Friday, March 12, 2021

Rocky Mountain Forever by Vivian Arend


Genre: Contemporary, Romance

Release Date:  February 16th 2021

Publisher: Arend Publishing Inc.

Format: E-book         

Series: Six Pack Ranch#12, Rocky Mountain House #17   

Source: Author in exchange for fair review

Goodreads Synopsis:

A return to the bestselling SIX PACK RANCH series by New York Times Bestselling Author Vivian Arend. While this book contains a stand-alone romance, it’s best read as a part of the series.


It’s never too late for love.

Years ago, Mark Coleman made the only possible choice and left Rocky Mountain House before he tore his family apart. When he hears the four clans—Six Pack, Whiskey Creek, Moonshine and Angel—are working together to create a memory book, Mark also discovers the one detail that finally triggers his return.

Because he’s not just coming back to the family. Now that Dana is free and ready to move on, Mark plans to give the only woman he’s ever loved all the devotion and happiness she deserves, no matter how much sweet-talking, or dirty talk, it takes.

Meanwhile, when a shocking truth is shared with the oldest of the Six Pack sons, Blake Coleman begins a journey of assessment. Can he really fill his father’s boots and be the leader his generation turns to for guidance?

With lots of visits with all your favourite Colemans, this is a celebration of love and the lessons learned along the way.

Warning: this book is full of happily-ever-afters. Lots of I love yous, lots of babies, lots of laughter and happy tears. Pretty much, readers familiar with the series have a ton of feel-good hours of reading ahead. If you want angst—this isn’t it.

My Thoughts:

The Cover:

What a delicious cover! The model for this book is gorgeous and I feel guilty for objectifying him (okay, slightly guilty, but it still counts!) The blue background with the mountains and clouds just sets the scene perfectly. 

The Story:

The way this book is written is different from any I have seen from Vivian. She may have used this style before, but I haven’t read all of her books. I have to say, I really liked it. I may not have recognized all of the characters, but the love the family shared is very obvious and very welcoming. This makes it a fun and easy read. My family is very small, but Vivian makes having a big family sound awesome. I have to admit, I am kinda jealous. The story is very entertaining, it flows wonderfully and gives me the warm fuzzies. 

The Characters:

As always, the characters are wonderfully written and makes the reader wish they were part of the family. Dana and Mark, my favorites this time around,  are sweet and wholesome, with Mark having those typical “man” characteristics- thinking he is going to ‘take care of Dana.’ There were quite a few characters in this book, but the small families were all sweet with their own things happening, combining to make a complete whole. It is a pretty dynamic whole that Vivian has created with the individual families coming together to make a complete ranch family. It is the better part of a huge project, after all the hard work of the planning and putting the puzzle pieces into play.

Was it Worth Reading?:

Rocky Mountain Forever is a sweet, light read with lots of feel good moments, lots of love, laughs, and lots of babies. I really enjoyed the book; it was a great distraction during quarantine and I highly recommend it to readers of contemporary romance. I give Rocky Mountain Forever 5 out of 5 crossbows.


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