Series: Montana #1
Author: R.J. Scott
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: November 16, 2015
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.
“… This is a beautiful love story between two men, each with secrets they are afraid to reveal. …”
Crooked Tree Ranch is the opener book for the Montana Series. In this book we learn that Three families own the Ranch, The Allens, the Strachens and the Todd brothers. Marcus is an older depressed man with health and issues and depression. His main job is to manage the money and take care of bills. He has been slipping lately and the Ranch is in big hurt with a failing economy and bad management. The Strachens are silent partners leaving Marcus and the three younger Todd brothers. Marcus suggests now insists they hire a marketing manager to help them stay afloat.
Jay has just lost his boyfriend and job and after no luck in finding a new one he moves his sister and her family with him to Montana. Both him and his sister fall in love with the location, the ranch and Todd brothers.
I loved this story. There is quite a bit going on, and it is in two views but easy to follow.
The characters are all well-developed, and I loved them all. I loved how Jay and Nate fought their attraction and how it was inevitable. The chemistry was perfect.
If you like market managers, creative men, rugged cowboys, new series, Montana, cute kids, sweet romance and some hot man-sex, this is for you
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
“This series is a winner because of it’s cowboy theme – who can resist a gorgeous cowboy!” – Because Two Men Are Better Than One
“I always enjoy cowboy stories and, as you would expect from RJ, this one is smoothly well-written and pulls you forward chapter by chapter.” – Goodreads Reviewer
“This story pushed every button that makes me fall in love with a book.” – Goodreads Reviewer
“ This wonderful story reminded me of exactly why I fell in love with RJ Scott’s storytelling.” – Goodreads Reviewer
RJ Scott has been writing since age six when she was made to stay in at lunchtime for an infraction involving cookies and was told to write a story. Two sides of A4 about a trapped princess later, a lover of writing was born. She reads anything from thrillers to sci-fi to horror; however, her first real love will always be the world of romance. From billionaires, bodyguards and cowboys to SEALs, throwaways and veterinarians, she writes passionate stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and more than a hint of happily ever after.