Thursday, December 31, 2015

Book Beginning: The Lightening Round



Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

EARLY BIRDS & SLOWPOKES: This weekly post goes up Thursday evening for those who like to get their posts up and linked early on. But feel free to add a link all week.

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TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.



"It'll never fit. . . " Hanna More's mind raced as she viewed the enormous challenge confronting her.

-- The Lighening Round by Bruce Stewart. This San Francisco-set Rom Com with a fitness challenge theme seemed like the perfect book to start off the New Year!


In THE LIGHTENING ROUND, Hannah More, a sassy single mom with weight issues, reluctantly enters Ultimate Level, a San Francisco gym which groups its members based on their weight and fitness levels. Much to her shock, Hannah actually finds that this crazy "fitness experience" works well for her. That is, until she falls for another gym member who is on a different level. Ultimate Level's rigidly enforced policies only allow its members to communicate with members on different levels in person for 15 minutes every two weeks both inside and outside of the gym. Hannah will have to come up with some rather ingenious and comic schemes in order to land the romance of her dreams.


Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Gilion,

This one sounds like a great fun read to start the New Year off :)

Definitely one I would benefit from reading - but we'll see!

Have a Very Happy, Healthy and Successful 2016 :)


Elizabeth said...

Sounds fun, but I don't like the idea of grouping.

I hope Hannah comes up with a good scheme!!

Happy New Year!! May 2016 be a wonderful year for everyone.

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My Book Beginnings

Stormi Johnson said...

Hope you enjoy this one, it sounds interesting. :)

Anne Bennett said...

Sounds like a fun book. Happy New Year. THanks for hosting.

William Stanger said...

Interesting sounding beginning, but it's probably not one I'd enjoy. Hope you like it, though.

Diane Coto said...

I didn't do a Book Beginnings this time. Oy Vey! Will I ever get organized? :)
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