Title: Snow on the Mountain
Author: PD Singer
Narrator: Finn Sterling
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
eBook Release Date: 08/17/2012
Audiobook Release Date: 11/18/2014
Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Sequel to Fire on the Mountain
The Mountains: Book Two
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.
First edition published by Torquere Press (November 2009)
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.
My View – Story:
Snow on the Mountain follows shortly on the events of Fire on the Mountain. We see Kurt and Jake making their way through their relationship. We see them interacting with a new set of secondary characters. We see them fight and make up. We see them move forward.
Snow is not a rosy happy-go-lucky follow-up to Fire, but it doesn’t feel as contrived as many such sequels often do. Once again, the oblivious but lovable characters are on display for the reader. We watch as they get things wrong and hope they can find their way back together.
Unlike Fire, where the elements are our main characters’ biggest rival, this time they have to navigate hateful and nefarious co-workers in addition to those all-to-dangerous elements. Everything doesn’t not find a pretty bow in the end, but I respect the ending all that much more for that.
Throughout Snow we learn a bit more about Kurt’s past. However, I still feel that Jake is a bit of a mystery. I am hoping future installments will shed more light on his past and his reluctance to come out.
I didn’t enjoy Snow quite as much as Fire. That being said Singer’s powerful prose is still there. Her quirky and fun characters are still there. Her beautiful settings are still there.
Bonus Review: Mistletoe on the Mountain
The Dreamspinner re-release of Snow the Mountain also includes the novella Mistletoe on the Mountain. Mistletoe is a short and sweet look at Kurt and Jake’s first Christmas together. They are still at Wapiti Creek and still making their way together. It is a lesson in humility, love, and each other.
My View – Narration:
Finn Sterling narrated this first person title, and he did a fabulous job. He was easy to listen to and just sucked me right into the story. I can safely say that his narration helped the story come alive for me. I read Snow back in October when I first listened to Fire on the Mountain and did not enjoy it nearly as much as I did this time around.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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