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Rocky Mountain Haven (Six Pack Ranch #2)

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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

ebook, 200 pages
Published (first published March 2010)
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“Falling in love with you has changed my entire life. I don’t know what I would have done if you hadn’t come dancing into my world.”


Rocky Mountain Haven the second book in Vivian Arend’s Six Pack Ranch series and it is about one of the middle Coleman brothers, Daniel. This book packs an emotional punch as it is a poignant tale about the most serious and reserved Coleman brother and a widow who was abused by her husband.

“I love you, Daniel Coleman. Every bit of you, from that long hard body th

what a great story this was! Beth is trying to get her life back after an abusive marriage and a bad car accident that left her walking with a brace on her leg. Trying to feel like an attractive woman again and get her libido going she goes to a bar and is determined to find a man to pick up. Well she sees Daniel and decides to take a chance. What i loved about this little scene is Daniel could tell right from the start that this was not the real Beth and called her on it. So begins the romance
Story Rating 5 stars
Character Rating 5 stars
Romance Rating 4 stars
Heat Level 4.5 stars
Overall Rating 5 stars

Oh My! I was hoping this book was every bit as good as the first one. I have to say that it was not, it was even better, This story absolutely WOWED me.

This of course was book 2 in the series and it revolves around Daniel. I LOVED everything about Daniel and the way he treated the heroine Beth and her children.

This story had some real angst to it that just gripped me. Because of what Beth
3 1/2 stars (rounded down to 3 stars, because Daniel was a little too "tame" for my linking)
I liked Daniel and Beth's story so much more. Daniel was so sweat, and a perfect leading man for Beth's broken soul.

Again there was a side story with this book, but it didn't feel as out of place as the one in Rocky Mountain Heat. It might be because this is the second in the series and I'm more invested in the brother as a whole, and not just the main characters.

Beth and Daniel's chemistry was contestable, but not as kinky as I was expecting after (view spoiler)
This one just tips to the 4 star read for me. I loved it, don't get me wrong. It was hot, oh very hot and sweet. I always have such reservations with the love stories with the kids involved. It's me and not the book so I am giving it the rating it deserves. Off to book 3!!!
NOTE : Please read Vivian Arend announcement in the end of my review :)

First read : May 2010
Re-read : May 2011... Hooo, one years later to do re-read :P
Because I read this book first rather than the 1st book , Rocky Mountain Heat and I read it 3 days ago, so I do a re-read :)

First, enjoy this pic first, one of Six Pack cowboys of Six Pack Ranch

Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy ;)

Rocky Mountain Haven told the story of the middle son of Coleman's brother, Daniel Coleman. He met a woman, Beth, when h
Finished last night and omg, I don't know where to start... I loved this book so hard!

Beth is an abused widow and mom of 3 who's determined to take back control of her life and her sexuality. While out for a night-on-the-town with her sister, she meets one incredibly hot cowboy. They experience a connection but Beth leaves with the intention of never seeing him again.

She and her boys move to a new town for a fresh start, new job, and new adventures only to discover the new town is also the home
I adored this book so much. I don't even know where to begin. This author knows exactly how to blend romance and eroticism together perfectly. And then add to that a beautiful extended family of characters that you can't help but love as well, you have the ideal story.

Beth was a strong woman but written in such a way that she was allowed to show her strengths as well as her weaknesses and vulnerabilities. She didn't have to act like one of those horribly stubborn females that throw up road bloc
Eva (TXBookjunkie)
The first half of this book was hot. But then the last half sort of dragged for me - the pace of the story seemed slower as the hero and heroine settled into their relationship and became friends (as well as lovers).

I'm not sure if it was just the way the Kindle version was formatted, but the jumps in days/weeks was a little confusing since there was no distinguishing break between one paragraph and another that suddenly had you two weeks later in the story.

Daniel was so sweet. I'm glad things
Kimberly Lewis
Another great addition to “The Six Pack Ranch” novels! This book takes place during and carries on after the end of the first novel. In this story we are introduced to Beth, a widowed mother of three young boys who comes to live in the spare house on the Coleman Ranch. Beth comes from an abusive past and is trying to start a new life for her and her boys. One of the main things she wants to focus on is regaining her faith in men. She meets Daniel Coleman in a bar and the two of them pretty much ...more
Tina "coffee and books"
I loved this book! Rocky Mountain Haven is book #2 in the Six Pack Ranch series by Vivian Arend and boy was it a good one. Ms. Arend was not only able to write a great story around a very sensitive issue, but boy did she write some super hot sex scenes. Heck, I think the phone sex alone made me squirmy.

Beth Danube is battleing demons from her past big time. Her abusive husband was killed in a car accident that has left her with a bad leg and scars, both inside and out. To make a new start for h
When Beth’s abusive husband died, she decides to up sticks and move away for a fresh start. It was never going to be easy; with three small boys and a leg savaged by the car accident that left her a widow, she was never expecting this to be the least stressful experience but she wasn’t quite expecting the house she was supposed to be moving into to become suddenly unavailable. When a helpful member of the town allows her to temporarily move into one of the homes on their ranch, the last thing sh ...more
Katie aka Ms. Phoenix
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Julie C
Wow, I'm still amazed and drooling a little. Vivian Arend, you are awesome.

This is quickly becoming one of my favorite cowboy erotica series. Those Coleman boys have the best of both worlds. On one hand they have dirty dirty mouths and know how to use them but on the other hand they have this innate respect and adoration for women.

Totally loved Daniel and was sooo glad he was able to find love with Beth and her 3 boys.
becky (rtgirl)
I've really enjoyed the first two books in this series. While there are a few words that squick me out in regards to sexual references, the rest is hot and sweet! If you're looking for a contemporary romance with a dash of cowboy and a whole lot of heat, this is a good read for you. Daniel (and his big brother Blake) will light your girly parts on fire and warm your heart at the same time.
Antoinette the Book Junkie
Emotional abuse is a heavy burden to carry no matter if its man/woman/child. Its physical abuse that burns into the nightmares of them all. Beth Danube’s husband is dead and buried, but he left behind emotional abuse that is not so easily erased.

Months later, in her bid to claim her femininity back she meets Daniel Coleman and the fires ignite but blaze is all she allows. All until she meets said Coleman brother again and sparks begin to fly again.

Heed the warning. . .Warning: One woman determin
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Read as a palate-cleanser between PNRs. I've found that I don't mind contemporary romance if the setting is sufficiently far enough from my own life experience. While I've ridden a horse a time or two, I highly doubt I will become a rancher at this point in my life, and have no plans to move to western Canada. So, for me, this is enough of a fantasy that I'm able to sink into the story and enjoy. I liked Daniel as a hero better than Blake, but I also thought Beth was a much better match for Dani ...more
This was a really sweet story. Beth was married to a man who not only was emotionally abusive, but physically abusive as well. Following a car accident that left her injured and her husband dead, Beth is ready to move on and start a new happier life for herself and her three amazing sons.

Beth first meets Daniel at a bar while enjoying a night out with her younger sister. The instant chemistry between Daniel and Beth is intense, but she's scared. So at the end of the night when he asks for her ph
Holy shit, this was a hot story. Daniel meets Beth in a bar and he is immediately attracted to her. He senses that she's not ready for something serious, so he lets her take the lead. He gets her number and then she goes missing. He never thought she'd show up in the same town he lives in and living in the house he was living in.

Beth is finally free of her abusive dickhead of a husband. She's happier then before, she's got her three boys and a job in a new town. Its a new start to a new life. Me
Erin Burns
3.5 stars

Beth Danube is a recent widow with two boys. Her husband was emotionally abusive so she has some hang ups about herself and sexuality. Daniel Coleman has recently had some very hard knocks in life but he’s doing his best to take it in stride and to build a new future.

When they meet Beth is looking for no strings and Daniel has happily ever after written all over him, so it is a nice reverse. It was really very enjoyable to watch this couple’s relationship unfold and change. Additionally
Sue Parker
Beth is recovering from a bad car accident that hurt her knee and killed her husband. Although her husband as we find out was a real piece of work. She is trying for a fresh start and lands a teaching job in Rocky Mountain. But when she arrives in town she finds out that her apartment has been damages and she has no where to live. Enter the Coleman family. They have a house on their property that the older boys were living in, but they moved back into the main house so she and her three boys cou ...more
Christina Montminy
good story of a woman Beth who was seriously abused by her now dead husband trying to start a new life for herself & her 3 young sons. She meets Daniel in a bar on a night out on the town before she moves to Rocky Mountain House for a fresh start & she feels the sparks start between them. What she doesn't know is that Daniel lives in Rocky Mountain House & their paths are about to cross & her life is going to change. She starts out asking for just sex to try to get over the abysm ...more
Daniel is so sweet when I comes to Beth and the kids. Beth has a horrible pass with abuse and doesn't trust easily especially when Daniel starts to get interested in Beth and wanting to date. Great story and HEA. Loved the kids.
I really liked this story and loved Daniel. There are several editing mistakes I wish had been caught because they kinda threw me out of the story. Other than that, the story was great.
I don't know what it was about Daniel & Beth, but I loved their story. I guess it seemed so realistic, so true. I dunno. Read it, it's worth it.
Robin *loves sexy books*
loved this. book 1 of this series was pretty good, but i loved daniel and beth. these books with kids get me every time!!
This was one of the most believable romance stories I've read in a long time. Simply because their romance was not rushed.
Book 2 in this series. Daniel meets Beth one night at a bar, she gives him a number that she is going to have disconnected because she's not ready for a relationship. She was in an abusive marriage where she was left widowed and injured, both physically and emotionally. Daniel knows he wants a change in his. Beth happens to move to the town Daniel lives in. Together they move forward to being more then just friends.
my opinion: I didn't feel as emotionally involved with this story as I did in the
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