Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Crooked Tree Ranch (Montana #1) by R.J. Scott


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; but when the new guy turns up, with a troubled family in tow - he just isn't prepared for how much.

This is a previously released title. It includes a new chapter and is re-edited with new cover art.

My Rating - 4 Stars!

Crooked Tree Ranch is the first book in RJ Scott's Montana series. This book has long been on my kindle, and I'm glad I finally decided to read it. 

A city guy ends up living on a ranch? Hell yes! When Jay uproots his life and moves his sister and her kids to Nate's ranch, he never expects what he finds. 

Sweet and entertaining, this is a tale of family changes. Jay and Nate's story is one of many adjustments and complications; for them as a couple, for Jay's sister, her kids, and the ranch. I enjoy the ranch descriptions, and the work that's taking place to revitalize it. It's wonderful the way that Jay is able to help Nate. The whole story is full of heart, understanding, and more. 

The background of Jay's sister and her kids is heart-breaking, with the kid's struggles being realistic, written with compassion and care. 

Crooked Tree Ranch is a sweet and tender slow burn romance. At it's heart it's a beautiful tale of family, as well as opposites finding strength in their differences.

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