When the cowboy meets the guy from the city, he knows everything will have to 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, he moves from New York to Montana to start a new life on Crooked Tree Ranch.
Foreman and part owner of the ranch, former 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.
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating by chapter between Jay & Nate’s perspectives.
I always love Scott’s writing for being fairly low angst and easy to read. As the first in the series, this was loaded down with a LOT of character introductions (set up for coming books). Beyond that it’s a sweet story of a family finding a new home and even more family.
I loved Jay & Nate – how they had a little bit of enemies-to-lovers start. It didn’t last long and they soon found they worked really well together beyond just attraction. Nate teaching “City” Jay all about life on the ranch and Jay showing Nate how he could help the retreat without ruining the soul of the family’s land.
I’m looking forward to binging the rest of this series.
About the author:
RJ is the author of the over one hundred novels and discovered romance in books at a very young age. She realized that if there wasn’t romance on the page, she could create it in her head, and is a lifelong writer.
She lives and works out of her home in the beautiful English countryside, spends her spare time reading, watching films, and enjoying time with her family.
The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit and has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.
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My Favorite Quotes
Jay wasn’t unemotional, but completely the opposite—he was permanently freaking worried. – Crooked Tree Ranch by @Rjscott_author #SmallTown #Romance #Montana #MM #Ranch #CowboyTweet
A horse? So it isn’t a typo? Of course there’s a horse included. Every job should have a horse included! – Crooked Tree Ranch by @Rjscott_author #SmallTown #Romance #Montana #MM #Ranch #CowboyTweet
He could forget the world when he was in an embrace like this. – Crooked Tree Ranch by @Rjscott_author #SmallTown #Romance #Montana #MM #Ranch #CowboyTweet