne Woods Fisher

    October 15, 1737

    “Bairn was suffocating. Not literally, mayhap, but as close as a man could get.”

    Happy reading and happy Friday!

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  4. singinglibrarian2015 says:

    Near Medicine Bow, Wyoming 1892

    The squeal of the train wheels jerked Essie Vanderfair’s attention from the doodles and half-formed thoughts scribbled inside her notebook to the window beside her.

    ~The Outlaw’s Secret by Stacy Henrie

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  5. Rachel Dixon says:

    Happy Friday (Saturday?)! Since I shared the first line of the Prologue on my blog, here is Chapter one. “Maggie turned the hat block and examined the broad-brimmed, yellow straw hat.”

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  6. lelandandbecky says:

    My first line is: ” “…for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord.” The words grabbed the man by the throat.” (I had to include that 2nd line!) from Moving Target by Lynette Eason

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  7. Beth Erin says:

    I need to get on this! I can’t wait to read Ti’s story!!!

    Finished reading A Note Yet Unsung by Tamera Alexander

    Nashville, Tennessee
    January 12, 1871
    Rebekah Carrington stood shivering across the street from her childhood home, satchel heavy in hand, cloak dusted with snow.


  8. Both first lines are good, but I definitely prefer the one from the first Chapter. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. andinewberry says:

    My first line comes from Tosca Lee’s upcoming release Firstborn, book 2 of The House of Bathory.

    Six weeks ago, I woke up in a cabin in the north woods of Maine with no memory of the last two years or any pertinent details of my life before.

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  10. Bree Herron says:

    “Shelby made her way slowly, carefully through complete darkness to the small guesthouse.”-Raging Storm, by Vannetta Chapman

    Happy Reading!

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