First Line Friday — The Deadly Shallows

24 Jun

Happy Friday! I just finished an early copy of The Deadly Shallows by Dani Pettrey and I just had to share! This breath-holding romantic suspense will be a great addition to your beach bag. It releases on July 5 — you can pre-order now.

Here’s the first line:

Crisp night air slapped his cheeks, but he’d long since learned to endure the elements.

A deadly attack.
A stolen weapon capable of immense destruction.
A painful secret that threatens to tear two hearts apart.

CGIS Agent Noah Rowley is rocked to the core when several of his valued team members come under fire on his Coast Guard base. He and his remaining team race to the scene and end the attack, but not before innocent lives are lost. Furious and grief-stricken, he vows to do whatever is needed to bring the mastermind behind the attack to justice.

Stunned by the ambush, Coast Guard flight medic Brooke Kesler evacuates in a helicopter carrying the only surviving gunman. The gravely wounded man whispers mysterious information to Brooke that immediately paints a target on her back.

As Brooke and Noah race to uncover answers, emotions between them ignite. Noah struggles to protect Brooke at all costs and to conceal the secret that prevents him from becoming what he longs to be–the right man for her.

Everything is at stake as a horrifying truth emerges. . . .

The attack wasn’t the end game. It was only the beginning.

4 Responses to “First Line Friday — The Deadly Shallows”

  1. Nicole Santana June 24, 2022 at 6:55 pm #

    Happy Friday!
    I’m currently reading To Kiss a Wallflower. It’s an anthology of short stories. So far, I am loving it! I’ll share a line from the story I’m currently reading.
    “Lottie left the woods with a new sense of power.”
    I hope you have a great weekend!

  2. Jen@GracetoGrow June 26, 2022 at 9:57 pm #

    I have this one preordered, can’t wait to read it! This week I posted the first line from Elysium Tide by James R. Hannibal.
    http://gracetogrowblog.com/elysium-tide-james-hannibal/

    Happy reading!

  3. Danielle Grandinetti June 27, 2022 at 8:21 am #

    This one is on my tbr list!

    I posted the first line from A Healer’s Promise by Misty M Beller: https://daniellegrandinetti.com/2022/06/24/a-healers-promise/

    Happy Monday!

  4. Paula Shreckhise June 27, 2022 at 2:39 pm #

    Waiting for Dani’s book to come in the mail!

    My first line comes from Long Way Home by Lynn Austin. Just released.
    Hudson Valley, New York. June, 1946
    “I know it looks hopeless,” I told Jimmy Barnett’s father. “But we can’t give up until Jimmy is better. Until he’s home again.”

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