First Lines Fridays

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Hello my wonderful and amazing bookish friends!!! I hope you’re all doing just fine and having a really fantastic day! So insanely happy it’s Friday and the weekend again aren’t you?!?

Mannn, it has been such A LONG TIME since I’ve done a First Lines Fridays post. Life has been ridiculously busy for me and I feel like I’m always trying to catch up… I’ve been really tired lately too that I just let my One Year Blog Anniversary (May 26) pass by. It’s not that I’m not motivated to keep blogging, but I literally have no time and would rather relax and read. Also, my long blog post to do list is quite intimidating and I don’t even know where to start anymore… For right now, it seems like the only thing I have time for is premade book promotions, reading and reviewing. That being said and while it may be LATE, I am still planning on doing a giveaway for my One Year Blog Anniversary. Maybe not next week or even this month, but definitely really soon. I have some fun ARCs, books and swag, so it should be really amazing!

Anyway, that went on longer than I had in mind so thanks for reading my little life update…now let’s get to my First Lines Friday pick for today!

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!
COPY AND PASTE THE TEXT AND BANNER (OR MAKE YOUR OWN!) ABOVE FOR YOUR OWN FIRST LINES FRIDAYS POSTS. MAKE SURE TO COMMENT YOUR FIRST LINES BELOW SO THAT OTHER PEOPLE CAN CHECK THEM OUT!

I sleep with all my bedroom windows open as habit, so I’m roused from my sleep by the repetitive shrieking of a great blue heron that must be nesting near the man-made lake in the center of the apartment complex. Where are my soft-spoken finches and friendly bluebirds? I wonder with a dreamy smile. Not in Tallahasee apparently.

The heron is loud and insistent, refusing to be ignored. I need to get out of bed, anyway, — a long, busy day awaits. I picture Jake’s face — that bemused close-lipped smile, those gently blue eyes — and memories of last summer flood my mind and my heart. I throw back my covers in a burts of anticipation. A long, busy, fabolous day awaits.

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PUBLISHED BY SWOON READS MAY 16, 2017
GENRE(S): YOUNG ADULT, CONTEMPORARY, ROMANCE
HARDCOVER, 320 PAGES
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Chin up, Princess, or the crown will slip.

A theme park princess must put her life back together after her happily ever after falls apart in this contemporary YA romance from Karole Cozzo, author of How to Keep Rolling After a Fall and How to Say I Love You Out Loud.

Everything was supposed to be perfect. Alyssa has a job she loves, working as Cinderella at her favorite theme park; a fantastic group of friends; and a boyfriend who will no longer be long distance. But as the summer progresses, her prince becomes less charming and more distant, and Alyssa’s perfect summer falls apart.

Forced to acknowledge that life is not always a fairy tale, Alyssa starts working to pull her herself back together. Fortunately, she doesn’t have to do it alone. With her friend Miller’s support, she’s determined to prove that she’s more than just a pretty princess. And with his help, maybe she’s finally ready for something better than dreams. Maybe she’s ready for something real

Karole Cozzo is such a sweetheart for sending me a paperback copy. She had messaged me on twitter and told me she was a huge Disney fan too and thought that I would enjoy this book. Well, I think she’s absolutely right! The premise sounds really fun and adorable and totally perfect for Disney lovers! Cannot wait to get into this!!!

Oh and I took it with me on a recent Disneyland Trip

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 Karole lives outside of Philadelphia, PA with her loving husband, exuberant little girl, and smiley little boy. She adores YA Romance, because it would be awesome if life in general had a requisite feel-good happy ending rule. Vices include obscene Haribo gummy consumption, addiction to Starbucks NF vanilla lattes, and tendency to hoard Bath and Body Works 3-wick candles.followtheauthor2Website / Goodreads / Facebook / Twitter


Have you read this book yet? What did you think? Let me know in the comments.

Have a fun-filled weekend everyone!!!

sincerelykarenjoendsign

3 thoughts on “First Lines Fridays

    • Thank you!!! I never thought I’d made it to one year cause there has been a lot of things going on, but I’m still here. LOL… even with all the breaks and stuff hehe.

      I hope things settles down soon too. Like I said I’ve just been reading a lot and writing reviews which is not a bad thing… but I haven’t been very active or had time to go through comments and interact. I really miss it though, but I think for now I’m just going to read as many books as I can from my Netgalley and maybe in July or August I’ll start working on my other weekly postings.

      Anyway, thanks for sticking around and always liking and commenting! Sorry if it takes me a while to respond sometimes, but just know I do see and read your comments.

      XOXO

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