"Broken Engagement": Finding her fiance cheating with her best friend was bad enough, but when Michelle heads up the Rocky Mountains for a little R & R, it goes from bad to worse when her car breaks down during a major snowstorm.
"Mountain Hero": Along a deserted stretch of highway, Jason rescues a beautiful woman who's being accosted by two men. But can he keep her safe when they're left stranded during a harsh winter storm?
"Love Blossoms": Sometimes, one finds their Soul Mate in the most unexpected places.
©2013 Cheryl Yeko (P)2013 Cheryl D. Yeko
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Michelle is heading to a cabin she rented to escape the current mess of her life. She's just caught her fiancé cheating with her best friend, and realizes that while she's mostly story about losing her best friend, she needs to get out of town fast and get herself together. Her car breaks down right before a snow storm, and just when she thinks she might be rescued, the rescuers turn out to be thieves and attackers. She is rescued a second time by a sexy fireman on his way home from his shift. Jason (sexy fireman) is able to get them both away from the attackers, but at the expense of their vehicles. Now they stuck in the Colorado wilderness in a strong winter storm. As they struggle to survive the night, they find they are extremely attracted to one another and both hope that there may be a future with the other if they can make it through the night and out of danger.
I thought both main characters were very likable. They are both sexy and the author does a good job of helping the reader feel the chemistry and sexual tension between the two. The story was exciting, but there weren't a lot of surprises in terms of the plot. That said, if you are in the mood for a classic romance with an enjoyable story, some good steam, and a little action- this is for you. I would have liked a little more length, but probably because I enjoyed these characters and would have enjoyed spending more time with them and seeing their story develop even further.
The narrator has a very nice voice, and does a good job of relaying Michelle and Jason's story.
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YEKO gives the reader a solid scenario. Michelle is scorned and in need of saving. Jason, a firefighter, is a natural-born knight in shining armor. The bad guys are bad. They provide the initial burst of adrenaline that Michelle and Jason run with all the way to the end.
MOUNTAIN HERO was a nice nugget of a romance. Being short it walked the line of a perfectly paced build. The action and story are evenly paced and developed. Jason's calm and strength make him easy to fall for. But Michelle was a little uneven. Understandable, but her character bounced back and forth between "save me" and "I'll save myself". It made it a little hard to see what Jason saw in her. But who am I to deny some much-needed body heat in a mountain storm.
ALAN TAYLOR was kind of stoic with a touch of fire that made him a perfect voice for Jason. It matched his calm with something yummy just underneath the surface. But he did lack last touch of huskiness that would have brought home all the FEELS.
I liked Jason and Zach for their care and concern.
I wouldn't go out of my way to mention it to friends but wouldn't tell someone who mentioned it to me to definitly NOT experience it. It was okay, not great.
I liked that it was a male reading the story because of the rough language and was primarily from a male point of view anyway. Saying that I use the word read on purpose. I felt it sounded like anyone else reading a book a loud, there was little feeling or animation in the voice and I had a hard time really entering into the heart of the book because of it. It was fairly monotone and very little if any investment on the part of the reader. Maybe I'm expecting too much.
I can't see it being made into a movie, it was too unrealistic and far fetched for that.
A quick intense story that moves a little too fast to be entirely comfortable. The chances of all those events happening like that are so astronomical as to be pretty much impossible. Being from the upper midwest and frequently visited by blizzard like conditions, to be in the country in the midst of one and to leave shelter of any kind and expect to be able to find your way back is foolish and deadly. For such a smart girl she left her car, I could go on but don't want to spoil the whole story.
If you are looking for a fairly quick story that goes from one crisis to another but not all that realistic, this is the story for you. It isn't terrible or anything but I don't think I will be reading/listening to it again.
I heard this story via Audio.com. The reader is male and in some way's I liked that better than a female (probably because of all the swearing for one) but for me the voice(s) sounded pretty monographic and didn't show any feeling or anything. That took away from the story for me.
Michelle being distraught over finding her best friend and ex-fiancé in a compromising position, she takes off to a cabin. Along the way she runs into car troubles in the middle of snow storm. She finds herself in a bit of trouble along the way but in comes Jason, a local firefighter, to rescue her…
My thoughts, well I am on the fence with one. I wasn’t thrilled with the voice that was used in the audiobook, first off. Secondly the first 2/3 of the book described how Jason and Michelle survived the snow storm in a cave that was not far away from where her car troubles happened. The storyline seemed almost to predicable…
I really did enjoy this but it would have been better if it had had about 100 more pages. Everything happened so fast and then it was over.
I did like Jason and Michelle. And I liked Zach, too. And the 2 scum-bags got what they deserved.
As to the narrator: He was absolutely awful. If you like your heroine to sound just like the hero then you'll like this book. Personally, I don't like my heroines to sound like men. He didn't even try to sound a little feminine. I would never listen to Alan Taylor again. I listened for a few minutes, hoping Michelle would start to sound better but she never did so I just finished the book by reading it.
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