Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Review: Rocky Mountain Haven by Vivian Arend

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

Six Pack Ranch, Book 2

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-judgmental, non-vanilla sex? She’s got it—in and out of the bedroom.

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

This book has been expanded and revised from previous publication.
Product Warnings
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 behavior in barns, change rooms, and oh-my-gawd phone sex with a cowboy.

I obtained the above information from Samhain Publishing website.

I was given this book for my completely honest thoughts and words... So here goes!

This is not to be considered a short book by page numbers. Coming in around 250 pages... but when you start this book, you will want to finish it! I am a fan of Ms. Vivian's work and I did read book one and review it (here). And to say that I want more on those Coleman boys is an understatement.

This is one family that I would really like to be a part of... Six boys.. Okay, correction.. Six grown, hot, delicious, wrangler wearing, hot bodies, smooth sweet talking gentleman! They each have their own identity, their own history and their own heart of gold... and passion! Let's not forget that! Ms. Arend is crafting these stories in such a way that the whole family is included, which is nice. She is entwining them to where the family is in the background and not over shadowing the main storyline... but keeping you centered that this is all about family.

This story threw me for a curve because it has children in it... And this story really shook me up a bit because of Beth's past. That woman is a woman after my own heart... Beth is a mother of three adorable boys. They are so full of life and just want to be the "man" for their mom. It is so heartwarming to see these three included in the story and to see that Daniel's concern is for them. It is refreshing to see that children really matter. Anyway... Beth is a woman who's past haunts her every day... And she sees the reminder of her past in her boys glances, in their demeanor. She wanted a fresh start... A new beginning... For her and the boys.. She wanted control over her life and her future! That was until she met tall, dark and handsome Daniel Coleman. Would he be the one to change her world... In a forever kinda way??

Daniel is the middle son of the Six Pack Coleman boys (men). He is the sensible one, the one all look to for help with something. He never thought of himself as the settling down type... Especially after what his ex put him through, but we all have demons to fight. Daniel wins my admiration because he is not a victim of is circumstances. He perseveres through life, love and heartache. He has a kind and gentle soul, but oh damn does this man have one soul that burns with passion. He was not sure what the future held for him... But when he meets Beth... His whole world is thrown for a loop!

These two together melt my heart. Their coming together, in more than one way, is sooooo awe touching that it makes your heart sing. This is refreshing take on how families come together and become one. It was difficult to hear the past come out and see the tears and hurt. Watching Beth and Daniel expose themselves to each other was raw, but it made the story so much richer for it.

Then throw in the rest of the Coleman, and this story turned out to be on Hell'va Ride to Haven!
Ms. Arend, you did it yet again! The crew came together for each other when they needed a shoulder to lean on or a hand to hold. They welcome the new comers of the family with open arms. This is such a wonderful, delightful adventure with these Coleman's! I am definitely looking for more to come!

Ms. Vivian's normal website has been hacked into, so this is where you can find her at for now!

And remember... Always keep it Dirty, Smutty & Hussy! Photobucket


  1. Great review as always :=)
    And buuu for the hacking of her website

    1. Hey Blodeuedd!!! Thanks for peeking in honey!!!
      This really is a good series! Hugs to you!
      And yea, that sucks about her site!

  2. Loved,loved,loved :) this book.
    I can't wait for Matt's story next.

    1. Hey Elaine! Thanks for peeking in! Oh wow the font for your comment is smalll... Let's see if I can fix that! =)

  3. Good luck to Vivian with the book. Sorry to hear about her site!


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