The beginning of another fabulous series from RJ Scott.
On the spur of the moment with his life collapsing around him Jayden Sullivan answers an ad for a marketing expert on a dude ranch in Montana. With his small family he moves lock stock and barrel from New York to Montana to start a new life.
Foreman and owner of a third of the ranch, ex rodeo star Nathaniel 'Nate' Todd has been running Crooked Tree Ranch. His partners in the business convince him that he needs to get an expert in to help the ranch survive. 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.
Life on a Montana dude ranch is hard work and a little lonely for Nate Todd. He had to grow up quickly when he became the guardian of his two younger brothers at 18 when his parents died in a car accident. He never complained, just did what needed to be done to make sure his brothers and the ranch that his parents co-owned and operated survived.
Jay may be the younger brother but he has always been the one to provide for his sister and her children. Then the day comes when he is fired and has to move his family from New York to Montana and take the biggest risk of his life.
Once again the author has created a series that has the feel of something bigger. She is wonderful at blending the story of the MC's with equally strong secondary story lines that give her stories their fast pace.
I will admit it took me a while to connect to Nate and Jay, but once I was into the story I didn't want it to end. In fact I kept expecting there to be more pages because there was so much left untold. So well played Ms. Scott, I am hooked....well played indeed.
You just know there is more to Marcus and the disappearance of his youngest son and the Strachen boy. And for that matter the whole Strachen family. Crochety old Henry has a story to tell. And that asshole Lewis will be back.
So, as you can see there is a lot more to be told about Crooked Tree and the people that live there and I do not want to miss the drama!
RATING: 4 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries. This book was given to us by the author. Many thanks.