Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends. – Alphonse de Lamartine
Mountain Memories is a sweet story with some great twists and turns. We have Jax the concert pianist and composer. Then we have Mason, the park ranger with the National Park Service. Jax is running away from a broken heart and trying to put his life back together. Mason is doing a job he loves and trying to figure out why he hasn’t fallen in love with his friend and sometimes lover, Roger.
When Mason rescues Jax from a mountain lion attack the sparks immediately start flying. Due to a bad storm, Jax and Mason spend the next few days together in the ranger cabin getting to know each other both in and out of bed. A surprise visitor puts a major wrench into their plans on the last night they were supposed to spend together.
While both men are in the hospital Jax realizes he has lost his heart to Mason, but unfortunately a bullet wound, a not so serious lover, and Jax’s own trepidation put a stop to anything that may have grown between the two men. While Mason is still out of it, Jax hops a plane back to Virginia to mend his broken heart. After a couple months, Jax has worked his feelings out, well, at least he has gotten them all on paper in the form of his composition Mountain Memories, and he is playing it at a benefit concert.
A surprise visitor backstage at the benefit could make or break Jax’s future. Will Jax take a chance or will he continue to live thru his music alone? Well, you will have to read it to find out.
This story was well written and had, for me, just the right amount of angst to keep me on the edge of my seat. The characters are well written and have just enough backstory to have you invested in what happens to them. I would recommend this story if you are looking for a short, sweet read with a happy ending. I would love to read more by this author in the future.
Reviewed By: Jackie