Mountains Wanted (Mountains Series Book 1) by Phoebe Alexander. This author never disappoints me, she’s definitely becoming one of my top favorite authors. Every book draws me in completely and this story was no different. From start to finish I was completely hooked. Sarah and James have a chemistry that jumps off the pages and you find yourself completely lost in their world. Both looking for short term fun times and find themselves drawn to each other. The characters are complex and well developed. The storyline is well written and paced nicely never feeling rushed or lacking anything. I’m so excited for book 2 can’t wait to be with these characters again. Five stars all the way and highly recommended!
Mountains Wanted (Mountains Series #1) by Phoebe Alexander
Mountains Wanted (Mountains Series #1) by Phoebe Alexander was a very steamy read. I loved it. Sarah was an amazing woman. She was an excellent character in this novel. I loved her lifestyle and her strength. She was not only an amazing professor but a wonderful single mother of two amazing kids. She was unique and developed well. I also loved Rachel and James’ characters. Rachel was very outspoken and social. This book had an excellent storyline that was easy to follow. It was organized, creative, and descriptive. I highly recommend this novel and I look forward to reading the next book in the series.
Mountains Wanted by Phoebe Alexander is the first book in the Mountains Wanted series. This is the start of yet another fantastic series by one of my favourite authors.
When I started this book I knew that I had to set aside the whole afternoon as once I picked it up I would not be able to put it down. I was hooked immediately with this book, drawn in to the stories and the characters.
The characters did work well together and I liked the development you could see between them. At first their relationship was a little awkward but it became so much more. I really enjoyed seeing this instead to two perfectly made people.
The story had enough romance and action to keep it interesting and fast paced. It was a brilliant start to the series and I cannot wait for the next one.
How do I start? Can I just say I seriously would love to throat punch Phoebe Alexander right now??? LOL! I won’t tell you much about the book because you can read the blurb and find out what it’s about. What I will tell you is how it made me feel. This book absolutely crushed me emotionally! I kept having to put the book down the closer I got to the end because I was crying so hard I couldn’t see the pages anymore!
When I started this book I thought it was really good…hot, steamy, sexy…everything I love in a good romance. I loved learning about Sarah and really connected with her and her views on relationships throughout this book. The way she handles her children and their questions was so impressive. I was totally invested in them early on. So I’m reading and getting somewhat frustrated with her and her choices as the story proceeds. Well…by the time I was about three quarters of the way through, I was done for! Sarah’s emotions hit me so hard! I was torn up from that point to the very last page! Then I cried for about an hour after I finished!
This book was so good and I honestly can’t recommend it enough! And while it does end, it is somewhat of a cliff hanger that will have you screaming for the next book in the series! You will fall in love with all of the characters in this story. Smile, cheer, and laugh with them. Sob, hurt, and ugly cry with them. Well done Ms. Alexander! 5 stars and then some!
Reviewed by @chellek44
Mountains Wanted (Mountain Series Book 1) by Phoebe Alexander. I have loved every single book by this author!!!! She has easily become one of my absolute favorites.
Dr. Sarah Lynde is a sociology professor, single mom raising 2 kids and what one would call a free spirit when it come to sex. She has fun with whomever she chooses and likes to keep her options open. While giving a lecture, she sees a young, sexy guy. James McAllister, is not only hot and sexy, but he is also a military guy. He is a ROTC instructor and he has his sights on Sarah.
First meeting for coffee, which seems harmless enough, and eventually starting a friends with benefits relationship. (This is where my review gets difficult for me)
Sarah is not looking for a serious relationship and for the last few years, has “seen” multiple people at the same time. Can James be a game changer for her? Did she find love when all she was looking for was fun?
James has always wanted to get married and start a family. When he meets Sarah, is he prepared to change his direction or is Sarah just a fill in until he meets “the one”.
I am looking forward to reading Book 2 in this series to find out what is truly in store for Sarah and James. Will Fate bring them together or are they meant to just be friends?
I sincerely can not say enough good things about Phoebe Alexander’s novels and the way she manages to take a taboo or unfamiliar subject and spin it into the beautiful love stories that she pens. Mountains Wanted is a perfect example of that and a series that I have come to love a lot! These new covers, make you want to read the book just from them alone too. In Mountains Wanted we get the story of Dr. Sarah Lynde, a single mum of two and a professor. We also get a glimpse of her polyamory way of life that she lives with her beaus that come into play, James McAllister and others that will come into the picture as well.
I adored how this was so real and raw. I personally live a poly lifestyle so for me this book was such a close hit home. Communication is something that we are always working on, 24/7/365 it is very necessary part of the polyamorous life. You get that from reading Sara’s story and can see how things work a lot like they would in a traditional or mainstream relationship, just multiplied by the amount of people that you find your soul connected to.
One note I want to make is that this book is the beginning of a fabulous series and this story will not wrap up in Mountains Wanted. You will want to read the next book and the next I can promise you that but just a heads up because I know some like to start series all together. I can’t wait to dive in deeper in the next book, Mountains Climbed!
Mountains Wanted was a great book! Very good storyline mixed with some very steamy scenes, and you feel like you’re living Sarah’s life right alongside her. With such a beautiful writing style, Phoebe Alexander knows how to produce a beautiful story! With a couple twists I wasn’t personally expecting, I could hardly put the book down at some parts. I really enjoyed this book, and I can’t wait to read the next installment and more books from Alexander herself!
Phoebe Alexander is one of my go-to authors! You can never go wrong at one of her reads being absolutely captivating that will keep you on your toes and have you turning the pages until the very end! Phoebe Alexander has once again created a read that is well developed and characters that are relatable, lovable and real! Our main characters are James & Sarah they develop a connection and their chemistry is off the charts sexy. But what happens when things could turn into something more! This is a steamy read, with romance, high emotions and a captivating storyline that you wouldn’t want to miss! I can’t wait to see where else this series goes and what this author brings us next.
I’m never quite sure how Alexander is going to continually top her last book but she somehow always does. It isn’t just a romance you are picking up. The storylines grip me every single time. Sarah and James – what will they do when they find each other? Will it just stay friends with benefits or will they explore something more? Simply a wonderful story that I cannot wait to continue following as the series continues.
Mountains Wanted (Mountains Series Book 1) by Phoebe Alexander is an erotic tale where the female lead is sexual liberal and polyamorous and our unsuspecting military man is younger and conservative. It is an unlikely pairing but somehow it works and he is introduced to a lifestyle he never knew existed. Sarah knows what she wants but the traditionalist catholic boy James wants his cake and eat it too. Sometimes I wanted to sit Sarah down and give her a good talking to and hug James due to his confusion and uncertainty and I absolutely cracked up laughing at Sarah’s best friend and her antics.
It is a very emotive story and touches on subjects that others may find taboo but Phoebe is as always very respectful in the genre that she writes.
Reviewed by @jennadb