Series: Six Pack Ranch bk 6
Author: Vivian Arend
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic
Three hurting hearts. Too many secrets. One chance to conquer their fears.
Over the past year, Travis Coleman lost the two people he allowed closest to his heart. Both gave him ultimatums—then left. Hell if he needs that kind of pain again. Time to move forward without the friends he thought might save him from his dangerous cravings.
When Ashley Sims returns to Rocky Mountain House, her rambling lifestyle isn’t all she’s hoping to change. Travis snagged a piece of her, and while getting tangled in his issues again might be crazy, she hasn’t given up on him.
Nine months ago, Cassidy Jones walked away to stop his best friend from making a huge mistake. Temptation lingers, though, and when Travis shows up on his turf accompanied by a sensually uninhibited woman, the combination tosses fuel on the banked fire.
Passion flares among the three of them, as hot as the summer days. But are they willing to push the limits, and fight for love?
Warning: Dirty fighting, dirty talk, dirtier sex—secrets are coming out. Get ready for ménage a trois and cowboy-on-cowboy action, with ropes and crops and the kind of relentless love strong enough to set a man free.
Thoughts: When it comes to hot cowboys and fanning yourself scenes Vivian Arend is the master. This series has been one of my favorites ever since I read the first book Rocky Mountain Heat. While I’ve enjoyed every book in this series there has been one I’ve wanted more than the others…well two now.
Travis has intrigued me from the beginning of this series. There has just been something about him that screamed there is more to him than we knew. If you paid attention, and I did, the clues were there to a portion of what was going on with Travis.
Ashley was the perfect female for Travis in that she was fluid enough to give him what he needed, but also strong enough to demand what she needed from him. She’s also carrying her own baggage, and issues. But she knows what she wants and isn’t going to settle for less than everything.
Cassidy, his issues have issues. But when he’s faced with what he wants most he runs. Until Travis shows up at his new job and he’s put in a position where he has to make a choice to finally be happy and take what he wants of continue to let his past control his future.
When the truth comes out about Travis, both Cassidy AND Ashley have to work together to give him what he needs. The truth about him may shock some, but if you’ve been paying attention it won’t.
I loved every single page in this book. In fact unless Jesse’s book is out of this world this will be my favorite book in the series. When Travis, Ashley and Cassidy finally come together and decide what they have is worth fighting for the relationship takes a new dimension. What I really loved however was Travis’s family’s reaction to his relationships with Ashley and Cassidy.
What I love about Vivian’s books is she isn’t afraid to push the envelope, and to have character’s with issues that aren’t the norm, and yet for these characters they are.
If you’ve never read one of her books you should correct this immediately. Her characters are compelling with depths that will at times shock you and at other’s make you sigh.