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. …”
Cowboy meets City…a great start to any story if you ask me! Both Jay and Nate have reached a point in life where some things have to change, and those changes will bring these two together and change everything.
I really enjoyed this story, there were a lot of layers and great characters. Jay has recently been laid off from his marketing job in New York where he is supporting his sister and her two kids. They are getting by but as he struggles to find a new job in the city he sees a job advertisement for a job in Montana and thinks it may be the best thing for his family.
Nate has been running Crooked Tree Ranch with his family for years and while it’s an amazing ranch it needs a little help, help that no one there can really provide. Their marketing is out of date and if they are going to keep the ranch alive, they must reach out to someone new.
From the moment they meet there’s tension between Nate and Jay, and certainly not the good, hot kind…at first. They don’t see eye to eye on anything but as they learn to work together they discover something very special between them. These two are so wonderful together! My heart totally swooned! There is definitely that ‘slow burn’ feeling for a bit while these two figure it out, but it’s totally worth it. They are very different people, City and Cowboy, but together they are perfect.
I absolutely loved the families in this book. Both men are such family men and I loved how they were all such an integral part of this story. I really loved Nate and Jay, and their journey. It was a very well developed story, with both men learning from each other. This was one of those reads where I just didn’t want it to end, I loved them! The only issue I had was some of her wording choices, the author is not American and there were some phrases and words that just didn’t fit given the story setting, and while a bit distracting at first, overall it wasn’t a big issue for me.
Again, I really enjoyed this book, in fact I read it all in one sitting and am certainly looking forward to the next book in the series!
“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.