Book Review: Rocky Mountain Angel by Vivian Arend

Ebook received from the author.
Published November 20th 2012 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd 

Book Description (from Goodreads):

Sometimes even Angels must learn to fly…

Six Pack Ranch, Book 4

Allison Parker needs a convincing excuse to come home to Rocky Mountain House. A hopelessly romantic reason that won’t let her mother suspect the truth—that Allison has discovered Mom is keeping a terrible secret from the family.

Gabe Coleman is struggling with two of the roughest parts of ranching: dealing with his bull-headed mule of a father, and making enough to pay the bills. When his old friend Allison offers to help him develop his ideas for organic ranching—in trade for pretending to be her fiancé—it sounds like the perfect set-up.

Yet the deception leads them in an unexpected direction, where their shared daily hells are erased by nights of heavenly distraction. It’s not supposed to be real, but once the gates are opened, there’s no denying they’ve found in each other a little bit of Paradise.

To break free of the past and face the future, though, will take more than temporary pleasures. It’ll take putting their hearts on the line.

Product Warnings
Tortured hero with a guardian-angel complex, grief-stricken heroine willing to sacrifice everything for family. Break out the tissues, this trip to the ranch is a heartbreaker on the way to the HEA.

My Thoughts:

Rocky Mountain Angel is a story of life and repeated encounters of two souls who could have meant a lot to each other. But apparently they both needed to grow up to be able to love the other one more fully even if they were half in love with each other and just needed a little push. This push came in the form of death of one of the protagonist’s dear one.

The love story is a great one, the family ties are very important part of characters’ lives, providing the reader with a range of feelings from utmost respect to those of utmost abhorrence. Even though that is not something that should surprise the reader, it has still managed to leave an impact on me. It is just the most common fact that we read stories such as these in hope to find a solution to our own problems, and sometimes we can succeed in that. But it happens only if the author has managed to do a good job writing the book and presenting the story, which seems to be the case with most Vivian Arend’s books I have read, this one being no exception.

Even if you did not read the first three books of Six Pack Ranch series, I would strongly recommend this book if you are in a need to read a great love story, meet an exceptional male hero, laugh out loud to some of the most enchanting dialogues and just enjoy your  alone time with a book. This book is a great escape from real life and may even present you with solutions to some of the “real life problems”. This is a fun and quirky read that will catch your attention from the first pages of the book and not let go until the very last page. I can with an assurance predict you are going to enjoy reading this book.

Also there are some great moments that you will take you to places unknown and introduce you to characters you want to meet in person, or even be them. I love how the characters are easily related to real life people, hoping to see a few of them in their own happy ending. Arend presents the readers with characters that just grown on you, especially when they are fighting the bad holds life has on them, providing us with characters of exception courage and worth. Some of the things could have been shown more clearly in the book, but I guess that is a part of why I couldn’t put the book down showing an author that can take an already used theme and turn it into something special. 

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