All the pieces finally fit together and the cover can be closed on this phenomenal series. I've thoroughly enjoyed this long running series that truly entertains with the inherent drama of a large and close knit family. In this final book we get much appreciated peeks at past couples and how their lives have progressed in the past several years along with the chasm between Jesse and Joel finally being addressed. And that chasm is pretty big.
I can't imagine the pain of being estranged from your twin, and especially if you are the one that caused the estrangement to begin with. Jesse wasn't painted in an overly favorable light in previous books and we finally get to see him grow up, mature and actually become a man. His mistakes through life have been plenty but apparently his upbringing did stick, so when he finds himself facing fatherhood he jumps right in. The shocker is that while he's faking it in the start, it quickly becomes real.
Dare is a walking example of time heals a lot of wounds. The woman has been through the mill and is still going strong. She embraces her condition when she finds out she's pregnant and life goes on. When circumstances line up just so, she is suddenly confronted with the man who made her condition possible. And so begins the negotiations and navigation from one night stand to more.
A very good read that cleared up a lot of things. Joel and Vicki's book was quite a while ago so I had to brush up a little on that book. The pacing was comfortable, the information steadily relayed instead of overwhelming, and the romance and steam appreciated. Another happy ending, of course, but also a peek at a new series.
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…