#TeaserTuesday + Opening Paragraph: Stately Pleasures by Lucy Felthouse @cw1985

Welcome to First Chapter, First Paragraph hosted by Bibliophile By The Sea as well as Teaser Tuesday hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

This week I'm reading Stately Pleasures by Lucy Felthouse.


Here's the Opening Paragraph:


Alice took a deep breath, in through her nose and out through her mouth. Repeated the process once more. Then, realising she could sit there all day doing it and not feel any calmer, she forced herself to step out of the car and close and lock the door.


Here's the teaser:

Alice knew that voice could only belong to Jeremy Davenport. The posh accent, and the fact he’d said “enter” instead of “come in”, screamed money and an upper-class upbringing. 


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37 comments:

  1. He definitely sounds upper-class! And I wonder why Alice is freaking out! The cover really reminds me of Fifty Shades though! Thanks for stopping by :) I hope you have a great week!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Juli. And I can assure you, the book's nothing like Fifty Shades ;)

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  2. Hmm, not sure if this is for me, but I hope you enjoy it!

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  3. Thanks for stopping by mine today. Good ones. Don't you know that feeling - deep breathing never worked for me at least!!

    http://mydogearedpurpose.com/2014/04/15/teaser-tuesday-april-15th/

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  4. Intro is enough to get me to keep reading to find out what is happening.

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    1. Hi Nise, thanks for stopping by! I hope you'll consider picking up the book :)

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  5. This one sounds so intriguing...so now I must know more!! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. Thanks Laurel-Rain, glad you like the sound of it. I hope you'll consider picking up the book :)

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  6. I wouldn't mind reading about an upper class guy like this one. Maybe they will fall in love.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Tea. You'll have to read the book and find out if they fall in love ;)

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  7. It's true. Sometimes you have to just bite the bullet and do whatever it is that you have to do, no matter how nervous you are. It's a great intro. I would keep reading just to find out what it is that has her so on edge!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm glad the intro hooked you in :)

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  8. Enticing and I was breathing in my nose and out my mouth with her!

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  9. OMG, I just went to Amazon and Bought the book! and liked you amazon page and I am #100 to do so!!!

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    1. Yay, thanks so much for buying the book and for liking my Amazon page - I've been wanting to get to #100 for a while :)

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  10. I'd have to keep reading just to find out what's going on. thanks for stopping by today. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

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    1. I'm glad the opening hooked you in. Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. I like this one - sounds nice and light…good for summer! I'm going to learn a bit more about it..
    Here's Mine: http://www.sarahsbookshelves.com/fiction/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday-intros-frog-music-emma-donoghue/

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    1. Thanks Sarah... not sure I'd describe the book as light, though ;)

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  12. This sounds very intriguing. Great teaser. Thanks for stopping by my site.

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  13. The opening paragraph intrigued me and I also liked the teaser, good pick!
    Thanks for stopping by :)

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    1. I'm glad you were intrigued by the opening paragraph. I hope you'll consider picking up the book :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Love the intro. Sometimes that is just the way it is....you just have to go on with it, calm or not! Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. You're so right, Kim. And it was worth it for Alice... that's all I'm saying ;) Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Sounds like a relaxing and enjoyable read, I would read on.

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  16. She sounds anxious -- I'd read a bit more and then decide. Thanks for joining us.

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  17. haha well he sounds like an interesting character. Thanks for stopping by my teaser!

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  18. Great first paragraph. Immediately I'm in the story and I feel I want to know what happens next.

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  19. I always enjoy a book with a strong opening! I hope you are having fun with your read!

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