The Silent Mountain Man (Movin' to the Mountains) by Casey Cox

Two men torn apart from their families' mistakes get their shot in this second chance novella.
THE SILENT MOUNTAIN MAN shows us readers so many emotions can be shown in a short story.

From the blurb:

Nearly getting killed in a mudslide only reminds me why I hate the mountains. I'm uninjured, but my car is wrecked, there’s no way I can get into town, and of course there's no reception here.

I'm screwed.

Maybe it's karma for putting this trip off. I haven't been able to bring myself to visit since Pa's funeral.

And then there are the painful memories that still haunt me of my first love…and first heartbreak.

The summer I turned eighteen, I exchanged letters with a free-spirited, long-haired boy who lived down the road from my father. We hung out all day and wrote each other romantic letters all night. It was the best time of my life.

But now they're both gone, and I'm all alone.

Literally. This mountain feels deserted. Like I'm the only living soul on it.

And then, just as I'm about to give up all hope, a pickup truck pulls up. A man steps out.

Not just any man, though… Pure. Mountain man. Perfection.

Big muscles, a thick beard just begging to be touched, and an intense stare that's making me rethink my dislike of the mountains.

Harrick offers me a place to stay, and despite being a total stranger, there's something familiar about him that makes me feel like I can trust him. Also, what other choice have I got?

He takes me back to his cabin. Turns out, he's not much of a talker. I can work with that.

We hook up. I can definitely work with that.

I almost forget that I'm here to sell my father's house and finally move on from the guy who left me brokenhearted all those years ago.

And then I find a letter in Harrick's house—one of the letters I wrote all those years ago—and everything changes.

Molly Otto's Review:

OK, seriously, how can such a short read evoke so many powerful emotions? Two men separated 10 years ago due to mistakes of their families have a chance to start fresh and experience true happiness. The pain is viable, but when they take that step and open up for real this time, they show how right they can be for each other. It's such an amazing read in not many words. 

Not many authors can achieve what Casey has done with this novella, and I can not wait to read the next books coming in this trilogy to see what Casey comes up with next! Just incredible work in less than 100 pages.

Rating: 5 Stars

SNik's Review:

The Silent Mountain Man is the first in the series (Movin’ to the Mountains). Second chance. Quick read. Dual POV. 

Stranded after losing his car to a mudslide, Eddie is only in the mountains to take care of his late father’s estate, not fall for the attractive former military man that rescues him. Harrick wishes Eddie didn’t remind him of his first love. Eddie looks nothing like the sweet Emo boy Harrick fell in love with all those years ago, but he can get one night with the handsome man before returning to his lonely, solitary life. 

For a short story there is a good amount of emotional punch since Eddie and Harrick were each other’s first loves, neither of them having forgotten or let go of all those feelings even years later. 

Even though it was brief, I enjoyed the instant chemistry, the memories and remembered feelings, and the willingness to be together and pursue something that felt very real both in the past and currently.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Heather's Review:

I'm a sucker for a second chance romance and The Silent Mountain Man is definitely a great one... torn apart when they were younger and unknowingly reconnected at the beginning of the book, this short story packs a punch as they unload years of past pain and learn who their former love is now. 

This short story is a quick read with an emotional and moving story that unfolds as they quickly reconnect on a physical level and learn to love the men that they have become.  I can't wait to see where the rest of this series goes...

Rating: 5 Stars 

KjnRose's Review:

This is a short but so sweet read about Eddie and Harrick. This is a short read, but a lot happens in it. Can't wait for the next book.

Rating: 5 Stars

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