4-30-curlupandread-001-framed-book-beginnings2friday 56













Welcome to some bookish fun today as we share Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader; and as we showcase The Friday 56 with Freda’s Voice.

To join in, just grab a book and share the opening lines…along with any thoughts you wish to give us; then turn to page 56 and excerpt anything on the page.

Then give us the title of the book, so others can add it to their lists!

If you have been wanting to participate, but haven’t yet tried, now is the time!

What better way to spend a Friday?

Today’s featured book is an ARC from Amazon Vine:  Getting Even, by Sarah Rayner.





Beginning:  1. Friends all

“We’ll be late,” said Dan.

“Aw…Five more minutes?” said Orianna, snuggling up to him.

With her head on his chest, she could feel his breath come and go.  She gazed absentmindedly past the geraniums on the windowsill and into the distance; she was in that soporific state after making love when nothing else matters.


56: Dan was in the middle of being shown some uninspiring product shots by a photographer’s rep when he noticed Orianna hovering.  He could tell from her jigging feet she needed to speak urgently, so while the rep was concentrating on a particularly dull transparency, he mouthed, “Give me ten minutes.”


Blurb:  How would you feel if your best friend at work betrayed you? Was secretly having an affair with an influential colleague? Won a coveted promotion, then teamed you up with a mere junior, leaving you feeling completely demoted? What would you do? For Ivy there’s no choice. The only person she has ever trusted, Orianna, has blown it big time. So there’s only one way forward: revenge.

Ivy’s campaign is brilliant, if horribly destructive, and she’s determined to get even with the woman who has dared to cross her. But is Ivy really the innocent party? Or is she hiding secrets of her own?

From Sarah Rayner, the international bestselling author of One Moment, One Morning, comes Getting Even, an unputdownable story of jealousy, sex, friendship and backstabbing set in the heart of London’s Soho adland.


What do you think?  Do the excerpts grab you?  I know I like the premise of this book, so I’m hoping for a fun read.  Come on by and share your own picks.



  1. The excerpts sound so different from what the blurb says! Just from the excerpts I would’ve expected more of a fiction/romance but the blurb definitely makes it sound a little darker. I’m curious!


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