5 and 4.5 Stars for Climbing the Savage Mountain by T.A. Chase #MM #Romance @PridePublishing


Title: Climbing the Savage Mountain
Author Name & Publisher: T.A. Chase (Pride Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: September 15, 2015 – 171 pgs


After conquering the world’s tallest mountain, loving Toby shouldn’t be so scary.

Jensen Brockhoff wins his way back into Toby Schwartzel’s heart, but it won’t be that easy to erase the pain of the past. He has two more mountains to conquer and they’re the most difficult.

Toby understands Jensen’s obsession with the highest peaks in the world. He’s willing to wave goodbye as Jensen leaves on his trips, but he can’t help worrying that Jensen won’t come back. That the lure of the mountains will prove too difficult for his love to fight.

Climbing has always been Jensen’s way of escape, yet loving Toby is proving stronger and Jensen must choose between the man he loves and the passion that saved his life. Will Jensen give up his climbing gear to build a new life with Toby?

Publisher’s Note: This book is a sequel to Mountains to Climb and is best read in order.

General Release Date: 13th October 2015

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This was a book about two men who lost their way when Jenson left him awhile ago and were just coming back together when Jenson told Toby he would be climbing Everest.  The two of them together had so much to work through like Toby’s fear of Jensen leaving him again or worse not making it back from his climb.  I can’t even imagine being back at home while the man you loved would be gone for months wondering if he was okay… All that worry Toby would through was portrayed in this book perfectly.
When they make the ultimate commitment to each other before Jensen leaves for his climb I was so happy for him.  When Jenson returned home they move forward with there relationship then the unthinkable happens when Jenson is hurt on a climb.  Toby was there for him through all his healing and hospital stay.  I really loved Toby’s character.. You could really feel his love for Jensen to get over his fears and put them aside to be there for the man you love.
I loved the authors writing and how you felt like you were there with them feeling Toby’s and Jenson’s worries right along side of them.  I also really loved the extra scene and I was so happy for them having started their growing family.
All together I loved this book!
I would defiantly recommend this book!

I love T.A. Chase’s books and I absolutely love this one. The climbing scenes we so realistic and would love to see actual pictures of Everest’s and K2. We got to me the most was love between Toby and Jensen. I could clearly see that they were meant to be together. I also loved the swimming with the sharks. You could see the love in every page of the book. An author that can show that kind of love is amazing in my book. It is clear that T.A Chase has that ability.

The ending was perfect and I was glad to see that Toby and Jensen were able to adopt and share tha love with an orphaned child. Great job T.A. Chase.



Toby stripped off his tie then unbuttoned the top two buttons on his shirt. He’d hung his suit coat on the banister, so he’d remember to take it upstairs later.

After flinging the tie on the island counter, Toby braced his hands on the edge of the granite, closed his eyes and took two deep calming breathes.

“Hey man, I didn’t hear you come in. Been home long?”

Jumping slightly, Toby whirled around to watch as Jensen strolled in from the back yard, a pair of tongs in his hand. His headphones were hanging around his neck, which Toby took to mean he really hadn’t heard him yelling or the car pulling into the driveway.

Jensen set the tongs near the sink before coming over to Toby. He encircled Toby’s waist then pulled him tight against his body. Their mouths met and Toby sighed as all the tension he’d been feeling drained from him. He buried his hands in Jensen’s long hair, twisting his fingers to keep his lover still while he bit his bottom lip. Toby swept his tongue in when Jensen opened for him.

“Hmm…” he hummed, tasting something spicy as he kissed him. When they broke apart, he grinned. “Are we having chips and salsa along with our steaks tonight?”

“I might have already sampled the salsa.” Jensen winked. “Have to make sure it’s just spicy enough for my guy.”

Toby rolled his eyes, but didn’t try to move away when Jensen kissed him again.

This was one of the things he’d grown to love now that Jensen was back and they were living together. It was something they hadn’t had when they were dating the first time. It had been more like friends with benefits, though Toby had always wanted more. Jensen had disappeared before Toby was able to say anything.

He whimpered when Jensen slid his hands to get two handfuls of his ass and squeezed. When Toby let his head drop back, Jensen licked a trail from the corner of his lips down to the soft skin at the base of his throat. Toby shuddered at the thought of wearing a mark like that as a sign that he belonged to Jensen.

Keeping his hands in Jensen’s hair, Toby pressed his mouth a little tighter to his skin, wanting it more than he could ever voice.

Finally, Jensen exerted enough pressure to break free of Toby’s hold on him. He stepped back a few inches and smiled. “I need to go check the steaks. Why don’t you grab the salad out of the fridge? The table’s set and I made some apple cider for us.”


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Hello everyone. Thanks for having me here to chat about my new book, Climbing the Savage Mountain. I’m T.A. Chase and I write gay romance…no big surprise there, I’m sure. Savage Mountain is the newest release in the What’s His Passion line at Pride Publishing and it’s the sequel to Mountains to Climb.

We get to revisit Jensen and Toby, seeing what’s going on in their lives since they agreed to get back together at the end of their short story. I was glad to get a chance to re-visit the boys. I had a feeling their story wasn’t over with, no matter how happy they seemed at the end of Mountains.

Toby had a lot to work through in forgiving Jensen for leaving him like he did. He might have opened his heart to Jensen a second time, but he still wasn’t a hundred percent sure it was the best thing to do.

Plus Jensen had a few problems of his own to deal with—none of them were Toby and hadn’t been when he left—he had addictions to fight and that’s where the climbing came in. He got a high from summiting mountains, risking injuries and death if something went wrong. It was slightly less destructive than the drugs or alcohol of his previous life.

Sure, he replaced one high with another and became obsessed with the adrenaline from climbing, but once he was sure he could handle the cravings for the bad stuff, he returned to get the only good thing in his life back.

In Climbing the Savage Mountain, Jensen gets a chance to climb the last two mountains on his bucket list. Toby gets left behind again, triggering his fear that Jensen might decide climbing is more exciting than living with Toby, no matter what Jensen said.

Toby had been the one thing Jensen returned to New York for. While he might need to complete the list to ease his obsession, he needs Toby more and might be willing to stop doing what helps him with his addictions to make Toby happy.

I guess you’ll have to check Climbing the Savage Mountain out to see what happens to Jensen and Toby. I hope you decide you want to know.

Thank you for taking a moment to read my ramblings.


There is beauty in every kind of love, so why not live a life without boundaries?

Experiencing everything the world offers fascinates TA and writing about the things that make each of us unique is how she shares those insights. When not writing, TA’s watching movies, reading and living life to the fullest.


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