Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Crooked Tree Ranch
Author: RJ Scott
Series: Montana #1
Heroes: Jay & Nate
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 275 pages
Publisher: Love Lane Books
Release Date: November 15, 2015
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: 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 and but when the new guy turns up, with a troubled family in tow – he just isn’t prepared for how much.
This book sucked me in right from the start. I loved that Nate was in such a hardship with the ranch and that he grudgingly agreed to hiring a marketing person. I also loved that Jay took such a huge risk in uprooting him and his family to the middle of nowhere. It definitely took some guts and I really adored Jay because of that courage. When Nate and Jay meet, you can tell there’s chemistry between them but it was interesting to see how they fought that attraction. Add to that, I really enjoyed the other characters and how well Jay and Nate’s family got along (better than normal LOL).
I thoroughly enjoyed this one but I felt like the author might have been so focused on leading into the next book that not much is really tied up in the end. I felt like there were too many questions left unanswered for me. Also, I wished there had been more of Nate and Jay actually together, together. I loved the build up to getting together but I wanted to see more of what happens once they are together to see if things would actually work out.
All in all, I really enjoyed this one, much more than I expected. I liked that Nate was so annoyed with Jay being there at first and I loved that Jay took such a chance on moving to Montana. I wished there hadn’t been so many unanswered questions but really looking forward to the next book in the series.
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*