Rob runs to Crooked Tree determined to find a safe place for his nephews. A family for them is the final thing on his list, and then he can vanish completely. Falling for a local paramedic along the way is a disaster in Rob’s otherwise perfect plans.
Paramedic Aaron, the middle of five brothers, would like someone to love. A great believer in fate he is convinced though, that one day he’ll find someone. He just never thought it would be a man in so much pain, or that children would be part of the package.
Rob is ready to leave. Aaron wants him to stay. Their love has an expiry date, and it’s tearing them apart. Can they find a way to save what they have?
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating by chapter between Rob & Aaron’s perspectives.
Note: This one might stand alone better than some of the others… but this series is best read in order and the stories make more sense when you’ve read the previous books. This review may contain spoilers to earlier books.
This might be my favorite of the series (though I still love Nate & Jay). Lots of my favorite tropes: kids, age gap (Rob is 31 & Aaron is 43), older MCs, ex-military.
Rob is reluctant guardian to his nephews after the death of his sister. Convinced he can’t be a parent and desperate to find a forever home for them – Rob runs to Justin and Crooked Tree Ranch. Not only was he not planning on falling for the boys, but sexy paramedic Aaron wasn’t on his list either.
I loved the story of these two. Rob and Aaron are both ex-military, opinionated, strong willed, and things between them are fireworks. I don’t want to spoil anything so it’s hard to share how desperate Rob is to leave and how much everyone, especially Aaron works to have him stay.
And the epilogue! I love epilogues and this one was great.
Content Warning: (contains spoilers)
Death of a family member from cancer. MC has a chronic & life threatening illness. MC talks about & plans suicide.
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
Rob Brady knew three things. His sister was dead, he was the guardian to her two boys, and he was stuck in Hell. – Second Chance Ranch by @Rjscott_author #SmallTown #Romance #Montana #MM #Ranch #Paramedic #HitmanTweet
“Fuck you, Navy,” Aaron snapped, aware this was not a fight he was going to win. “Fuck you right back, Army.” – Second Chance Ranch by @Rjscott_author #SmallTown #Romance #Montana #MM #Ranch #Paramedic #HitmanTweet
Aaron couldn’t get his mind off the tall, dark, dangerous guy who’d shut the door in his face. – Second Chance Ranch by @Rjscott_author #SmallTown #Romance #Montana #MM #Ranch #Paramedic #HitmanTweet