Rocky Mountain Forever (Six Pack Ranch Book 12) by Vivian Arend
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.
Publication date 16/2/2021
That was such a feel good book.
I loved the journal entries that Mike (the oldest brother and Blake’s father) made, all his hopes and fears were felt on those pages.
We catch up with everyone, in fact I did wonder if we would ever get to visit with Mark and Dana, and if they would ever find themselves alone to discuss the past!
Mark is a Coleman through and through, he loved his family fiercely, enjoyed working the land. So what could make him want to leave his family and his home? A love for a woman that he left too late to tell how he felt!! Could he watch her raise another man’s family? And as it was his brother’s new wife….. So Mark packed up his truck and emotions and left The Coleman Ranch…..
But now it’s time to come home and tell this woman how he feels! He knows it’s not going to be easy, the last time he came home it was horrible and things were said in anger, and Mark left again.
It wasn’t until he rescued a young woman and let her stay at his section of the ranch.
(See, this is why you need to read the other books in this series, there is a lot going on, too much to explain) and then one of his nephews began writing to him, and that’s how he knew Dana was single again……
Dana has loved and lost, she’s been a wife, a mother, and now she’s on her own!! It’s scary, but she has to move forward, but Dana has also had a lifetime of men telling her what to do, and now she’s making decisions for herself, will she accept what Mark is offering her?
And Blake, the oldest son of the oldest son, his father split the ranch up after his grandfather died, but now it needs to come together and become one ranch again, but is Blake able to rise to the occasion? And when family members start to come to him with problems, Blake gets a glimpse into how his father felt!
His wife Jaxi is an absolute favourite of mine. She runs interference, she bosses and she a general busybody. But it’s done in such a way that you know it’s done with love.
And we can’t forget the cast of thousands (I know it’s not that many, it just felt like it) 😉
If you’ve not read the previous books (and I’ve read them all) then most of the inside jokes will go over your head.
I see this one for fans of her previous books, it closes the chapter on the Coleman’s and the Ranch.
We see how struggles are solved between the families, we see hilarity and a few tender moments. We catch private moments and a few hot and heavy moments too.
It was great to see how most of the couples have grown, and there are PLENTY of babies to keep everyone busy, and whilst reading the book we have several women give birth!!
The Coleman women are making a memory book, but unlike a scrapbook, this one is being brought bang up to date, they’ve decided that this book will just be kept updated. They are a great bunch of women, and I’d love to sit there with a coffee just soaking up the atmosphere. And when a few pictures and an entry in a diary is found, it gets the younger generation wondering who it was and what’s with the secrecy?
The only thing I felt was the ending felt a little rushed! (Or maybe I just never wanted to leave Alberta and that ever growing ranch)
But it was a great book, I loved it, and now I’m going back to read the series again.