First Lines Fridays #3

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:

Silence. The most loaded sound in human history.

The only sound audible was the click, click of my derby shoes against the mosaic floor. I closed my eyes, playing the game i relished as a kid one last time. I knew the way to the confession booth by heart. Been a parishioner in this church since the day i was born. I was christened here. Attended Sunday mass here every week.

Do you recognize the lines?

Hint: It’s an Amazon international bestseller..

Still not sure? Here’s another hint:

The author who wrote dramatic and sexy read is L.J Shen.

The First Lines Friday book is:

Title: Sparrow

Author: L.J Shen

Release Date:  March 8, 2016.

Length:   260 pages

Goodreads  |  Amazon

Troy Brennan

Every Southie in Boston knows that name. The son of a dead mobster. The heart-throb with steel-blue eyes. “The Fixer” who can make or break you in this city.

Oh, and my new husband.

Sparrow Raynes

That’s me. No one seemed to remember my name up until he barged into my life.
But then he caged me.
Kidnapped me.
And killed every chance I had to run away from the place where we grew up.
Put simply, Troy Brennan clipped my wings.

I have dreams, big ones, but I doubt he’ll ever let me chase them. I have no idea why he decided to take me as his wife. But I do know this: pissing off this man will not do me any good. At all.

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