Friday, February 3, 2012

Book Beginning & Friday 56: Time Out by Jill Shalvis

Happy Friday everybody!!

Book Beginnings

Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages 
Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading. 
If you like, share with everyone why you do, or do not, like the sentence.

The Friday 56
  • Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of Freda's Voice
  • Post a link along with your post back to Freda's Voice
Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

I was in the mood for a great romance and I found one in Time Out by Jill Shalvis. This is her latest and is in the Harlequin Blaze line. I got it for review from NetGalley. It will be published on Feb. 21.

Here is the description:
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Class: How to Drive Him Crazy

Instructional program for women unexpectedly facing the totally dishy guy from their past. Everyone welcome!

NHL coach Mark Diego's plan to spend his off-season volunteering in his hometown goes awry when he learns that not only is he coaching teenage girls, but that the program is coordinated by energetic (and five feet two inches of trouble) coordinator Rainey Saunders, his childhood friend—and the woman he could never stand to see dating any other guy….

When their tempers flare, Mark and Rainey discover their fireworks don't just burn angry—they burn very, very hot! But that'll just sweeten the victory. Because Mark always plays to win. And with Rainey, he's planning on playing very dirty, too…
As always, Rainey's brain was full, too full, but one thought kept rising to the top and wouldn't leave her alone. "Tell me again," she asked Lena. "Why do we like men?"
Friday 56: 
Mark knew his dad was proud of him, but he'd have been even more proud if Mark had stuck around and become a gardener too. Ramon had never understood Mark not living here in Santa Rey, using it as home base. 


  1. Great 56. You really feel the struggle between father and son.

  2. Sounds full of conflict. Something I really like in a book.

  3. "Why do we like men?" I've asked that question a number of times myself.

    Here's my Friday:

  4. Conflict and romance, sounds like a winner to me. I like the beginning of this one, what woman hasn't asked that question at some point in her life?


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