A man without memories, and the cop who never gave up hope.
When he wakes up in the hospital, the victim of a brutal beating, John Doe has no memories of who he is or who hurt him. The cops can find nothing to identify him and he can’t remember anything to help… except the name Ethan and one recurring place from his dreams. Two words, and they’re not much, but it’s a start: Crooked Tree.
Detective Ethan Allens has never stopped searching for the two boys who vanished. When a report lands on Ethan’s desk that may give new leads, he jumps at the chance to follow them up. The man he finds isn’t his brother, but it’s someone who could maybe help him discover what happened twelve years ago.
What neither man can know is that facing the very real demons of the past could destroy any kind of future they may have together.
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating by chapter between Ethan & Adam’s perspectives.
This is book 2 in the Montana series by RJ Scott. You could start here, but there’s a background & events in book 1, Crooked Tree Ranch, that make these best read in order.
I enjoyed this one a lot. This is a definite twist on the second chance romance trope. Ethan & Adam had a sweet beginning of love when Adam and Ethan’s brother, Justin, disappeared. There’s also a strong mystery/suspense aspect tied to Adam’s amnesia. Lots of time for Ethan & Adam to reconnect as Adam tries to get his memories back. I loved this couple – two great guys that are obviously perfect for each other.
While the relationship aspect ends on a HFN, the mystery/suspense part is a cliffhanger that concludes in book Justin & Sam’s book, A Cowboy’s Home.
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.
You can connect with RJ Scott here:
My Favorite Quotes
Ethan always made everything make sense. – The Rancher’s Son by @Rjscott_author #SmallTown #Romance #Montana #MM #Ranch #PoliceOfficer #AmnesiaTweet
Just, there’s a space inside me that’s all you. – The Rancher’s Son by @Rjscott_author #SmallTown #Romance #Montana #MM #Ranch #PoliceOfficer #AmnesiaTweet
He didn’t have to have memories to know he loved Ethan. That he had always loved Ethan. – The Rancher’s Son by @Rjscott_author #SmallTown #Romance #Montana #MM #Ranch #PoliceOfficer #AmnesiaTweet