First Line Friday – 16 March 2018 – Loose Ends (Jennifer Haynie)

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Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! If you enjoy romantic suspense with some grit and plenty of tension, then you might like to check out Jennifer Haynie’s Unit 28 series. I reviewed the first book in the series in a Fast Five Review Roundup a few weeks ago, and I’ll have a review up for Loose Ends very soon as well. In the meantime, here’s the first line:


~ About the Book ~

Hot off her first mission as a Unit 28 contractor agent, Alex Thornton wants nothing more than to focus on building a life with Jabir al-Omri, her best friend and boyfriend of five months.

A secret chains Jabir, one with such dire consequences that seeking freedom from it will cost him dearly. He finds himself caught between honoring those he cares about and being completely truthful with Alex.

Hashim al-Hassan craves vengeance against the woman who deceived him ten years before. The target of his wrath? Alex.

When Alex and Jabir receive an assignment to find the murderers of a shipping executive, their investigation brings them to the attention of Hashim. He begins stalking her. The bodies pile up, and people disappear.

Now, with Alex squarely within Hashim’s crosshairs, Jabir yearns to tell her what he knows. Yet the truth may destroy both her and those she loves the most.

Amazon US  //  Goodreads

~ First Line ~

The note shattered her peace.

Straight into the action!

I’d love it if you’d share the first line of whatever you’re currently reading in the comments. And don’t forget, you can find out what other bloggers are sharing for First Line Friday by going over to Hoarding Books blog and finding all the links. If you’ve got your own blog, why not join in and add your link over there. 🙂

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29 Responses to First Line Friday – 16 March 2018 – Loose Ends (Jennifer Haynie)

  1. rbclibrary says:

    Sounds like an exciting book! Thanks for sharing.

    My blog is featuring An Irishwoman’s Tale by Patti Lacy. But here I will share from a book on my Spring TBR list, Hurricane Season by Lauren K. Denton. “She usually stayed in bed until at least six, but this morning she was restless, like animals get when the barometric pressure drops before a storm.”

    Happy Friday!

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  2. nashpredsfan27 says:

    Oh, great first line!
    This is from my current read:
    Brandi’s head throbbed. The hateful words still sizzled in her ears as the front door brushed open. (Finding Evergreen by Jennifer Rodewald)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. hjsnyder28 says:

    Wow…great first line! Happy Friday!

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  4. lelandandbecky says:

    Happy Friday! My first line is from At Home with Daffodils by Paula Moldenhauer:

    “Not again!”

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  5. Love it when a book just throws you straight into the deep end!

    Though I’m sharing a book with an Irish hero, The Promise of Breeze Hill by Pam Hillman, on my blog today, here’s the first line of an audiobook I’ve borrowed from the library on a friend’s recommendation, The Bookshop on the Corner (or, in the UK, The Little Shop of Happily Ever After) by Jenny Colgan:

    “The problem with good things that happen is that very often they disguise themselves as awful things.”

    Happy Friday!

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  6. bellesmoma16 says:

    Happy Friday!

    Today at my blog, I am sharing the first lines from Jennifer Delamere’s latest novel, The Heart’s Appeal. It’s such a great book!

    Here I will share the first lines from my next-up book, Finding Evergreen by Jennifer Rodewald. This is my first read of this author’s works, but I am very excited!!!

    “July
    Brandi’s head throbbed. The hateful words still sizzled in her ears as the front door brushed open. Ethan stepped over the threshold.”

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  7. Beth Erin says:

    Oh so intriguing!!!

    Ty Remington blamed the homemade orange marmalade cake for why he found himself huddled under an overhang off some faraway path in Glacier National Park, shivering, praying he might live through the night.
    Storm Front by Susan May Warren

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  8. Patsy Curry says:

    The first line from the book I am reading- “Alexandra Jamison had always wanted a sister.” From To Wager Her Heart by Tamera Alexander.

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  9. Ellie says:

    That sounds like it’ll be an intense and action packed book. I hope you have a great weekend!

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  10. On my blog, I’m sharing the first line from a book I’m currently reading, Praying For Strangers, by River Jordan. Here, I’ll share the first line of the chapter I’m currently on. “We’ve spent the night at the ski resort catching up and sharing belated Christmas presents.” Have a great weekend!

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  11. Courtney @ The Green Mockingbird Blog says:

    I’m trying to squeeze in Jennifer Rodewald’s first two books in the Grace Revealed series before I read Finding Evergreen. And WHOA is book 1 an emotional rollercoaster so far! I expected nothing less, but still —- she amazes me with her raw style. Here are the first lines: You are more than this. Andrew Harris glared at his smartphone while his mother’s text burned into his mind. – from Blue Columbine by Jennifer Rodewald

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  12. Iola says:

    I’ve recently read this, and it was definitely straight into the action! And the pace never let up.

    I’m sharing the first line from A Season to Dance by Patricia Beal on my blog today, but I’ll share here from the book I’m currently reading: A Chance at Forever by Melissa Jagears:

    “I wish you luck, George.”
    “It’s Aaron now. Don’t forget.”

    Have a great weekend!

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  14. Philippa says:

    Well that doesn’t sound good does it?

    Here is the opening from my favourite story for you: “All children, except one, grow up.” Have a great week.

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