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Rocky Mountain Heat (Six Pack Ranch #1)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  10,128 Ratings  ·  673 Reviews
He’s the one who taught her to ride. Now all he wants is to ride her.

Six Pack Ranch, Book 1

Blake Coleman is old enough to know that acting on impulse causes nothing but a heap of trouble. But when trouble’s a western-hat-wearing blonde with slim legs that go on forever, what’s a man to do? Wanting the sweet girl next door is just wrong. The responsible thing to do is ke

ebook, 185 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Samhain Publishing (first published August 31st 2009)
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Jan 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


Blake Coleman:




And, the cowgirl, Jaxi:


Rocky Mountain Heat is my first Vivian Arend book. This author did not disappoint, Set in the Canadian Rockies, Ms. Arend delivers a book that sexy, tender, full of family and also full of surprises. I bought this book on a whim. Well, my purchase on a whim payed off this time. I loved this book!

Blake Coleman is the oldest of six boisterous brothers in the Coleman clan. He is patient, he works hard, he is often
Nov 21, 2012 rated it liked it
This is how it went in my head when I read this.

0% - Quick and sexy read, I can't wait!

10% - I love these two <3 I hope they get their HEA!

20% - I would pick Jesse and Joel - Blake you are to stubborn for your own good!

30% - You go girl!

40% - Wowza - did I just read that? And there is more? Sorry, I can't form a coherent thought *fans self*

50% - I will never look at a peach the same way again.

60% - Wooing sounds good to me xD

70% - Did it become a bit boring?

*Long pause with other books*


It would have been 4 stars, but I seriously can't stand and tolerate the main heroine!!! She basically ruined the whole book for me! Don't get me wrong, this book is hot hot!!!!

But.... I want to murder this chick! She can go on and on how Blake was her one and true love since they met, but she was basically brothers "groupie" that DID NOT PUT OUT!

Sorry, but dating the other brother because he looks like Blake and because she thought she has no chance with Blake is just wrong. An
Sep 19, 2011 rated it liked it
Not good...not bad...disliked the heroine...loved the was just...OK.

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Although I did love the author's voice, which was a bonus.
Mar 01, 2016 rated it did not like it

This was my face the entire book.

Look, I love romance, I also love to read erotica, I don't cringe or get faint about threesomes or same sex relationships or rough sex, etc. That said, this book was not great. There were paper thin and loathsome characters galore, poor pacing/ploting, and the writing/dialogue...yikes.

So let's take it from the top. This is the first in what I imagine is going to be a story following the Coleman brothers/friends who all live in the Canadian Rockies. Points to Ms
Mar 07, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: cowboys
 photo Hello_zps111a4429.gif Update to my review March 12, 2013. I received additional information from the author about my review. Apparently I read an old version of this book and not the updated version (updated in 2012). According to Vivian some of the things i had issues with were changed. So please keep that in mind when you are reading my review.

I could not really get into this book, even though i knew it would be a light steamy read it just fell flat. I couldn't get into the hero Blake, and I really couldn't get i
Dec 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Story Rating 5 stars
Character Rating 5 stars
Romance 5 stars
Heat Level 4 stars
Overall Rating 5 stars

I recommend this book to those of you who love Lorelei James.

I loved this short but very steamy read right from the beginning.

This series centers around 6 hunky brothers, hence the name of the series 6 pack Ranch.

This is the first book in the series that centers around the oldest brother Blake. Blake has had a thing for Jaxi for quite some time but he's kept away from her because he is 10 years o
Shari Kay
May 31, 2016 marked it as not-for-me  ·  review of another edition
sibling double dipping....more than one
It's not often that you get to read a sexy as all get out erotic cowboy romance AND get to enjoy a real story, told with feeling, emotion, tenderness, love and sweetness as well. This was really enjoyable and one of those rare times when I am tempted to read the rest of the series. They all seem to be stand alone and non-cliffy, so that is a real bonus. Vivian Arend has created a set of swoon worthy characters in the Coleman family, six brothers who are not your typical one dimensional cardboard ...more
3 stars.

Not amazing but not bad. The writing was at times a little corny and some events in the story oddly bordered on incestuous. The sexy times were totally freaking hot though... felt like I needed Karla's SM fan.

Not enough to keep me completely riveted, and that fact - plus Law Man's release - had me skimming towards the end.
Putting this one on hold. I'm just not into it:(
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
Kindle freebie 1/31/16
A high 3 star read. I enjoyed this story of a young girl who had set her sights on this older guy years ago and she was out to get him. Failed a bit because honestly it could have used a bit more examples of her chasing him and also because he didn't have much of a reason to stay away from her and deny her. The sex was well done and pretty hot. There weren't many ranching details which was fine because that way there was less opportunity for irksome mistakes.
May 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: steamy-books

Oh La La La!

She flashed him a gorgeous smile. "I told you I've loved you forever."

Jaxi was my favorite in this book. Sweet, sexy and a very determined heroine. She's been in love with Blake since she was a kid. She grew up on the neighborhood of Coleman and was close to age with the youngest twin Joel & Jesse. On her teenage years she dated Travis Coleman but it doesn't last long. She takes classes to be fit to become a rancher's wife. And after 2 years she's on another plan. A
May 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing




description - Blake

description and more Blake

description - Jaxi

description - Jaxi

This book was just perfect. One beautiful book with the most satisfying end. It warmed me from the inside and left me smiling. I couldn't actually fall asleep after I finished it,because I was thinking about the nice moments and how much I liked it.

We have Blake the sexy cowboy and Jaxi with her soft heart, and wonderful personalty. The hot scenes were hot. This was one of these books where everything happens the way you want it to without sounding too easy
3 1/2 stars (rounded down to 3 stars, because the second half of the story dragged a bit and lost focus, wandering through several secondary characters' shenanigans while Blake and Jaxi played the dating game)

Note: This book contains a ménage scene featuring Blake's brother Matt, his (Matt's) girlfriend Helen and their (Blake and Matt's) cousin Gabe. That had nothing to do with the story - in fact, neither Blake nor Jaxi even heard about it - so I'm still wondering what the point was. If it was
Wonder why the Coleman's ranch called "Six Pack Ranch"?

It because they have 6 six pack HAWT cowboys :))(the image show just 4 hotties, hmm, never mind *waves hand*)

The story is about Jaxi, she is the closest friend of Coleman boys (there are 6 of them, Blake, Matt, Daniel, Travis, and the twins, Jesse and Joel). Jaxi dating Travis when she was 18 , but deep in her heart, she always want Blake,the oldest son,from the beginning. The problem was, Blake 10 years older than her, and he always threat
This was one of those "meh" reads.

It was so ordinary that I can't think of anything to say, good or bad. So yay mediocrity!
Oct 21, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: cont-rom
2 stars

This is an honest review. You've been warned.

Original review.
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Sep 16, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Oct 11, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.25 Stars

Blake Coleman is fighting the same thing that he has been fighting for the past few years, his attraction to Jaxi. The girl who has literally grown up on his land and getting into the same scrapes as his all too ornery brothers. Something as changed now however – Jaxi is under his roof and she is playing a whole new ballgame and he is not sure he likes the rules, that is if he even knows what the rules are.

Jaxi the girl from the next ranch over to the Coleman's has always known what sh
Nov 03, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First off ~ Hello, beautiful drool-worthy cover. Where have you been all my life? **Fans self.** The down fall to owning a kindle and reading from it is that you miss all the fantasmic covers that are out there. And this is definitely one of them. **Wipes drool off chin.

Okay, now that I've somewhat contained my raging ovaries, I'll try to put on my big girl panties long enough to write a review.

I won Rocky Mountain Heat in a giveaway and I will be buying the rest of this series. Thank you to t
Jan 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-stars

Rocky Mountain Heat by Vivian Arend was such a treat! It was a hot, erotic novel with great characters and a captivating storyline. And to be honest, six sexy cowboys were a nice change of pace from vampires, werewolves, and all things paranormal.

While this novel showcased all of the Six Pack brothers, this story focused primarily on Jaxi and Blake’s relationship. Jaxi and Blake grew up next door to one another. They have loved one
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IF YOU'VE READ THIS BEFORE, THIS IS NOT THE ORIGINAL VERSION, this is an expanded version now published by Samhain, and it has even more of the sexy Coleman siblings in it. I read the first version a year ago and LOVED it, I LOVE this one even more.

I FELL in LOVE with the Six Pack Ranch series, August 17, 2010 (I looked the date up on my kindle). I saw there was a second novella, Rocky Mountain Haven and bought it right away. A couple of weeks later a friend told me she went to get the 1st book
Feb 15, 2016 rated it liked it
series bait, not like that is a bad thing

Yea, this one wasn't great, it wasn't bad, it might be passably good. It seems to me that Ms Arend excels at these quick steamy reads and this one was no different. It was a nice diversion and a bit of perversion. Some of the steam seemed like it was stuck in just for the he!! of it. I'd read the other books in the series if they were on serious sale or available at the library, but I wouldn't go out of my way to obtain them.

Enjoy. I think this one is st
3.5 Stars

I read the re-released version which from quickly scanning through some reviews looks to be better than the original version.

I did have a few niggles and the main one was how Jaxi finally convinced Blake to make his move! I think the flirting with his brothers to make Blake jealous went a bit too far especially when she allowed one of the brothers to put his hand up her dress!
Marialys Scarano Rodríguez
DNF at 23%

I'm sorry, WHAT?
Kiss all H brothers, and do more things with youngest brother.

Sorry not sorry at alla, you are not happening.
Laura Beth
Jun 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-read, braincandy
This book is a nice read but fails to reach beyond the 3 star rating for me. First it is short. Sometimes a shorter read is packed with everything that is needed to tell the story. In this book all the plot elements were included and the hero and heroine were moved to their HEA. What made this book too short was the fact that this book introduced a lot of characters and none of them including the main characters were developed to any depth. To prove that point I just had to look up Blake and Jax ...more
JoLee (Wickedly Delicious Book Blog)
I want to give a Big Thank you to Mariann at Belle's Book Bag for having this series on her blog. I enjoyed and loved reading Rocky Mountain Heat that I had to buy the second book ASAP. Vivian Arend knows how to write about love, friendship with a sexy alpha male cowboy.

Right away I adored Blake in the prologue. Jaxi is dating his younger brother Travis and he is a snot nose brat to her. While they are away at a rodeo she gets sick but Travis rather stay and party with his friends. Blake is swe
Sep 04, 2015 rated it did not like it
List of things I was promised AND FUCKING LIED TO:

#1. "Sexy cowboys seducing and being seduced" - If by seducing, you mean a bunch of dudes bumping into the female character like she's some fucking Tetris piece, or a Sims game glitch where Jaxi is the object and the boys are the Sims characters. She's standing in their way and they don't know what to fucking do with her so they just stand there and keep trying to walk deliberately into her.

That scene in the beginning where Blake is driving a fev
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