First Line Friday — Sunburst

23 Sep

Happy Friday! I am on my last day of vacation with a final day in Edinburgh. I wrote this post two days before we boarded our plane to London, so I’m crossing my fingers that I have had a wonderful trip! 😉 Today I am sharing the second book in Susan May Warren‘s Sky King Ranch series, Sunburst, which is on my TBR list. My book club loved book one, Sunrise, and some members have read this one too and given it high marks. Let me know if you’ve read it and what you thought.

Here’s the first line:

Ranger wasn’t here to get into trouble, but wow, she was pretty.

When former Navy SEAL and lifelong bachelor Ranger Kingston is called upon to take part in a rescue mission to save his brother Colt, who has been kidnapped by terrorists in Nigeria, he is shocked to find among the hostages a woman he knows and could never forget.

Noemi Sutton was attempting to return a young girl to her family in Boko Haram territory when she and the girl found themselves taken hostage, along with several others. 

And while Ranger Kingston may be able to get the hostages away from their captors, he’ll need Noemi’s help if he ever hopes to get out of Nigeria alive.

Her solution? Pose as husband and wife. But when her uncle discovers the union, he insists on a traditional Nigerian wedding–binding Noemi to a man destined to break her heart. Worse, she’s discovered the real reason she was kidnapped, and anyone around her is bound to be caught in the cross fire. Including her so-called new husband.

She’ll need to figure out a way to leave the man she loves if she wants to save his life.

6 Responses to “First Line Friday — Sunburst”

  1. Cindy Davis September 23, 2022 at 8:09 am #

    Happy Friday! I enjoyed this one and hope you do as well 🙂

  2. Mareli Thalwitzer September 23, 2022 at 10:07 am #

    A hostage drama in Nigeria…. Gosh, that can be very intense! Glad to hear there’s a twist in the tale, otherwise this may be quite the intense drama.

    I might actually like this as well! Will take a closer look.

    Have a good weekend!

    Elza Reads

  3. Nicole Santana September 23, 2022 at 2:24 pm #

    I’m finishing up In the Shadow of a Queen by Heather B. Moore. It’s a really good book!
    “The day had begun early with masses of people arriving at the Windsor Castle grounds. From [Louise’s] window’s viewpoint, the crowds extended as far as she could see.”
    I hope you have a great weekend!

  4. sassybookishmama September 23, 2022 at 10:25 pm #

    This was such a good book!

    My first line is coming from Where Grace Appears by Heidi Chiavaroli.
    “The nature of secrets is that they long to be kept and long to be told all at the same time.”

  5. Paula Shreckhise September 24, 2022 at 5:47 pm #

    My first line comes from As Secret as the Night by Danielle Grandinetti:
    December 6, 1933. Chicago
    Lucia Critelli lowered her head against the bitter wind that raced the cars down the city street.

  6. Danielle Grandinetti September 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm #

    I have this one on my tbr shelf. I’m currently reading An Abduction Cold Case by Connie Queen and the first line is: “Kennedy Wells slammed on the brakes of her Mini Cooper as she looked out the driver’s-side window and squinted toward the dense woods.” Happy Weekend!

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