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The FINAL NOVEL in the bestselling SIX PACK RANCH series by New York Times Bestselling Author Vivian Arend.
There’s no distance you can run to escape the past.
Too stubborn to face his sins, Jesse Coleman bolted from the Six Pack Ranch, only to fall straight into the arms of a beautiful stranger. Twelve hours later, the seductive firebrand is nothing but a whiskey-laced memory—but one powerful enough to convince Jesse tracking down his elusive lover is worth the effort.
Darilyn Hayes figured it was her lucky night when the sexiest cowboy in Alberta interrupted her annual drink-until-I-fall-over wake. At least until four weeks later when she discovers she’s pregnant and her one-night-stand is nowhere to be found. Still, as she’s shared with her devoted blog readers, Dare has dealt with life’s not-so-gentle surprises before. She’ll make it on her own.
When an internet picture gone viral leads to their reunion, Jesse’s floored by Dare’s news. She’s very clear she’s not looking for a commitment, but screw that. He’s going to do the right thing by her and his unborn kid. The fact they lit the sheets on fire is a bonus, but with a baby on the way, both their lives are gonna change.
Jesse’s got a ton of family to reconnect with, including his estranged twin. Dare holds family loosely—even though she loves them—because she knows too well how fragile life can be. Between her and Jesse, they’ve got enough baggage to open a store.
But they still have a shot at forever—if they’re willing to fight for it.
This final novel in the series contains the following:
A sexy, dirty, cocky-as-hell prodigal son Coleman with massive bridges to rebuild. A woman able to see to the heart of the matter yet bold enough to speak the truth. A family of extraordinary resolve and endless love. A wedding or two. And babies—oh lordy, the babies…
Ok anyone who knows me knows I have LOVED the Six Pack Ranch Series by Vivian Arend. I didn’t want it to end but all good things must come to an end and this series ends on the story all of us have been waiting for…
JESSE JESSE JESSE JESSE JESSE
ok ok you get the point… but damn if I wasn’t waiting with baited breath as we watched the others finding their way while wondering what our favorite asshole was doing. I loved Jesse… love him even more now but even Vivian would have to admit he was a weeeeeeeee bit of an asshole. Yeah I got it … I honestly got why he reacted the way he did. I don’t forgive him for it but things aren’t always exactly as they seem so finding out what the final nail on the coffin was for his time in Coleman territory made his behavior so much more heartbreaking.
Jesse meets a woman at a bar who is obviously out for the same thing he is… a good time in the sack while forgetting things that noone else needs to understand. He’s a bit surprised when he wakes up in the morning and she’s gone but life moves on. The woman in question, Dare, really did enjoy her time with him but the surprise she’s left with means she’d like to have been able to find him. She’s strong and as we get to know her we learn why she was there while also seeing that her strength is also a bit of a downfall as it has left her a bit isolated. She deserves so much but fear holds her back and with her backstory it makes sense. She posted on her blog a picture of Jesse which leads to him finding her then finding out that their little roll in the hay has a little complication.
I loved seeing Dare not beat around the bush with Jesse but I especially liked that she didn’t immediately take him up on his offer to marry her. They both deserved better than that and I think that this gave them both the time to finally realize what is important. Jesse had a lot of growing up to do and while he did it there was some strain on what they were building together. Both of them were both shaped by actions in and out of their control so seeing how they supported one another by calling each other on misconceptions made me smile. Her reaction to meeting all the Colemans was also perfect as she got to see who shaped the man Jesse really is behind the asshole exterior. He’s got such a huge heart but he’s stubborn as a mule which makes them a perfect pair. I honestly adored watching them battle but never crossing the line in to bullying or hatred.
As the synopsis says… BABIES BABIES BABIES but we would expect no less from the Colemans. I look forward to the next series and know there will be a lot of fireworks with the first couple.
Oh… and Vivian… if you read this… we need dragons and bears and cowboys and more more more… hint hint… 😉