First Lines Friday: November 6, 2020

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First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

First Lines:

I’m convinced that any compliment I’ve ever been given was somehow done as charity by a family member or friend. Like they paid someone to do it. So when the handsome stranger with extremely dark hair and brilliant blue eyes tells me that I have a beautiful smile, my first reaction is to almost choke on my donut. Actually, that’s exactly what happens.


Do you recognize the lines?

Hint: It’s an contemporary romance by Becky Monson.

Still not sure? Here’s another hint:

It’s the 2nd book in the series.


The First Lines Friday book is:

Title: Just a Girl

Author: Becky Monson

Series: Just A Series (Book 2)

Page Length: 261

Publication Date: Aug. 18, 2020

Synopsis: What happens when the right girl and the right guy meet at the wrong time?

One thing that can be said about Quinn Pearson is that she has a knack for doing the wrong thing at the wrong time. Like, the worst time ever. Take her job for instance. One little slip of the tongue using the mother of all swear words while reporting the news, and suddenly she finds herself with over 18 million views on YouTube and her employment in jeopardy. If that wasn’t bad enough, when she meets the man of her dreams, she nearly chokes to death on a powdered sugar donut.

Thankfully for Quinn, the dashing Brit, Henry, finds her near death experience quite charming. But just when Quinn thinks her luck is going to change, she finds out her timing is all wrong again. Henry is off limits. Or is he? Maybe it’s time for Quinn to quit settling for what life hands her. Perhaps it’s time for her to become more than just a girl.

LINKS:     Goodreads     |      Amazon        

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, including Amazon, and I may earn a small commission, at no cost to you, if you purchase through my links.


This is such a fun contemporary romance, and even though it’s the second in the series, it can totally be read as a standalone! I’m part of the blog tour, so keep a lookout for my review next week!

Have you read Just a Girl? Do you plan to? Comment below!

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