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First Five: Unexpected Gifts by Bronwyn Green.

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Short Story(BLURB)

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.**

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