Author: RJ Scott
Publisher: Love Lane Books
Cover Artist: Unknown
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 12/07/2016
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: Gay Romance, Winter Holiday
An actor in the closet, a sheriff in love, and memories that won’t stay hidden.
Jordan Darby is known as the King of Christmas. The star of eight made-for-TV Christmas movies, the leading man who always gets his girl. Filming at Crooked Tree Ranch in Montana, in the ice and snow, Jordan is fighting to make a go of his new company and dealing with fears of exposure over one huge secret. After all, who the hell would buy into him being a romantic straight lead if rumors about him being gay were proven to be true?
Sheriff Ryan Carter is advising on the new movie being made at Crooked Tree. He hoped this would be one day of work and nothing more. Until, that is, he meets the hero. But while Jordan is sexy, he’s also very much stuck in the closet—everything that Ryan doesn’t need in his life. And then lust becomes part of the equation, and Ryan’s quiet life is thrown into turmoil.
Their story unfolds against the chaos that overtakes the ranch, with Adam regaining memories that terrify him and make him look at Justin differently, and Justin leaving the ranch to make things right. Only through trusting in love and friendship can Justin and Adam learn to look to the future instead of letting the past destroy everything. But will they ever see clearly enough to do that?
There is a lot going on in the latest addition to the Montana series as we resolve past issues and meet new additions to the group.
The new romance introduces us to B-List actor Jordan Darby who is rather sweetly known as the King of Christmas due to the fact that he plays the lead in rather generic Christmas films. The man he portrays on screen is all about the women he falls in love with or saves but the man he is in real life couldn’t be any more different! Jordan Darby is gay but very much in the closet and he plans to stay there whilst he works through his five year plan!
Jordan is at the Crooked Tree Ranch to film his latest Christmas film when he meets Sheriff Ryan Carter who is around initially in an advisory capacity – I say initially as it isn’t too long at all until the Sheriff is looking for reasons to hang around just to spend some time with the man he thought was a bit of a douchebag at their first meeting. In typical RJ fashion their romance is not an easy one and I think this one felt harder than usual due to the number of people the story revolves around.
Just as prolific in this story is the ongoing but now perhaps the resolution of the angsty story-line concerning Adam and Justin. For followers of the series, and definitely for me, this was more important than anything else. This pair have truly been put through the wringer and it felt right for them to finally resolve some of their issues – it felt like they were finally given some well-deserved closure.
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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