Review: A Mountain Divides Us by Allie Winters

Rating: 4/5   PoP: 57%/91%   Crescent Pass Book #2

Kristen Taylor is a single mom of twin six-year-olds, just trying to be the best mom she can be. But when her work hours get cut in half and her new roommate flakes out on her, she ends up living with a stranger. Eli Andrews is a keep-to-himself type of guy so spending a few weeks in Crescent Pass, should not be exciting. However, his unexpected landlord grabbed his attention from the start. He is not looking for love and certainly not with a single mom. 

What I like most about this book is the realism. I don’t always want that in my romance books but this was a great comfort read with mature characters that act like actual adults. Even their names are ordinary. Kristen and Eli both feel a physical attraction but we see them develop a realistic friendship of two people living together temporarily. I also love the way that Jenny and Jamie act like six-year-olds and have distinct personalities. 

We get a catch-up with Owen and Haper from book 1 in this series but this could be read as a standalone without any problems. I enjoyed that we see Kristen interacting with her friends and family in different ways and not just with Eli. Eli was such a caring and kind guy that compliments Kristen very well. And the HEA was a perfect start for their life together.