Thursday, January 21, 2021

Review - - Enjoy the View

Enjoy the View
by Sarah Morgenthaler
Moose Springs, Alaska - Book 3
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: January 19, 2021
Reviewed by PJ

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.

PJ's Thoughts:
Sarah Morgenthaler's Moose Springs, Alaska has quickly become one of my favorite contemporary romance/romantic comedy series. Filled with quirky characters, impeccable comedic timing, and a satisfying depth of emotion, these stories are delightful page-turners I can't get enough of.
In Enjoy the View, Morgenthaler gives readers the comedy and quirkiness we've come to expect but adds another layer with the danger and intensity that come with climbing the daunting Mount Veil. It's clear this author has more than a passing acquaintance with mountain climbing. Her descriptions create a feeling of authenticity as they carry the reader into the middle of the danger, and exhilaration, of the life-threatening elements of a 14,000 ft. climb. It's easy to believe the characters' driving need to master the geological beast. But the author also understands the sheer genius of comedic relief in the midst of intensity. The scene-stealing, love-sick marmot darn near steals the whole book and had me laughing so hard I was sure my condo neighbors would start banging on walls any second. In fact, the entire book is filled with passages that tickled my funny bone. 
*Note: I recently learned that the author is not a mountain climber and that her knowledge was gained through research which makes her ability to immerse me in the climbing experience all the more impressive.
In addition to the adventure and comedy, Enjoy the View also brings a sweet and satisfying romance for Easton and River. I loved the banter between these two as well as the gradually developed friendship and mutual respect that deepened into more. I admired River's determination to take control of her future, even if I didn't agree with her every action. Easton has unexpected layers and I loved all of them. He's fascinated me from the beginning of the series and it was so much fun to finally see him step into the spotlight and find his partner in love. 
You can absolutely begin this series with Enjoy the View and thoroughly enjoy River and Easton's journey. The author has written these books so that each can stand on it's own but I do believe you'll enjoy them even more, especially the scenes with earlier couples and other secondary characters, if you read them in order. Three times the laughter. Three times the fun. 

Have you read a book recently that made you laugh out loud? 


  1. I laughed a lot when reading Ten Things I Hate About the Duke. This book (shoot, if I am honest) this series sound like books I would love. I really am enamored of books with humor.

    Thanks for the review. I hope everyone is taking care and staying well.

  2. I laughed some during Ten Rules for Faking It


  3. Alaska is definitely a good place to find quirky characters. I have not read any books that gave me a good outlaid laugh lately. Of course I haven't had much time to read and have only finished 4 books in the last 2 months. One with some good laughs along with a bit of suspense would be good for a change.

  4. I haven't read any recently. I will definitely put this on the list. We could all use a funny book to read.