Sunday, July 6, 2014

ARC Review: Rocky Ride

Rocky Ride (Thompson & Sons #1)

by Vivian Arend 


He’s got a touch that’s hotter than hot
It took a hell of a lot of fast-talking and more than a few speeding tickets before Mitch Thompson convinced Constable Anna Coleman to take him for a ride. Only now that she’s loosened off her stiff RCMP uniform, it’s not nearly enough. Their secret sexual escapades are mind-blowing, but Mitch wants more than her body—he wants her heart.
Her world could go up in flames
It’s a dangerous road to walk, and Anna doesn’t know how far she can safely tread. Bad boy Mitch may have lured her wild side out to play, but giving in to their increasingly passionate desires could endanger her very civilized career. Somewhere between yearning and obsession there has to be a balance point.
Or they’re both going to get burned
Themes: bikers, cops, voyeurism, contemporary
Rating: 4.5 stars
Heat Rating: 
Wow that was a seriously sexy story about one hot but sweet biker and a sexy gorgeous cop.  I admit I love anything by this author, but sadly I read this spin-off series long before I finished all of the first series, which spoiled a few surprises for me, but nothing that makes me unwilling to read the original series (Six Pack Ranch).  Arend takes us back to this small Canadian town full of sexy as hell men with libidos that are off the charts and adventurous spirits that are unbeatable.  This story starts off with passion and it never lets up, even as the hearts of the couples become more invested.  I am looking forward to reading more about this family and seeing the other sexy Thompson brothers find their HEA. I will throw out one recommendation; you should try to read Baby, Be Mine simultaneously, perhaps even switching back and forth so that you get to fill in all the details about the sister Katy as well, as I have now learned they are running at the same time.  Wish I had done this.
I loved every minute of seeing Mitch and Anna as they interacted, from that very first sexy interlude between them to the very last second where they finally find their HEA. Anna is a strong woman, but one that has for so long suppressed her inner vixen and Mitch is determined to bring her out of her shell so she can share that fire with others.   Anna has always found Mitch to be a dangerous man, but she never let herself look any deeper until she realizes that she is just as judgmental as others and decides to give him a chance to show her just who he really is.  Mitch jumps at the chance and I love seeing him show Anna just how great a man he is and that he is a perfect match for her, when he’s not being a jerk trying to make decision he thinks will be best for her.  Other than a few misunderstandings and the obvious need for them to find a balance in their lives between professional and personal, it is obvious they are more than meant to be together forever.  Thankfully they finally find their paths converging and are able to find their happiness.
I loved this story and am thrilled to have a chance to meet all new sexy men, while still getting to see some of the characters from the previous stories in this town.  Anna is the type of woman I would love to grow up to be :); she’s strong, Passionate, determined, and willing to give her all in everything she does. When she sets her mind to something she refuses to give in, and when her mind is set on a chance for a relationship with Mitch the passion between them is unbearably hot.  Mitch is a great guy.  He definitely has his dark and dangerous edges and his passions run high most of the time, but seeing how sweet and caring he is with Anna reminded me that even the most dangerous looking men can be the gentlest of men in the right hands.  And really who can resist the sexiness of a big, bad biker with sexy as hell tattoos and a dark passionate edge to him? Not Me! Keep the hits coming Vivian.
*eARC provided by publisher (via netgalley) for the purpose of an honest and unbiased review.  No compensation was provided. 

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