Posted October 23, 2014 in Reviews / 0 Comments

ROCKY MOUNTAIN ROMANCE by Vivian Arend: ARC ReviewRocky Mountain Romance by Vivian Arend
Series: Six Pack Ranch #7
Published by Self-Published
Publication Date: October 21st, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 254
Source: Publisher
Format: eARC
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Second chances are the sweetest—and the hottest.

It took a spectacularly embarrassing break-up to knock Steve Moonshine Coleman off his lazy butt. In the ten months since that night, he’s changed his ways. Now that Melody’s back in town, it’s time for this sweet-talking cowboy to convince her to get back in the saddle with him.

A return to her veterinary position in Rocky Mountain House was always in the cards for Melody Langley. Getting back together with Steve? Never part of the plan. He had lots of potential but zero ambition, and there’s no way she’ll accept anything less than a man who can keep up with her, in and out of bed.

But the new-and-improved cowboy is impossible to resist, so Melody issues a challenge. Three months to prove he’s reformed. Three months of Steve orchestrating one sexual indulgence after another—‪wicked distractions from the old boys’ club Melody faces at work and Steve’s growing responsibilities‬.

He’s got one shot to prove with more than words what’s in his heart and soul.

Warning: Fifty percent less angst, twice as much filthy-talking, dirty-daring cowboy. Get ready for a whole lot of make-your-knees-weak wooing from a man intent on proving he’s got what it takes, and the woman ready to push him way past his limits.


I love second chance romances and was excited to be invited to review this book. I must confess that I am not a fan of a lot of angst in a story and I totally enjoyed reading the story of Melody and Steve, especially because there was very minimal angst to be found. Through both Melody and Steve’s memories, we are given a picture of Steve 1.0 who coasted through life without taking anything seriously, including Melody. What woman does not want to be the center of her man’s world? It took Melody breaking up with him in a very dramatic and public way to cause him to reassess himself and make some changes.

Melody returned to town with absolutely no desire or plan to get back with Steve. However, Steve was determined to show Melody that he had matured and that she was important to him.

And then she challenged him? Ha, he was going to show her how non-vanilla he could be. I had a good laugh reading about him researching non-vanilla sex. Steve 2.0 was sweet and thoughtful and sexy and alpha in a laid back way.

“Sweetheart, let’s get one thing clear. What we had before was good, but if you are able to handle all of me? It’s going to get so much better you’re gonna walk around with a permanent smile on your face. Everyone in town will think the reason you’re tired at the end of the day is because you worked so hard, but you and I will know that it’s because I worked you over even harder.”

The story was engaging and straightforward with lots of sexy times, some of which had me gasping.

Rocky Mountain Romance is the 7th book in the Six Pack Ranch series but can be read as a standalone. This is the first book I have read by Ms. Arend, which is an oversight that has been remedied. As soon as I finished reading this book, I pulled up and read the 1st book in the series – Rocky Mountain Heat, Rocky Ride (Thompson & Sons Book 1) and All Fired Up (DreamMakers Book 1) which had been sitting in my kindle library for a while and went even further and purchased Love Is A Battlefield (DreamMakers Book 2) and had a blast all weekend feasting on these stories.

 *A review copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*



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#1 Rocky Mountain Heat (free!): Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo 

#2 Rocky Mountain Haven: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

#3 Rocky Mountain Desire: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

#4 Rocky Mountain Angel: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

#5 Rocky Mountain Rebel: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

#6 Rocky Mountain Freedom: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

About Vivian Arend

Vivian Arend in one word: Adventurous. In a sentence: Willing to try just about anything once. That wide-eyed attitude has taken her around North America, through parts of Europe, and into Central and South America, often with no running water. Her optimistic outlook meant when challenged to write a book, she gave it a shot, and discovered creating worlds to play in was nearly as addictive as traveling the real one.

Now a New York Times and USA bestselling author of over 40 novels and short stories in both contemporary and paranormal genres, Vivian continues to explore, write and otherwise keep herself well entertained.

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