BOOKISH FRIDAY: “LAYLA”

Welcome to another Bookish Friday, in which we  share excerpts from books…and connect with other bloggers who do the same.

Let’s begin the celebration by sharing Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader; and let’s 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! What a great way to spend a Friday.

Today’s feature is a book that has been patiently waiting on my Kindle:  Layla, by Colleen Hoover.

Beginning

(The Interview)

I placed two layers of duct tape over Layla’s mouth before I came downstairs, but I can still hear her muffled screams as the detective takes a seat at the table.

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Friday 56:

I know she thinks this is probably some fantasy of mine—I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t-–but not right now.  Not after she just came down from a panic attack.  It feels wrong.

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When Leeds meets Layla, he’s convinced he’ll spend the rest of his life with her—until an unexpected attack leaves Layla fighting for her life. After weeks in the hospital, Layla recovers physically, but the emotional and mental scarring has altered the woman Leeds fell in love with. In order to put their relationship back on track, Leeds whisks Layla away to the bed-and-breakfast where they first met. Once they arrive, Layla’s behavior takes a bizarre turn. And that’s just one of many inexplicable occurrences.

Feeling distant from Layla, Leeds soon finds solace in Willow—another guest of the B&B with whom he forms a connection through their shared concerns. As his curiosity for Willow grows, his decision to help her find answers puts him in direct conflict with Layla’s well-being. Leeds soon realizes he has to make a choice because he can’t help both of them. But if he makes the wrong choice, it could be detrimental for all of them.

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Would you keep reading?

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12 thoughts on “BOOKISH FRIDAY: “LAYLA”

  1. Juli @ A Universe in Words

    Ooh there are definitely some twists and turns in this one, aren’t there?! That beginning completely took me by surprise and I can’t imagine how it fits in with the blurb! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a lovely weekend 🙂
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

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