Winter Cowboy by RJ Scott

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Book One of the Whisper Ridge, Wyoming Series

Five out of Five Stars

The Summary: Micah Lennox left Whisper Ridge after promising the man he loved that he would never return. But the only way he knows to keep his pregnant sister and nephew safe is to go home. Spending winter in Wyoming opens too many old wounds, but he’s on the run from justice which can’t be far behind, and this is his last chance at redemption.

After a hostage situation leaves Doctor Daniel Sheridan struggling with PTSD, he returns to Whisper Ridge. Joining his dad in family practice is a balm to soothe his exhausted soul, and somehow, he finds a peace he can live with. That is until he meets Micah in a frozen graveyard, and the years of anger and feelings of betrayal boiling inside him, erupt.

Two broken men fight and scratch for their lives and that of their families, and somehow, in the middle of it all, they find each other.

Is it possible that love can be rekindled and become a forever to believe in?

The Review

Can I say that RJ Scott has done it again? Because she has. I fall in love with every character she creates, or at least I have so far. I haven’t read everything written but I’ve got a lot on my iPad just waiting to be read. Anyways to the review!

I knew this was going to be an emotional read going in to this. Two broken men with a history, that breaks my heart, finally meet up after nearly a decade of time has past. Neither of them have healed in that time. If anything it seems like the wounds they had been nursing in order to just get by managed to intensify by other events in their lives. But when they see each other, maybe this was the moment they needed in order to start the process.

Micah, he would give anything to his sister and nephew to make sure they were safe and taken care of. He had such a strong sense of family, it only made sense that he would have dealt with the amount of guilt and self-hate that he did. They way Micah was written was real, gritty and honest. No one would have come out the same after what happened when he was a kid.

Daniel, god, give that man a hug. Or a million. I can see why he had turned so angry. He lost a brother, he lost Micah, he was torn between his own anger and guilt and then when he finally gets out then his life gets torn even further apart when a co-worker was killed in front of him. He comes home and then faces his past all over again. It isn’t easy to differentiate the two events either. It’s like a cycle that mixes everything up in his head.

I loved how family centered Winter Cowboy was. Micah was fighting to keep the little bit of family he has out of harms way and Daniel who’s family is fighting to pull him back into living life and being happy. This was a story of healing and learning to cope. They didn’t shove everything on the rug and pretend it was okay. It wasn’t. It’s progress and I think RJ Scott showed that with the development of all of the characters, not just the two main  characters.

I could picture the Lennox and Sheridan land and now I just want to go to Wyoming and experience the way life is there. I want to know what Wyoming snow and cold is like. It makes me want to travel. That’s a special kind of writing, to make someone want to pack up and leave home just to know what it’s like in Wyoming in February. Don’t judge. I see you, you judgy-judger.

To be released February 28th 2018

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