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:
Carmela nervously clutched the burlap bag that held her other dress, some water, and the small package of food she had been able to save for the trip north, across the border. Orlando had told her that they wouldn’t be able to stop, for food or water or anything, until they reached Los Angeles.
Do you recognize these first lines?
And the book is… Open Season by Linda Howard.
Be careful what you wish for….
On her thirty-fourth birthday, Daisy Minor decides to make over her entire life. The small-town librarian has had it with her boring clothes, her ordinary looks, and nearly a decade without so much as a date. It’s time to get a life—and a sex life.
The perennial good girl, Daisy transforms herself into a party girl extraordinaire—dancing the night away at clubs, laughing and flirting with abandon—and she’s declared open season for manhunting.
But her free-spirited fun turns to shattering danger when she witnesses something she shouldn’t—and becomes the target of a killer.
Now, before she can meet the one man who can share her life, first she may need him to save it.
A horny, man-hunting, librarian on the run. What more could you ask for?