First Line Friday — Fragile Designs

25 Aug

Happy Friday! Today I am featuring a favorite author, Colleen Coble, and her upcoming romantic suspense novel Fragile Designs. The book does not release until January 2024, but I was able to get an early copy from NetGalley. It sounds fantastic — Fabrege’ eggs and the Russian mafia — and the cover is great! I can’t wait to read it.

Here’s the first line:

Another wave of nausea hit Carly Harris the minute she opened her car door and got out in the garage.

There’s only one thing more dangerous than family secrets.

Since her police-officer husband Eric’s mysterious murder, Carly Harris has been struggling to support herself and their infant son. Her career as an antique dealer isn’t sustainable, nor is her dream of becoming a novelist. So when her grandmother proposes she and her two sisters restore the family’s large Beaufort home and turn it into a bed-and-breakfast, she immediately gets to work clearing out the house. In the process, she uncovers a family secret that Eric kept hidden. And an heirloom that the wrong person wouldn’t hesitate to kill for.

Homicide detective Lucas Bennet isn’t his neighbor’s biggest fan, not since she broke his brother’s heart years ago. But when Carly turns to Lucas for help, believing she’s found a lost Fabergé egg that would be worth millions and that could put her family’s lives in danger, he can’t help but get involved. Soon, they’re entangled in a mystery with threads that lead all the way to the Russian mafia. Lucas has gotten in deep, and while he trusts his ability to keep Carly and her family safe, he begins to realize he’s vulnerable to an unexpected kind of danger. And he’s helpless to stop the freefall. As they continue working closely together, Carly and Lucas realize they may have found something more precious than gold. Yet it’s only a matter of time before Carly—or, worse, someone she loves—gets hurt.

One Response to “First Line Friday — Fragile Designs”

  1. Cindy Davis August 25, 2023 at 2:54 pm #

    Oh wow!! Off to see if I have this on my Goodreads list yet! Can’t wait!! I hope you enjoy it. Have a great weekend!

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