Sequel to Fire on the Mountain
Champagne powder snow, gorgeously groomed slopes, and elegant hotels draw the expert and the wealthy to the exclusive Wapiti Creek Ski Resort, but for Jake Landon and Kurt Carlson, the lure is work. A novice skier, Jake's been assigned to run the bunny lift, but Kurt's afraid he'll be stuck shoveling snow all winter. Instructing at a private ski school should be his dream job, but it brings giggles and sideways glances among their new friends.
All summer, Jake and Kurt were alone in the wilderness. If Jake wanted to stay in the closet, it didn't matter. Now they have to navigate a relationship in public, where the five-year-old twins who've adopted Jake as their ski buddy are as big a nuisance as the ski patroller who has a crush on him. Would-be friends, vicious coworkers, and the perils of the mountain could mean the end for Kurt and Jake, but their biggest danger comes from each other.
Bonus story: "Mistletoe on the Mountain"
Jake's agonizing over what to give Kurt for their first Christmas together - he knows what Kurt wants most can't be gift wrapped.
©2012 P D Singer (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press
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The character and relationship development between Jake and Kurt.
The scene in the cabin with the bed and the fire. Very passionate and sexy.
That it got better than the first book in this series. Sterling used the same tones for Jake and Kurt, but those subtle nuances and inflections were there this time.
Yes it was, and I did.
Jake Landon and Kurt Carlson are still learning the basics of being in a relationship. They spent the entire summer under the stars in the Colorado Mountains and quickly went from friends and co-workers to lovers. Now they’ve traded in their ranger uniforms for parkas and ski’s for their new home, new jobs at the exclusive Wapiti Creek Ski Resort. Forest fires have been replaced by jealous co-workers, misplaced affections and a secret the resort keeps that threatens Jake and Kurt’s still fragile relationship.
While there were still a few plot holes and unbelievable aspects to this story, I really enjoyed it far more than the first in this series. The character development and storyline were stronger, as were the secondary characters, and the descriptives in this story were more visually attainable for me. There is no question that Jake and Kurt love each other, it is the day to day aspects of being a couple they are having trouble dealing with. Jake isn’t in the closet per say, but he won’t love Kurt openly, and this causes a bit of a strain. But at the end of the day they know what they mean to each other and Kurt is frustrated, but infinitely patient.
The narration was so much better this time around as well. Singer stuck with Finn Sterling who had a few issues telling the first story, in my opinion, but with this story he found his footing. While he still used the same tone for Jake and Kurt, there were subtle inflections and nuances in this story that weren’t there before. Almost like Sterling had to get acquainted with the characters before he could really give them a voice.
Full of emotion, danger and just the right amount of fluff, Snow on the Mountain is a fast, fun, thrill ride down the sometimes rocky slope of love. I’d recommend this read to all my fellow hopeless romantics.
In book one we meet Jake and Kurt and this is their continued story. They’ve been living together and working for the past 5 months and though they are pretty secure in their love for each other, they haven’t said the “L” word out loud. Jake is still a bit in the closet and this can be frustrating for Kurt, especially when Jake inadvertently leads on one of his co-workers!
PD Singer does another fantastic job describing the life and times at a ski resort. Having grown up on the slopes of Colorado myself, I really felt the descriptions, terminology and scenes developed there were accurate and put the reader right there in the snow with the guys.
The romance between Kurt and Jake is both hot (their romantic scenes are blazing!) and appropriately mundane as they learn how to be a couple. I enjoyed watching them mature as a couple and liked that we got both Kurt and Jake’s POV. I loved the ending and the cute little bonus story!
As far as the “action” part of the story- there are scheming ski bunnies, European gangsters, an avalanche, daring rescues, clingy kids, hot-to-trot co-workers, an escort service- it was a bit much. Though it was sometimes handled with humor (much appreciated) it still felt a bit too “Dynasty” at times.
All in all I am still really enjoying the series, love Kurt and Jake as a couple, am excited to keep reading about Kurt and Jake and their adventures and think PD Singer does a great job with writing full, complex characters and is excellent at setting the scene.
4.0 of 5 stars
Finn Sterling does a terrific job with the narration. He gives the Europeans nice accents, adds nice inflections to the emotional and exciting scenes and handles the strange words very well. I think his children’s voices are good, but didn’t like his female characters very much.
I think listening to this book is the best way to experience it.
4.5 of 5 stars
This was another great story with Jake and Kurt. I was afraid things would slow down between them after the way the first book ended, but boy was I wrong. This one was even better than the first story! It was so intense with a lot of unexpected twists, plus a few super hot scenes to wrap it all up. Along with a little extra story at the end to make me really hope that these two can keep advancing as a couple as time goes on.
There is a lot of mystery and suspense to this one... or more I suppose thrill to see what is going to happen as we find out more and more about what Kurt's job is about and exactly what it entails. Adding in the sweet little kids that just love Jake and it was a really really great book.
Can't wait for more.
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Inked Rainbow Reads.
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I didn't think a story for Jake and Kurt could get any better or dangerous after listening to Blood on the Mountain.
Man oh man, was I wrong!!!
This was another edge of your seat mm romance and I fell in love with Kurt and Jake all over again!
Finally, LGBT fiction that is more than just a collection of San Francisco stereotypes bound by written pornography. This series is big screen worthy and I am a new fan of both Singer and Sterling.
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