A Forced Proximity, Single Parent Romance to Swoon Over!
“I haven’t spent this much time alone with a guy in forever. That’s probably all this is. Simple proximity, It’s not him, but the situation.”
After reading A Mountain Divides Us by Allie Winters I’m going to need Allie to dedicate her entire writing schedule to this Crescent Pass series because if I can’t live in this fictional town, then I need the next best thing: all the books. A Mountain Divides Us is the roommates to lovers, forced proximity, single parent romance that gave me all the feels.
“Kristen. The woman I wasn’t expecting while visiting this tiny town for a month. The woman I can’t stop thinking about.”
Kristen is the hardest working momma to twins. Take all your good thoughts and send them to this poor woman. She is a superhero. Her littles are precocious and naughty, but I would absolutely protect them at all costs just like my own. Sister to Owen (from A Forest Between Us), Kristen is running low on funds. She works as a freelance editor and jobs aren’t as bountiful as they once were. Her plan is simple: rent out a room and have a small supplement to her income. I love that fortune smiles on Kristen and Eli shows up, tired, road weary, and in need of a nap instead of her intended flaky renter.
Eli didn’t intend to rent from Kristen, but once he got there, he was hard-pressed to look elsewhere. A bachelor in every sense of the word, I loved how seamlessly Eli fit into Kristen’s life. Even her kids fell under his spell. Honestly, I can’t blame Eli nor can I blame Kristen. They are only human. Allie Winters does a superb job of writing all the yearning and pining that burns between Eli and Kristen. Phew! I was so ready for these two to finally give in to their chemistry. Even if Eli had only planned on staying in Crescent Pass for a month due to his job, I was feeling all the emotions right along with Kristen as she slowly let herself open up to the possibility of loving another man after a disastrous first marriage.
“Eli’s gaze runs a slow sweep over me, something I’m not sure he’s even aware of doing. A tingle travels down my spine in response, and I tell myself to quit that.”
A Mountain Divides Us hits all the right notes for me. I had all the feelings, laugh out loud moments, and I swooned for Eli right along with Kristen. Not only that but the fact that Eli finally finds a slice of happiness in a family that he never really had is something that I just love. His journey to find some healing after trauma was just as fulfilling as his HEA with Kristen. Allie Winters, please don’t make us wait too much longer for the next one! I need more! Congrats on an amazing new release!
Jes is a self-proclaimed bookworm, who recently moved from the PNW back to the Midwest. When her nose isn’t in a book, she’s spending time with her husband, two kids, and her three fur babies, or exploring the globe. She also firmly believes that you should start the day with coffee, and end the day in bed with a good book.