Simply put, yes, a poly can love a mono. That doesn't mean that the mono will accept their love living a poly lifestyle or that they will join into a poly family (as I am learning the hard way) but basically a V relationship is just that, one poly with two mono's otherwise it becomes a W or a tangle or some other form.
If you want to have a truly poly relationship and a truly healthy relationship then you will have to at least have your partners', whether mono or poly, acceptance of your poly ways.
And if you've read any of the forum you may have noticed that Redpepper loves a mono man, MonoV in fact.
Life is about the journey and not the destination,
so what better way to know life
than to wander all the roads and paths set before you.