Friday, June 21, 2024

Book Beginnings on Fridays/The Friday 56 - June 21st

This week I'm joining in Book Beginnings on Friday. It's hosted by Rose City Reader.  This is where we post the beginning of the books we are reading or will be reading.  

I'm also joining in for the Friday 56.  

Freda at Freda's Voice started and hosted The Friday 56 for a long, long time. She is taking a break and Anne at My Head if Full of Books has taken on hosting duties in her absence. Please visit Anne's blog and link to your Friday 56 post.

*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 reading this one and it's pretty good, so far.  The excerpts are from the E-ARC.

Book Beginnings

The crowd erupted in a shout - obviously, something was happening - but Daphne didn't bother to look up as she turned a page in her book.  She hadn't meant to read at the baseball game, but she had a book in her purse and her best friend Kim was running late, she was.

From 56% on my e-reader 

Her brain had completely given up on her, gotten a new identity and was somewhere down in Mexico.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A professional baseball player and his heckler prove that true love is worth going to bat for.

Daphne Brink doesn’t follow baseball, but watching “America’s Snoozefest” certainly beats sitting at home in the days after she signs her divorce papers. After one too many ballpark beers, she heckles Carolina Battery player Chris Kepler, who quickly proves there might actually be a little crying in baseball. Horrified, Daphne reaches out to Chris on social media to apologize . . . but forgets to identify herself as his heckler in her message.

Chris doesn’t usually respond to random fans on social media, but he’s grieving and fragile after an emotionally turbulent few months. When a DM from “Duckie” catches his eye, he impulsively messages back. Duckie is sweet, funny, and seems to understand him in a way no one else does.

Daphne isn’t sure how much longer she can keep lying to Chris, especially as she starts working with the team in real life and their feelings for each other deepen. When he finds out the truth, will it be three strikes, she’s out?

What do you think?  What are you sharing today?


  1. The 56 made me laugh. And the opening? Sounds like me. I don't always intend to read, but there I am reading.

  2. Honestly I would probably be reading at a baseball game too.

  3. I hate baseball so I will skip this one. :) My hubby watches it almost every day- boring. XO

  4. Lol. I love both of those excerpts. This sounds like a fun book! :)

  5. Sounds like a fun book. Baseball games could be a great place to start.

  6. I think my brain does that often. It sounds like a good story all around.

  7. I love the teasers. This book has been on my maybe list. Looks like I should give it a try.


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