First Line Friday – 6 July 2018 – The Truth Between Us (Tammy L. Gray)


Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! I am SOOOOOO excited that the book I’m featuring today has finally made it to the top of my TBR. The Truth Between Us by Tammy L. Gray releases next week on 12 July 2018, and I’m gearing up for a super-heart-clenching-fantastic story, because these two have a History with a capital H.

Incidentally, if you’re not sure what all the fuss is about, the first book in the Bentwood Series is currently on sale in eBook form for just $0.99! If you need some convincing to read it, just check out my review here. Otherwise, get your hands on a copy ASAP here: *

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~ About the Book ~

Nine years to win her. Three years to love her. And one decision that destroyed it all. 

April Duncan was raised with three clear truths: the family name is absolute, ambition and success rule over every emotion, and love always comes with strings attached. Image was everything in her carefully crafted world… until the mirror cracked.

Sean Taylor was April’s best friend, the one man who taught her it was okay to let her guard down and to rely on someone. She trusted him. She loved him. Which made his deception the darkest kind of cruelty.

Now, nearly a year later, she’s ready to leave her failed engagement in the past and get back her life and her estranged family, even if it means dating a man solely for his connections. She’ll never again choose love over loyalty.

Sean has spent his entire life breaking barriers, facing challenges, and never giving up. Until one impossible choice destroyed his future and left him no option but to flee from the woman who annihilated his heart.

Now he’s back in Bentwood and determined to make her hear the truth and rebuild the trust he shattered. But April has become a mere shell of the woman who claimed his heart long ago.

Winning her back is more than just seizing a victory, because if he fails… the girl he’s loved for a lifetime will disappear forever.

The Truth Between Us is the second book in the Bentwood series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but it is recommended that you begin with book one to get the full experience among this tight group of family and friends.

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~ First Line ~

Nine months, twenty-seven days, and four hours.
The last time he’d had contact with the woman he was supposed to marry.

I was going to leave it at the first line, but I thought the second line might give you a little more to go on. 😉

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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18 Responses to First Line Friday – 6 July 2018 – The Truth Between Us (Tammy L. Gray)

  1. carylkane says:

    Haunting first line! Happy Friday, Katie!

    My first line comes from The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard

    November 1942

    The news that June’s grandfather was being evicted had come from her older sister Mary, who worked in town at Langham’s Drug Store.


  2. Jessica Baker says:

    Okay I’m sold. This book is going on my list!

    I’ll share a first line from a book I hope to start reading very soon.

    “Two construction workers carried in the orange ladder splatted with dried paint blotches and old drywall mud.”

    From The House at Saltwater Point by Colleen Coble

    Happy Friday! 🙂


  3. Paula Shreckhise says:

    My first line is from Blind Betrayal by Nancy Mehl:

    As Martin Avery waited to be murdered, he was surprised to find that, more than anything else, he felt offended.


  4. Definitely fascinating! The book I’m sharing on my blog is “Lord Livesey’s Bluestocking” by Audrey Harrison. I will share the first line from chapter 22. “Livesey stood next to his aunt in the side chapel, taking in the scene whilst gritting his teeth.” Have a wonderful weekend!


  5. nashpredsfan27 says:

    I started this one last night! Very interested to get the rest of April’s story!!

    Have a great weekend!


  6. Rachel says:

    Awww…that’s a sad one. I hope they still get a happy ending??? Thank you for sharing this.

    I shared the first few lines of Rosie Walsh’s debut “Ghosted” on my blog, but I’m going to share an old favorite here.

    “The fans scream for her, but they don’t really know the girl on the magazine covers – the girl with the guitar and the easy smile. Her given name is Delilah, and they think she goes by Lilah. But anyone who really knows my best friend calls her Dee.”

    That line comes from Emery Lord’s “Open Road Summer”. It’s a light, fun and romantic read, perfect for, well, summer. Haha!

    Hope you enjoyed it. Happy Friday! 😀


  7. hjsnyder28 says:

    Oh my goodness! Well, if you say I must run and get this book, then that is what I am going to do. 🙂 Happy Friday Katie!


  8. hszott says:

    Happy Friday!

    I need to read this one soon! I’m so excited for April and Sean’s story.

    I’m reading Newlywed Games by Mary Davis right now, so here’s the first line: “Bruce Halloway had looked up with a start when he heard the ruckus outside his office window.”

    Hallie @ Book by Book


  9. Happy Friday!😎

    My first lines come from Loving Grace by April Smith.

    I’M LATE. THE PHONE IS already ringing off the wall by the time I make it to my desk. I toss my keys and bag to the side, not really bothering with where they land. I’ll get them later. I grab the phone and snag the corner of the desk with my hip. That’s going to leave a mark.

    Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!😊


  10. Colletta says:

    I’m glad you added the second line! I hope you can stop by:



  11. lelandandbecky says:

    Happy Friday! My first line is from This Freedom Journey by Misty M. Beller:

    “This journey I take seems foolish to others, yet I can’t help the yearning that fuels me. ~ Adrien’s Journal”


  12. I’m sharing from Hurricane Season by Lauren K. Denton on my blog today, so here is the rather long first line from chapter 2:

    “The babysitter was late, Addie and Walsh were flying around the house in superhero capes yelling the Batman theme song–“Da-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-Batman!”–and Jenna had just poured a mug of coffee when Walsh bumped into her from behind, spilling hot liquid down the front of her black Full Cup Coffee T-shirt.”

    Happy Friday!


  13. Iola says:

    No, I haven’t read this series, so I’ve just taken your advice and bought book #1.

    I’m sharing from The Forgiving Hour by Robin Lee Hatcher on the blog today. Not that I managed to stop with the first line—I’ve now finished it!

    Here’s another great line, from Chapter Thirty. This is one I’ve been learning the truth of in the last year, attending my church prayer meeting with ladies three or four decades older than me:

    Being a Christian isn’t a destination; it’s a lifelong journey. There’s always something new to learn along the way, always something fresh to be revealed.


  14. Carrie says:

    I can’t wait to read this one!!


  15. bellesmoma16 says:

    This week for FLF, I am showcasing Roseanna M. White’s novel Whispers From the Shadows. Here, I will post the first line from chapter 2 in the book I’m just starting today, The Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham.

    “Em, you look so improved.”

    Kind of sounds insulting…I’ll have to read on and find out the context. 😉

    Hope you’re having a blessed weekend with lots of fun reading time. 😊


  16. The book I shared on my blog is The Hidden Side by Heidi Chiavaroli, but I’m currently reading Things I Never Told You by Beth K Vogt so I’ll share that first line here: “The what-ifs taunted me every time I visited my parents, but any hope of beginning again had vanished years ago–if there’d ever been one. Hope you have a great weekend!


  17. Sounds like an entertaining story! I hope you had a nice weekend

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