First Lines Friday: March 25, 2022

Well hello, beautiful people! How is everyone doing today? Me, I’ve been trying to deal with this crazy weather. It was in the 40s at one point this week, and now it is supposed to be 82 tomorrow. I suffer from migraines, and this nonsense is mostly why.

But on to happier things! It’s First Lines Friday!

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words, or, as her blog is going by now, Emma IRL. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author, or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

Today’s book is one I just recently added to my TBR. Like, this week. It’s also a new release!

The Lines:

Kareena tore the eye mask off her forehead and straightened her Taylor Swift sleep shirt. She had secured her dream job at a company that developed women-owned businesses in the tri-state area before her thirtieth birthday. But of course, one text from a client and her boss energy dissipated like mist.


The Book:

Dating Dr. Dil by Nisha Sharma

Hi! I’m Kareena Mann. As cheesy as it sounds, I’m looking for my soulmate. In four months. And he must gain the approval of my meddling aunties.

Kareena dreams of having a perfect love story like her parents did. That’s why on the morning of her thirtieth birthday, she’s decided to suit up and enter the dating arena. When her widowed father announces he’s retiring and selling their home after her sister’s engagement party, Kareena makes a deal with him. If she can find her soulmate by the date of the party, he’ll gift her the house, and she’ll be able to keep her mother’s legacy alive.

Hi, I’m Dr. Prem Verma, host of the Dr. Dil Show. Prem means love, Dil means heart, and I’m a cardiologist. Don’t let my name fool you. I only fix broken hearts in the literal sense.

Prem doesn’t have time for romance, which is why it’s no surprise when his first meeting with Kareena goes awry. Their second encounter is worse when their on-air debate about love goes viral. Now Prem’s largest community center donor is backing out because Prem’s reputation as a heart-health expert is at risk. To get back in his donor’s good graces, he needs to fix his image fast, and dating Kareena is his only option.

Even though they have warring interests, the more time Prem spends with Kareena, the more he thinks she’s might actually be the woman he wants to spend the rest of his life with. In this Taming of the Shrew re-imagination, for Prem and Kareena to find their happily ever after, they must admit that hate has turned into fate.

Now, I’ve never read The Taming of the Shrew, but given that I love every adaptation I have seen (Ten Things I Hate About You anyone?), I probably should. Also, this book just came out this month, March 15th to be precise.

What do you think, would you give this book a try?

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