First Line Friday — Called to Protect

3 Aug

Welcome to my latest First Line Friday! I am featuring Called to Protect by Lynette Eason, a book I hope to start this weekend. I love Eason’s romantic suspense, and this second book in her Blue Justice series looks to be a great read. What are you reading today? Leave a comment with your first line.

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For the past year, Chloe St. John has been working as a K-9 cop with her German shepherd partner, Hank. After being dumped by her fiancé for another woman, Chloe has decided that Hank is just about the only male she likes. She’s over the whole romance thing and focuses her attention on doing her job. Because a serious case of human trafficking with connections to her missing cousin just landed in her lap.

When US Marshall Blake MacCallum’s daughter goes missing, he’s ordered to kill the judge he’s protecting and tell no one about his daughter’s disappearance or she will die. Blake races against the clock to rescue his daughter while Chloe and Hank are asked to be a part of the task force assembled to bring down the traffickers. Chloe finds herself attracted to the silent, suffering man, but thanks to her previous bad judgment, she wonders if she can trust him. And can Blake trust himself around this firecracker of a woman?

Bestselling author Lynette Eason warns readers to buckle in for a fast and furious ride that will have their hearts pumping from the very start.

Award-winning, best-selling author, Lynette Eason writes for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line and for Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Her books have hit the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists and have won numerous awards such as the prestigious Carol Award, the Selah, the Daphne, the IRCC award and more. Lynette is married, has two children, and lives in Greenville, SC.

19 Responses to “First Line Friday — Called to Protect”

  1. Paula Shreckhise August 3, 2018 at 6:10 am #

    My first line is from Patriot Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse.

    Ten-year-old Faith Lytton placed her hands on her hips —like Mama did when she was exasperated— and looked at the sad little group of puny troops allotted to her.

    Love Lynette’s books. Can’t wait to read this one.

    • rbclibrary August 3, 2018 at 8:23 am #

      Can’t wait to read this one! Happy Friday!

  2. lelandandbecky August 3, 2018 at 6:57 am #

    Happy Friday! My first line is from Love is Patient by Lila Diller:

    “I flipped through the pages of the bridal magazine yet again, from one dogeared page to the next, dreaming and desiring.”

    • rbclibrary August 3, 2018 at 8:23 am #

      Good set up! Have a great day!

  3. Suzie Waltner August 3, 2018 at 9:00 am #

    Hoping to get to this one next week. So many great books to plow through (but better than little choice, right?)

    I just started “Nice to Come Home To” by Liz Flaherty. The first line is: Why didn’t you ever come back here?

    Have a great weekend!

    • rbclibrary August 3, 2018 at 5:22 pm #

      You are right! Glad to have so many great books in the TBR pile.

  4. Rachel August 3, 2018 at 9:34 am #

    Happy Friday!

    I shared the first line of Veronica Roth’s Carve the Mark on my blog today. Here, though, I’ll share the book I’ve just started to read – A Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan.

    “Once upon a time, a little girl helplessly watched as liquid gold spun a web across her tiny frame, racing to wrap her up in an icy cocoon.”

    I hope you enjoyed that. Happy weekend and happy reading! 😊

    • rbclibrary August 3, 2018 at 5:21 pm #

      What a great line! Happy Friday!

  5. susandyer1962 August 3, 2018 at 10:46 am #

    Happy Friday!😎

    My first line comes from a book I will be reading soon, Oh My Stars by Sally Kilpatrick.

    And it came to pass in those days, that a decree went out from my mother that I would be playing the Virgin Mary in the Dollar General drive-through Nativity whether I liked it or not.

    Haha! I love those first lines and can’t wait to read this book!

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!😊📚

    • rbclibrary August 3, 2018 at 5:20 pm #


  6. hszott August 3, 2018 at 12:37 pm #

    Happy Friday!

    I’m super excited to read this book soon!

    I’m reading Catch-22 by Joseph Heller right now, so here’s the first line: “It was love at first sight.”

    Hallie @ Book by Book

    • rbclibrary August 3, 2018 at 5:19 pm #

      That is my DIL’s favorite book. Her dog , Yosarrian, is currently cuddled up next to me. Lol!

  7. Anneliese Dalaba August 3, 2018 at 4:44 pm #

    On my blog this week I am featuring “Saving Truth” by Abdu Murray, Finding Meaning & Clarity in a Post-Truth World. Since I am still currently reading this book, I will share the first two lines from Chapter 4. “History’s most influential person expressly binds freedom to the limits of truth. “You will know the truth,” Jesus says, “and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32)” May your weekend be a refreshing one for you.

    • rbclibrary August 3, 2018 at 5:18 pm #

      Thx! Hope you have a wonderful weekend too.

  8. thebeccafiles August 3, 2018 at 11:44 pm #

    Happy Friday!
    The book I shared on my blog this week is Auschwitz Lullaby but it’s also what I just finished reading so I’ll share my favorite quote from the book here: “Sometimes we have to lose everything to find what is most important. When life robs us of what we thought we could not live without and leaves us standing naked before reality, the essential things that had always been invisible take on their true value.” Hope you have a great weekend!

    • rbclibrary August 4, 2018 at 8:09 am #

      Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

  9. bellesmoma16 August 4, 2018 at 2:08 pm #

    Over on my blog, I’m showcasing the first line from Carolyn Miller’s new novel, Miss Serena’s Secret. It’s SO good. I’m almost finished with the book, so here I will share the first line of chapter 26.

    “I cannot help you.”

    A bit blunt and harsh! Lol.
    I hope you’re having an awesome weekend filled with great reading time. 😀❤📚

    • rbclibrary August 5, 2018 at 6:34 am #

      Thx! Have a great day!

  10. Colletta August 6, 2018 at 4:50 pm #

    I love all things written by Eason! I’ll have to make sure this is on my wishlist! I hope you can stop by:


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