Second Chance Ranch
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, th...more
could you please, kindly stop making me cry first thing in the morning...yep, once again I started my day in tears because of you.
But while we're at it thanks for making some of them happy tears that helped a lot...
full review to follow soonish!
‘Second Chance Ranch’ is the 5th book in R.J. Scott’s Montana series and for me it was also the ultimate in 2nd chance stories. While I’ve enjoyed all of the stories in this series and this may have been the 5th book in the series it’s ab ...more
Not a standalone, imo : without the background of what happened before at this ranch, it would be hard to ...more
Rob, green eyes and dark hair, is an ex-SEAL, then assassin, who claims his nephews, Bran, 8, and younger Toby, after his sister died.
He heads to Crooked Tree, in Helena, Montana, where his only friend lives, so the kids will have a chance when he disappears.
Aaron, blonde ex-Army, now EMT, with lots of family,
including 4 brothers, responds to the traffic accident where he finds Rob, tending the injured.
Together they were dynamite and the dynamic between them of two Alpha males not willing to stand down or give ground was hot as all Hell! The premise of the narrative also worked really well for me, Rob needs somewhere safe to take the nephews he's suddenly inherited guardianship of and the only place he can think of is Justin's Crooked Tree Ranch.
Aaron is ex-Army special forces, a paramedic and the third Carter brother. He's still not back to dating since his love died in his arms while they where in the Army together. He's still hoping that he'll find someone to love.
Rob and Aaron meet when ther ...more
I’ll admit, it’s been a minute, so I had to go back and remind myself who Rob was, but if you loved and read Justin and Sam’s story, you’ll remember that he’s a former partner of Justin’s, sent to kill him in their book. Of course, he didn’t, because he wanted out of the life just as Justin did, but that didn’t mean he wasn’t dangerous and that when he left Justin alive, he didn’t think he’d ever see him again..
Rob never counted on checking on the sister he’d left beh ...more
Aaron’s a paramedic. He meets Rob under stressful conditions and is immed ...more
This is the fifth, and very sadly the final, book in this series. It has been an amazing collection of stories which have over the last three years given us some absolutely beautiful, but heart-rending stories. Rest assured you will need a tissue for this one too! I really suggest that you read this books in order, as there is much that you will out on if you don't. I am writing this review assuming you do know what has ...more
I’m not sure if I’m on an emotional low right now and everything is making me cry or if the authors I’m currently reading are just hitting the right spot with their words, but this book caused me to shed more than a few tears.
Rob is running away from life and taking his newly acquired nephews to the one place he thinks they can live a happy life and not notice that he’s missing from it. Aaron is a paramedic who hasn’t been interested in a real relationship since he lost his las ...more
I've heard that this is the wrap up for the series, and if that is correct, then Ms. Scott has done herself proud and given the readers a lovely gift as an ending. There are nods/glimpses of previous series characters, but they are only brought in when it makes sense. This entire series has been a HUGE emotional roller-coaster and this story is no different. You probably will need tissues.
It's tough to ta ...more
Second Chance Ranch is book 5 and the final book in R.J. Scott’s Montana series. Though you could probably read this book by itself, it really does tie with the previous books and characters so you’ll get more enjoyment reading the whole series.
This was not my favorite book of the series. I spent most of the book not liking Rob who spent most ...more
Rob appeared earlier in this series as a mysterious character attached to Justin and his drama when he was missing from the family ranch. The two were involved in some shady shit, kinda government, kinda military, kinda assassins, but not a good situation for any of them. Now as this book starts, Rob has some issues. His sister has died a year ago, he was so far out of touch that he didn’t know, and his two young nephews end up in the foster system. He’s also injured, and ...more
Aaron Carter, a former army medic now small-town paramedic, ...more
Rob knows that when he found out that his nephews lost their mother and that they were in foster c ...more
RJ Scott always knows how to rip my heart out (in the best way) and put it back together again. I read my first RJ Scott book back in February 2016 and I was hooked. Her backlist is huge so I still have a ways to go to read them all but to-date I've read about 78 of her books and haven't looked back. Her Montana series was among the first I read and it's been a great ride reading all of the wonderful books in this series.
So, Second Chance Ranch is a very emotiona ...more
.•.•*)Rob Brady knew three things. His sister was dead, he was guardian to her two boys, and he was stuck in hell.
I always run toward an R.J. Scott book... This was one of the first times I felt a whoosh at the end of my read. With this being the end of an era, I was looking for so much more from one of my favorite author. This was supposed to be the book that exploded and be the gift that kept on giving. Both characters Aaron and Rob made their a good impression in A Cowboy's Home, book ...more
I kinda loved Rob. Even though he is a pretty scary guy, and a part of me hated how he “turned” on Justin in book three, I understood. I understood him, I understood his and Justin’s past, and I understood his need to reach out to the only person he could trust, Justin. Justin didn’t want any part of his past coming to Montana or coming to threatened his life with Sam, but he also understood that Rob was desperate…and he came with two small children who needed help. ...more
On the one hand it was quite annoying for a long time, the connection between the main characters was not convincing for me and I had a hard time connecting to Rob.
On the other hand, once he started to sort things out, instead of repeating over and over again, how unfit to be a guardian he was, it became really adorable, with a beautiful happy end, that was positive but still appropriate for the situation and not over t ...more
This book has all that and more. As the story unfolded I could "see" Bran and Toby, the young boys in this story, how they physically reacted to their Uncle and those they met . I felt so sad for them even though Bran tried , at 8, to appear strong for his little brother. They took care of each other.
Rob, at first seemed cold. It wasn't til I found out why he was how he wa ...more
I just LOVE Crooked Tree Ranch. This book was just as great as all the other books in this series. After meeting both Rob and Aaron in the previous books, I wanted each of their stories and was excited when I found out they were going to get their HEA. I also adored Toby and Bran in this book. It was emotional seeing them being so closed off at first towards Rob and basically other adults but it was super sweet to see them come around.
All of the times that Rob and Aaron came together ...more
This is the story of two ex service men who fall for each other in small town Montana. Both Rob and Aaron are a little bit older and while Aaron is ready to settle down, Rob can’t see any future for himself.
This isn’t the sexiest or most romantic of RJ Scott’s books. Between Rob’s nephews, his PTSD, his chronic pain and his near-suicidal mental state, he doesn’t have much capacity for sex let alone romance. Aaron, ...more
Ms Scott writes so well. From the word go I fell into this story and was keen to see where it would take me. I was also excited to read about some of the characters from previous books in the series. I wa ...more
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 ...more