Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week I will share a list based on the topic provided by The Broke and the Bookish.
Enjoy and please feel free to join me, I’d love to hear your own lists on whatever topics are featured.
March 28: Top Ten Authors I’m Dying To Meet
Life gets in the way and I fall behind, but this topic is so exciting. Granted the only author I would ever want to meet is;
1. Nora Roberts I have read nearly everything Nora Roberts, I will continue to read anything Nora Roberts aka J.D. Robb. She is literally the only the author I have a remote interest in meeting. Weird, since I wouldn’t mind meeting a few of my other favorite authors.
Not your typical Top Ten Tuesdays I know. I first stumbled across one of her books in high school, it was not appropriate but throughout the inappropriateness there was a real story. There was character development, her stories are entrancing.
She writes under the pen name J.D. Robb and her In Death series are amazing, you would think after 25 books it would get boring but no, its 43 books strong! And I’m not even a fan of mysteries, I just love the characters that much!
And on the subject of Nora Roberts aka J.D Robb, have you guys heard of Inn BoonsBoro? It’s an actual Inn in Chesapeake Bay where each room is modeled after famous literary couples. It is my dream destination for every romantic occasion possible.
Check it out, the rooms of the Inn BoonsBoro rooms here
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
And Rose City Readers Book Beginnings
Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.
Without further ado…
Kylie Wolfe and bassist Wyatt McCrae have been bad for each other for the last several years, but it’s impossible for them to end their toxic push and pull. Not when their attraction is constantly fueled by lust and proximity—she’s her older brother’s Lucas’s assistant and Wyatt is his best friend and band mate.
So when Your Toxic Sequel makes a move to record a new album in Nashville, Kylie decides to make the latest break with Wyatt official by getting the hell out of town. She’ll spend a week in New Orleans. A week to immerse herself in the Mardi Gras scene. One week to not think about the last time she was in New Orleans, seven years ago with Wyatt. Seven days where she won’t have to see Wyatt every day just to fall ridiculously in love with him all over again—where, if she wants to, she can have a normal, no-strings attached fling that won’t end in heartbreak.
Too bad Wyatt ruins everything by showing up, as gorgeous and demanding and awful for her as ever.
Wyatt refuses to let Kylie give up on him. Not without reminding her why they both fell so far and hard in the first place. Not without making her savor the good memories and what could be their last chance with each other.
First Page : “Kylie, he’s looking at you. Like he wants to peel your jeans off with his teeth. Like he—”
“Like he’s a stranger who”ll probably strangle me to death when we get back to his hotel room.”
Thoughts : This is the first page after the prologue that was seven years in the past. Honestly, it was a pretty boring opening and the synopsis was why I got as far as I did. The sentence I shared was present day and Kylie is 26, it’s a few sentences in but I think it shows her character more than the prologue beginning, and it’s totally something I would say.
iBooks p. 56 : ‘Even my best friend assumes that when Wyatt McCrae shows up, the probability of me falling into bed with him as soon as he snaps his musical-note-tattooed-fingers is pretty damn high.’
Another passage that accurately sums up Kylie, if the push and pull of her relationship with Wyatt isn’t apparent by now, this sure shows it. I’m a little ways into the book now and this is a recurring theme, them falling together after falling apart. But so far it hasn’t become tedious or annoying yet.