Tuesday, March 14, 2017

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph

It's Tuesday . . . time for . . .


First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea, where bloggers post the first paragraph(s) of a book they are currently reading or planning to read sometime soon.  

Today I'm featuring my current read, The Assistants by Camille Perri, borrowed from the library.



You've probably heard of my former boss.  And even if you haven't heard of him, he has influenced you.  I promise.  Ever watch the all-day news or seen a big blockbuster summer movie?  Him.  Do you read the newspaper?  What about one of those glossy magazines with magenta cover lines like Dirty Talk Hot Enough to Make His Boxers Combust?  Him.  Odds are, if you exist in the modern world, Robert owns all or a portion of the media you consume.  He hovers around number thirty-five on the Forbes billionaire list.  I was his assistant.

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Here's how the whole mess started: Robert had to be in LA for a big meeting with his West Coast Titan Corporation execs and his Boeing's engine had the gall to malfunction.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
I'm reading this novel for an upcoming book club meeting.  After a few heavy reads in 2016, the group decided to start 2017 with a highly recommended and entertaining debut.  And having worked in the corporate world many years ago, I can relate to the narrator's plight, and am living vicariously through her experience as the pages fly by.  

This First Chapter ~ First Paragraph post was originally written and published by Catherine for bookclublibrarian.com.  It cannot be republished without attribution.  Retweeting and sharing on Google+ are appreciated.

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