First Line Friday – 6 January 2023

FLF Banner 2

First Lines Friday is a weekly feature hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

Here’s how it works!

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!


You know your day is going swimmingly when you’ve been projectile vomited on and someone stole your Greek yogurt from the staff room refrigerator.

FlF 2

Down Arrow

Down Arrow

Exes and O’s by Amy Lea

Exes and Os

Exes and O’s is my current read and I’m really enjoying it so far. This book had moments during the first few chapters that made me laugh-out-loud, which is always appreciated because sometimes books that are marketed as “rom-coms” aren’t actually “coms” which is something I find incredibly disappointing.

Book Details

 Title: Exes and O’s

Author: Amy Lea

Genre: Romance

Age Category: Adult

Publication Date: January 10, 2023

Number of Pages: 400

Buy the Book: Amazon, Indigo, Book Depository

Add On Goodreads and The StoryGraph


A romance novel–obsessed social media influencer revisits her exes on her hunt for true love in this romantic comedy from the author of Set On You.

Romance-novel connoisseur Tara Chen has had her heart broken ten times by ten different men–all of whom dumped her because of her “stage-five clinger” tendencies. Nevertheless, Tara is determined to find The One. The only problem? Classic meet-cutes are dead thanks to modern dating apps. So Tara decides to revisit her exes in hopes of securing her very own trope-worthy second-chance romance.

Boston firefighter Trevor Metcalfe will be the first to rush into a burning building but the last to rush into a relationship. Love just isn’t his thing. When his new roommate Tara enlists him to help her reconnect with her exes, he reluctantly agrees. But Tara’s journey is leading him to discover his own new chapter.

The more time they spend together, the more Tara realizes Trevor seems to be the only one who appreciates her authentic, dramatic self. To claim their happily-ever-after, can Tara and Trevor read between the lines of their growing connection?

Copy of Divide 

Blog Instagram Twitter Goodreads StoryGraphPinterest Ko-Fi



Leave a Reply