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A Cowboy’s Home

(Montana 03)
by

R.J. Scott

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. 

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Excerpt

And then he heard it, or at least imagined it enough to tense. Someone outside the place, the noise of shoes scraping on the stony ground, and Justin finally moved. He clung to the wall as support, moving around as quietly as he could until he was right behind the door.

Light flooded in as what was left of the door was opened, pushed in.

A person entered, and Justin put the barrel of the gun to the back of the man’s head. Pressing hard and not caring when the other man nearly fell at the shove. The guy was carrying a duffel and another bag over one shoulder. He wore a leather jacket— but that was all Justin made out before his vision blurred.

“Drop your weapon,” he spat, “or I’ll shoot.”

He used all his remaining energy just to hold the gun and get out words that made any sense.

“Fuck,” a distinctly male voice said. “I’m unarmed.”

“Drop the bags.”

The man stepped away from him, holding his hands up and turning to face Justin. Very carefully he dropped a hand and eased the duffel and the bag off his shoulder, placing them deliberately on the floor.

It was the guy from the restaurant, the one who’d locked the goddam window on him.

That was way too close to home.

“Step back.” Justin gestured with the gun and moved away from the door.

“My name is Sam Walter,” the man said.

He still had his hands up and Justin quickly appraised the situation. Sunlight spilled in through the hole in the roof, making a weird halo around Sam’s head. He was shorter than Justin, by maybe four inches, and slight, with stubble, short brown hair, and really blue eyes.

“I’m the chef at Crooked Tree,” Sam said in a soft, almost reassuring tone.

Justin faltered, the name “Crooked Tree”

sending a chill skittering down his spine. “What are you doing over here?” he asked. Although he had other questions in his head—how did he find Justin, what did he want, that kind of thing. They were a mess he couldn’t get out.

“I came to find you.”

Fear sliced into Justin. Someone from Crooked Tree had come; did that mean everyone else was looking for him? He’d told Adam to forget him.

And then you got shot, and what did you do? Told yourself you were going to die on Montana land. You went to the one place you felt safe—the only place you actually aren’t safe at all.

“Why would you… do that?” Justin’s tongue felt too big for his mouth and pain kept arcing up his thigh. His vision blurred further, but he didn’t falter. If anything, his grip on the gun was harder than ever.

Something passed over Sam’s face. Uncertainty? Sadness? Justin couldn’t tell, but whatever made Sam find him had been something more than idle curiosity.

“Found your blood in my larder, the open window, thought you might need help.” Sam tilted his head. “Can I put my hands down?”

“Who else knows you’re here?” Justin waggled the gun again and fear passed over Sam’s face.

Too late Justin realized that question would make Sam think too long about what he should reveal. Sam could have the whole ranch coming up after him, in which case he would probably say he was alone.

Or he could be alone, but pretend others knew.

My head is fucked.

“Everyone knows,” Sam said.

But he didn’t sound convincing, and Justin had been in way too many situations and he could tell that Sam was lying. “And have you called the cops?”

“Yes.” Sam met Justin’s gaze steadily, daring him to call him on the lie.

At least that was how it looked to Justin.

“You’re lying.”

“I’m not.”

Justin gestured with the gun. “No sense in me staying here alive, then.”

“What?”

“I have three bullets; I can take you down with one, kill the next person through the door, and use one on myself. I’ll be okay.”

Then he very deliberately aimed at Sam’s head.

“You first.”

Sam’s mouth fell open. “Fuck, okay, I didn’t tell anyone.” Justin just stared, and terror skittered across Sam’s face. “No one else knows I’m here, okay?” Sam admitted after a moment’s hesitation. “I promise you, no one other than me knows you’re here.”

Then he bit his lip and rolled his eyes at the same time. “Shit, did you just reverse psychology me?”

Justin searched his expression for signs of lying or betrayal, but Sam met Justin’s gaze steadily and didn’t put his arms down, even though he’d pretty much told Justin no one would know where to find the body if he disappeared.

Is he some kind of idiot?

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Montana series

Crooked Tree Ranch (Montana #1)

The Rancher’s Son (Montana #2)

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About R.J.

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My goal is to write stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, that hint of a happily ever after.

I’ve been writing since age six, when I was made to stay in at lunchtime for an infraction involving cookies and a mixing bowl. You can’t tell a six-year-old not to lick the bowl!

I was told to write a story, and two sides of paper about a trapped princess later, a lover of writing was born.

As an avid reader myself, I can be found reading anything from thrillers to sci-fi to horror. However, my first real true love will always be the world of romance. I love my cowboys, bodyguards, firemen, and billionaires (to name a few), and I love to write dramatic and romantic stories of love and passion between them. (Yum.)

With over ninety titles to my name and counting, I’m the author of the award-winning The Christmas Throwaway, which was the All Romance eBooks bestselling title of 2010.

I’m also known for the Texas series, which charts the lives of Riley and Jack, and the Sanctuary series, which follows the work of the Sanctuary Foundation and the people it protects.

I’m always thrilled to hear from readers, bloggers, and other writers. Please contact me via the links below:

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Review

R.J. Scott - A Cowboys Home Copy of Montana 3 sTitle: A Cowboy’s Home

Series: Montana #3

Author: R.J. Scott

Genre: Gay Erotic Romance

Length: Novel (200pgs roughly)

ISBN: 978-1-78564-050-6

Publisher: Love Lane Books (July 8, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: 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.

Product Link: Amazon (US) | Amazon (UK) 

Review: This story is part of a series and must be read in order.

Justin, sixteen and badly burned had been told that his best friend Adam had been murdered by the men that had hurt him. He wanted revenge, he wanted to cause them just as much pain as they had caused him, and he wanted them to die. He was given that chance by someone in the government. Offered a job that would help rid the world of domestic terrorism but also a chance to kill those who had killed Adam. It had all been a lie.

Sam’s family had disowned him when he was younger for being gay. They kicked him out and forced him to survive on his own. Now his grandmother had passed, leaving him a quarter of a million dollars to keep the family face. He just has to show up for her funeral and be done with it. However Sam has other plans, he wants to buy into the Crooked Tree Ranch with his friends. On a little ride to gain perspective he finds a badly injured man on the property. One look at him, and Sam had made the decision to help him. He just had no idea that the man he helped was Adam’s best friend, Ethan’s brother and Marc’s son… Justin. A young man who had disappeared when Adam had so many years before; a man that had been thought to be dead for so long, and now he’s back and he says someone will come to kill him for his past deeds.

I basically read this series out of order, which I do not recommend so I was missing just a bit. However I can tell you that as soon as I finish this review I am going to go read the first book in this series and go from there. Every once in a while there is an author who leaves you with a tale that will not only captivate you but keep you begging for more. R.J. Scott is that such author for me.

I normally do not read stories about cowboys because they just don’t give me that thrill, but this one has excitement, adventure, danger, death and forgiveness in it. Not to mention all of the action and hot touches. I hadn’t bothered reading the blurb with this, which was why I just ended up reading this book first. Now that I know I was definitely missing something, I can’t wait to start this series from the beginning.

It isn’t your normal romance story, but an action pack, suspense filled, danger story that has a love burning deep inside of it. Now normally one would pick the tender hearted of the bunch to be a favorite, but Justin is the one I chose. He was badly burned, had been raped and beaten, built a tough skin to go after those who had hurt him and his friend, did what he thought was right, and with a broken heart and soul at that, only to turn around his life in the end. There is just something that pulls at your heart strings with his story and makes you want to just hold him tight.

This story is fully developed, fast paced, action packed perfection in my eyes. I absolutely loved this book and can’t wait to start the others in this series.

This is one book that I would definitely recommend.

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