Friday, 25 October 2019

First Lines Friday ★ 4

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! 



Now that was a dog.
Harrison Parks stood in front of the Great Dane puppy, watching as he stumbled over his feet and struggled with the weight of his oversize head. Already, the animal's sleek gray fur was something to behold, those beautiful eyes like the sky after a rainstorm. It was easy to see what he would become—majestic and muscled and massive, more like a trusty steed than a canine.
"He's perfect. Where do I sign?"




How does it sound? Are you intrigued?








This is Puppy Love by Lucy Gilmore. I won this in that Sourcebooks Casablanca giveaway a while back and I keep promising myself I'm going to read it and whoops, it slips to the back of the calendar. But I'm in love with this book because it has service dog handler visibility and please, don't let me down, Gilmore! Ha, I'm totally pulling a Gilmore Girls on this.



About the Book

A brand new series from debut author Lucy Gilmore, featuring service puppies who might just be matchmakers in the making...
Sophie Vasquez runs Puppy Promise, a service puppy training organization. Sophie's always been treated as the frail baby of the family—a thing she hates but doesn't know how to change. Until, that is, she meets her newest client.
Harrison Parks is a wildfire firefighter who isn't allowed back in the field unless he finds a service dog. Reluctantly, he agrees, never expecting to be assigned a skittish Pomeranian and the equally skittish woman who's supposed to wrangle them both into order. As it turns out, they all have something to prove…and more than enough room in their hearts for a little puppy love.



Hey-ho, readers! I'm nearly finished my annual Gilmore Girls marathon and thought it would be à propos to have Lucy Gilmore's book be today's featured book! Did you know that Gilmore Girls first aired 19 years ago at the beginning of this month? It's true! It first aired 5 October 2000. Next year, it'll be 20. And then, in 2021, Gilmore Girls will be 21 and we all know how we're supposed to celebrate that, right?
Anyways, I have insomnia and Manny's been working overtime this month because it's October and I don't do October very well, and I have freshly made cookies. Go check out Puppy Love and respect service dogs! Have a happily ever after!

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