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Jasper's Mountain

3.44  ·  Rating Details ·  142 Ratings  ·  36 Reviews
When small-time thief Timmy Harwell recklessly “borrows” a Cadillac for a joyride, he doesn’t expect to find a cool $100,000 in the trunk. His elation turns to terror when he realizes the SUV and the dough belong to Miguel Garcia, aka El Poco, a Tijuana drug dealer with a nasty reputation. Timmy sees only one way out: leave the stolen car behind and run as fast as he can.

ebook, 204 pages
Published August 16th 2013 by Dreamspinner Press (first published August 15th 2013)
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Jul 07, 2015 Tina rated it really liked it

Yeah, I’m a sucker for John Inman’s stories… I’m totally hooked to John’s exciting, suspenseful, funny, sometimes even scary or spooky… but always brilliantly written, imaginative stories.

Jasper’s Mountain is no exception, it’s a super sweet romance, mixed with some angst and mystery, and I loved every minute of it. Jasper and Timmy’s story sucked me in from the start and I couldn't stop reading, these guys just captured me.

The characters are fresh, real and interesting, the story line sweet an
Dec 12, 2013 Kazza rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars rounded up

Gradually their hearts slowed, the laughter dissipated, and they fell into the alchemy of touch. Warm bodies. Hard cocks. Trailing fingers. Hairy legs, knotted tight. Strong arms, holding close. Stomachs pressed together. The scent of man. Two men. Longing for release. Longing for each other. Happy to be exactly where they were at that precise moment in their lives.
Need. The bedroom walls echoed with need.

I have never read John Inman before, but my blog partner - hi Cindi!
Trisha Harrington
Jan 11, 2014 Trisha Harrington rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Trisha by: Cindi
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... Sort of. 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
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
Full review can be found at On Top Down Under Book Reviews.

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 o
I have absolutely no idea why there are some reviews that take exception to some actions in this story. I guess everyone has an opinion and they are definitely allowed their opinions. What I read was just a sweet story with two well-developed characters.  The sex was fairly hot, but not scotching and the premises was cute.  Believable?  Not really, but entertaining. 
Jan 12, 2014 Blaze rated it it was amazing
This book could have gone a lot of ways and the way it went I am happy with.

I really liked Timmy and Jasper and I loved Jasper's animals. I have always loved pigs so they made me smile. I liked how Jasper cared for them.

The setting was good, the characters were good, the bad guys were bad. The sex was awesome and the ending turned out well because I thought it may have gone bad.

I liked Timmy. I know he wasn't the most honest person but he had his reasons and being around his age I think I can sa
LiveYourLife BuyTheBook
3.5 Stars
A "Live Your Life, Buy The Book" Review

Jasper Stone found himself living on 90 acres in the mountains outside of San Diego, not by choice, but rather by fortune. Well, not so much fortune, but it’s all he inherited from his father, after the man had given all his money away to charity. It is also something that Jasper somehow kept hidden from his witchy ex-wife, so it belonged solely to him after their divorce. As a writer, the seclusion suits him fine. He makes the drive to the city fo
May 06, 2015 Susan marked it as dnf
DNF at 31%

I’m so boooooooooooooored.

Stephen Osborne
Jan 12, 2014 Stephen Osborne rated it it was amazing
Loved it. Believable characters and some good action. Timmy may be a thief and a liar, but he needs someone to make him see that change is needed, that there is a better life.
Sue bowdley
Nov 30, 2016 Sue bowdley rated it it was amazing
I have loved everyone of John's books.....They are easy to read..steady and filled with funny quips...angst in small amounts and hot men....saying that.I won't say this one's my fav but it's not far off......Jasper lives alone on his mountain with his dogs,cats and the wildlife for company...I loved Jasper from the start and really wanted him to be happy....Now Timmy.....Oh Timmy Timmy Timmy, he is a little bugger as us brits would say....I don't know how Jasper could trust him when all he did ...more
Anyta Sunday
Aug 20, 2013 Anyta Sunday rated it it was ok
Shelves: for-review

A story that captures the setting well, but fails to capture this reader’s heart.

The things I liked were the animals and the sense of place. Lola in particular stuck out as being such a sweet, loyal dog and I thought she made a nice character. There’s also a lot of good description that used more than just the visual sense, but taste, touch and sound as well.

Unfortunately, it hit too many of my triggers. Too much exposition, telling, flashbacks, and a strange perspective, which might have b
Sammy Goode
Dec 12, 2013 Sammy Goode rated it it was amazing
Five reasons why I highly recommend Jasper's Mountain by John Inman.

When Jasper decides to finally leave his wife and admit to himself he is gay, he realizes that the solitude of the mountains is where he most desires to live. After his father, a successful gun dealer, gives away the million he made to different charities, Jasper's inheritance is little more than a 90-acre spread on the edge of town replete with a tumble down cabin and more alligator lizards than Jasper can endure. Over ti
Christy Duke
Aug 23, 2013 Christy Duke rated it liked it
I always wanted to live out in the middle of nowhere with a little property, a log cabin, and a bunch of dogs and cats to keep me company. Kind of like Jasper's ninety acre ranch. Of course I am a city girl, born and bred, so it was always just a dream. I can say, though, that was part of the appeal for me when I read the description of this story, not to mention I had read another of this author's books and enjoyed it. I was not disappointed with the writing, at all, as Mr. Inman showed, once ...more
Aug 26, 2013 Sunne rated it really liked it
Where to start....where to start...???

This is not really the typical John Inman book, like Hobbled or Shy. It works with a quieter sense of humor, often more self-reflecting sarcasm. So the fun actually is much more subtle and if you aren't in for that you'll be dissapointed. Well, I like subtle humor, often more than the obvious one, so I really enjoyed the way Jasper laughed and mused over himself. This is another point some people might find not as interesting. There is a lot internal reflect
Feb 10, 2014 Pippii rated it it was amazing
Once again, an amazing book from John Inman.

Jasper left his wife after admitting he was gay and live on his mountain, alone, but with 3 dogs and 2 cats, dreaming of a piglet or two.
He is 32 years old and also dream of a man he can love, one that can love him back. His few one night stands, makes him feel guilty, because Jasper is a romantic at heart.

One day after getting his piglets home, he finds a young man in his hog house.
The boy is sick as a dog, and Jasper takes care of him until he is be
Mar 22, 2015 Beacullen rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
This is my first book by John Inman, and it wont be my last. I really liked the story, the characters, Timmy and Jasper were great! Loved the craziness of Jasper's cabin with the dogs, the pigs, cats, and one little theif. The only thing I would have changed was to know how it all turned out, did he end up in jail? Did they turn in all the money? But it really is a fun read. I'll be checking out more of his other books for sure.
Aug 25, 2013 Lidia rated it liked it
Jasper is a beautiful character, pure and honest as other protagonists of books by Mr Inman and I appreciated his way to trust and to love Timmy ,but Timmy lies to Jasper till to end, and was a bit disturbing read of him and especially of Jasper and his pain .Honestly, I breathed a sigh of relief the end because Jasper will take a right decision at least for me. And while I have found the story a little slow in some points vice versa I think few are the pages that explore the Timmy's age( twenty ...more
Chris Jeffreys
Dec 08, 2013 Chris Jeffreys rated it it was ok

John Inman is one of my favorite authors. I eagerly anticipate everything that he writes. Some of his books are hits, and a few miss the mark. Unfortunately, Jasper's Mountain misses the mark for me. I try to suspend disbelief in every novel (since they are all set in a fictional world), but I just cannot understand the lead character, Jasper's motivation for his undying love of Timmy in this book.

Here is a really thumbnail summary of the story. Jasper lives primarily "off the grid" in a rural a
Aug 17, 2013 Dianne rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

Jasper Stone found himself living on 90 acres in the mountains outside of San Diego, not by choice, but rather by fortune. Well, not so much fortune, but it’s all he inherited from his father, after the man had given all his money away to charity. It is also something that Jasper somehow kept hidden from his witchy ex-wife, so it belonged solely to him after their divorce. As a writer, the seclusion suits him fine. He makes the drive to the city for supplies and for occasional bar excur
Sep 10, 2013 GayListBookReviews rated it it was ok
I can't pinpoint what exactly went wrong here, but this book fell flat on all the promises the blurb held.

Jasper’s initial feeling towards Timmy were disturbing. Timmy was unconscious, Jasper was giving him a sponge bath and he inappropriately touched Timmy until he got an erection...honestly, disturbing. Just thinking about taking advantage of Timmy or jerking off in the kitchen, yes, believe it or not those were the options.

The mystery that was what kept this book going, dragged for way too l
Lynn S.
Aug 18, 2013 Lynn S. rated it it was amazing
John Inman does it again! This suspenseful unlikely love story really grabbed me and wouldn't let me go. Jasper, a lonely man, who is tired of quick, meaningless sex and craves someone who he can share his life with -- and finds it in the most unlikely place. Timmy, a small-time con man who has made some mistakes but underneath is just as lonely as Jasper. The blurb describes the story well, so I'll just add that once again this author has created characters that will live forever in my heart. I ...more
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This was a very charming little read with engaging characters, a very sweet romance and some nice, steamy sex. The whole thing of one MC rescuing the other, more vulnerable one and nursing him back to health is a trope I find very appealing, and it was extremely well done here. But I did have problems with a few elements, all related to credibility. I thought the resolution involving the two cartel members was a tad far-fetched. I also felt issues between the 2 MC's, particularly regarding a ...more
Feb 26, 2014 Melanie rated it liked it

Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5

If you are looking for a lighthearted romance, then this is probably not the story for you. But Jasper's Mountain has so much to offer. Its well written, believable, and full of layered characters that will hold your attention from start to finish. And no matter how I felt about Jasper and Timmy as a couple, I never stopped reading, not once. Pick it up and decide for yourself.

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4.5 stars

I love John Inman and the only reason I didn't give this 5 stars is because I don't like liars. Timmie just can't come clean and it hurts Jasper deeply. I do realise though that fessing up to your lies is easier said than done. In this way, I found the character to be more realistic if not more likeable.

Jasper is a sweetheart with his herd of animals, his crooked pig shed and his not super successful writing career. I loved the way he nursed Timmie back to health and took a chance on hi
Mar 10, 2015 Rick rated it it was amazing
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This was an excellent story. The only thing I didn't like was the drug lord and everything dealing with that, at the end. Jasper had trouble deciding whether or not he could trust the new guy that came into his life. Timmy was a good guy but had done some foolish things, for his age, that could have gotten him in trouble with the law. The story does end well for them both and I love when that happens.
Page Crusherz
Aug 20, 2013 Page Crusherz rated it liked it
This one didn't connect really well with me, but part of that is my own bias. It was well written, but I can't connect to a MC I don't trust, and I couldn't see how the other MC could "just love" someone he knows he can't trust. It tainted the whole relationship and I never felt like amends were truly made or understood.
Sep 13, 2013 Connie rated it it was ok
I can’t pinpoint what exactly went wrong here, but this book fell flat on all the promises the blurb held.

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Dec 19, 2015 Lelyana rated it it was ok
Shelves: mm, dnf

I have to DNF-ed this. Been a while, and I always failed to find a right mood to read this one.
I'll give it a try someday. But since I'm in a mood of 'cleaning' my current read shelves, I'll put this to my DNF file for a while. My bad :(
May 22, 2014 Kira rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m
hmmm, 3.5 stars...i was really into the story until the last couple chapters, the denouement didn't satisfy me at all.
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John has been writing fiction for as long as he can remember. Born on a small farm in Indiana, he now resides in San Diego, California where he spends his time gardening, pampering his pets, hiking and biking the trails and canyons of San Diego, and of course, writing. He and his partner share a passion for theater, books, film, and the continuing fight for marriage equality. If you would like to ...more
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