First Line Fridays – The Cupcake Dilemma

First Line Fridays on Hoarding Books

Happy Valentine’s Week and welcome to a special Valentine’s Day edition of First Line Fridays here at Hoarding Books! The holiday itself may be behind us for another year, but it’s never out of season to read a great romantic story! I’ve got a completely adorable one for y’all today: a sweet-and-goofy baker named Ian and a kitchen-disaster-waiting-to-happen teacher named Kirstin!

The Cupcake Dilemma by Jennifer Rodewald

the cupcake dilemma

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And the first line is….

“Let me begin by stating this clearly. I was voluntold.”

Your turn, dear reading friends! Share YOUR first line in the comments below!

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30 thoughts on “First Line Fridays – The Cupcake Dilemma

  1. Loved this novella!

    I’m sharing the first line from April Gardner’s latest release, Love the War Woman, on my blog, but right now I’m reading a romantic suspense called ‘Panama Deception’ by Jennifer Haynie. Here’s the first line:

    “He was next.”

    Short and maybe not so sweet!

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  2. This looks great!
    My first line is from Heart on the Line by Karen Witemeyer:
    The cheerful tinkle of a bell alerted Grace Mallory to the arrival of a guest.

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  3. I cannot wait to read this book!!!

    Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I am sharing the first line from the new novella by Bell Renshaw, As Easy As Riding A Bike. It’s a really fun read.

    I am currently reading The Captain’s Daughter by Jennifer Delamere. I am LOVING this story so much. I am just beginning chapter 7, so I will leave that first line here:

    “Rosalyn drew the blanket around her to ward off the chilly night air as the carriage moved briskly down the near-empty streets.”

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  4. This is next on my to-read pile!

    I’m featuring Kill Shot by Susan Sleeman on my blog. I’ll share here from the book I’m currently reading, Focus on Love by Candee Fick:

    Elizabeth Foster ripped the Christmas wrapping paper from the box on her lap.

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  5. I love this first line!!!!!

    Here is mine: “Vladimir Kolnikov sat in his Corvette in a nearly empty parking lot for a long time.  Just a few feet away was the entrance to the private hotel where his friends, teammates, and the woman he loved waited for him to arrive.  He was getting married in less than an hour, but instead of heading inside to change into his tuxedo, he was sitting here sweating.  Thinking.  Panicking.“ Las Vegas Sidewinders: Vladimir by Kat Mizera

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  6. Looks like such a fun book! And I finally took the plunge to participate in First Line Fridays. I’m sharing first line from Amber Alert by Linda Rodante.
    December 12th, 5 a.m.
    How many people does it take to find a baby?

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  7. Prologue

    Vincentio Rossi lifted his glass of ten-year-old Lombardi Brunello di Montalcino, closed his eyes, and sniffed the complex bouquet of the ruby red wine. – Lethal Legacy by Irene Hannon

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading

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  8. I know I’m late but yesterday was busy! Happy Weekend! My first line is from A Langhorne Romance (which is in Right Where We Belong collection) by Deborah Raney.

    “No sooner had Lily O’Neal plunged her hands into the sticky bread dough than the doorbell rang. Why did it always work that way?.


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