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.
Nate has been both mother and father for both his brothers since the untimely death of their parents when he was just 18. Gabe was 11, and Luke just 6 he has done what he needed to so that they had the money to keep the family ranch going. But now 11 yrs later they are on the verge of loosing it all if they don’t get someone to modernized their Web page and marketing to bring in more building to the dude ranch.
Jay’s life is falling apart in NYC and his small family of his sister, niece, and nephew are in need of a change. He takes a chance on a job on a ranch in Montana of all places for a city boy to go. Things start out rocky when Jay and Nate meet late at night and instantly start arguing. But being the professional he is Jay is determined to be the better man and start the next day of right by apologizing.
As the time goes by they both learn to work with each other. They also grow closer together and start dating one another. As they work on the ranch and their relationship they also watch as their siblings seem to be falling for each other.
This is a wonderful start to a series I can’t wait for the next book! If Nate can be tamed who knows what will happen next.
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.
Ethan has spent the last 12 years searching for any clue to what happened when 2 younger boys disappeared. His brother Justin and Adam his Justin’s best friend and Ethan’s first love. It devastated the lives of everyone on the Crooked Tree Ranch, especially Ethan, his father and Cole Adam’s older brother. Threw all the years neither Ethan nor Cole ever gave up. When everyone else said that they must be dead, even Marcus his father tried to has Justin declared dead. Then a phone call changes everything, and he’s on a plane to the bedside of a badly beaten man with no memory.
Adam wakes in pain with no memory, Dr’s sprouting a bunch of nonsense. Police guarding him from what he can’t remember. Then in walks a man who makes him feel safe. Tells him his name is Adam, when he was born, then that his name is Ethan Allen and he’s a cop. Adam wants to go home, but where is home? Who is he, why has he been gone so long? And where is Justin?
Ethan still loves Adam and is willing to do what ever it takes to find out what happened all those years ago, and help him get his memory back. The first step is taking him back to the ranch. Where everything started.
There is so much going on in this book. Ethan is the man everyone always wants in their corner he is strong and willing to stand up for what’s right and will hold you for as long as you need. A true hero with a hero’s faults. He is not afraid to show his weakness to the one he loves.
Adam is a loving and caring man, the more his memories return the more you see it coming out. He believes in family and home. He also realizes that Ethan is his home as much as Crooked Tree Ranch. Will they be able to figure out what caused the boys to run in the first place? Can they make this work? A must read, I absolutely can’t wait for the next book!