Mountains Climbed (Mountains Series #2) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Karyn Taylor

Mountains Climbed (Mountains, #2)Mountains Climbed by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Mountains Climbed is the 2nd book in the Mountains Series by Phoebe Alexander. This series has 8 books in it. Sarah and James’ story is contained in books 1-3 and the author recommends that these are read in order. The remainder are stand-alones and can be read in any order. I had already read book 1 and was excited to read the next part in Sarah and James’ story.
At the end of book 1 Mountains Wanted, James has been deployed for 9 months and has proposed to his childhood sweetheart Maggie, leaving Sarah devastated. If I thought that book 1 was the most angsty thing I’d read by Alexander then this one was even more so. Added to the angst from Sarah we saw in book 1, now James is even more confused and conflicted. He loves Maggie and wants to marry her, but he realises that he’s also in love with Sarah too.
Trying to get over James, Sarah embarks on a new relationship with Garrett. As much as she enjoys spending time with Garrett, particularly in bed, she just can’t let James go.
This book gripped me just as much as book 1. There is so much emotion on display from both Sarah and James. You really can’t help but be sucked into their relationship. I have to admit to not liking Maggie but ask myself is it just because she’s keeping James away from Sarah? Would I like her otherwise? I’m pretty sure the answer is no. In my mind she’s just not the woman for him.
I really can’t wait to read the 3rd book, Mountains Loved, to find out what Alexander has in store for James and Sarah. I’m sure it’ll be another emotional, angst filled read that will have me captivated as this book has.

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