This series just keeps chugging along and the author is still keeping it fresh and me interested. I liked both characters and was invested in the choices they made and how they got them to where they are now. Rafe and Laurel are young and naïve (who wasn’t at their age?) but both have dealt with their fair share of pain and heartache. How one behaves after is what defines us.
Laurel is keeping a painful secret close and it has affected all aspects of her life, but especially her faith in God. Can’t argue with her reasoning. Rafe has dealt with his, in my opinion, clinically depressed father since he was a young boy. And the man just keeps getting more and more toxic to those around him. The author didn’t allude to professional help for Rafe’s father, but I can only assume he would have refused it regardless.
The story was engaging and previous characters interspersed throughout, satisfying my craving for details on past successful couples. There were some tear jerking moments as well as laugh-out-loud moments. A good read from a reliable author who just keeps writing the magic of the Coleman family.
New York Times Bestselling Author Vivian Arend? brings you the penultimate book in the SIX PACK RANCH series.
The sweetest part of temptation is giving in…
Raphael (Angel) Coleman and Laurel Sitko were thick as thieves throughout their school years. The unlikely friendship between the rancher’s son and the preacher’s daughter might have gone unnoticed by most, but their shared laughter and connection were the best parts of Rafe's life growing up. Now that she’s returned to Rocky, he’s eager to move from friend to something far more intimate.
After three years away, Laurel’s ready to start over with the gorgeous cowboy who’s always owned a piece of her heart. But when her college ex shows up in town, she’s got a lot more to deal with than expected, including one suddenly possessive cowboy determined to protect her even as he tutors her through every sexual lesson in the book.
Desire flares hotter and hotter through stolen moments and willing seduction. But when tragedy strikes, Rafe’s left on shaky ground, his biggest fear now a reality that could tear them apart and rip forever from their grasp.
Will the connection forged by time be strong enough to see them through to the other side?
Warning: Friends to lovers equals sweet kisses heating to earth-shaking passion, mixed with laughter and tears. Get ready for hellos, farewells and goodbyes…some forever. Because everyone knows the only real secrets in a small town are the ones you’re willing to take to the grave.