Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Review:Rocky Mountain Home (Six Pack Ranch #11) by Vivian Arend

Title: Rocky Mountain Home, Six Pack Ranch #11
Release Date: July 18, 2017

The FINAL NOVEL in the bestselling SIX PACK RANCH series by New York Times Bestselling Author Vivian Arend.
There’s no distance you can run to escape the past.
Too stubborn to face his sins, Jesse Coleman bolted from the Six Pack Ranch, only to fall straight into the arms of a beautiful stranger. Twelve hours later, the seductive firebrand is nothing but a whiskey-laced memory—but one powerful enough to convince Jesse tracking down his elusive lover is worth the effort.
Darilyn Hayes figured it was her lucky night when the sexiest cowboy in Alberta interrupted her annual drink-until-I-fall-over wake. At least until four weeks later when she discovers she’s pregnant and her one-night-stand is nowhere to be found. Still, as she’s shared with her devoted blog readers, Dare has dealt with life’s not-so-gentle surprises before. She’ll make it on her own.
When an internet picture gone viral leads to their reunion, Jesse’s floored by Dare’s news. She’s very clear she’s not looking for a commitment, but screw that. He’s going to do the right thing by her and his unborn kid. The fact they lit the sheets on fire is a bonus, but with a baby on the way, both their lives are gonna change.
Jesse’s got a ton of family to reconnect with, including his estranged twin. Dare holds family loosely—even though she loves them—because she knows too well how fragile life can be. Between her and Jesse, they’ve got enough baggage to open a store.
But they still have a shot at forever—if they’re willing to fight for it.
This final novel in the series contains the following:
A sexy, dirty, cocky-as-hell prodigal son Coleman with massive bridges to rebuild. A woman able to see to the heart of the matter yet bold enough to speak the truth. A family of extraordinary resolve and endless love. A wedding or two. And babies—oh lordy, the babies…

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What I thought about Rocky Mountain Home

It's always a little bittersweet when a series comes to a conclusion. Sometimes I'm glad that it's the end of a series, but in this case I'm a little sad that but the good news is that it ends with a terrific send off.
Jesse Coleman has had a fall out with his brothers and while he's away licking his wounds, he meets Dare at the bar where she is pounding back shots having her own little celebration. They both end up drinking their sorrows and enjoying some naked time in Dare's hotel room afterward. When she's gone in the morning, Jesse thinks nothing of the one-night stand until a picture of him in that hotel room ends up going viral on the internet.
When Dare and Jesse finally reunite, he finds out that Dare is pregnant with his child. Of course, being a man of honor, he offers to marry her. But Dare is cautious and wants them to get to know each other better before making that commitment. I liked that about her and more.

Jesse and Dare start to spend time together. He's got to gain the approval of Dare's extended family, which isn't all that easy. Then there's the whole idea of going home to Rocky Mountain Home to introduce Dare to his family -- he's not quite sure how his brothers will react to his homecoming. With all those brothers, there's sure to be problems and Jesse's is a doozy. The hurt of his long absence is now colored with anger and it's going to take some effort from Jesse to fix it.

This is where things get interesting and Dare gets a big dose of the Coleman family. Dare is awesome and she doesn't put up with Jesse's lack of communication, but she does it in a kind manner. She waits for him and eventually gets him to spill the beans about the rift with his brothers, especially his twin Joel. There are some real nice heart-to-heart conversations in Rocky Mountain Home which I adored.

Rocky Mountain Home was an engaging comfort read for me. It was a book I couldn't put down.  I always feel like I'm going on a vacation to the majesty of the Rockies when I read this series, and I love how each book is a celebration of the honor found in the simple values of working hard, taking care of family, and being kind to each other. There is quite a bit of the entire clan in this book and I loved that too. (and so many babies it was hard to keep track!)

Rocky Mountain Home can be read standalone. It did make me want to re-read the entire series again. And while I'm a little sad to see the Coleman family ride off into the sunset, I'm happy to hear there will be a new series centered around Heart's Fall and the Stone family who are introduced in this book.

I definitely recommend this series. It's a terrific and satisfying escape.
An ARC was provided for review.


With over 2 million books sold, Vivian Arend is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 50 contemporary and paranormal romance books, including the Six Pack Ranch and Granite Lake Wolves.

Her books are all standalone reads with no cliffhangers. They’re humorous yet emotional, with sexy-times and happily-ever-afters. Vivian pretty much thinks she’s got the best job in the world, and she’s looking forward to giving readers more HEAs. She lives in B.C. Canada with her husband of many years and a fluffy attack Shitzu named Luna who ignores everyone except when treats are deployed.

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