Friday, July 1, 2022

Book Beginnings on Fridays/The Friday 56 - July 1st

This is a fun meme to do hosted by Freda's Voice. If you'd like to join on the fun go to The Friday 56.

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link it here.

It's that simple.

I'm also joining in Book Beginnings on Friday. It's hosted by Rose City Reader

This is a romance novella that I thought looked good.  A nice interlude to all my suspense/mystery books.

First Chapter

Sunshine Patterson strode down a cracked and pitted sidewalk on the wrong side of a very small town.  In fact, she wasn't even sure Chance Creek, Montana even deserved that designation.

From 56% on my e-reader...

Was she making a colossal fool out of herself by trying to interest her customers in vegan fare?

Synopsis from Goodreads:

When Sunshine Patterson loses her Chicago home, job and boyfriend in one day, she needs a backup plan, fast. Luckily her Aunt Cecily has provided her with the perfect combination living and restaurant space to start over. Even though the building is located in small town Chance Creek, Montana, Sunshine is certain it’s only a matter of time before she’s back to take the big city by storm. When she arrives in Chance Creek, however, she gets a surprise. Her restaurant space—and apartment—are occupied by a rival to her inheritance: the incredibly sexy, incredibly wrong for her, Cole Linden.

Cole’s been struggling to save his family’s holdings for far too long. The indoor rifle range he inherited from his father barely pays its rent, but it’s all that’s keeping his other concerns—two apartment houses—afloat. If he was smart, he’d walk away from all of it and start over, but if he does, several dozen of Chance Creek’s inhabitants will find themselves without a home. He thought Cecily meant to leave him the range building in her will. Instead she’s set him up in a four-month-long competition with her big-city niece to see who will win the place. A niece whose knockout looks are making it damn hard for him to concentrate on the job at hand.

Sunshine can’t believe she’ll have to open a vegan restaurant in a rifle-range waiting room, and she can’t believe she’ll have to share her apartment with Cole, either. Cole can’t believe his friends are falling over themselves to help Sunshine succeed—and get a date with her.

Now the competition is getting hot, but the sparks flying between them are even hotter. Can Cole and Sunshine find a way they both can win?

What do you think?  What are you sharing today?


  1. Yes. It is always a mistake to interest anyone in vegan food. Period. :)

  2. Enjoy it. I sometimes also enjoy a break from the suspense. Here is my post:

  3. Sunshine Patterson is quite a name, isn't it! What if you grow into a super grumpy person with that name? xD I hope you enjoy this one! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a lovely weekend :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

  4. Sounds like a very interesting book! I like to break up my reading with rom coms/ chick lit.

    Have a great week!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
    My post:

  5. Oh, wow, this one sounds enticing! Enjoy, and thanks for sharing. Here's mine: “THE SECOND HUSBAND”

  6. I do love a good enemies-to-lovers romance! Thanks for sharing. - Lisa @ The Plain-Spoken Pen

  7. It is nice to mix things up once in a while! Have a great weekend!

  8. Cowboys and vegans don't usually go hand-in-hand so I'm intrigued! Happy weekend!


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