Friday, 7 August 2020


Book Beginnings is a book meme hosted by Rose City Reader where participants share the first sentence (or so) of the book, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice, and the rules are quite simple: Grab a book, any book, turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader. Find any non-spoilery sentence(s) and post.
This week’s book: 

18687114Goodreads Summary: 

The top-selling, beloved indie author of Ten Tiny Breaths returns with a new romance about a young woman who loses her memory—and the man who knows that the only way to protect her is to stay away.

Left for dead in the fields of rural Oregon, a young woman defies all odds and survives—but she awakens with no idea who she is, or what happened to her. Refusing to answer to “Jane Doe” for another day, the woman renames herself “Water” for the tiny, hidden marking on her body—the only clue to her past. Taken in by old Ginny Fitzgerald, a crotchety but kind lady living on a nearby horse farm, Water slowly begins building a new life. But as she attempts to piece together the fleeting slivers of her memory, more questions emerge: Who is the next-door neighbor, quietly toiling under the hood of his Barracuda? Why won’t Ginny let him step foot on her property? And why does Water feel she recognizes him?

Twenty-four-year-old Jesse Welles doesn’t know how long it will be before Water gets her memory back. For her sake, Jesse hopes the answer is never. He knows that she’ll stay so much safer—and happier—that way. And that’s why, as hard as it is, he needs to keep his distance. Because getting too close could flood her with realities better left buried.

The trouble is, water always seems to find its way to the surface.


This can’t be real . . . This can’t be real . . . This can’t be real . . . The words cycle round and round in my mind like the wheels on my speeding ’Cuda as its ass-end slips and slides over the gravel and ice. This car is hard to handle on the best of days, built front-heavy and overloaded with horsepower. I’m going to put myself into one of these damn trees if I don’t slow down.


Aside from a quick glance my way, Jesse seems into their conversation. I try not to watch, but it’s impossible. That is, until his friend comes back from grabbing drinks at the bar and catches my eye. He stares at me until I duck my face into my beer, feeling my cheeks burn.

I just started reading it now and just finished the first chapter. As it is highly recommended my best bookish friend, I'm super excited to read this series.

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  1. The teasers do sound good. I'll have to check this book out.

  2. I should really read book 1!! Happy weekend!

  3. I like books about Oregon!

    I got BBOF posted late, but it is up now if you want to visit and link your post.

  4. Great excerpts! Now I must check this one out. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. Interesting story and quotes. I just read a French thriller with a guy who had also lost his memory

  6. I'm intrigued for more! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

  7. Hey, I'm in rural Oregon right now. I should read this book to get me more in the mood for all this desert life. I am highlighting a book by a favorite author, whom I'm sure you like his works, too

  8. Burying Water seems like a good story. I like the book cover too. Enjoy your current read!

  9. Sounds interesting! The truth always comes out eventually ;) Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week.

  10. I hope you're enjoy it! Have a great rest of your weekend.

    Lauren @ Always Me

  11. Cool title. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by my post.

  12. Oooh, that's a really gripping opening! Makes me immediately wonder what's going on.