This is a weekly meme hosted by Wandering Words, where you give the first few lines of a book to hook your readers before introducing the book.
Here are my first lines:
I don’t feel so good.
Cliff didn’t look good, either. In fact, he looked awful. My boss’ round face was always ruddy, but right now he was puffy, beet red, and his ordinarily beady eyes were bulging out of his swollen eye sockets. Throughout the short drive downtown from the Austin airport, he’d only been getting puffier, itchier, redder, and grumpier. I was starting to get genuinely worried about him.
An interesting beginning, huh?
And the book is… Lie with Me by Taylor Holloway.
Help Wanted: Asset Acquisitions Manager
• Able to secure funding for target companies
• Advanced negotiation skills
• Pretend to be client’s girlfriend
• Red hair highly preferred
Lucas thinks I’m the perfect woman.
The perfect woman to make his ex-girlfriend jealous.
I’ll pretend I’m his, and he’ll sell my company his revolutionary dating app.
He’s as hot as he is brilliant, so the lie isn’t hard to sell.
I just hope I don’t get more than I bargained for.
Like a seriously broken heart.
This private equity firm knew what they were doing when
they sent a smoking hot redhead to acquire my company.
And I know just what to do with her.
I need to win back my ex, and Rae’s got all the assets necessary to make her jealous.
Like her long legs, dangerous curves, and soft lips.
Pretending she’s mine won’t be hard.
Forgetting she isn’t might be.
This is book 3 in the Lone Star Lovers series, but it looks like it can be read as a standalone. A bold man and a feisty, smart-mouthed heroine. Looks like fun.