15 Dec '13

Nix Review – Rocky Mountain Freedom by Vivian Arend (4.5 Stars)

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Three hurting hearts. Too many secrets. One chance to conquer their fears.

Six Pack Ranch, Book 6

Over the past year, Travis Coleman lost the two people he allowed closest to his heart. Both gave him ultimatums—then left. Hell if he needs that kind of pain again. Time to move forward without the friends he thought might save him from his dangerous cravings.

When Ashley Sims returns to Rocky Mountain House, her rambling lifestyle isn’t all she’s hoping to change. Travis snagged a piece of her, and while getting tangled in his issues again might be crazy, she hasn’t given up on him.

Nine months ago, Cassidy Jones walked away to stop his best friend from making a huge mistake. Temptation lingers, though, and when Travis shows up on his turf accompanied by a sensually uninhibited woman, the combination tosses fuel on the banked fire.

Passion flares among the three of them, as hot as the summer days. But are they willing to push the limits, and fight for love?

Warning: Dirty fighting, dirty talk, dirtier sex—secrets are coming out. Get ready for ménage a trois and cowboy-on-cowboy action, with ropes and crops and the kind of relentless love strong enough to set a man free.

FTC: I bought this book with my own money but I am a rabid fan of the series.

I love this author and this series in particular. The Coleman cowboys have made me laugh, cry and swoon and this book was possibly one of my favourite in the series. With a messed-up ménage taking front and centre, it was all centred on my favourite type of threesome: the one where everyone shares the love.

The heroine in this book made the story for me. Ashley is lovely, generous and completely OK with her sexual kinks. Both Travis and Cassidy have their concerns about having a relationship with another man but she becomes the bridge that allows them to explore the lust they feel for each other. Honestly, whereas both men had sides to them that pissed me off, she was a joy to read about.  She was more than willing to be the bridge and then walk away without even a backwards glance but then she realises what they have together is too rare to move past.

Both men annoyed me at points in the book. Cassidy I got. For the first half of the book he consistently blew hot and cold, struggling with his desires for his best friend.  I got why he was mad at Travis (pushy bastard that he was) but he behaved a little badly with Ashley too. I got it, I truly did, but I didn’t like it. Travis, well Travis was both fabulous and a complete PIA. He was selfish in the way he went after what he wanted but then generous when he got it. His pursuit of Cassidy was pretty merciless and I truly felt for the guy. He tormented and teased past Cassidy’s defences and comfort zones until he got him into bed. It was the only way to get what they all wanted, and I am in no way under the illusion that it wasn’t what they all wanted, but it still was a game with incredibly high stakes. It could have destroyed so much.

The sex scenes were ridiculously hot. There was MF, FMM, MFM and MM scenes throughout, some aspects of masochism and a hell of a lot of voyeurism…. yes, I fricking loved it. The poker game that leads to a particularly memorable sex scene was my favourite in the book and I think that these are the hottest scenes I’ve read by this author.

Overall, a fantastic end to a fantastic series. You could potentially read this as a standalone but I just love the whole lot.  If you love ménage and you love love stories, I truly recommend this one.

 

Nix

One Response to “Nix Review – Rocky Mountain Freedom by Vivian Arend (4.5 Stars)”

  1. Great review, Nix! I love this series but am a couple books behind. Might have to do a series re-read and catch up. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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