This sweetly erotic romance is book 1 in the Six Pack Ranch series and it was a good set up for the series. We get a complete story for book 1 and unsolved problems for secondary characters that can be solved in subsequent books. In Rocky Mountain Heat we get the story for Blake and Jaxi. I love it when the lead male fights the inevitable. They never really stand a chance, but it's fun to watch them try to avoid what's definitely coming for them. In Blake's case it's sweet devoted Jaxi who has set her sights on him and will not stop until she's a rancher's wife with him as her husband.
There are no great mysteries, dangerous situations, or great hurdles to overcome for these two. There's just Blake's stubbornness and misplaced sense of what's right and wrong. The tension in this book comes from Travis and Matt, Blake's brothers who are both struggling with issues that they are keeping from the family. Travis is hiding a secret that the reader can guess pretty easily toward the end of the book and will probably make for a steamier read when it's his story's turn. Travis behaves like a jerk for most of the book, but when we get a glimpse of him in a somewhat unguarded moment his emotional pain as well as his potential peeks through. I am definitely looking forward to reading his story later. I'm just a sucker for a damaged hero. Then there's Matt who is a sweetheart, but he is in love with a woman who is probably not even worthy of his affections.
All in all this was an enjoyable quick read. It was a perfect break from some of the other things that I have been reading lately.
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 keep his hands off.
Jaxi has other plans for Blake’s hands, and his heart. She may have once considered him a big brother, but that was a long time ago. She’s all grown up now and ready to convince him that she’s perfect for him. Except he can’t seem to see past the big “don’t touch” sign that’s apparently still hanging around her neck.
When Jaxi ends up living right under Blake's nose, the undeniable heat between them slides off simmer and leaps up to barn-burning levels. However, a few of the younger six-pack Colemans have decided Jaxi’s brand of trouble is worth risking a few busted bones.
That is, if Blake’s finally ready to let go the reins and fight for what he wants…
Warning: Sexy cowboys seducing and being seduced in trucks, pool halls and barns. Droolworthy country charm, a little double-teaming, a few secrets and a whole lot of brothers to look forward to. Anyone wanna go for a ride?
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