First Line Friday — Standoff

8 May


Happy Friday! I love romantic suspense, and Patricia Bradley is one of the best in the genre. I am excited for her newest release, book 1 in the Natchez Trace Park Rangers series, Standoff. I spent many a weekend traveling the Trace to see my then boyfriend/fiance/now husband the last year and a half before we married. I can’t wait to revisit old environs with a new book! I’ll be starting this one soon! Here’s the first line:

What had he gotten himself into?


The Natchez Trace National Parkway stretches 444 miles from Nashville to Natchez, the oldest town on the Mississippi River. It’s the perfect road for a relaxed pleasure drive. Unfortunately for park ranger Luke Fereday, lately it’s being used to move drugs. Sent to Natchez to infiltrate the organization at the center of the drug ring, Luke arrives too late to a stakeout and discovers the body of his friend, park ranger John Danvers.

John’s daughter Brooke is determined to investigate her father’s murder, but things are more complicated than they first appear, and Brooke soon finds herself the target of a killer who will do anything to silence her. Luke will have his hands full keeping her safe. But who’s going to keep him safe when he realizes he’s falling–hard–for the daughter of the man he failed to save?

Award-winning author Patricia Bradley introduces you to a new series set in the sultry South that will have you wiping your brow and looking over your shoulder.

Winner of an Inspirational Readers’ Choice Award in Suspense, Patricia Bradley lives in North Mississippi with her rescue kitty, Suzy, and loves to write suspense with a twist of romance.

Readers can connect to her here —
Twitter: @ptbradley1


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6 Responses to “First Line Friday — Standoff”

  1. joyofreadingweb May 8, 2020 at 7:24 am #

    Over on my blog I’m sharing the first line from Rakes and Roses by Josi S. Kilpack. Here I’ll share the first line from chapter nineteen.
    “When Sabrina returned to Wimbledon, she asked Therese to join her for afternoon tea so she could get an update.”

  2. lelandandbecky May 8, 2020 at 11:01 am #

    Happy Friday! My first line is from “Stay With Me” by Becky Wade:

    “The hallway floor jolts downward beneath my feet, throwing me off balance.”

  3. Kirby preppybookprincess May 8, 2020 at 11:26 am #

    Happy Friday!

    My first line is also from a suspense book this week. I’m sharing the first line from The Traitor’s Pawn by Lisa Harris:

    “Watch Your Back…..this isn’t over.”

    Hope you have a great weekend 🙂

  4. bellesmoma16 May 8, 2020 at 11:51 am #

    Happy Friday! 🙂
    Today on my blog I’m sharing from Masquerade at Middlecrest Abbey by Abigail Wilson. It’s an excellent novel! Currently I’m reading Unveiling the Past by Kim Vogel Sawyer. I’m on chapter 19, so I’ll post a line from there.
    “It shouldn’t surprise us that someone else lives at the address from 1998.”
    Hope you have a great weekend!

  5. thebeccafiles May 8, 2020 at 2:29 pm #

    Happy Friday!
    This week on my blog I shared the first line from This Wandering Heart by Janine Rosche but I’m currently reading Of Literature and Lattes by Katherine Reay so I’ll share the first line from my current chapter (17) here: “Alyssa was sitting at her dad’s old desk sorting through her notes on Jeremy’s data when her mom walked through the back door and into the kitchen.” Hope you have a great reading weekend!

  6. Paula Shreckhise May 8, 2020 at 6:04 pm #

    Loved Standoff
    My first line is from Storing Up Trouble by Jen Turano:
    September 1886
    The truth of the matter was this—she, Miss Beatrix Waterbury, had been banished from New York, and all because she’d had the great misfortune of landing herself in jail…twice.

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