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February 28, 2017 / Leslie

First Chapter First Paragraph ~ Tuesday Intros

A Million Little Things by Susan Mallery

Mira Books |February 2017 | Hardcover • eBook • Audio | 368 pages


1st Paragraphs:

“My name is Zoe Saldivar and I just had stupid sex with my ex-boyfriend.”

As Zoe spoke, she carefully pulled on the rope dangling from the attic door in her ceiling. The mechanism was very stiff and if it snapped back in place too hard, the door would be stuck forever. Or so the building inspector had told her when she’d been in escrow for her house.

“Not that the sex was stupid,” she continued. “It was okay. I want to say I was drunk, but I wasn’t. I even knew better. And I do know better. I was weak. There. I’ve said it. I had stupid ex-boyfriend sex in a moment of weakness.”

What do you think? Based on this intro, would you read more?

I’m in the mood for something a little more lighthearted than my usual choices.


From Goodreads:

Zoe Saldivar is more than just single-she’s ALONE. She recently broke up with her longtime boyfriend, she works from home and her best friend Jen is so obsessed with her baby that she has practically abandoned their friendship. The day Zoe accidentally traps herself in her attic with her hungry-looking cat, she realizes that it’s up to her to stop living in isolation.

Her seemingly empty life takes a sudden turn for the complicated-her first new friend is Jen’s widowed mom, Pam. The only guy to give her butterflies in a very long time is Jen’s brother. And meanwhile, Pam is being very deliberately seduced by Zoe’s own smooth-as-tequila father. Pam’s flustered, Jen’s annoyed and Zoe is beginning to think “alone” doesn’t sound so bad, after all.

First Chapter Tuesday is hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea. Join us by visiting Diane and linking your own First Chapter post or to find out what others plan to read this week.

Source: Review copy from the Tandem Literary.
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  1. Lloyd Russell / Feb 28 2017 11:11 am

    I’ve never read her. Is she good?


    • Leslie / Feb 28 2017 11:34 am

      This is a new author for me.


  2. Laurel-Rain Snow / Feb 28 2017 11:47 am

    I’ve never read this author, but I’ve been noticing her books. This one sounds very tempting! Thanks for sharing…and here’s mine: “THE GOOD NEIGHBOR”


  3. Kay / Feb 28 2017 12:53 pm

    I want to say that I’ve read at least one book by this author. I’ve certainly meant to. I laughed at the ‘being trapped in the attic’ part. Although, that would be scary if it actually happened to you. This sounds like it would be a perfect book to chase away the doldrums.


  4. Margot @ Joyfully Retired / Feb 28 2017 6:07 pm

    Based on the opening paragraph only, I’d keep reading. I feel for the main character.


  5. Diane / Feb 28 2017 7:49 pm

    Hmm, not sure about this one. I might give it a few more pages.


  6. Beth F / Mar 1 2017 6:08 am

    it looks like great escape reading.


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