Mountains Loved, Phoebe Alexander


I wanted to sit on this one for a few days and savor the satisfaction of a 3-part book that evoked so many emotions. There were moments, as with the first two books, when I wanted to reach into the book and ring James’ neck, just a little bit (or a lot, who am I kidding). But I just knew, that Sarah, as the grounding force in his life, would be there even in the hardest of times.

They have gone through so much even before this book, and if you’re expecting their relationship to be all sunshine and rainbows, then you would be disappointed. Because that’s not how life works, and this story is true to the challenges of relationships. Being in a poly lifestyle can bring even more challenges when we aren’t telling our partners what we want and need. And surprisingly, we find it isn’t just James who isn’t communicating well in Mountains Loved; it’s Sarah as well.

They go through some tough things here, and I cried right along with Sarah, as her heart broke into a million pieces that seemed beyond repair. Ms. Alexander has touched on some very real issues, and I’m grateful that she wrote about them, the honesty, the emotions, it’s raw and real. I have a feeling that I’m not going to be the only one that isn’t quite ready to let this family go, which is excellent news, because as I look at the Mountains lineup, Abby will take center stage. This has been a wonderful journey, and I can’t wait to find out what’s next.

Check out this review on Amazon, Goodreads, and Bookbub if you’re there.

If you want to read my thoughts along this journey, check out my review of Mountains Wanted and Mountains Climbed.

Mountains Loved is available on Amazon, for $2.99, it’s enrolled in KU.


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