One burned and broken man finds his way home. Can he find peace in the arms of a man easy to love?
Justin made the ultimate sacrifice for his country, battling domestic terrorism, never the man he really was, using hate to avenge the death of his best friend. The friend he’d killed.
What he doesn’t count on is getting shot, and if he’s going to die he wants it to be on Crooked Tree soil. Home.
Sam is as much a part of Crooked Tree as any of the families, and the offer to buy into the ranch is a dream come true. But falling for a hidden, secretive, injured man isn’t the way to keep his head in the game.
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating by chapter between Sam & Justin’s perspectives.
This isn’t a stand alone. All the stories are about a different couple but events build off each other. This one is basically the second half of book 2, The Rancher’s Son.
While I liked the concept & details of wrapping up the “mystery of what happened to Justin” – the execution didn’t work for me. Justin’s return is filled with chapters of Justin being incredibly vague and trying to leave.
Unfortunately, I also didn’t feel any connection between Justin & Sam. It seemed very superficial and almost like “only two gay dudes left”. I liked them as characters, but them together never clicked for me.
However, I generally enjoy Scott’s writing – so I’m not giving up on her or the series. I think it’s just one of those things where you can’t like 100% of an author’s work.
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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