Welcome to another Bookish Friday, in which I share excerpts from books…and connect with other bloggers, who do the same.
To join in, just grab a book and share the opening lines…along with any thoughts you wish to give us; then turn to page 56 and excerpt anything on the page.
Then give us the title of the book, so others can add it to their lists!
What better way to spend a Friday!
Today’s feature is from an author I’ve enjoyed in the past: Dee Ernst. Stealing Jason Wilde is a story about a woman taking another chance on love, and finding herself in over her head.
Beginning: You know the famous saying “What happens on Dune Road stays on Dune Road”?
Wait—maybe it’s really not that famous. The famous version is about Las Vegas. But are you familiar with the concept? That there are some places in the world where your choices are based on a completely different reality and your actions have no consequences in your day-to-day life? Where you are allowed, even encouraged, to behave in a different way, and, above all, it is understood that those two separate worlds must never intersect?
56: He looked at her as though she tested space-suits by making regular trips to Jupiter. “Really? That sounds amazing. High finance is completely foreign to me. I have people who take care of my money for me, or I’d have been living on the street years ago.”
Synopsis: After her divorce, librarian Annie Reynolds thought she’d closed the book on love for good—it just wasn’t part of her safe, comfortable routine. But if there’s anyplace she can relax and have a little fun, it’s Dune Road, where she and her closest girlfriends return for their annual getaway in the Hamptons. She knows it’s just what she needs to escape her empty nest (and empty bed).
A chance encounter with a ruggedly handsome local promises Annie just that. But when one of her friends turns a simple flirtation with B-list movie star Jason Wilde into seduction—and Jason accidentally mixes a few drinks and his back-pain medicine—the ladies end up with a very high-profile houseguest. The media calls it a kidnapping, and before long, the FBI is on the hunt.
Soon the ladies’ tame little trip has turned into the adventure of a lifetime. But will this case of mistaken misdoing sabotage Annie’s second chance at love, or will she have the confidence to take matters into her own hands to find her happily ever after?
What do you think? Intrigued? I enjoy how this author tells a story, so I’m eager to start reading it.