We have a lot of eARC’s and we want to promote them a little bit more. So we decided to do some more Bookish Beginnings On Friday. Today I want to share the opening lines of Never Ever Getting Back Together by Sophie Gonzales.
This meme was created by Rose City Reader. The idea is to post the first sentence or so of the book you’re currently reading. After that you talk about your initial thoughts about the sentence, book or anything to do with that.
It’s been two years since Maya dumped her cheating ex-boyfriend Jordy, and she still can’t escape him: his sister married the crown prince of a minor European country, and in the lead up to the wedding he captured hearts globally as the eligible younger brother. So, when Maya receives an invitation to be a contestant on Second Chance Romance, a new reality show in which the now-famous Jordy will re-date his ex-girlfriends in an effort to find “the one that got away,” she isn’t interested…that is, until she realizes she can use this opportunity to exact her revenge. If she can make it to the finale, she can reject Jordy and publicly break his heart. As far as Maya’s concerned, it’s payback with interest: just what a guy like Jordy deserves.
But when she gets to the set, she’s confronted with the one person she hasn’t accounted for: Skye, the beautiful, charismatic girl Jordy cheated on Maya with. How is she supposed to live with this girl for six weeks? Sharing bunkbeds, for crying out loud?
Except, of course, there’s more to Skye than she lets most people see. Skye has her own reasons for being careful with her heart, and might be more willing to take Maya’s side than it initially seems. If they can sustain their reluctant alliance—and keep their unexpected chemistry from interfering—they might just have a chance to take Jordy down.
The guy at the bar next to me is grinning at me intimately, as though he knows all my secrets but likes me anyway. It’s a little unsettling, mostly because I’m damn sure I’ve never seen him before in my life, and I’m good with faces. It is the sort of grin that’d instantly win over anyone with the ability win over anyone with the ability to trust a man with a charismatic smile, though. I’ll give him that. It’s a pity I’m not one of those people.
I was super excited to start this eARC as I’ve loved the previous Sophie Gonzales books I’ve read. And after reading this first paragraph for this post I couldn’t stop until I’ve finished the chapter haha. I think that says it all ;). The writing style is wonderful, and I just want to keep going.
My expectations are extremely high, I didn’t read the synopsis but I just know I will love this. The title gets me super excited and what I gathered from the early reviews this book will be great. Sophie Gonzales is proving to be my new favorite contemporary author!
Was this book on your radar or are you planning on reading it now? I can’t wait to read it completely and share my review with you all! Hopefully you are excited about this one as well. Let me know in the comments!