Reviewed by Susan65
Title: The Rancher’s Son
Author: R.J. Scott
Series: Montana #2
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 200 Pages
Publisher: Love Lane Books Limited
Release Date: March 24, 2016
Available at: Amazon and All Romance Ebooks
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: 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.
Review: This is probably my favorite R.J. Scott to date. I loved it from beginning to end…well, almost to the end because we have a little teeny, weeny cliffy and I am now dying for the next book. No fears though, our main lovers are all set in this one, but the next couple is now raring to have their story told, and it begins at the end of this book.
This story and mystery grabbed me from the beginning, and I could not put it down. I needed to know what happened to Adam and Justin; I needed Adam to remember Ethan; and I needed it now. It was a great telling, it was full of tension and intrigue, but it wasn’t fast. You have to really get through all the ups and downs of what Adam was going through, you learn about Ethan and Adam’s past, and you fight for them to come out whole on the other side. They were two kids who were just coming to terms with their love for one another when Adam, and Ethan’s brother, Justin, just disappeared into thin our. No leads, no nothing. Having Adam unexpectedly come back twelve years later, but without any memory and beat to crap, is the worst kind of pain for his family and friends. Where was he, where is Justin, and why did they leave?? All of these questions, and the re-budding love growing between Adam and Ethan, is the basis for this excellent story.
This is book two in the Montana series, and we meet up with the guys from book one, but in a way, you could read it as a stand alone. I don’t recommend that, but it is possible. What I do recommend is that you read this book, in order, and see what all the hubbub is about. This story is great and I am counting down to the next book.
Overall Impression: I loved it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*