Review Tour – Montana Sky by RJ Scott

A big welcome to RJ Scott as part of her review tour with Signal Boost Promotions for Montana Sky from Love Lane Books.


As I discovered RJ Scott last year, and have been trying to stay up to date on her new releases, while catching up on her substantial backlist, I find myself often reading her series out of order. However, although I’ve started this series with book 6, that didn’t detract from my enjoyment of this story.

I loved meeting the guys of Crooked Tree Ranch, as well as Martin and Tyler, and loved the family feeling of the story, which is a reoccurring one in many of this author’s books, and one of the reasons I enjoy them. Despite just having glimpses of Justin, Sam, Adam and the others, this story made them feel very real, without their history bogging down Martin and Tyler’s story. As an aside, I thought Sam’s hesitation in trusting Martin felt very real, and I loved Justin and Adam and their determination to help Martin.

The descriptions of the ranch and its land were wonderfully visual, and I had a clear picture in my head as I was reading.

I really felt for Martin with his horrible upbringing and arsehole of a father. I admired him for his escape from that life, and I thought it was realistic that he struggles to put it behind him, and doubts he is a good person. Living in that environment with the message that he had murderous intent inside him constantly reiterated would have a long term effect on anyone. He’s messed up, but a decent guy who has been caught in a horrible situation. It says a lot about him that he found the courage to finally break free, and is trying to live a new life. It’s not surprising that he has bad moods, bad memories, and nightmares.

I loved Tyler. He’s nerdy about his passion for seismic mapping, and I loved him and Martin together. They complement each other well, with Martin taking refuge in silence, and Tyler needing to fill the silence. Loved their‘safe word’. Tyler’s narrative POV sounds just like him when he talks, which is wonderful.

A lot of this story is just the two of them, and yet it feels as though it’s so much more, with the richness of their relationship, and not just their mutual physical attraction, but also their connection on a mental level too as they find their common interests.

I loved the epilogue and ending, and found it very satisfying. I need to go back to read everyone else’s stories now.

I’d recommend Montana Sky to readers who enjoy reading about realistic characters who are struggling to put their past behind them, and stories with a fabulous sense of family. 5 out of 5 stars.

Length: 43,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Meredith Russell

Montana Series

Book #1 – Crooked Tree Ranch – Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link
Book #2 – The Rancher’s Son – Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link
Book #3 – A Cowboy’s Home – Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link
Book #4 – Snow In Montana – Amazon USAmazon UK | Universal Link

Book #5 – Second Chance Ranch – Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link 


When they spend time alone on a Montana mountainside will Tyler ever convince Martin that like sapphires, love is worth searching for?

Martin’s name was the very last on a kill list. The son of a murderer, he’s had no childhood; lost in a horrific holding pattern of death that turned his heart to stone. Thanks to the man who called him brave and spared his life, he no longer has to look over his shoulder, but he does have one question. Why did Justin let him live?

Tyler Colby has identified a major flaw in the seismic mapping system used to monitor earthquake activity. Sent to Crooked Tree by his employer, the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, he is tasked with adding a new remote station to the network. The installation should be his entire focus, but the lure of sapphires and his attraction to a heartbroken young man called Martin is enough to make him want more.

USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott writes stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, a happily ever after.

RJ Scott is the author of over one hundred romance books, writing emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.

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About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with a cat with “tortitude” who is convinced that the house is run to suit her; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date, it appears as though Kaylee may be winning. In 2008, Anne completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra. She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts and reviews for other authors, and writes monthly blog posts for Love Bytes. She is the co-founder of the New Zealand Rainbow Romance writers, and a member of RWNZ. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions five times, reached the finals four times—one of which was for best gay book—and been a runner up in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical. Anne can be found at
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