Welcome to another Tuesday celebrating bookish events, First Chapter/Intros, originally hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea and now hosted by I’d Rather Be at the Beach; and Teaser Tuesdays hosted by The Purple Booker.

Today’s feature is a book that has been on Pippa since September 2017:  Genuine Fraud, by e. lockhart, a perfectly plotted, well-written novel with a surprise twist.



Intro:  Begin here:

Third Week in June, 2017

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

It was a bloody great hotel.

The minibar in Jule’s room stocked potato chips and four different chocolate bars.  The bathtub had bubble jets.  There was an endless supply of fat towels and liquid gardenia soap.  In the lobby, an elderly gentleman played Gershwin on a grand piano at four each afternoon.  You could get hot clay skin treatments, if you didn’t mind strangers touching you.  Jule’s skin smelled like chlorine all day.


Teaser:  People needed to protect themselves.  It was human nature, and Jule had spent years training to make herself especially good at it.  The events of today were proof that she was even more capable than she’d hoped. (46%).


Synopsis:  Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat.
Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete.
An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two.
A bad romance, or maybe three.
Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains.
A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her.
A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.


I enjoyed We Were Liars, so I was eager to add this book to my shelves.  What do you think?  Would you keep reading?



  1. Diane D

    I love the cover and intro makes me want to read more. This one is on my list – hope you are enjoying it.

    Here’s my link for this week -https://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2018/01/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday.html

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  2. I love the title of this one and the cover art, but I am really torn in trying to decide whether I would enjoy it or not.

    The opening paragraph is good, although it really doesn’t sound as though Jule’s was expecting quite so much luxury – so perhaps she shouldn’t be there at all?

    I definitely need to know what events have happened to convince the speaker she is good at protecting herself. I’m not sure that I have all those attributes, but I need to toughen up and find the same resolve.

    Thanks for sharing and enjoy the book 🙂


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