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The Mentor of Barrenmoor Ridge

by Jackson Marsh

The Mentor of Barrenmoor Ridge - Jackson Marsh
Editions:Kindle: $ 2.99
Pages: 226
Paperback - First: $ 9.99
ISBN: 978-1983473968
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 224

It takes a brave man to climb a mountain, but it takes a braver lad to show him the way.

Following the death of his lover, mountaineer John Hamilton lives an isolated existence high on wild Fellborough peak. When he rescues 19-year-old Gary Taylor from the mountain, John can't accept that the boy may be the answer to his heartache. Gary is seventeen years his junior, confused, and being pursued by criminals. As Gary helps John through his grief, the older man mentors the lad through his coming out. Both paths could lead to love, but are they both heading for the same destination?

The Mentor of Barrenmoor Ridge is the second in Jackson Marsh's 'The Mentor' series of older/younger gay romance novels.

This book is on:
  • 4 To Be Read lists
  • 3 Read lists
Publisher: Independently Published
Pairings: M-M
Heat Level: 3
Romantic Content: 4
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 36-45
Protagonist 2 Age: 18-25
Tropes: Age Difference, Badass Hero, Blackmail, Coming of Age, Coming Out / Closeted, Fated Mates / Soul Mates, Find Love and Come Out, First Time, May/December, Rescue, Trapped Together
Word Count: 80000
Setting: Yorkshire, UK
Languages Available: English
Reviews:AnnA on Amazon wrote:

John is brought back from despair by the young man he rescues from the fells during this well written story. Gary is only 19 yet has been looking after himself ever since his mother abandoned him. He is effectively homeless relying on friends allowing him to sleep on their sofas. Now it looks like he has found a home with John who also protects him from the criminals who are looking for him.
There is a lot packed into this story - the deep sadness inside John, Gary looking for his place in the world and coming out and what hold Richard has over Gary.

Shaztwirl on Amazon wrote:

What a beautifully written story. I am a big fan of an age gap romance but in this story it was never really a big deal and wasn't the main focus. I'm looking forward to seeing what else in this trope the author can come up with and hope they can maintain the originality.

'The Mentor of…' is my series of standalone novels with a similar theme: older/younger romance in an isolated location where both main characters, in their own ways, mentor each other through adversity, leading to a happy ending.

About the Author

Hi. Jackson was born in 2017 as the penname for me (James) so that I could publish my new gay fiction independently from my other writing work. I was born on the south coast of England during a blizzard, but now like to warm thing up with MM romance novels, gay mysteries and some occasional erotica. In 2007 I was awarded and EGPA award for my erotic short stories, and in 2018 I won a Best Screenplay award for one of my films. I am a diverse writer with thrillers, comedies and horror stories under my James belt, and now romance and mystery under my Jackson belt.

At the moment I am concentrating on two genres: older/younger MM romance, and youth mysteries with early 20s main characters and a love story included.

I now live on a Greek island with my husband.