Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Early Review: Rocky Mountain Haven (6 Pack Ranch #2)

By Vivian Arend
Re-Releases January 10, 2012
Source: Review copy provided by Vivian Arend for review.

Rocky Mountain Haven is a truly great addition to the 6 Pack Ranch series. The opening scene where Beth and Daniel meet in a bar and have instant chemistry was fabulous but I really liked how Vivian did not make it too easy for the relationship to start. Beth gave Daniel a disconnected number before leaving the bar.
She moved in to a new town where she has a new job with the hope to make a new life for herself and her three boys. After a blessing in disguise Beth ends up moving into a house on Daniel’s family’s ranch. I like how Vivian did not have them meet right away. After a few weeks, Beth is at a town celebration with her boys and run into some of the other Colemans and the handsome stranger she met in the bar months ago. It was a great tension-filled scene.

I was worried about who Daniel would find to love him after learning in Rocky Mountain Heat that his last girlfriend Sierra dumped him because he was shooting blanks. Sierra may have been an idiot but it works out because Beth is perfect for him since she already has three boys. Of course, there is more to their story that makes this book great to read.

I also loved how Daniel stood up for what he wanted in the relationship that Beth and Daniel are trying to have. Beth thinks all she wants is someone hot in the sheets. Most guys would jump at sex with no strings but I was happy Daniel didn’t. He wants a friendship with Beth too and he wasn’t going to let her pull his chain like a dog. I think it made there relationship stronger as it grew that both were very honest with each other. I like how there relationship changed and grew deeper over months they spent with the two of them and the boys. Nathan, Robbie and Lance are truly lovable kids that all play important parts in this book.

The Coleman’s are a great family. I liked that Vivian wrote from Gabe’s point of view a few times for it made the story have more dimensions. I also was glad with what happened for Matt even though he might not agree at this point but I am sure Vivian has plans for him. I would recommend this book and can’t wait to read more of the series.

It’s the quiet ones that take you by surprise.

Beth Danube’s emotionally abusive husband is dead and buried. So is her heart. It’s no big deal, she has all she wants: her three little boys and a fresh start in a small Alberta town. What she doesn’t want is another man in her life—not now, maybe not ever.

After ten years of unsatisfactory, missionary-position sex, she never expected her libido to reawaken. One look at sex-in-boots Daniel Coleman in a Calgary bar, though, blows the dust off her sexuality.
Sensing an edge of desperation, even fear, beneath Beth’s come-on, Daniel finds himself giving in to the powerful urge to let his normally subdued desires run wild. The lady wants non-judgemental, non-vanilla sex? She’s got it—in and out of the bedroom.

At first, friends with blazing-hot benefits is more then enough. Then she realizes Daniel is burning away the protective fortress around her heart…and the guilty secret she dare not reveal.

Warning: One woman determined to retake control of her life, a man with the single-minded purpose of offering her—and her body—everything she needs. Inappropriate behaviour in barns, change rooms, and oh-my-gawd phone sex with a cowboy.

Check out an excerpt on Vivian’s website here

Six Pack Ranch Series
-Rocky Mountain Heat (Releases November 15, 2011)
-Rocky Mountain Haven (Releases January 10, 2012)
-Rocky Mountain Desire (Releases March 5, 2012)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Review: Rocky Mountain Heat (6 Pack Ranch #1)

By Vivian Arend
Re-Releases November 15, 2011
Source: Review copy provided by Vivian Arend for review.

What a fabulously fun-filled story. I want to join the Coleman family too. Jaxi is the luckiest girl in the world to have six very good looking boys just next door to flirt and mess with anytime she wants. I am super jealous of her.

Jaxi is a great example of the girl next door who has the boys wrapped around her little finger. She is sweet and innocence one minute then feisty and sexy the next. She has a great personality and good looks that make a nice package for the Colemans. She however only wants one Coleman, Blake. Blake being the oldest has a set of ideas being right and wrong. Being attracted to the girl next door who is ten years younger who she be seen as a little sister is a major hang up for him. Why do boys have to be so stupid at times? Well, Jaxi is having none of that. She knows what she wants and nothing will get in here way.

I love the whole Coleman family. They are all intertwined in each other lives like a big family should. Mommy and Daddy Coleman are such a strong pair together that still love each other so much it warms the heart. The twins, Joel and Jesse, have some of the funniest scenes and the hottest. I would love to play some pool with them. It could get very steamy. Then there is Daniel and Matt who love at Jaxi as the little sister she is. Matt has some relationship issues that needs some fixing. Travis has some secrets only Jaxi knows that I hope we learn more about later in the series. And of course Blake the responsible, very strong Coleman who needs Jaxi’s determination to help him realize he can have want he wants….her. It is an awesome story. I can’t wait for more.

I also really enjoyed the bonus chapter, The Beginnings. In the story Blake and Jaxi refer to there first meeting when they were children. It was a delight to read.

He’s the one who taught her to ride. Now all he wants is to ride her.

Blake Coleman is old enough to know that acting on impulse causes nothing but a heap of trouble. But when trouble’s a western-hat-wearing blonde with slim legs that go on forever, what’s a man to do? Wanting the sweet girl next door is just wrong. The responsible thing to do is keep his hands off.
Jaxi has other plans for Blake’s hands, and his heart. She may have once considered him a big brother, but that was a long time ago. She’s all grown up now and ready to convince him that she’s perfect for him. Except he can’t seem to see past the big “don’t touch” sign that’s apparently still hanging around her neck.

When Jaxi ends up living right under Blake’s nose, the undeniable heat between them slides off simmer and leaps up to barn-burning levels. However, a few of the younger six-pack Colemans have decided Jaxi’s brand of trouble is worth risking a few busted bones.

That is, if Blake’s finally ready to let go the reins and fight for what he wants…

Warning: Sexy cowboys seducing and being seduced in trucks, pool halls and barns. Droolworthy country charm, a little double-teaming, a few secrets and a whole lot of brothers to look forward to. Anyone wanna go for a ride?

Check out an excerpt on Vivian’s website here

Six Pack Ranch Series
  • Rocky Mountain Heat (Releases November 15, 2011)
  • Rocky Mountain Haven (Releases January 10, 2012)
  • Rocky Mountain Desire (Releases March 5, 2012)