Rocky Mountain Home (Six Pack Ranch #11; Rocky Mountain House #16)
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…

Rocky Mountain Home (Six Pack Ranch #11; Rocky Mountain House #16) Details

TitleRocky Mountain Home (Six Pack Ranch #11; Rocky Mountain House #16)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJul 18th, 2017
PublisherCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN-139781544130040
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance

Rocky Mountain Home (Six Pack Ranch #11; Rocky Mountain House #16) Review

  • Marta Cox
    January 1, 1970
    So the last of the Coleman boys finally meets his match and can I say what a wonderful ending to the series this is. It was obvious that cocky Jessie would need not just an average female but one who would challenge him and certainly Dare is up for the job. They may have just one night of no holds barred passion but four months later and still Jessie can't forget the red head who stole his breath. For Dare it's not that easy as she's tried to find her sexy cowboy but her reason ? Well that's abo So the last of the Coleman boys finally meets his match and can I say what a wonderful ending to the series this is. It was obvious that cocky Jessie would need not just an average female but one who would challenge him and certainly Dare is up for the job. They may have just one night of no holds barred passion but four months later and still Jessie can't forget the red head who stole his breath. For Dare it's not that easy as she's tried to find her sexy cowboy but her reason ? Well that's about to come out whooping and hollering in about five months! Yes Dare is pregnant but she doesn't expect anything permanent just a little financial help now and then would be fine so when Jessie walks back into her life the last thing she expects is a proposal! Whoa there cowboy let's just be friends and see where that takes us is Dare's attitude but a hot determined Coleman is very hard to resist!I don't know how the author did it but this book was fabulous. Funny, emotional, sexy, poignant and at times very steamy. It encompasses so many of the Colemans we have come to know and love and simply ups the ante with the beautiful children they have. Yes expect numerous babies to melt your heart. Plus I admit I shed a tear as it's simply beautiful when Jessie finally realises what he's always wanted ( even if he didn't know it) is right there for the taking. Warm and satisfying and I heartily recommend this series to romance readers who like cowboys, saucy times and meddling but loving families.This voluntary take is of an advance copy and my thoughts and opinions are honest and I believe fair
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  • Kahea
    January 1, 1970
    ***4.5 ‘Sometimes It Takes A Woman…’ Stars*** As happy as I am to FINALLY have Jesse’s story, it is a bit bittersweet since this is the final novel in the Six Pack Ranch novel, but for the last hurrah Ms. Arend did a wonderful not only with Jesse’s story, but with coming full circle with the series and ALL of characters we’ve come to love. It was a fun, smexy read that brought out all the feels and despite knowing this is the final one, had me wanting to spend more time with the Coleman clan.Je ***4.5 ‘Sometimes It Takes A Woman…’ Stars*** As happy as I am to FINALLY have Jesse’s story, it is a bit bittersweet since this is the final novel in the Six Pack Ranch novel, but for the last hurrah Ms. Arend did a wonderful not only with Jesse’s story, but with coming full circle with the series and ALL of characters we’ve come to love. It was a fun, smexy read that brought out all the feels and despite knowing this is the final one, had me wanting to spend more time with the Coleman clan.Jesse, Jesse, Jesse. I spent the mass majority of the time while reading Rocky Mountain Rebel and from there forward wanting to smack the man-boy upside the head. And after finding out what all really went on, the urge grew stronger. But so did the need to see him get his head out of his ass, man up and heal the rifts he caused. And boy does he grow up here. True, he had a surprise kick in ass with finding out fatherhood was coming up sooner than he’d expected, but this Jesse is caring, compassionate, protective and charming ~ I know that escaped him for a while, but it’s back. Jesse the man/soon to be daddy is an amazing person and I loved seeing that side come out and finally put the boy to rest.Dare. I ADORED Dare. The only way I can truly describe her without babbling all over the place is to say that if you were to look under the definition of Moxie in the dictionary her picture would be there as an example. She’s someone I’d love to be friends with in real life. She’s hasn’t led a picture perfect life, and she’s struggled, but she appreciates all that she has and has a pretty pragmatic outlook on life and what she wants for herself and those she loves.From start to finish I thoroughly enjoyed Dare and Jesse’s journey. I loved their flirting and bantering and how they dealt with the surprise pregnancy and through it got to know each other inside and out. But what I loved seeing was how Dare helped Jesse to own up to what caused the rift and then let it go. She gave him exactly what he needed to move on, while he also help to fill the holes in her heart and It’s a little bittersweet to know that this is the last book in the Six Pack Ranch series, but at least we aren’t leaving that world totally behind and who knows there may be another spin off considering how fertile the Coleman clan is. As for the Stone family, it’s a toss up between Caleb and Luke right now as to who is my fav, but I cannot wait to get to know them all along with everyone else at the Silver Stone ranch!~ Copy provided by the author & voluntarily reviewed ~
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  • Kelly
    January 1, 1970
    AND BABIES. That warning in the blurb doesn't lie. The Colemans are a prolific bunch and they're not afraid to get physical with their special someone. So there are babies. SO MANY BABIES. (It's GLORIOUS!)But this book isn't entirely about babies (although they do play a starring role). This book is about Jesse and Dare and family and finding forgiveness. Jesse was a wreck when we last saw him. He was beating himself up and making everyone's life tough because of it. From his perspective, runnin AND BABIES. That warning in the blurb doesn't lie. The Colemans are a prolific bunch and they're not afraid to get physical with their special someone. So there are babies. SO MANY BABIES. (It's GLORIOUS!)But this book isn't entirely about babies (although they do play a starring role). This book is about Jesse and Dare and family and finding forgiveness. Jesse was a wreck when we last saw him. He was beating himself up and making everyone's life tough because of it. From his perspective, running was the only way he could free himself from the pickle he found himself in.Except, as he finds out when he FINALLY returns home, there are other ways to deal with problems besides running. It takes him a while, but that lesson eventually sticks. But then, Jesse had some growing up to do and Dare and her little surprise gave him the push he needed to do exactly that.I LOVED seeing so many familiar faces. Those Colemans live hard and love harder and it was SO FUN to watch their big, sprawling family welcome Dare into the fold. And all those babies. They were welcomed, too.I'm sad to say goodbye to this clan, but I'm excited for the spin-off series to come. You can't keep a good rancher down, amirite?!?!-Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal
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  • Sandy S
    January 1, 1970
    4 stars-ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date July 18, 2017There’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 int 4 stars-ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date July 18, 2017There’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…••••••••••••••REVIEW: ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOME is the eleventh and final installment in Vivian Arend’s contemporary, adult SIX PACK RANCH erotic, romance cowboy series focusing on the large extended family of the Coleman clan. This is prodigal son and Joel’s twin Jesse Coleman, and blogger Darilyn ‘Dare’ Hayes’ story line. ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOME can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story line is revealed where necessary.Told from dual third person perspectives (Jesse and Dare) ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOME focuses on a drunken one-night stand, four months earlier, that results in a pregnancy for Jesse Coleman and Darilyn Hayes. Never catching one another’s last names, Dare Hayes takes to the internet, posting a picture of Jesse on her blog, in the hopes of locating her sexy one-night stand. Knowing his family would never accept anything less than a relationship with the mother of his child, Jesse proposes in the hopes of getting to know the woman with whom he will fall in love. What ensues is the building relationship between Jesse and Dare, and Dare’s overwhelming welcome into the Coleman clan.ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOME is a story of family and forgiveness as Jesse reluctantly returns to the family fold hoping to mend the bridges he burned several months before when guilt and betrayal forced Jesse away from the people he loved. Months have passed since Jesse’s disappearance but with his return comes love and acceptance that never waivered in light of his need to run.There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including most if not all of the previous story line couples, several Coleman/Thompson cousins, as well as the introduction of Dare’s extended family –the Stone family of Heart Falls- and the lead in to another spin off / cross-over series focusing on the Heart Falls cowboys with Tamara Coleman and Caleb Stone.ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOME brings together the growing Coleman clan; the loving family dynamics; and Jesse’s need to for forgiveness to move forward with his life. There are moments of humor and fun; heartbreak and guilt; falling in love and letting go of the past. The premise is energetic and inspiring; the characters are colorful, passionate and spirited; the romance is captivating and intense. ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOME and the SIX PACK RANCH series is perfect for lovers of cowboys, romance and happily ever afters.Copy supplied for review www.thereadingcafe.com
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  • Bea Charmed
    January 1, 1970
    Oh Jesse; stubborn, stubborn, stubborn. Unable to admit to his family, with one exception, what he did and unable to forgive himself, he decides to 'solve' his problem by running away. And runs right into Dare, also stubborn, but also sexy and smart and mischievous. They have a great time then go their separate ways, but are brought back together thanks to the internet. Jesse grew a lot in this book, and learned about forgiving one's self, knowing when to confess and when to stay silent, and abo Oh Jesse; stubborn, stubborn, stubborn. Unable to admit to his family, with one exception, what he did and unable to forgive himself, he decides to 'solve' his problem by running away. And runs right into Dare, also stubborn, but also sexy and smart and mischievous. They have a great time then go their separate ways, but are brought back together thanks to the internet. Jesse grew a lot in this book, and learned about forgiving one's self, knowing when to confess and when to stay silent, and about manning up and doing the right thing. But it's all not serious lessons. He and Dare have a rocking good time; they can barely keep their hands of each other but also have other kinds of, ahem, more wholesome fun. They were so right for each other; they helped each other, kicked each other's butts when needed, and saw the best in each other.Arend worked in just about every Coleman there ever was and a whole herd of new ones. It seemed like every time I swiped a page, another baby was being born, lol. But it was nice to catch up with everyone, and to see their happy endings. "Rocky Mountain Home" was a romance and a family epic with a lots of warm fuzzies and steamy interludes. And, if you're not quite done with Rocky Mountain ranchers, the next romance for the new spin-off series was set up in this story.
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  • Dar
    January 1, 1970
    And then there was Jesse, confused, self-absorbed, cocky, and stubborn. We knew it wouldn't be an easy fall, a quick fall, or a simple fall when he found his woman. It would be hot, sweaty, fun, and crazy, but she'd have to be a good match for all of Jesse's pros and cons. Luckily, Dare meets him on every level, and exceeds him, because she sees his heart and his emotions. She sees not just what he shows to the world, or what he thinks, but his feelings driving his actions and reactions. Others And then there was Jesse, confused, self-absorbed, cocky, and stubborn. We knew it wouldn't be an easy fall, a quick fall, or a simple fall when he found his woman. It would be hot, sweaty, fun, and crazy, but she'd have to be a good match for all of Jesse's pros and cons. Luckily, Dare meets him on every level, and exceeds him, because she sees his heart and his emotions. She sees not just what he shows to the world, or what he thinks, but his feelings driving his actions and reactions. Others have tried, but she gets Jesse on a level that is all JesseThis book wraps up the series, and I admit I was deeply teary-eyed on many occasions. Whether a look at the previous couples, or the journey for Jesse and Dare, this book struck so many chords with me. The authour has created a world so vibrant and real, it was saying goodbye, and that left me full of emotions. That Jesse's story is the last one, that he and Joel are the final ones to get married, and that we end on the Six-Pack, with those boys, is only appropriate. We started this world with Blake out with Jesse and Joel, and ended with Blake, at home with Jesse and JoelThere were a whole lotta babies in this book, and that is appropriate as well. This family is all about family, and the things that happen to make all those babies, well, that is something they strive really well at as well!!
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  • MountainKat
    January 1, 1970
    Good conclusion to the series. Nice to see Jesse work his way back to the family. Dare was a wonderful partner for him. They were both a little slow with their feelings, but I guess it was understandable given their pasts and how they got together in the first place. Lots of wrap up with the whole fam-damily too.I listened to the audio and it was ok. The narrator isn't a favorite, but works when audio is the better option for me.
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  • Kim
    January 1, 1970
    My favorite fictional familyI'm going to miss these people and their stories. I know that sounds silly, but Miss Vivian has created such a wonderful world, with the series ending, it feels a bit like moving away from home. So much so, that I'm hoping (HINT) that occasionally we'll get a little update here and there. And well, truthfully, I think there's a story or two to tell about the original Sick Pack beginning with Mike and Marion.... and now we're headed to Heart Falls... you did mention Co My favorite fictional familyI'm going to miss these people and their stories. I know that sounds silly, but Miss Vivian has created such a wonderful world, with the series ending, it feels a bit like moving away from home. So much so, that I'm hoping (HINT) that occasionally we'll get a little update here and there. And well, truthfully, I think there's a story or two to tell about the original Sick Pack beginning with Mike and Marion.... and now we're headed to Heart Falls... you did mention Cowboys, right?
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  • Miranda Owen
    January 1, 1970
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  • Cheryl Whitty
    January 1, 1970
    It was with grateful thanks tinged with sadness that I started this book. I have followed this series from the beginning when Jaxi was determined to get Blake to see her as a women. So I feel like I know Jessie quite well, so it was a treat to follow his journey with Dare and their hea.When Dare met Jessie for the first time it was an emotionally bad time for both of them. So a night of drunken hot sex was remembered by both parties for different reasons. Jessie was trying to find Dare because h It was with grateful thanks tinged with sadness that I started this book. I have followed this series from the beginning when Jaxi was determined to get Blake to see her as a women. So I feel like I know Jessie quite well, so it was a treat to follow his journey with Dare and their hea.When Dare met Jessie for the first time it was an emotionally bad time for both of them. So a night of drunken hot sex was remembered by both parties for different reasons. Jessie was trying to find Dare because he kept thinking about her, and Dare was looking for Jessie for another reason. The first part of the book follows Jessie and Dares Journey towards each other. Then we end up back in Rocky Mountain for the rest and it’s a family reunion for all parties including myself who had followed all the couples’ stories through the whole series.If you have followed the series this is a treat to catch up with everyone, and to watch Jessie taking the final step to becoming a good man. If you haven’t followed the series why not? You need to start at book one Rocky Mountain Heat. This is a five star treat for anyone.I received an Arc of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • The_Book_Queen
    January 1, 1970
    So enjoyed Jesse and Dare's story. Fun moments, swoony-sweet moments, and of course, sexy ones, too. :) I'm behind on this series (...um, the last book I read was 3 -- Mt TBR problems!) and reading RMH reminded me that I love Arend's writing and this big ol' family especially. I need to hurry and catch up on 4-10. And I cannot wait to see Caleb meet his match in the new spin-off series! If you wish to look at some quotes/thoughts I highlighted, please check out my Twitter feed
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  • Kaetrin
    January 1, 1970
    Review copy via author. Reviewed at Dear Author.3.5 stars, rounded up.http://dearauthor.com/book-reviews/ov...
  • Linda Ketter
    January 1, 1970
    Will the bad boy ever grow up? That has been the question throughout the entire series. Jesse is the quintessential bad boy. He does whatever he wants, whenever he wants, with whoever he wants and damn the consequences. Until one hot night of passion with a stranger. Little did they know, but Jesse has super-sperm and Dare would end up pregnant from their one night of drinking and debauchery.Four months later they have their reunion thanks to a scantily clad picture taken that night and her blog Will the bad boy ever grow up? That has been the question throughout the entire series. Jesse is the quintessential bad boy. He does whatever he wants, whenever he wants, with whoever he wants and damn the consequences. Until one hot night of passion with a stranger. Little did they know, but Jesse has super-sperm and Dare would end up pregnant from their one night of drinking and debauchery.Four months later they have their reunion thanks to a scantily clad picture taken that night and her blog post (and why are ranch hands looking at a country living blog post?). Jesse drives to the ranch to persuade Dare for one more hot passionate night to find out he's going to be a father.After deciding they should get to know each other (and possibly date), Jesse takes Dare home to Rocky Mountain to meet the family. Poor Dare ... Little does she know what she's getting in to. When Dare ends up in the hospital, it gives her a chance to see what having a family could be like and what it could be like for buckaroo to grow up with them. It gives her and Jesse time to talk about themselves and get to know each other. It also forces Jesse to tell her some of things going on in his head. He finally opens up to her about what caused him to leave his family and how he still feels about them and about what happened. Dare listens and provides feedback and I love that she tells him it's his problem and no one else's.Jesse had several eye-opening moments in this story. One of them is the joint baby shower. His dad is giving a speech about what it takes to be a father and what it takes to be a daddy. Jesse finally realizes everything he's done is for the wrong reasons and he escapes the party. Unfortunately, he strands Dare. His dad finds him chopping wood and they finally have a much needed talk. They talk about how everyone calls him "Asshole" and he finally realizes that's exactly what he is.Another moment is when Joel and he go riding to Sunset Ridge. Jesse really doesn't want to go but he does for Joel. He is floored when he realizes that the family is building him a house right next to Joel and Vickie. This is where the twins always wanted to build their homes and the family did was helping Joel build his so they started building Jesse's even though he had left without a word. That's when Jesse realized what family was all about ... and when he realized he is in love.How can you top that? Oh, yeah, have a baby. And a double wedding. This book was full of soul searching, self reflection, happiness, family, stress, sex (let's not forget the sex) and love. It was a great finale to this series. I am sad to see the end. But I am looking forward to this spinoff series. I have great hope for what is to come. And I know the Coleman's will play a role since they are tied together (Dare/Jesse and now Caleb/Tamara).
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  • Trader (RedHotBlueReads)
    January 1, 1970
    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 afterwa 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.
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  • Darcy
    January 1, 1970
    I was a bit leery to read this one for a couple of reasons. The first is that is the last in the series and I really like this one, the second was Jesse. I've never been a big fan of Jesse, found him to be a childish, selfish jerk, so wasn't sure that I could root for him to find his HEA. I'm happy to say that I didn't need to be leery at all, I even found myself liking and even feeling a bit sorry for Jesse.As this one opened we were shown the old Jesse, one who didn't really think with his big I was a bit leery to read this one for a couple of reasons. The first is that is the last in the series and I really like this one, the second was Jesse. I've never been a big fan of Jesse, found him to be a childish, selfish jerk, so wasn't sure that I could root for him to find his HEA. I'm happy to say that I didn't need to be leery at all, I even found myself liking and even feeling a bit sorry for Jesse.As this one opened we were shown the old Jesse, one who didn't really think with his big head. With Dare though, Jesse seemed to meet his match, she kept him on his toes right from the start. So of course Dare ends up pregnant from their one night, a trope I'm not real fond of, but it worked out really great within this story, in fact I think it needed to happen for both of these two. The baby was sure a surprise for both Dare and Jesse. While Dare had time to come to terms, Jesse not so much. His reaction was about the most perfect response Dare could have heard. I kept expecting Jesse to freak out when he was by himself, but that didn't happen. I think he knew despite how they met there was a shot at real for them both.Dare's family's reaction had me laughing, it was nice that Jesse pretty much expected it. Much as the Coleman reaction to Dare was. It was as Dare and Jesse were back at Rocky Mountain that things started to get interesting. Jesse was facing his past, the same past that sent him running. I really thought he would tell Dare what happened, but the book was almost over before he did. That didn't stop Dare from just being there for Jesse and giving him some great advice for handling things. As much as Dare was there for Jesse, he was there for her. Jesse wasn't really aware how scared Dare was of the Coleman clan, not because of them, but due to loosing her own family and not wanting to loose her heart to a new family. It was great to see Jesse calm Dare down. I think what made their support of each other great was that at this point neither of them realized they loved each other, they were just making the best of ending up pregnant after a one night stand. I felt like it was the perfect storm for both of them, each wanted to love, each wanted the feel of family again and they magically found each other.Watching Dare become one of the Colemans was great. With each new family member met and each family gathering Dare found what she lost and was surrounded with people that could help her, didn't matter if it was a small matter or a big one.I loved how this one ended, loved that the boys found their bond and were able to grow their family the way they have done everything else, together.
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  • Christina Montminy
    January 1, 1970
    I’m sad that this is the last book in this series. I’ve enjoyed this series a lot & loved watching the family grow. I love how author Vivian Arend has used this last book to begin a new series as well by introducing us to the family of Silver Stone Ranch. Jesse, the last of the brothers & mired in his anger & embarrassment meets Dare, a sexy no holds bar, strong woman. They meet on a low day for each other, Dare is remembering the decade anniversary of the loss of her family & he I’m sad that this is the last book in this series. I’ve enjoyed this series a lot & loved watching the family grow. I love how author Vivian Arend has used this last book to begin a new series as well by introducing us to the family of Silver Stone Ranch. Jesse, the last of the brothers & mired in his anger & embarrassment meets Dare, a sexy no holds bar, strong woman. They meet on a low day for each other, Dare is remembering the decade anniversary of the loss of her family & her bff’s parents in a car accident the only way that she can obliterate the loss, in an out of the way bar. Jesse is running from a stupid move he made to prove a point to his twin & lands in an out of the way bar in a snowstorm. After wondering about Dare for 4 months Jesse sees a blog with his almost naked butt that points him to her not knowing she’s been searching for him as well. When he finally finds her he’s in for a surprise that will change his life. Surprised but rolling with the punches, Jesse decides to do right by Dare & support her. Dare also becomes a strong influence on Jesse in her push to get Jesse to return home & reunite with his family, especially his twin brother. I enjoyed the slow but very sexy emotional growth between Jesse & Dare’s return to his home & announcing the new family member on the way. I also loved seeing all the other family members & how their lives & families have grown. This book has my favourite scene of the series in it, where Jesse & Joel are tasked with changing their new nephews diaper only to find it a disgusting one & then get peed on before getting the new diaper on. Sad to see this end but it was great. Definitely recommend.
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  • Rebecca
    January 1, 1970
    My Thoughts:The Cover: Could you find two sexier models?? The Plot: While I found that Dare and Jesse's story was a little drawn out, it was still a very good story. I think I have just been reading a little too many werewolf and vampire books! Rocky Mountain Home is a wonderful read set in a beautiful picturesque landscape. Having spent 3 years in a little town in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, I could almost see the pastures and fields that Vivian describes. But the story, Dare and Jess My Thoughts:The Cover: Could you find two sexier models?? The Plot: While I found that Dare and Jesse's story was a little drawn out, it was still a very good story. I think I have just been reading a little too many werewolf and vampire books! Rocky Mountain Home is a wonderful read set in a beautiful picturesque landscape. Having spent 3 years in a little town in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, I could almost see the pastures and fields that Vivian describes. But the story, Dare and Jesse's story is beautiful, well-written and definitely steamy at points. For a love story that has a rocky start, it has enough ups and downs to be believable, a reminder that not everything is as it seems and not every love runs perfectly; sometimes they are like a garden that needs to be tended and cared for, but in time will be beautiful and something to treasure.The Characters: All of our characters were very well written and some like Mike and Marion, you just want to beg to adopt you, they are so loving, accepting, and forgiving. Ginny was hands down my favorite character, with her wit and I think I am going to have to start on Vivian's next series as I want Ginny's story so badly! Tamara was an easy second so I am so glad her story comes next! She was so saucy.Was It Worth Reading: Absolutely! It was a fantastic change from some of my other books. It was an amazing finale to a great series, with a promise of something new to come. I highly recommend Rocky Mountain Home to readers of drama and romance and give it 4 out of 5 of Cupid's crossbows.
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  • Lisa
    January 1, 1970
    Jesse Coleman left town without saying goodbye to his family especially his beloved twin brother. Running away from his problems wasn't the smartest thing but it led him straight into his destiny. Darilyn Hayes is having her own get away party of one when Jesse walks in to the bar she is drowning old sad memories in. They hit it off right away and after a unforgettable night Jesse wakes up alone. Neither one forgets the other and when Dari realizes she's pregnant she needs to try and find Jesse. Jesse Coleman left town without saying goodbye to his family especially his beloved twin brother. Running away from his problems wasn't the smartest thing but it led him straight into his destiny. Darilyn Hayes is having her own get away party of one when Jesse walks in to the bar she is drowning old sad memories in. They hit it off right away and after a unforgettable night Jesse wakes up alone. Neither one forgets the other and when Dari realizes she's pregnant she needs to try and find Jesse. Thankfully he finds her when she posts about him on her blog and includes a sexy picture. I loved Jesse and Dari together. They clicked for me right from the beginning. Jesse struggles with the stuff he messed up before he left home and some of the other stuff he feels he did wrong over the years. Dari struggles with what she's going to do with a baby on the way and missing her parents. Changes all around for them both. Dari helps Jesse work through everything and Jesse is there for Dari while both learn about each other. I felt their love for each other right away but of course they didn't know it realize it themselves. It was fun watching them get to know either other and their respective families while finding their way to love. Hate to see this series come to a end but i know there is a spin off series coming up involving Dari's family. I don't think we've seen the last of the Coleman's just yet.
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  • LJT
    January 1, 1970
    Rocky Mountain Home by Vivian Arend is a fun and slightly emotional read. It is the love story between Darilyn Hayes, a blogger, and Jesse Coleman, a rancher trying to find himself. Dare and Jesse meet in a bar, get drunk, and subsequently spend one night experiencing the best sex of their lives. About a month later Dare realizes she is pregnant, and then tries many ways to notify her one-night-stand. Luckily a picture on her blog comes to the rescue.The rest of the story is about how Dare and J ​​​​​Rocky Mountain Home by Vivian Arend is a fun and slightly emotional read. It is the love story between Darilyn Hayes, a blogger, and Jesse Coleman, a rancher trying to find himself. Dare and Jesse meet in a bar, get drunk, and subsequently spend one night experiencing the best sex of their lives. About a month later Dare realizes she is pregnant, and then tries many ways to notify her one-night-stand. Luckily a picture on her blog comes to the rescue.The rest of the story is about how Dare and Jesse discover how each other ticks, both in and out of the bedroom. After Dare's parent's were killed in a tragic accident, she has always dreamed of being surrounded by a big family. The Colemans; a huge clan of brothers, cousins and in-laws, fulfill Dare's wishes threefold. Jesse is slowly welcomed back into his family, after leaving abruptly less than a year ago. Jesse needed some solitude and time to sort out his emotional demons. I enjoyed this book, however I found the pace to be a little slow for my tastes. Dare and Jesse are likeable characters that are both interesting, exciting and sexy. I especially liked Dare, because her plight was easy to empathize with. Rocky Mountain Home is the final book in the Six Pack Ranch series and it can be read as a standalone. This is a well-written series that should definitely be added to your TBR list.Complimentary copy provided by the author.
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  • L M
    January 1, 1970
    A very well written book by this author.Was not sure how Jesse was going to be redeemed after his atrociaous behaviour.Jesse took a long time to grow up in his own book and I was concerned it was not going to happen. We really coasted along with Jesse doing and saying the right things but not really believing it. It was a very slow progression from immaturity and selfishness to being a stand up Coleman man for him, but to give him his due he did get there but it felt as if his heart was not into A very well written book by this author.Was not sure how Jesse was going to be redeemed after his atrociaous behaviour.Jesse took a long time to grow up in his own book and I was concerned it was not going to happen. We really coasted along with Jesse doing and saying the right things but not really believing it. It was a very slow progression from immaturity and selfishness to being a stand up Coleman man for him, but to give him his due he did get there but it felt as if his heart was not into it until right towards the end. His dad Mike once again says the right thing to make one of his sons see the light.I felt he was coasting with Dare being pregnant and at one time thought he was going to bolt, ‘again’.Dare was one solid lady and the maturity that Jesse needed in his life. I really liked her. It was great to see her bond with the other ladies, especially Vicky.All those lovely babies coming along, wow, I lost count.Whilst sad to see the end if the Six Pack Ranch-Coleman Family series I am sure we will be visiting again and I am looking forward to Caleb and Tamara's story. Also cannot wait for Ginnys, she sounds like fun.This is my honest review of this book.
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  • Hsu Lee
    January 1, 1970
    ARC - I voluntarily offered to review this book with no obligations and my opinions are honest!Jesse was being stubborn.All he had to do was say that he was sorry.Instead, he decided to run away. Such a baby!On the road, he meet Darilyn. They hit it off.They had one night stand, and they thought it would be the end of it.1 night to blow off steam for both of them.How wrong were they?Soon enough, Darilyn found out that the one night stand had a side effect.When Jesse found out, he was not going t ARC - I voluntarily offered to review this book with no obligations and my opinions are honest!Jesse was being stubborn.All he had to do was say that he was sorry.Instead, he decided to run away. Such a baby!On the road, he meet Darilyn. They hit it off.They had one night stand, and they thought it would be the end of it.1 night to blow off steam for both of them.How wrong were they?Soon enough, Darilyn found out that the one night stand had a side effect.When Jesse found out, he was not going to just let it go.He would stand by Darilyn and do what needs to be done.He would never abandon his child,It was time for Jesse to grow up.This was such a sweet story.I think that even without the child, they would eventually end up together.The first time they meet, they already showed such a strong chemistry.It was all there.It was such a sweet ending and a fitting ending for this series.I hope that there are spin-offsIt would be such a shame if this was really the end of the Coleman's dynasty.
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  • Maksida
    January 1, 1970
    I was so torn reading this book. First of all I enjoyed it soo much but at the same time I was sad to say goodbye to one of my favourite families. I never thought that Jesse would be able to redeem himself because, as some of you might know, he was a real prick in previous books and I didn’t like him at all. Vivian has done a remarkable job in making Jesse realise all his faults and being honest about it. Jesse and Dare were great together; I just loved their journey throughout this amazing book I was so torn reading this book. First of all I enjoyed it soo much but at the same time I was sad to say goodbye to one of my favourite families. I never thought that Jesse would be able to redeem himself because, as some of you might know, he was a real prick in previous books and I didn’t like him at all. Vivian has done a remarkable job in making Jesse realise all his faults and being honest about it. Jesse and Dare were great together; I just loved their journey throughout this amazing book. When I say “amazing” I mean it because this was one of her best works so far. I loved how she didn’t rush anything and the story developed almost on its own. Jesse was so good to Dare and I loved her and how she was with him. I will miss my Coleman’s gang. Please read this book you won’t be disappointed, it has everything, good story, great characters, chemistry and love. I received an ARC for an honest review!
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  • Kerry Williams
    January 1, 1970
    What a way to end a spectacular series, and lead you into the next great cowboy series. Jesse grabbed my heart at the beginning of the series. He just has a way of reaching out and grabbing a hold of it and you don't want him to let go. Dare that name fits her perfectly. She has a way of reaching in and touching you heart and soul. As you read this last book of the series it captures you, and you can't put it down until the end. When you reach the end you want to cry. There are no words to put d What a way to end a spectacular series, and lead you into the next great cowboy series. Jesse grabbed my heart at the beginning of the series. He just has a way of reaching out and grabbing a hold of it and you don't want him to let go. Dare that name fits her perfectly. She has a way of reaching in and touching you heart and soul. As you read this last book of the series it captures you, and you can't put it down until the end. When you reach the end you want to cry. There are no words to put down that can describe how Jesse and Dare's story touches you. I cried, laughed, and fell more in love with the Coleman crew. If you have not read this series then you are missing out, and I would excitedly encourage you to pick it up because you will not be disappointed. You will definately add it to your fave list.
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  • Roslynn
    January 1, 1970
    This was officially the funniest book in the series. There were scenes where I was literally laughing out loud while reading as I pictured these character performances.What a beautiful ending to the series.Jesse was the "lost" son of the 6 pack family and even as a twin, you have to find your own piece of happiness in this world.This book brings the brothers (and their wives and kids) together...and has a way of looking from a parent's perspective at how you watch your kids grow up and allow the This was officially the funniest book in the series. There were scenes where I was literally laughing out loud while reading as I pictured these character performances.What a beautiful ending to the series.Jesse was the "lost" son of the 6 pack family and even as a twin, you have to find your own piece of happiness in this world.This book brings the brothers (and their wives and kids) together...and has a way of looking from a parent's perspective at how you watch your kids grow up and allow them to make their own mistakes. I especially enjoyed the additional scenes with Mike and Marion. I thought it brought authenticity to a story where the Mom and Dad still play a huge part in the lives of their kids and grandkids.
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  • K Cram
    January 1, 1970
    Family ForeverPerfect ending to the Rocky Mountain Series! If you love cowboys and large families, then you won't want pass this series up. Vivian Arend brings each story to life and you feel you are right there as part of the family. Rocky Mountain Home will pull at every emotion, from laughing out loud to tears. Jesse and Dare are the other half to each other. Little did they know that their agreed upon one night stand to forget their pain would lead to family forever!This is a great story and Family ForeverPerfect ending to the Rocky Mountain Series! If you love cowboys and large families, then you won't want pass this series up. Vivian Arend brings each story to life and you feel you are right there as part of the family. Rocky Mountain Home will pull at every emotion, from laughing out loud to tears. Jesse and Dare are the other half to each other. Little did they know that their agreed upon one night stand to forget their pain would lead to family forever!This is a great story and can be read as a stand alone, but I highly recommend you start with Blake and Jaxi's story, there is so much to know about the Coleman family before reading Jesse and Dare's story.
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  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    I had been in the Joel camp and other than excited to read another Rocky Mountain House, not as excited to read Jesse's story. Once again I was hooked from Page 1. This series has made me a true Vivian Arend fan, but this book put me back into Jesse's camp as well;) Dare turned out to be a most amazing woman, who if I met the real life version would be honored to call a friend. Buckaroo, how underlying adorable...totally and completely. Hot always...so very hot, sometimes I almost felt like a vo I had been in the Joel camp and other than excited to read another Rocky Mountain House, not as excited to read Jesse's story. Once again I was hooked from Page 1. This series has made me a true Vivian Arend fan, but this book put me back into Jesse's camp as well;) Dare turned out to be a most amazing woman, who if I met the real life version would be honored to call a friend. Buckaroo, how underlying adorable...totally and completely. Hot always...so very hot, sometimes I almost felt like a voyeur (in such a good way). What can I say :-) I would give this book (and series) 6****** out of 5 stars, and I can't wait till there is more!
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  • Jessica Lerch
    January 1, 1970
    4.5⭐ This book was just lovely! Few nice steamy scenes & the rest a beautiful story. Perfect ending to the Six Pack Ranch series & of course leaves us wanting more about Dare's family so I'll be waiting to read where that series goes next. I loved reading about Jesse finding his way home, the connection between Dare & Jessie was there right from the start even if they couldn't see it everyone else could. The book was a little predictable but with getting the HEA Vivian Arend writes I 4.5⭐️ This book was just lovely! Few nice steamy scenes & the rest a beautiful story. Perfect ending to the Six Pack Ranch series & of course leaves us wanting more about Dare's family so I'll be waiting to read where that series goes next. I loved reading about Jesse finding his way home, the connection between Dare & Jessie was there right from the start even if they couldn't see it everyone else could. The book was a little predictable but with getting the HEA Vivian Arend writes I kinda expected that going in, didn't phase me one bit still loved the book!
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  • Lisa Kolb
    January 1, 1970
    Epic Series EndingPerfect way to end our beloved Six Pack Ranch series!!!! Jessie's story was the one I waited for most and I wasn't disappointed!!!! A huge surprise is the result of one night of drunken fun and the story that follows is fantastic!!!! Dare sees Jessie for the strong, loving man he is!!! Can she make him realize he deserves happiness!!!! Fantastic ending to the Six Pack Ranch saga!!!! This series will forever be on the top of my re read list!!!! Vivian Arend is a phenomenal write Epic Series EndingPerfect way to end our beloved Six Pack Ranch series!!!! Jessie's story was the one I waited for most and I wasn't disappointed!!!! A huge surprise is the result of one night of drunken fun and the story that follows is fantastic!!!! Dare sees Jessie for the strong, loving man he is!!! Can she make him realize he deserves happiness!!!! Fantastic ending to the Six Pack Ranch saga!!!! This series will forever be on the top of my re read list!!!! Vivian Arend is a phenomenal writer and I can't wait for the next adventure from her!! 5++++ stars!!!!
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  • Laurie Gyd
    January 1, 1970
    Awesome loving family with Jesse and Darelyn's story Jesse and Dare's story is full of forgiveness, family, getting to know each other, creating new life, building a new and wonderful life of love! Excellent story, end of the Rocky Mountain House series, but the beginning of a tie-in series from Dare's family, her brother Caleb, and Jessie's cousin Tamara(releases this fall) Can't wait! Love everything this author writes-sexy, loving, family, with HEAs, all books can be read alone but the series Awesome loving family with Jesse and Darelyn's story Jesse and Dare's story is full of forgiveness, family, getting to know each other, creating new life, building a new and wonderful life of love! Excellent story, end of the Rocky Mountain House series, but the beginning of a tie-in series from Dare's family, her brother Caleb, and Jessie's cousin Tamara(releases this fall) Can't wait! Love everything this author writes-sexy, loving, family, with HEAs, all books can be read alone but the series rocks. Definitely 12 stars.
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  • Krysta Waterman-Steggell
    January 1, 1970
    This book was excellent! The new people introduced in this book was a much needed infusion. I am glad Vivian will be using this new family in a new series. Jesse and Dare's journey had a lot of twist and turns. The 6-pack Coleman Clan was great in allowing Jesse to come back into the family without of fanfare. All the daughter-in-laws if Marion's made Dare feel welcome and included into their HUGE family. Sad to see this series end, but look forward to the new series coming from it.
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