Friday, June 9, 2017

June 9th's Book Beginning and Friday 56

We've made it to Friday, so to celebrate, here's this week's Book Beginning and Friday 56.

This week, I'm pulling quotes from Designer Dirty Laundry by Diane Vallere.

This is the first book in the Samantha Kidd mystery series, and I'll be reviewing it Monday as part of the #Samanthapalooza blog tour.  (There's a giveaway as well!)

But that's Monday.  For today, let's take a look at the opening line:

When you wear fishnet stockings to the grocery store, people tend to stare.  Women look at you like you're affiliated with the sex trade.  Men pretend they're not staring, doing so all the while.  It's probably because they're thinking the same thing.

Jumping ahead to page 56, you find this:

His choice of words hammered an ominous refrain inside my brain.  No one will know we're here.  I'll kidnap you.  You're coming with me.  Insurance.

I hope you'll come back on Monday to see my review.  Meanwhile, have a great weekend.  I'm doing the Camp Pendleton Mud Run on Saturday and really looking forward to it!


  1. Great excerpts! Very visual opening lines. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “EVERY LAST LIE”

  2. So, why did she wear fishnet stockings to the grocery store? This week I'm featuring Come and Find Me by Hallie Ephron. Happy reading!

  3. I'm a huge Diane Vallere fan and I've been wanting to try it. Her characters do make some odd clothing choices though! Hope you enjoy this one.

  4. LOL @ the beginning, true but funny. Happy weekend!