Audiobook Review: Mountain Hero by Cheryl Yeko
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Mountain Hero by Cheryl Yeko
Published by: Soul Mate Publishing on 9/6/2013
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
Source: Author Submitted
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About the Book:
Finding her fiancé 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.
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?
Sometimes, one finds their Soul Mate in the most unexpected places.
Mountain Hero is a story ( I hesitate to call it a novel. Perhaps a novella?) by Cheryl Yeko, the audiobook narrated by Alan Taylor. Taylor narrates the story of Michelle, a young woman who has run away from her wedding after finding her fiance cheating on her with her best friend. Better make that ex best friend. In her state of anger, she decides to head to a mountain cabin. In the middle of a snowstorm. Not the best idea, but she’s angry and hurt, so we’ll let it slide.
Jason, a firefighter on his way home from work, sees an abandoned car on the road, and soon discovers Michelle in a dangerous situation. It then becomes his job to save her and make sure that they both make it through this snow storm alive.
I liked Michelle as a protagonist for the most part. She’s pretty feisty, which is nice. Jason does ultimately have to save her, but she at least makes an attempt to put up a fight, so she’s not a completely useless damsel in distress type character. I do feel bad about the whole cheating fiance situation, but it’s hard to feel bad for her when she doesn’t seem that upset about it herself. Like, she drives through a snowstorm in an angry haze, but she doesn’t really seem to care that much about it. I pitied the fact that she has a super protective older brother more than I pitied the fact that she had been cheated on, because that honestly seemed to bother her more.
Things that bothered me about Michelle: I understand that you have just been cheated on, and that you have now been rescued by a super-hot firefighter (who wouldn’t want to be rescued by a sexy firefighter?) but for crying out loud there are more important things going on right now than getting into his pants. Like, trying to survive out in the middle of a snowstorm with your soaking wet clothes. This is always one of my pet peeves in situations like this. It’s like the horror movie situation when there’s a killer going around and there is always that one couple that can’t keep it in their pants. You know what always happens to those people in horror movies? THEY DIE. So, that kind of bothered me.
Jason was a pretty stereotypical character for me. He’s a firefighter. He literally saves people for a living. So of course he’s going to find the helpless woman on the side of the road and save her. But he was a really good guy. And he was smart, and knew what to do in a snowstorm, which is always a plus. And, although he was very attracted to Michelle, he tried to show some restraint, which I really liked!
Things that bothered me about Jason: He acted overly familiar. He would call Michelle “Sweetheart” and “Honey” and I realized he just saved her, but he’s only known her a few hours and it just seemed really patronizing to me.
The fact that the audiobook was being narrated by a man threw me. He didn’t do a bad job necessarily, but it kind of fell flat for me.
Overall I’m giving Mountain Hero 4 out of 5 controllers. If you’re looking for a quick read, and a whirlwind romance, Mountain Hero is a good bet. If you’re looking for something a little longer with a little more character development, I would look elsewhere.