Wednesday, June 5, 2019

#ReleaseDay and #BookReview - "Rescued by the Mountain Man" by Marin Black

Rescued by a Mountain Man
Series: Smoky Mountains Love Book 1
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Release Date: June 5, 2019
Genre: Erotic Romance
Length: 10K


Desperate for an escape, Jae Copeland takes a solo kayaking trip into the lush wilderness of the Smoky Mountains. When she ends up stranded and soggy, she makes camp and hopes to avoid dangerous, wild animals. She should have been more worried about dangerous, wild humans, but she's both alarmed and thrilled when Hanson Sykes, a fellow kayaker, happens upon her. He's an experienced mountain man…and sexy as hell.

The sparks between them light up the uninhabited darkness, because survival in the mountains isn't his only talent. He knows exactly how to touch her in ways that make her burn.


"You look like a mountain nymph who took a dip in the stream with that blonde hair all wild and your"—he swallowed—"clothes all plastered to your skin. Stunning."
He caressed my hair, running his hand through the strands just over my ear.
My breath caught again, my heart picking up speed. I didn't feel stunning—stunningly stupid maybe—standing half-naked and wet in his jacket, my hair drying into a long, frizzy mangle. I let out a nervous laugh. "What could possibly be stunning?"
"Your lips. You have luscious lips. They're pouty, almost swollen, like you've been kissed." He ran one finger lightly over my bottom lip, a touch so feathery it tickled. "I want to kiss you, Jae. I know that's crazy."
My lips parted, and a half-sigh came out. I wrapped my fingers around his wrist, felt the tendons in his arm strung tight. I deserved one kiss, didn't I? After surviving my near-drowning, I deserved a man as delicious looking as him kissing me senseless in the starlight. "Kiss me, Hanson."

My Review

After strong rapids crack her kayak, Jae Copeland safely makes it to shore on a small island in the middle of the river. Alone and stranded in a vast national park, she never expected help to arrive in the form of a sexy bearded man.
Hanson Sykes is an outfitter and wilderness guide, and more than equipped to help Jae in her predicament. The thing is, it’s nighttime and the chemistry between them is sparking red-hot. The only thing to do is obvious—fall hard into each other’s arms.
Wow! I love erotic romances and this one sizzled! I really liked the characters and the HFN ending. It’s pretty short, only about 10k in word count, but Ms. Black still told a full, well-rounded story. I didn’t feel like I got to know Hanson very well, since the story is told only from Jae’s perspective, but I still liked him a lot. If you want a quick, dirty, and super fun read, pick up this story. I definitely recommend it.
5 Stars

About the Author

Marin has the mountains in her blood, heart, and soul. Her favorite romances would include an untamed setting (maybe an Irish ruin), a historical love affair (especially if there’s a ghost), or just a bad boy with a good heart.

She loves to spend time with her son, hike, travel to wild and remote places, read, and camp in insanely crowded campgrounds—so she can burn all the food, keep the neighbors up all night with her campfire, and dream about what her characters will do next. And even though she writes “smut,” she still loves Jesus. At home, she loves to create new characters and their worlds, and is a freelance editor too. See where she’s going next at

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  1. Thank you so much Amber for hosting Rescued by a Mountain Man on your blog on release day. And I loved your review!

    1. Of course! I loved featuring you and your book! :)

  2. Looks fabulous! Congratulations, Marin! Wishing you all the best!

  3. Sounds like a great read. Enjoyed your blurb and excerpt. What a wonderful review. Best wishes for lots of sales and success!

  4. Wow. Sounds intriguing!! Best of luck with the book, Marin :)

    1. Thank you, Barbara! I love getting a wow. It's the best!

  5. Congrats! Good luck. Added it to my TBR pile!

  6. Thank you for hosting Rescued by a Mountain Man on your blog today, Amber! If anyone wants to download the book or get an alert for the next in the series, please visit


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