Title: Enjoy the View (Moose Springs, Alaska #3)
Author: Sarah Morgenthaler
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication date: January 19th, 2021
A grouchy mountaineer, a Hollywood starlet
And miles of untamed wilderness…
What could possibly go wrong?
Former Hollywood darling River Lane’s acting career is tanking fast. Determined to start fresh behind the camera, she agrees to film a documentary about the picturesque small town of Moose Springs, Alaska. The assignment should have been easy, but the quirky locals want nothing to do with River. Well, too bad: River’s going to make this film and prove herself, no matter what it takes.
Or what (literal) mountain she has to climb.
Easton Lockett may be a gentle giant, but he knows a thing or two about survival. If he can keep everyone in line, he should be able to get River and her crew up and down Mount Veil in one piece. Turns out that’s a big if. The wildlife’s wilder than usual, the camera crew’s determined to wander off a cliff, and the gorgeous actress is fearless. Falling for River only makes Easton’s job tougher, but there’s only so long he can hold out against her brilliant smile. When bad weather strikes, putting everyone at risk, it’ll take all of Easton’s skill to get them back home safely…and convince River she should stay in his arms for good.
As the third book in the Moose Springs, Alaska series, I had high expectations. And friends, my expectations were met and EXCEEDED by Enjoy the View. I fell in love with Easton during the first book, The Tourist Attraction and waited with bated breath for this book to fall onto my Kindle. My mind was blown from beginning to end and I read this whole book in one sitting, it was so amazing.
I adore grumpy characters, they are one of my favorite types of characters to read. Easton doesn’t really have much of a personality through the first two books, because he’s a quietly grumpy man – but getting his POV rounds out his character so much. You get to see how sweet, caring, and self-sacrificing he is – especially in his career with climbing the mountains of Alaska and escorting parties up. I also really enjoyed River as his love interest, she was an interesting combination of blunt, quirky, and confident – enough to break a grumpy man out of his shell while also evoking his protective side.
One constant through this series is that they are kind of long. They feel like pieces could be removed without the end result being less, but I felt that the least with this book. There is so much action and adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat waiting to find out what happens.
Lastly, the marmot stole the show. If that sentence confuses you, you’ll just have to read it to find out!
Thank you to Sourcebooks Casabanca and Netgalley for an advanced copy of Enjoy the View in exchange for an honest review.
Happy reading, folks!