Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Audiobook Review Tour & Giveaway: THE RANCHER'S SON by R.J. Scott (Montana #2)

Narrated By: Sean Crisden
Length: 6hr 25mins
Cover Design: Meredith Russell 


A man without memories and the cop who never gave up hope.

When he wakes up in the hospital, the victim of a brutal beating, John Doe has no memory of who he is or who hurt him. The cops can find nothing to identify him and he can't remember anything to help...except the name Ethan and one recurring place from his dreams. Two words, and they're not much, but it's a start: Crooked Tree.

Detective Ethan Allens has never stopped searching for the two boys who vanished. When a report lands on Ethan's desk that may give new leads, he jumps at the chance to follow them up. The man he finds isn't his brother, but it's someone who could maybe help him discover what happened 12 years ago.

What neither man can know is that facing the very real demons of the past could destroy any kind of future they may have together.

Carra's Review

The Rancher's Son is my definition of unputdownable. From the moment I started reading, I didn't want to tear myself away because I just HAD to find out the story behind Adam and Justin's disappearance, and with Adam's amnesia and subsequent very slow regaining of his memories, I was riveted to the pages reading as quickly as possible to find out what happened.

I absolutely loved Adam. You can't help but feel for him, and as troubled and damaged as he is, he's still sweet yet very vulnerable. Ethan is strong and protective, and is so careful with Adam. He is determined to find answers, not just to who hurt Adam and why, but to where his brother Justin is and what happened when Justin and Adam disappeared twelve years ago. Ethan and Adam together...it just feels so right.

Everything about this book drew me in, and it is written so the flow is smooth and almost hypnotic to keep you buried deep in the story. The characters have depth, and I loved seeing the returning characters from the first book of the series. The story is told from both Ethan's and Adam's points of view, making the tale richer by getting both of their thoughts (I love dual POV stories!).

The Rancher's Son does have a surprise that's a bit of a cliffhanger toward the end of the book...don't worry, it's a good one and I know for me, it was a definite attention grabber. I'm dying now for the next book of the series, I NEED answers!

5 angsty, turmoil-filled stars for The Rancher's Son from me, I do highly recommend both this book and the first of the series. Personally, I would read Crooked Tree Ranch before starting this one. Even though The Rancher's Son can be read as a standalone, I think you'll enjoy it more if you get some backstory and meet the other characters first. This is for M/M romance fans 18+ for adult language and sexual content. There's not a lot of sexual scenes since much of the story focuses on Adam's recovery, but you will get many sweet and tender moments between him and Ethan. *swoon*

The narration: I've listened to Sean Crisden before, and have always enjoyed his narrations.  He does a good job here with distinct voices for the characters, though Adam's voice didn't quite match what I thought it would be when I read the ebook, to me he sounded rougher, older...though that is based on my interpretation of the character at the time I had read the story.  Listening to the audio version did not elicit as emotional a response from me as the written one, which has me rating the narration at 4 stars instead of 5...but it's still a really great listen and the surprise near the end of the book that I mentioned earlier sounded really great in the audio.  I'm looking forward to the next book in the series on audio!

Author Bio

RJ Scott is the bestselling romance author of over 100 romance books. She writes emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men and women 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.

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.


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