Author: RJ Scott
Publisher: Love Lane Books
Cover Artist: Meredith Russell
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 08/31/2016
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: Gay Romance
Two men destroyed by the past learn to live—and love—again.
Kyle Braden has nowhere else to go. With no money and no prospects, he turns to the only man who promises him help. Jack Campbell-Hayes wants to show Kyle that he can be more than he ever thought.
Kyle begins to see how far he’s come from being the scarred man who shut everyone out, when the first person through the doors of Legacy Ranch is Jason; a young man with nightmares that follow him when he’s awake.
Lost in the system and with three years on the streets marking every inch of his body, Jason Smith is scared. His life is an evil mess of hate and despair, and even the offer of a fresh start and a clean bed isn’t enough for him feel safe. Until Kyle comes into his life and shows him that it’s okay not to be in control.
For these broken men, Legacy Ranch offers more than a place to live and work.
It offers hope.
A new story set in the world of Jack and Riley Campbell-Hayes and the Double D Ranch, Texas.
Kyle is the first book in the new Legacy series and for fans of RJ Scott you will already be familiar with a lot of the characters as the series itself is a spinoff of her very popular Texas stories. So if you are anything like me you will be doubly pleased as not only are we getting new stories and new characters we are getting more of Jack and Riley, as well as a lot of others, but yeah – Jack and Riley!
This first story is heartache and heartbreak central. Legacy Ranch is a place for the displaced and the broken to go and find a sense of self, to help them recover, to become strong and move on with their lives. The ranch and accommodation is almost ready and is being overseen by Kyle – he has been given a chance at something good, something permanent but his fear leaves him waiting for the other shoe to drop – he may have what looks like a brighter future to everyone around him but Kyle is too cynical and too beaten down to believe it’s real.
Jason has demons of his own and when Jack Campbell-Hayes sits in front of him offering him a lifeline like it’s no big deal the young man who has forgotten what it’s like for anyone to care doesn’t believe a word of it. He arrives at Legacy Ranch with a chip on his shoulder, a fear and dislike of horses and very little else.
This story is about hope and healing. It’s the story of 2 broken men being there for each other and offering strength they didn’t know they had. It’s a story of friendship that very slowly turns into something more but first there must be trust and for Kyle and Jason that proves to the most difficult thing in the world.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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