Rocky Retreat

Six Pack Ranch, #8

Older woman (not that much older) and younger man (not that young) romances are always entertaining with options for variables in the story line that romantic partners in the same age group don't have. Usually the woman is concerned about her physical appearance while drawn to all the hot, tight muscles on the younger man. Pardon me, blanked out a minute there. Then there are the opinions of the masses to contend with, as well as jealousy, being overlooked while on a date and young women hit on your guy right in front of you. All that was explored between Rachel and Lee and they came through it together. Rachel buried her feelings sometimes, and like all men Lee was usually unaware that he was being hit on.

Lee might be young but he knew what he wanted before Rachel ever married Gary. Lee spent her entire marriage miserable and a tad bit violent when it became known Gary was cheating on Rachel. That was a mixed lot for Lee; happy the marriage was ending but sorry for the pain Rachel felt.

The "trapped in the cabin and whatever will be do!" angle wasn't fresh but what the author did with it (or rather DIDN'T do with it) made it fun for the reader. All that tension and talking made me smile, and when Lee is finally ready to give in, we have the arrival of Trevor. He'll get his someday soon I wager. I liked the happy for now ending, both taking their time and being sure that what they have is what they will want a few months down the road.

Book Blurb for Rocky Retreat

Finding white-hot love in a white-out…

Eight months ago, Lee Coleman met the woman of his dreams…then lost her to another man. He buried his disappointment by throwing himself into work on the family ranch, but when a winter storm leaves him stranded, Lee finds more than shelter in the rustic safety of a hunter’s cabin—he finds a second shot at love.

Rachel Malone’s heart has been broken and stomped on by her cheating ex, and she’s determined to never fall in love again. But a rebound fling? Doesn’t sound like such a bad idea, especially when she’s snowed-in with a gorgeous, sweet-talking Coleman.

Despite their off-the-charts chemistry, Lee makes it clear he wants more than a temporary romp. In fact, he’s made it his mission to put a smile back on her face, even if it means taking it slow and resisting the scorching heat between them. This time around, he wants forever, while Rachel is positive that forever is a fool’s dream.

Lee can’t wait to prove her wrong…

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2015 3.50