First Line Friday — Obsession

22 Jan

Happy Friday! Patricia Bradley always delivers wonderful romantic suspense that keeps me reading, sometimes past my bedtime 😉 . I especially love the Mississippi settings, having lived there during college, grad school, and my first year of working. I married a Mississippi boy too, so the roots are deep. I received an ARC of Obsession, the second book in the Natchez Trace Park Rangers series, and cannot wait to read it!

Here is the first line:

The January warm spell had definitely ended in South Mississippi.


Natchez Trace Ranger and historian Emma Winters hoped never to see Sam Ryker again after she broke off her engagement to him. But when shots are fired at her at a historical landmark just off the Natchez Trace, she’s forced to work alongside Sam as the Natchez Trace law enforcement district ranger in the ensuing investigation. To complicate matters, Emma has acquired a delusional secret admirer who is determined to have her as his own. Sam is merely an obstruction, one which must be removed.

Sam knows that he has failed Emma in the past and he doesn’t intend to let her down again. Especially since her life is on the line. As the threads of the investigation cross and tangle with their own personal history, Sam and Emma have a chance to discover the truth, not only about the victim but about what went wrong in their relationship.

Award-winning author Patricia Bradley will have the hairs standing up on the back of your neck with this nail-biting tale of obsession, misunderstanding, and forgiveness.

Winner of an Inspirational Readers Choice Award, Patricia Bradley lives in North Mississippi and is a former abstinence educator and co-author of RISE To Your Dreams, an abstinence curriculum.

But her heart is tuned to suspense. Patricia’s romantic suspense books include the Logan Point series set in Mississippi and two sweet romances for Harlequin Heartwarming, Matthew’s Choice and The Christmas Campaign that are available on Amazon.

When she has time, she likes to throw mud on a wheel and see what happens.


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12 Responses to “First Line Friday — Obsession”

  1. Colletta January 22, 2021 at 11:52 am #

    I hope you enjoy. I love this author! Stop by if you get a chance:


  2. Paula Shreckhise January 22, 2021 at 2:50 pm #

    Obsession is on its way to me.

    My first line is from:
    A Cowboy for Keeps by Jody Hedlund
    Colorado Territory August 1862
    “Stop or we’ll shoot! “ A dozen feet up Kenosha pass, three robbers with flour sacks over their heads blocked the way, their revolvers outstretched.
    I finished it on January 8.

  3. Anneliese Dalaba January 22, 2021 at 2:58 pm #

    The book I’m featuring on my blog today is An Uncommon Woman by Laura Frantz. I will share the first line from my current read here, The Red Siren, by MaryLu Tyndall. “This was Dajon Waite’s last chance.” I wish you an enjoyable weekend.

  4. Becky January 22, 2021 at 4:10 pm #

    Happy Friday! My first line is from “The Art of Rivers” by Janet W. Ferguson:

    “Love, like art, took on different forms with each creator.”

    • rbclibrary January 25, 2021 at 1:33 pm #

      I liked that book!

  5. Nicole Santana January 22, 2021 at 5:42 pm #

    Happy Friday. 😊
    “Sylvie hadn’t always leapt to the worst possible conclusion. But being a parent seemed to enlarge her imagination as much as it did her heart.”
    Shadows of the White City, Jocelyn Green

    • rbclibrary January 25, 2021 at 1:34 pm #

      I am so far behind on that series! I still haven’t read book 1.

      • Nicole Santana January 25, 2021 at 3:37 pm #

        I hope you will be able to read it soon. These books are good! But I get falling behind. There are just SOOOOO many books to read.

  6. sassybookishmama January 22, 2021 at 7:01 pm #

    Happy Friday!

    Over on my blog I am sharing the first line from Glory Falls by Janine Rosche
    “Heroes don’t wear crooked capes” Cecelia “Blue” Walker straightened the knotted ends of the pillowcase in front of Thomas’s throat.”

    Happy Weekend, Happy Reading! ♥

  7. Beauty In The Binding Blog (@BeautyInTheBind) January 22, 2021 at 7:21 pm #

    Happy Friday! Today, I’m sharing the first lines from A Cowboy for Keeps by Jody Hedlund. “‘Stop or we’ll shoot.’ A dozen feet up Kenosha Pass, three robbers with flour sacks over their heads blocked the way, their revolvers outstretched.”

  8. Danielle Grandinetti January 23, 2021 at 9:56 am #

    I can’t wait to read Obsession! My First Line Friday post comes from Tidewater Bride by Laura Frantz: “Alas, she was not a tobacco bride, but she had been given charge of them.” Happy Reading!

    • rbclibrary January 25, 2021 at 1:34 pm #

      I finished Tidewater Bride a couple of weeks ago. I really liked it.

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