Friday, May 11, 2012

Book Beginnings & Friday 56 & A Giveaway - Summer Days (Fool's Gold 7) by Susan Mallery

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Gillian at Rose City Reader. To play along, please do the following: 

  1. Share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading on your blog or in the comments.      
  2. Make sure to share the name of the book and the author so we know what you're reading.   
  3. Feel free to share your first impressions with us based on the first line. 
  4. Link your post at Rose City Reader, or if you don't have a blog, leave it in the comments below.  

My choice this week for Book Beginnings and Friday 56 will be Summer Days by Susan Mallery.  I will also be giving away a print copy of this book at the end of the post.

ONLY in Fool's Gold would a Mercedes be brought to a stop by a goat.  Rafe Stryker turned off the engine of the powerful sedan and climbed out.  The goat in the middle of the road surveyed him with a confident gleam in her dark eyes.  If he hadn't known better, he would have sworn she was telling him this was her road and if anyone was going to back down in this battle of wills, it would be him.  

My Thoughts:  Already this book is off to a fun start, this scene with a goat made me laugh.

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda at Freda's Voice. To play along:

  1. Grab the book closest to you, any book will do.
  2. Turn to page 56.
  3. Choose the fifth (5th) sentence or a few more (just don't spoil it too much).
  4. Post it on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, post it in the comments below.
  5. Link your post to Freda's Voice.

My 56 is also from Summer Days by Susan Mallery:

     Heidi took in Rafe's well tailored suit and expensive shoes.  Even if she ignored them, there was still the man himself.  Everything about him screamed stubborn and arrogant.  Sure he was handsome, and it would be easy to get lost in his dark eyes, but she had a feeling falling under his spell would be a lot like a rabbit getting mesmerized by a cobra.

My Thoughts:  I have to admit, Rafe sounds yummy ....well except about the stubborn and arrogant

Now for the Giveaway:  I will be giving away a print copy of Summer Days (Received Early Copy in my Harlequin Order).  Just enter using the Rafflecopter Form below:

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  1. Ah, now I'm intrigued...and I'd better read something by this author soon. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.


  3. He sounds dangerously handsome.

  4. WHile I have read some Susan Mallery I have not read any of this series. Love the beginning. Who would want to go face to face with a goat. Here is my post:


  5. I haven't read any of her books but a lot of them are on my TBR list!!

  6. This sounds good. I have been hearing lots lately about this series. I'll have to add it to my wishlist for the day I can finally see over the top of my TBR mountain. Happy reading!

  7. Yes - I've read the first 6 books in Susan's Fool's Gold series - enjoyed them so much! Love these small town series with all the fun characters. And I like to hear bits about the characters in the books that follow their own stories.
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  8. I have not read this series yet, but I've heard nothing but great things about it. Can't wait to start it.

  9. I love Susan Mallery, but have not started reading this series yet...hopefully I will get to it soon!

    Have a great weekend!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book

  10. A very descriptive passage of the guy's charisma! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

  11. I love Susan Mallary. But this is a new series to me.


  12. what better way to start a book than with a goat! :P thanks for coming by my blog, maria!

  13. The beginning was hilarious, and I enjoyed the Friday 56 too. I agree, Rafe does sound yummy!

  14. I have not read Susan Mallery before, but I love that beginning!

  15. It's been a long time since I read Susan Mallery's books, but she's always good.

  16. I love any book that starts with a goat!

    Thanks for joining me on Book Beginnings. (It's Gilion, by the way -- one L, an O, and a hard G.)