Teaser Tuesday 2604:00
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Here are the rules:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• Be careful not the include spoilers!
• Share the title & author so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.
I have modified them slightly for my Teasers. It will not be two sentences from a random page but two, usually more, sentences from the pages I have read so far that have struck me as most interesting, original or that I just happen to like a lot.
This week's teaser comes from Friends Without Benefits: An Unrequited Romance (Knitting in the City, #2) by Penny Reid. If you have read my blog before you surely know that I am a big fan of Ms Reid writing and I absolutely loved her first novel, Neanderthal Seeks Human. This is the second book in the series and it is just as fun and hilarious and just a little bit more serious as book one. I just finished an ARC of Friends Without Benefits and you can read my review of it next week. And because Ms Reid writing is rather unique as are her characters, I will share not one but two teasers :)
"... It was one of those moments where my body ceased listening to my brain.
My brain said: Step away from the naughty hottie.
My body said: ... I like cookies."
"He considered me for a moment, trying to suppress a grin. He bit his top lip, obviously to keep from laughing. "I eye-twinkled at the reporter?""
Friends Without Benefits can be read as a standalone, is a full length 120k word novel, and is book #2 in the Knitting in the City Series.
There are three things you need to know about Elizabeth Finney: 1) She suffers from severe sarcastic syndrome, especially when she's unnerved, 2) No one unnerves her like Nico Manganiello, and 3) She knows how to knit.
Elizabeth Finney is almost always right about everything: the musical merits of Boy Bands are undervalued by society, “benefits” with human Ken-dolls are better without friendship, and the sun has set on her once in a lifetime chance for true love. But when Elizabeth’s plans for benefits without friendship are disarmed by the irritatingly charismatic and chauvinistic Nico Manganiello- her former nemesis- she finds herself struggling to maintain the electric fence around her heart while avoiding electrocution or, worse, falling in love.