Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Book review: Rocky Mountain Heat ( Six Pack Ranch book1) by Vivian Arend
First about the series. Taken from Vivian Arend's website.
The Coleman family has ranched in the Rocky Mountain House area of Alberta for generations. These modern day contemporary cowboy romance stories follow the current family members as they find both their place in the community and happy-ever-afters.Plans are in place for at least 6 books in the series.
Blake Coleman is old enough to know that acting on impulse causes nothing but a heap of trouble. But when trouble’s a blonde wearing a cowboy hat with slim legs that go on forever, what’s a man to do? Wanting the sweet girl next door is just wrong. Hell, he was the one that taught her to ride a horse and now all he can think about is riding her. The responsible thing to do is keep his hands off. Jaxi has other plans for his hands, and his heart. She may have considered Blake a big brother once but that was a long time ago. She’s all grown up now and ready to convince him that she’s just what he’s been waiting for.Add the complication of two sexy younger brothers who have suddenly noticed Jaxi and things heat up fast. Blake’s gonna have to decide if a little trouble is worth fighting for.
Oh boy this is a hot little book. I thought it was going to be all about the sex and although it does have a nice part in the story there is so much more to it than that. You have this big family and some secrets and some lust of course. lol It starts out with a prologue 3 years before the book takes place. Jaxi is dating Travis one of the younger Coleman brothers. ( There are 6) There is a precarious scene or two with Blake the eldest Coleman who after years of looks at Jaxi like a kid sister now is seeing her in a total different light. The Age difference is 10 years between them and that's one of the main reasons Blake has tried to stay away from Jaxi the past 3 years. There is also the fact that she used to date his younger brother Travis too and a list of things that really don't matter. He taught her how to ride a horse and a dozen other things so he's having trouble switching from brother to wanting to be lover. Jaxi for her part has loved him forever. She only dated Travis party to get close to Blake. Blake's mom breaks her arm in a fall and Jaxi is hired to come stay at the ranch and help with Blake's mom. This stirs up a hornets nest in many ways because Blake isn't the only Coleman brother interested in Jaxi. This is fun to watch folks. lol No matter how much Jaxi wants Blake to see and and admit that she is a grown woman he persists on holding back. Can't last forever though can it. This book had a thread of home and hearth throughout it with all the brothers and family and that drew me in. My favorite part is the bonus chapter at the end. It won't make as much sense if you read it first so no peaking. It just gets you right in the heart though and you have to smile and laugh. Can't wait to read book 2 in this series which is available right now. 4 out of 5 Modokker Book Stars for Rock Mountain Heat by Vivian Arend. Find out more about this series and read a excerpt on her website and find out about her other books as well.
Main page www.vivianarend.com
Excerpt and blurb for Rocky Mountain Heat vivianarend.com/books/six-pack-ranch/rocky-mountain-heat/
Excerpt for the latest book Rocky Mountain Haven vivianarend.com/books/six-pack-ranch/rocky-mountain-haven/
Lastly Rock Mountain Desire which will be out in March. vivianarend.com/books/six-pack-ranch/rocky-mountain-desire/
All are available in only ebook format right now but will start being published in paperback in Oct of 2012.