Friday, 20 September 2019

First Lines Friday ★ 2

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! 



Never trust anything you read on the internet.
It's sound advice. I'd read it somewhere, possibly on the internet, but I'd never really taken it seriously until the night Brandon, 26, from Brooklyn stood me up.
According to his bio, Brandon was a "thrill seeker who lived for the oment and loved with abandon," which should've been my first clue that he was full of shit.


How does it sound? Are you intrigued?


I know I am! I bought this book back in July and I've been waiting for my reading schedule to settle down so I can dive into it - and now that I've read the first page, I can't wait. This is How to Hack a Heartbreak by Kristin Rockaway. Because I really have time to read this one too, right?


About the Book
Swipe right for love. Swipe left for disaster.
By day, Mel Strickland is an underemployed helpdesk tech at a startup incubator, Hatch, where she helps entitled brogrammers—"Hatchlings"—who can't even fix their own laptops, but are apparently the next wave of startup geniuses. And by night, she goes on bad dates with misbehaving dudes she's matched with on the ubiquitous dating app, Fluttr.
But after one dick pic too many, Mel has had it. Using her brilliant coding skills, she designs an app of her own, one that allows users to log harrassers and abusers in online dating space. It's called JerkAlert, and it goes viral overnight.
Mel is suddenly in way over her head. Worse still, her almost-boyfriend, the dreamy Alex Hernandez—the only non-douchey guy at Hatch—has no idea she's the brains behind the app. Soon, Mel is faced with a terrible choice: one that could destroy her career, love life, and friendships, or change her life forever.




That's it for today. I hope y'all check this book out and give it a go. And, as always, have a happily ever after! 

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