First Lines Fridays #120

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!

There’s this thing about me that I don’t tell anyone. I haven’t told my boyfriend or my stepdad, or any of my friends, but it’s important to the store, so I think I;d better put it out there right at the beginning.
Two or three nights a week, I drown in my sleep.

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Love & Olives by Jenna Evans Welch


Love & Olives (Love & Gelato, #3)I’ve read all of the books in Jenna Evans Welch’s Love & series and I have to say, so far Love & Olives is a perfect summer read. And while the Atlantis documentary and Greece setting are peak summer, the emotional and family depth are great additions!


Goodreads Synopsis: Liv Varanakis doesn’t like to think about her father much, which makes sense—he fled to Greece when she was only eight, leaving her with just a few painful memories of their shared love for the lost city of Atlantis. So when teenage Liv suddenly receives a postcard from her father, who explains that National Geographic is supporting a documentary about his theories on Atlantis—and asks if she will fly out to Greece and help—Liv is less than thrilled.

When she arrives in gorgeous Santorini, things are just as awkward as she’d imagined. There are so many questions, so many emotions that flood to the surface after seeing her father for the first time in years. Liv doesn’t want to get sucked back into her father’s world. She also definitely doesn’t want Theo, her father’s charismatic so-called protégé, to witness her struggle.

Even so, she can’t help but be charmed by everything Santorini has to offer—the beautiful sunsets, the turquoise water, the sun-drenched villages, and the delicious cuisine. But not everything on the Greek island is as perfect as it seems. Because as Liv slowly begins to discover, her father may not have invited her to Greece for Atlantis, but for something much more important.


What’s your favorite Jenna Evans Welch book? Share below!
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