Feeling sorry for herself, Cassie Williams plays sick to skip out of her family’s Christmas Eve gathering. She loves her family, but on the heels of a divorce and her ex’s new engagement, an evening of togetherness is the last thing she wants.
Long-time friend, Sam MacLane has been in love with Cassie for years, and he isn’t about to let her have her pity party. There’s a blizzard on the way, and Sam shows up on her doorstep—bearing gifts….
**I haven’t read this book all the way through yet.**
Sentence 1: “You lied! On Christmas Eve.”
Thoughts: I like beginning a book with dialogue. For me, it’s somehow more believable to come in as a character in mid chat.
Sentence 2: Cassie Williams stood there with her heart in her throat as she stared at the snowflakes clinging to the eyelashes of her visitor.
Thoughts: Good visual. Even flow. Gives me a timeframe as well as some scenery.
Sentence 3: Bright blue eyes had captured her gaze, and it was all she could do to break contact.
Thoughts: So…she’s staring into a set of eyes. Okay.
Sentence 4: She shoved the front door, letting it slam in the face of her guest.
Thoughts: Okay…so. Um. She has a thing for these eyes. She was mooning over them a minute ago, but that doesn’t change the fact that she’s still pissed off enough to be rude. I like IT! Interesting.
Sentence 5: She should have known her mother would send someone over to check on her.
Thoughts: This is the sentence that made me read on. I just had to find out the sex of this blue eyed someone because…you never know! 😉
Sentence 6: Why did it have to be Sam of all people?
Thoughts: While this line could’ve been more dum-dum-dum, it was still satisfying in that I learned the gender of blue eyes. These 6 sentences have hooked me. I’m ready to read on. Unexpected Gifts by Bronwyn Green seems like a fun little adventure, and really? You can’t beat FREE!
Try it out. Stalk a little if you’d like. Bronwyn Green I say, totally worth the time. 😉 **Also, you should know that I didn’t read the blurb all the way through until AFTER I read the first 5/6 sentences. LOL. Didn’t need to.**