Welcome to First Line Friday! First things first: I have to wish a very happy birthday to my hubby, a man who loves me unconditionally and fills my life with much love and laughter (and occasional eye-rolling! 😁) 💝💗💞 Maybe this will entice him to actually read my blog! 😉
This week I have had the pleasure of reading a fantastic romance suspense from debut author Erynn Newman. My review will be coming soon, but I can promise you, if you love romantic suspense, you will want to get a copy of this book.
~ About the Book ~
Elisabeth Allen gave her heart to Jesus as a little girl and to Drew Marek as a teenager. When their wedding day finally arrives, it’s the happiest day of her life–until a car bomb transforms her dream come true into a living nightmare.
As Best Man at the wedding, Gabriel Di Salvo promises Drew–his best friend and CIA partner–he’ll look after Elisabeth, but he never dreams it will become necessary so soon. As Elisabeth struggles to put the pieces of her life back together without Drew, Gabe becomes her rock, and as they share their grief and begin to heal, their friendship gradually deepens into something more.
Three years later, Gabe and Elisabeth are planning a future together when he receives a shocking call from the one man who can upend his happiness: Drew. Suspecting someone at the CIA is behind his abduction, Drew refuses to come home. Instead, he asks Gabe to bring Elisabeth to him. Now Gabe just has to figure out how to let her go.
Drew and Elisabeth race across Europe, dodging international arms dealers and attempting to reclaim what was stolen from them. But years of captivity and torture have left their mark on Drew. He is no longer the same boy Elisabeth fell in love with, but he is still her husband, and she’s determined to build something new and leave her relationship with Gabe in the past, if her heart will get the memo.
When their enemies close in and the threat of a terrorist attack escalates, Gabe may be the only person they can trust. Drew, Elisabeth, and Gabe are thrown into a fight for their lives–one that will test their loyalties to God, country . . . and each other.
~ First Line ~
Elisabeth spun under the twinkling lights of the dance floor, ivory lace swishing around her, the faces of loved ones blurring past as she clutched Drew’s hand. Nothing could touch the perfection of this moment . . . until her heel caught on the edge of her train and slipped out from under her.
I guess you’ll just have to get yourself a copy to find out how she recovers from that! 😉
We’re also welcoming two more bloggers to our ever-growing First Line Friday group: CJ from Moments Dipped in Ink and Molly from Cafinated Reads. Make sure you give them a hearty welcome! 🙂
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:
Jessica ~ A Baker’s Perspective // Sarah ~ All The Book Blog Names Are Taken
Bree ~ Bibliophile Reviews // Rachel ~ Bookworm Mama // JaneReads ~ C Jane Read
Heather ~ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen // Beth ~ Faithfully Bookish
Trisha ~ Joy of Reading // Kathleen ~ Kathleen Denly // Lauraine ~ Lauraine’s Notes
Molly ~ Cafinated Reads // CJ ~ Moments Dipped in Ink // Andi ~ Radiant Light
Carrie ~ Reading is my Superpower // Robin ~ Robin’s Nest // Sydney ~ Singing Librarian
Amanda ~ With a Joyful Noise
If you would like to join us for First Line Friday, contact Carrie at Reading is my Superpower.