Friday, May 2, 2014

Book Beginnings and The Friday 56

I'm linking up with Rose City Reader for Book Beginnings and Freda's Voice for Page 56.
 Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Pick the closest book on your book stack and
Come Join us!

The Beginning"

"The noises startled Kent out of a sound sleep and straight to his feet. Since he was still zipped snugly into his sleeping bag, he accomplished nothing but an undignified bell-flop.

Page 56:

"Now she spoke from nervousness rather than need. He appeared to be listening intently."

The book is Discovery: A Far Out Romance by T. M. Roy. I first read it several years ago and just picked it up to re-read. I like it as much this time as I did before.

From Goodreads:

Naturalist Dr. Kent Xavier flees to his beloved Oregon wilderness to escape a horrendous breakup with his two (and three...) timing fiancee. The last thing he wants to see right now is anyone of the female persuasion, but the midnight rescue of a damsel in distress shoots down that game plan.Lured by the beauty of planet Earth, Povre disobeys strict orders to remain in camp in favor of a moonlight walk. A bad step on a slope of loose rocks lands her in the very predicament she's supposed to avoid: contact with the dominant native lifeforms.Forced together by mutual need, Kent and Povre soon find themselves on the run from alien-hunting government agents. Along the way these two scientists from very different worlds discover the most important element of all - love.

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