Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Series Recap Tour: Crooked Tree Ranch by RJ Scott #Review #Giveaway

Series Recap Tour 

Crooked Tree Ranch (Montana #1)

 RJ Scott

Author: RJ Scott

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.


This is a story about a two men, one who only wants what is best for his sister and her kids, to support them the best way he knows how. When suddenly his job is no longer there and everything he has known needs to change in order to keep his family together and whole. The other will make any sacrifice to keep the family ranch going for the sake of his family even if that means bringing in some city slicker to help build the ranch back up. What they both find together on the Crooked Tree Ranch is a surprise but is it one they can handle?

To me the story of this book, besides the growing relationship between Nate and Jay, was the growth of the whole Sullivan family. With a move from the city, from the only home they’ve ever known, the angsty life of a teenager, the damage that Ashley has to fix inside herself to feel whole again, and the complete change in the path Jay’s career had once been on, they have a lot to heal. Jay is a strong character one who knows what he wants and is not shy in getting it otherwise he wouldn’t be good at his job but working for a ranch and its stubborn owner is something he has never had to deal with. I loved how he was both supportive and protective of his sister Ashley. Knowing that she needed certain things from and willing to learn the new way he had to act around her in order for her to heal. On top of dealing with a teenage girl who would rather slam her door than speak, and his nephew who is more than happy to stay forever and ever on the ranch he has to do his job. One he is growing every day to love more and more. That might have to do with a certain got and stubborn cowboy…

Nate has done a lot of sacrificing in the name of helping his family and the ranch which he will continue to do because he wants for them what he didn’t have himself. And boy oh boy is he a stubborn and cranky man! Nate finds the ranch in trouble after letting the business end up things slide and now all the Todd men and Marcus have to buck up to get what needs to be done, done! In walks city slicker Jay and Nate doesn’t think the man has what it takes to understand enough about what they do to help them and it annoys him that he finds Jay attractive. Jay is a little tease once he realizes that Nate is gay so no matter how many times Nate thinks he has things in hand, Jay proves him wrong. I loved the banter between these two from day one; it was fun and hot and helped build the tension between them. Plus they both fit perfectly for the other, challenging each other, and bringing out their softer sides.

This was a well-developed story with wonderfully solid characters. The secondary characters were just as important to the overall arching story line and the author made sure to make two dimensional so the reader felt as invested with them as the main characters. Although we are left with some questions about Henry, what happened to Justin, and Marcus’s health I am sure these will be answered in future books!

Oh and can we have a story for Sam please!?!?

Author Bio:

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.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this fantabulous review!! I have loved RJ Scott's writing the second I was fortunate enough to discover her books!! Now I have to go buy this one...LOL