Saturday Seven 3: Books we’ve reviewed that make me think of summer

I live in the northeast and it’s been cold and snowy for a few months now. I’m SO ready for summer… so I took a look at the covers of books we’ve reviewed that transport me away someone warmer and sunny.  Click the cover to read our reviews.

1. Playing by the Greek’s Rules by Sarah Morgan

Seriously … does it get any more “summer” than that? Beach, check. Sunshine, check. Hot guy in a swimsuit, check. Even better, it sounds like the story is solid based on the FIVE STAR review our reviewer gave it. I think I’ll have to check this one out!

2. Turning the Tides by Nell Castle

Nothing says “summer” like a palm tree. Yeah, I know it’s got that ominous set of eyes at the top, but … palm trees!

3. Laked by J L Wilson

LAKE! Dock! That just screams summer. And I’m incredibly intrigued by Excalibur hanging out there in the middle of the water. And the character names! Summer *and* King Arthur… putting this one on my TBR right now.

4. Mugs and Monasteries by Cait O’Sullivan

Clearly water is a theme for me… maybe this a little less summery than the others, but it still has that theme.

5. His Little Lanie by Keri Ford

Ocean waves, bikini, summer lovin’ … yeah, baby.

6. Hearts at Seaside by Addison Cole

Hey, water again! Ocean, bare feet, sunshine…. I want to be there.

7. Love on Longboat Key by Meg West

Beach, flip-flops, sunshine … hits all the high points of summer.

What beach read do you recommend? Help me get out of this cold, snowy winter, if only on a fictional escape.

Saturday Seven #1: First lines

I get the privilege of kicking off the first Saturday Seven post here at LASR! I’ve decided to do the seven first lines from seven random books on my TBR pile. Here we go:

1. “You’re late,” said Mrs. Trilby, staring down her long nose at Mari.
What A Difference a Duke Makes by Lenora Bell

2. The house was a mottled gray color that reminded me of dead fish.
Twist of Faith by Ellen J. Green

3. I told myself that if she showed, that would be the sign I needed.
Between Me and You by Allison Winn Scotch

4. It’s an age old story: woman meets man, man woos woman, woman spends her best years believing their love is the everlasting kind.
Woman Last Seen in her Thirties by Camille Pagan

5. As their carriage rolled closer and closer to London, James thought about her.
It’s Hard Out Here for a Duke by Maya Rodale

6. The door would never open.
Cold Harbor by Matthew Fitzsimmons

7. Dr. Helena Tate knew what a madhouse the ER could be during and after a major nor-easter but to experience it firsthand was always a draining experience.
Christmas With the Best Man by Susan Carlisle

Did any of these intrigue you? Do you think first lines are massively important? Do you want a hook right away, or will you read awhile before deciding if a book is for you or not?

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