Friday, November 6, 2015

Book Beginnings & Friday 56 - #7

Book Beginnings on Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader. Every Friday we share the first sentence (or so) of the book we’re currently reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

My Book Beginning:  

Revenge for Hire (For Hire #2) by Natalie S. Ellis

Near West Side, Chicago
April 15th

The first blast of music jerked Chris Panyard from a 3 am fog. Stupid ringtone. His hand felt like a dead weight as it flopped around the nightstand to locate his cell as the second round of music blared. Finally on the third round, he managed to fumble the smartphone into his palm and swipe the screen.

My Thoughts:  This is a book I'm reading for review at a later time.  I’m going to guess that Chris is not going to be a happy camper and that it better be a really important phone call.  I know when people have called my house and I haven’t gotten up yet – somebody better be bleeding….lol  

What do you think?  Don't forget to leave your book beginning below and to link-up at Rose City Reader.  


Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice on every Friday.

To Play along here are the Rules:

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your post below. 
*Don’t forget to add your post URL (not your blog url) at Freda’s Voice.  
*It's that simple.

My 56 (Also from Revenge for Hire): 

“I don’t make you nervous, do I?” Voss asked, the ever-present thread of mockery in his voice.


She felt his knowing smile more than saw it.

My Thoughts:  Things are definitely heating up between these two! 

About Revenge for Hire by Natalie S. Ellis

With a young girl's life on the line, can Billie and Nolan work together to save her while keeping their attraction to each other at bay?

North West Side Chicago. A man's phone rings at 3am, and it's every father's worst nightmare - his little girl is in danger.

Fort Wayne, Indiana. Belinda 'Billie' Chapman is working the overnight shift at WVOX-TV when she's called away to photograph a car that's crashed into the second story of a house. But when a little girl is spotted in the house across the street, the aggressive behaviour of her guardian piques Billie's curiosity.

Nolan Voss has come to Fort Wayne to check on WVOX-TV, the station he owns. Rich, uptight and deliciously hot, he can't keep away from the fiery Billie, and that means being dragged into her plan to help the young girl.

Each step closer to finding the truth leads them to a dangerous plot that has come all the way from Chicago. Will the danger only fuel their irresistible attraction to one another? Or will one of them get burned?

Don't forget to post your meme's and link up at both host locations.  

Have a great Friday! 


  1. This sounds like a really entertaining book. I hope you're enjoying it.

    My Friday: Marie @ Pages to Explore

  2. I totally agree about eating cake! Not sure if it is my style of book or not. Happy Friday!

  3. Great description of being awakened in the middle of the night! This book sounds frightening, especially since I have a young granddaughter. I already worry about her a lot. I'm not sure I'd be able to read this without getting nightmares.
    My Friday post features HOOT.

  4. I'm not sure I'd answer the phone in the middle of the night! Unless it was a family member anyway! I love the sound of this book.

  5. I agree that someone had better be bleeding if I get a call in the night. This sounds like a good story. I have Soundless by Richelle Mead this week. Happy reading!

  6. Sounds like a great read. Have to check out the first book in the series!
    I like your Friday rule! :-)
    Happy weekend!

  7. Oh, I hate those blaring ring tones....and calls in the middle of the night. Sounds like a good one...thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  8. I've not heard of this novel before but I love the opening lines - it's made me want to know more!

  9. Hi Maria,

    I never leave my mobile switched on during the night, as I get more nuisance calls on it than anything else. I rely on a good old fashioned alarm clock and if our home line should ring in the middle of the nght, then I am almost certain that it is going to be a family member in some kind of distress, so whilst it may be a leap into the unknown by answering the call, I am already prepared for the worst!

    The last time a man asked me if he made me nervous, I was incensed enough to accept a challenge whereby he spent the entire meeting trying to get one over on me and I became more and more angry that the CEO of a charity should be treating one of his volunteers in such a demeaning fashion! - I didn't come off too badly at the end of the encounter though and thought I stood my ground very well :)

    I quite like the sound of this author's approach to writing and the storylines of both her books are intriguing. However I'm afraid that there might not be enough strength to the premise, outside the characters attraction for one another, for my liking.

    Thanks for sharing though :)


  10. I really like the sounds of this one. I probably should start with book one though. :)

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings), my new weekly blog meme called Music Monday, and my Top Ten Tuesday.