Book Beginnings: These Hollow Vows by Lexi Ryan
Book Beginnings is a weekly meme created and hosted by Rose City Reader.
Readers share the first sentence (or so) of the book they want to highlight.
Brie hates the Fae and refuses to have anything to do with them, even if that means starving on the street. But when her sister is sold to the sadistic king of the Unseelie court to pay a debt, she’ll do whatever it takes to get her back—including making a deal with the king himself to steal three magical relics from the Seelie court.
Gaining unfettered access to the Seelie court is easier said than done. Brie’s only choice is to pose as a potential bride for Prince Ronan, and she soon finds herself falling for him. Unwilling to let her heart distract her, she accepts help from a band of Unseelie misfits with their own secret agenda. As Brie spends time with their mysterious leader, Finn, she struggles to resist his seductive charm.
Caught between two dangerous courts, Brie must decide who to trust with her loyalty. And with her heart.
“Cool shadows wash over my sweaty skin, welcoming me, disguising me. I could revel in the darkness – happily lie under the stars and let the night air unravel my knotted, overworked muscles – but I won’t waste tonight on rest or fleeting pleasure. These are the hours of spies and thieves. They’re my hours.”
I hope these few sentences have intrigued you enough to buy the book or request it from your local library.