First Lines Friday: May 19, 2022

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:

One doesn’t intentionally wear itchy, viridian-green jumpsuits to match the elaborate wainscoting on the walls around oneself.

Did I know it would match?

Of course.

Was I aware it would look fantastic in pictures?


But to actually pick out my birthday-party-turned-surprise-launch-party ensemble for the sake of matching the walls? That’d be ridiculous.

I did it to match Bobby.

Do you recognize the lines?

Here’s a hint:

 It’s a new contemporary romance romance.

Still not sure? Here’s another hint: 

It’s written by Melissa Ferguson.

The First Lines Friday book is:

Famous for a Living

About the Book:

From Park Avenue to the Parks Department—the world’s most beloved social media star is about to get a rude awakening.

With her millions of followers, Cat Cranwell is adored around the world. But when an app partnership goes very, very wrong, Cat suddenly finds herself shunned from the community that not only fed her soul all these years but paid her bills. When Cat’s closest living relative, Uncle Terry, offers her a position on his staff at a small national park in Montana to get away from the city, Cat hesitantly accepts the opportunity.

What she doesn’t realize is that as the new social media strategist her goal is to save Kannery National Park from being absorbed into Glacier National Park by boosting the number of visitors. And at least one of her new colleagues—namely, handsome and rugged ranger Zaiah Hudson—thinks social media is the root of everything that’s wrong with the world. Written with bestselling author Melissa Ferguson’s signature wit and charm, this romantic comedy of opposites attract is full of hilarious romp and a romance that will melt readers’ hearts.

Have you read Famous for a Living? What do you think of the first lines? Comment below!

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