Series Recap Tour
Crooked Tree Ranch (Montana #1)
Cover Design: Meredith Russell
Length: 67,000 words
When a cowboy, meets the guy from the city, he can't know how much things will change.
On the spur of the moment, with his life collapsing around him, Jay Sullivan answers an ad for a business manager with an expertise in marketing, on a dude ranch in Montana.
With his sister, Ashley, niece, Kirsten and nephew, Josh, in tow, he moves lock stock and barrel from New York to Montana to start a new life on Crooked Tree Ranch.
Foreman and part owner of the ranch, ex rodeo star Nathaniel 'Nate' Todd has been running the dude ranch, for five years ever since his mentor Marcus Allen became ill.
His brothers convince him that he needs to get an expert in to help the business grow. He knows things have to change and but when the new guy turns up, with a troubled family in tow - he just isn't prepared for how much.
NB: This is a previously released title. It includes a new chapter and is re-edited with new cover art.
I loved the characters, both main and supporting. I don't think I could pick a favorite, it would be one massive tie. Nate is so strong, loyal, protective and let's not forget...cowboy! He so readily became the leader of his family when tragedy struck, and even as solid as he appears, you can still feel a bit of vulnerability when it comes to him and Jay together. Jay has a similar past--having to become the caretaker of his family--and is extremely devoted to their happiness and well-being. He's also very smart, and has a fun side when it comes to leading Nate where he wants him.
A lot of the story centers upon the ranch itself and the issues it has that Nate and the others are trying to overcome. The one thing that I wished the story would have had is more interaction between Nate and Jay. With everything else that was going on, I just would have liked to have seen more of them together so I could better see the development of their relationship in that respect (no, I'm not talking intimate scenes, I'm just talking in general).
But even with that wish, I still loved the story-it really kept me engaged and with my fingers crossed that everything would work out between Nate and Jay. It's always a good read when you have two main characters who seem so much at odds realize that they are actually what the other wants. I really enjoyed the alternating points of view from Jay and Nate, it added depth to the story being able to hear both of their sides.
4.5 stars for Crooked Tree Ranch, and I can't wait to read more in this series. Recommended for fans of M/M romance 18+ (especially if you are fans of cowboys) as there's adult language and M/M sexual content.
Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go start on convincing my husband that I NEED the rest of RJ Scott's backlist...
RJ Scott is the bestselling gay romance author of over ninety MM romance books. She writes emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn't with family either reading or writing.
RJ also writes MF romance under the name Rozenn Scott.
The last time she had a week's break from writing she didn't like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn't defeat.