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Sam opened his eyes, blinking away the brightness. The room around him came into focus, revealing the interior of a quaint country cottage, the kind you’d see perfectly manicured for a magazine still. He did not recognize it.
I’m having a hard time picturing the kind of perfectly manicured cottage normally seen in a magazine still, so that type of description doesn’t do anything to draw me into the story or paint a scene of where your PoV is.

Maybe the story should start somewhere a little more intriguing? Right now, the three lines, one in which the PoV opens his eyes, the second of a nondescript image, the third of a recognition, isn’t enough to draw me in as a reader.