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Timmy sees only one way out: Jasper finds Timmy in his shed, unconscious and burning up with fever, and takes care of the younger man, nursing him back to health. Straightforward, honest, and kind. Published August 16th by Dreamspinner Press first published August 15th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Jasper's Mountain , please sign up.
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Lists with This Book. Jul 01, Tina rated it really liked it Shelves: The characters are fresh, real and interesting, the story line sweet and sexy and the plot is romantic, delightful, funny and thrilling. What could be better than a lost boy finding himself and falling passionately in love? I just wanted to hug Timmy and Jasper and never let them go. Aug 13, Kazza rated it it was amazing Shelves: Hairy legs, knotted tight.
Strong arms, holding close. The scent of man. Longing for each other. Happy to be exactly where they were at that precise moment in their lives. The bedroom walls echoed with need. I have never read John Inman before, but my blog partner - hi Cindi! I don't often get to read something Cindi does because it isn't always viable, and besides, we don't always have the same taste, even within genre.
But I liked the sound of this book so I finally bought it and read it. So, you get a three sixty look at the MC's, Jasper and Timmy, and enough of the antagonists when they are in the mix to build tension and suspense. Given the characters, I thought this was very well done, although a few readers may not necessarily be used to this style of writing. Jasper Stone is a thirty two year old divorced man who owns a farm on 90 acres in San Diego. It's an inheritance of sorts from his deceased father.
He is a solitary man for the most part. He writes books for a meagre income, has a nest-egg stashed away, and lives within his own means. He only lives forty minutes out of town if he needs to do something - like get laid, but he never brings anyone home and he doesn't often go in into town these days. He would like to have a special someone but he makes do. He has his dogs, his cats, and along the way he acquires some pigs, which he has always wanted.
He is not a good farmer as the pigs soon become pets - Harry and Harriet. Oh, and everything he builds - from the shed to the pig-pen - is on a lean. I can relate to his desire to have a solitary lifestyle with animals over other people and perhaps something that isn't right for him. He loves his animals, he believes in honesty and doing what is right and he is kind and supportive. Jasper comes home one night after a trip into town and finds the lights on, the front door open and the dogs all out to greet him. Thing is, nothing has been disturbed, nothing has been stolen and no one is about.
Maybe in his keenness to get into town he left the door open? Timmy Hartwell has been on Jasper's farm for several days watching the very attractive Jasper go about his work. He is also on Jasper's farm when the house is left open. As the days progress he is feeling decidedly unwell. He finds his way into Jasper's shed and that is where Jasper finds him, soaked through and running a fever. Jasper notices that Timmy is attractive and Jasper is smitten with the young man. The reader is already privy to the fact that Timmy finds Jasper attractive as well.
So mutual attraction is there, but Timmy is in and out of consciousness for a couple of days and Jasper takes care of him. When Timmy feels better the two men enter a sexual relationship, despite Jasper's concern about where Timmy comes from and why he is on his farm on the mountain. Timmy is not forthcoming and this is one of the factors that people may have a problem with because Timmy does not tell the truth about what he has done and why he is at Jasper's.
As much as he wants Jasper physically, and he wants him very much, he is motivated initially by staying off the radar of certain people looking for him. Timmy is definitely a flawed character but he is a likeable character as well. So, there is a deceptive component to this book, and Cindi knows I am not good with that, but all is well written here and it adds to the intrigue and the build of the suspense.
Yes, I could have clocked Timmy, but life has not been kind to him and he has learned to be streetwise and self sufficient in the only way he knows how in his twenty years of life. If he suddenly breaks out with honesty about all aspects of what he has done, his current dilemma, what will Jasper do? He is terrified that Jasper - who he sees as a good, decent man - won't want him, and even worse, won't like him. Timmy likes how Jasper sees him and makes him feel - Somehow, Jasper had touched something inside Timmy. It was a touch Timmy had never felt before. But now that he had felt it, he knew he could never live without it again.
Of course, the antagonists arrive on the scene and there is some tension built when they arrive. They are not nice guys, but have they counted on Timmy and his deceptive ways? That is the question. There is some smoking sex in this book, some really sweet moments, a good plot that moved the book along, a different slant that allowed the MC's perspective room to move. I enjoyed the thoughts and feelings that I was given and I liked both characters. I cannot finish without saying that I LOVED the animals and the way John Inman wrote them - the cuteness and the reality of pet ownership that had me laughing on more than one occasion.
The book ends on a HFN, which makes a lot of sense if you read the book. The way it is written leaves it open-ended if the author chooses to revisit them in the future, and I for one hope he does. I recommend this book for open-minded readers and those who are prepared to go the distance as it is required to get the whole picture. If you want to see the style of writing or quotes then look at my status updates. View all 8 comments.
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Dec 20, Catherine rated it did not like it Shelves: The only thing that would have made me hate this book more than I did was if one of the main characters had kicked a baby. I was initially drawn to Jasper's Mountain by the book's pretty cover - some magical mix of stock photography, fonts, and layout had me convinced that this book would deliver on the sweetness that I was craving this morning when I picked up my Kindle.
I was also enticed by the potential discovery of an established, but new-to-me author whose work is almost universally enjoyed The only thing that would have made me hate this book more than I did was if one of the main characters had kicked a baby. I was also enticed by the potential discovery of an established, but new-to-me author whose work is almost universally enjoyed by my GR friends.
But, it was the trope-y goodness of a book about a reclusive mountain man and a twink in need of refuge that really tripped my "WANT IT! Try as I might, though, I never warmed up to Inman's writing style. It had its moments of humor and authenticity, but the beginning of the novel, especially, felt too writerly to me to fit comfortably within the genre.
That's not to say that I haven't read some brilliantly written romance novels with beautiful prose in my time, but I felt like this one was stretching to be more descriptive and evocative than the author could achieve without the readers seeing or at least sensing that effort. The writing style aside, the biggest failure for me in this book was its characters and their relationship with one another.
On his own, I quite liked Jasper. He seemed decent, kind, hard working, generous, trusting, self-deprecating, flawed, and just catty enough to be human. The dude was a loser. He was a thief, a liar, an opportunist, a user, a wuss, and, if I'm being completely honest, I think he may have been a borderline sociopath.
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As a couple, Jasper and Timmy just did not work. Inman tried to convince readers that his characters were falling for each other, but there wasn't anything on the page to support these supposedly growing feelings. Yes, they boned like bunnies, but the men barely spoke to each other about anything, let alone the important, character-defining moments of their lives, their hopes, their dreams, etc.
And, since every other word out of Timmy's mouth was a lie - and Jasper knew they were lies - the few conversations that they did have never led to trust or increased intimacy between them. As far as I could tell, the only thing these two had nothing in common other than geography was a mutual love of the dick. That's fine if all you're looking for is a one night stand, but I refuse to even entertain "I love yous" based on so little. In other words, their relationship felt flimsy and false. Not feeling their relationship and irritated by the writing style, I was about the DNF the book with a h0 hum rating and a "not for me" type review.
All of a sudden there were dastardly villains, a life and death situation, a ridiculous never-in-a-million-years coincidence, and some pretty creative violence. None of that is particularly my cup of tea, but it was the whiplash-inducing I-love-him-but-I-can't-trust-him-but-I-love him cycle that Jasper maintained in the face of Timmy's emotional detachment to the violence and his compulsive adherence to his lies that boggled my mind and drove this book right into the basement for me.
I mean, how can you love a man that nearly costs you your life and then, without blinking, tries to make you abandon everything about yourself that makes you a good person? I don't think you can. Right up until the last page, I felt as if the only realistic resolution for these characters was for Jasper to turn his back on Timmy completely and walk away. Heck, I was hoping for that outcome. So, when Jasper incited a change of heart in Timmy at the eleventh hour, I just didn't buy it.
Timmy wasn't genuinely remorseful for anything he'd done. He hadn't experienced any personal growth.
He was just doing what Jasper said in order to salvage the relationship. Generally, when I finish reading a romance novel I feel happy, or hopeful, or some indefinable mixture of a dozen positive emotions, but in the case of Jasper's Mountain , I just felt shitty and unresolved. Jul 19, Trisha Harrington rated it it was amazing Recommended to Trisha by: When I saw this book, I was so excited to read it.
And when I read Cindi's review, I was even more eager to read this one. It sounded so good and the cover is just beautiful. Well, I am happy to say I wasn't disappointed at all. This book was a really great read, and it is definitely one I am extremely happy I read. Timmy and Jasper were a great couple I will admit, there are a lot of things in the way. Mainly Timmy's secrecy and lies, and the fact he put both of them in danger. But a When I saw this book, I was so excited to read it. But at the same time, they were a sweet couple.
Some of the intimate moments these two shared were super sweet and bordered on cute for me. It's unusual for me to like a couple that started out on lies. But John Inman is an incredible author and he made me fall in love with them. I really liked both MC's. They were likable - even Timmy - and they each had their own quirks. I was surprised that I did love Timmy. But I guess I was able to see how naive he was It's strange, but I do think he was very naive in a lot of ways.
Granted, so was Jasper, but they were different characters, different men, and different personalities, so it worked really well. There's nothing I would have changed about the book. I am especially happy that Jasper's ex-wife wasn't actually in this book.
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She sounded like everything I hate in an ex. I was also glad there weren't many really bad things in the book. It was serious, sure. But neither of the MC's was seriously injured or worse - killed. And the bad guys were well written, too. I really loved this book, and I am glad there is a feeling that a sequel could be written. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing left to answer. But the author could, in theory, write a sequel to this one day if he so wished.
View all 4 comments. Jul 19, Cindi rated it it was amazing Shelves: A small-town thief on the run. The kindness of a stranger. Bring the two together and there are a lot of secrets, hot sex, a bit of humor, some violence and later a nicely done happily-ever-after.
This book has a lot of things I love. One, there is a large age difference between the two main characters, Jasper and Timmy Jasper is thirty-two and Timmy is twenty. Two, the characters are as different as night and day and I am all about opposites-attract stories. Three, there is a large group of funny animals that somehow always make their way into this author's books who wouldn't love two tiny piglets?
John Inman wrote another wonderful book. Very rarely do I come across an author when I know that every book will be a winner. This is not one of his funny books though there is some humor throughout so don't go into it expecting another Loving Hector or Shy. But go into it knowing that you will get what you always get with this author's work: This book was provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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