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Vivian Arend

Forfatter af Wolf Signs

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Vivian Arend is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She has written over 50 contemporary romance books which includes the Six Pack Ranch and Granite Lake Wolves series. Her title, Rocky Mountain Home, made the Self Published best seller list in 2017. (Bowker Author Biography)

Omfatter også følgende navne: Vivian Arend, Vivian Arendi


Værker af Vivian Arend

Wolf Signs (2009) 332 eksemplarer
Rocky Mountain Heat (2009) 245 eksemplarer
Wolf Flight (2009) 139 eksemplarer
Black Gold (2011) 138 eksemplarer
Exotic Indulgence (2011) — Bidragyder — 135 eksemplarer
Rocky Mountain Haven (2012) 132 eksemplarer
Wolf Games (2010) 127 eksemplarer
Rocky Ride (2014) 123 eksemplarer
All Fired Up (2014) — Forfatter — 122 eksemplarer
Wolf Tracks (2010) 112 eksemplarer
Rocky Mountain Desire (2012) 102 eksemplarer
Rocky Mountain Angel (2017) 93 eksemplarer
Wolf Line (2012) 79 eksemplarer
Ride Baby Ride (2014) 76 eksemplarer
High Risk (2013) 68 eksemplarer
Wolf Nip (2013) 66 eksemplarer
Rocky Mountain Freedom (2013) 65 eksemplarer
Copper King (2014) 64 eksemplarer
Rocky Mountain Romance (2014) 62 eksemplarer
Rocky Mountain Rebel (2017) 60 eksemplarer
Rocky Retreat (2015) 53 eksemplarer
Silver Mine (2012) 53 eksemplarer
Diamond Dust (2013) 52 eksemplarer
Turn It On (2010) 52 eksemplarer
Turn It Up (1897) 50 eksemplarer
Falling, Freestyle (2010) 44 eksemplarer
A Rancher's Heart (2017) 43 eksemplarer
High Passion (2013) 42 eksemplarer
One Sexy Ride (2014) 39 eksemplarer
Tidal Wave (2009) 37 eksemplarer
Love is a Battlefield (2014) — Forfatter — 35 eksemplarer
Rocky Mountain Shelter (2015) 33 eksemplarer
High Seduction (1964) 33 eksemplarer
A Firefighter's Christmas Gift (2018) 31 eksemplarer
Stormchild (2010) 30 eksemplarer
Let It Ride (2015) 30 eksemplarer
Don't Walk Away (2015) — Forfatter — 29 eksemplarer
Moon Shine (2014) 29 eksemplarer
Second Howl 28 eksemplarer
First Howl 28 eksemplarer
The Cowgirl's Forever Love (2019) 27 eksemplarer
Under the Northern Lights (2010) 25 eksemplarer
Rocky Mountain Devil (2016) 23 eksemplarer
Rising, Freestyle (2011) 23 eksemplarer
Whirlpool (2010) 23 eksemplarer
A Wild Ride (2016) 21 eksemplarer
Laird Wolf (2015) 19 eksemplarer
Paradise Found (2011) 19 eksemplarer
The Bear's Chosen Mate (2019) 18 eksemplarer
Stormy Seduction (2011) 18 eksemplarer
Rocky Mountain Home (2017) 18 eksemplarer
Six Pack Ranch: Books 1-3 (2018) 18 eksemplarer
A Rancher's Song (2018) 16 eksemplarer
Silent Storm (2011) 16 eksemplarer
A Rancher's Bride (2018) 16 eksemplarer
Rocky Mountain Forever (2021) 11 eksemplarer
A Lady's Heart (2017) 10 eksemplarer
Tangled Tinsel (2010) 10 eksemplarer
The Bear's Fated Mate (2019) 9 eksemplarer
Under the Midnight Sun (2011) 8 eksemplarer
The Bear's Forever Mate (2020) 8 eksemplarer
Sweet Mischief (2009) 7 eksemplarer
Making Memories 7 eksemplarer
A Soldier's Christmas Wish (2019) 7 eksemplarer
Rocky Mountain Vignettes (2016) 7 eksemplarer
A Hero's Christmas Hope (2020) 6 eksemplarer
Lights & Secrets 6 eksemplarer
Rubber Boot Romance 6 eksemplarer
Home Building 6 eksemplarer
Never Too Far 6 eksemplarer
A Rancher's Love (2021) 5 eksemplarer
Claiming Derryn (2010) 5 eksemplarer
Wild Prince (2018) 5 eksemplarer
Tropical Desires (3-in-1) (2012) 4 eksemplarer
Facing the Future 4 eksemplarer
The wind and the sun (2010) 3 eksemplarer
DreamMakers — Forfatter — 3 eksemplarer
Soul Deep (2010) 2 eksemplarer
Queen of the North 2 eksemplarer
The Borealis Bears Trilogy (2022) 2 eksemplarer
My Bear Scoundrel 2 eksemplarer
Unexpected (2014) 1 eksemplar
Storm Swept (2012) 1 eksemplar
Breaking Waves (2011) 1 eksemplar
Peerless (2010) 1 eksemplar
Protecting His Heroine (2018) 1 eksemplar
Six Pack Ranch Coloring Book (2017) 1 eksemplar
Six Pack Ranch: Books 4-6 (2018) 1 eksemplar
Serengeti Heat 1 eksemplar

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Marked (Anthology 3-in-1) (2014) — Bidragyder — 28 eksemplarer

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Falling, Freestyle is the first book in Vivian Arend’s Xtreme Adventures duet. Kane and Jack have been best friends since childhood and do almost everything together. They added Dara into their little friends’ group after meeting her when she moved into the same apartment building and they’ve all been pretty inseparable for the last four years. They share the same passion for snow sports and take an annual skiing trip together. Dara has been attracted to both men for a while, but she’s kept her distance, not knowing how they feel about her. Kane and Jack both want to pursue Dara romantically, so they end up having a spat over who should get that chance first, which Dara accidentally overhears. Feeling she can’t possibly choose between them, she makes a plan to seduce them both into sharing a menage during their vacation, hoping that it might help her decide which one she’s more compatible with. While Kane and Jack are surprised by Dara’s overt sexual invitation, neither of them can deny her what she wants, so they end up spending their days tearing up the slopes and their nights burning up the sheets. When their trip comes to an end, Dara is even more conflicted and can’t imagine being without either of her guys. She proposes a permanent menage, but Jack isn’t sold on the idea and needs a bit of persuading from Kane and Dara to give it a try.

I’d say that the main weakness of this story is that it doesn’t have a great deal of character development. Beyond learning how Kane, Jack, and Dara became friends, we aren't given much information about their backgrounds or their current circumstances, such as their family lives and what they do for a living, as well as whether an unconventional relationship might affect those things. However, I can happily say that they all have distinct personalities and kinky preferences. After reading erotic romances, Dara is into the idea of a menage. She isn’t sure if it’s one of those things that’s better in theory than in practice, but she’s daring enough to take the reins in order to find out. Kane loves that Dara is into him, but he’d rather it be one-on-one. He’s heard about guys in menages crossing swords, which is something that doesn’t interest him at all. This makes him angst over Dara’s suggestion until Jack offers up a little reassurance. Kane isn’t really into BDSM either, but finds that he kind of likes Jack taking control of their intimate times. Jack is the kind of guy who’s up for just about anything. From the moment Dara makes her proposition, he’s totally on board, wanting to fulfill all her fantasies. He enjoys things like bondage and spanking and he likes to dominate in the bedroom. He loves sharing intimacies with his two best friends for the weekend, but he’s also more of a pragmatist when it comes to the idea of a permanent threesome, feeling it probably wouldn’t work for a number of reasons. However, Kane knows him well enough to realize what Jack needs to spur him into action.

Overall, I very much enjoyed Falling, Freestyle. The characterizations may have been a little underdeveloped but there’s enough present that I can say I liked all three quite well. Having Kane and Jack angst over certain parts of Dara’s suggestion made it seem more real than if they’d all just fallen into bed together without even thinking about it. Anyone who reads my reviews with any degree of regularity will know that I’m a total sucker for friends-to-lovers romances, so that aspect made it even more appealing to me. Them all being friends for so long also made the rapid progression to lovers a lot more believable as well. The book is novella length, so it’s primarily about the sexy times, but there’s just enough story in between to keep things interesting. As for the steam factor, it’s off the charts. The love scenes are extremely well written with plenty of variety. I just love how Kane and Jack both treat Dara with gentleness and respect and are eager to fulfill her fantasies. All said, I had a great time reading Falling, Freestyle. It was my first book by Vivian Arend, but it definitely won’t be my last. I look forward to the second book of the series and checking out her back list as well.

Note: This book contains explicit language and sexual situations in both M/F and M/F/M combinations, including mild bondage, spanking and domination, exhibitionism, creative use of icicles, and anal sex, all of which could be objectionable to sensitive readers.
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mom2lnb | 1 anden anmeldelse | Apr 7, 2024 |
I love My paranormal Romance I just this one was odd. dont get Me wrong shifters are fun just didnt like it.
b00kdarling87 | 6 andre anmeldelser | Jan 7, 2024 |
Not bad. It's rather short, but for something fluffy like this that's fine. The story runs quickly (which it has to since it has only 100 pages), especially considering quite some page time is reserved for the bedroom scenes. I like that there really wasn't too much of a damsel-in-distress storyline, even if I would have liked it if the main character would have shown a bit more anger when it was justified. I found her quick acceptance of everything happening to her quite unbelievable, but again, for a fluffy snack like this, it's not a problem.… (mere)
zjakkelien | 16 andre anmeldelser | Jan 2, 2024 |
2023 - Turf Wars Space Battle # 07

I cannot utter/type how awful this was in terms of writing. The storyline premise was promising..the execution of that.. very much less so.
Kiri | 16 andre anmeldelser | Dec 24, 2023 |

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