Saturday, December 23rd 2017

The Mountain Between Us

The Mountain Between UsThe Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin
Published by Broadway Books on June 1st 2010
Pages: 326

When a blizzard strands them in Salt Lake City, two strangers agree to charter a plane together, hoping to return home; Ben Payne is a gifted surgeon returning from a conference, and Ashley Knox, a magazine writer, is en route to her wedding. But when unthinkable tragedy strikes, the pair find themselves stranded in Utah's most remote wilderness in the dead of winter, badly injured and miles from civilization. Without food or shelter, and only Ben's mountain climbing gear to protect themselves, Ashley and Ben's chances for survival look bleak, but their reliance on each other sparks an immediate connection, which soon evolves into something more.
Days in the mountains become weeks, as their hope for rescue dwindles. How will they make it out of the wilderness and if they do, how will this experience change them forever? Heart-wrenching and unputdownable, The Mountain Between Us will reaffirm your belief in the power of love to sustain us.

This book was very disappointing. It was a let down due to poor marketing. It is marketed as a romance. A romance, it is not. The only parts of this book that I liked were the survival parts.

Nothing romantic happens during their survival adventure. Nothing. And then they just “end up” together in the end. It was infuriating. There wasn’t a slow burn. There wasn’t any burn at all. I don’t understand why they couldn’t just be close friends in the end. That would make more sense with the rest of the book since NOTHING romantic happened at all. There was no spark and no chemistry. I very much disliked this book.