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What is an Alpha Man?

The Alpha Man can defend his family. He's courageous. He doesn't lack fear, he accepts that it exists and faces it at every opportunity.
Young Love: the love of two young people embodying elements such as innocence, secrecy and intense emotion.
First Love: the one you will always go back to.
The Book

A man without memories, and the cop who never gave up hope.

When he wakes up in 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. Three words, and they're not much, but it's a start. Crooked Tree Ranch.

Cop, Ethan Allens has never stopped searching for his brother and his brother's best friend 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 ten years ago.

What neither man can know is that facing the very real demons of the past could very well destroy any kind of future they may think they have together.


Prism Book Alliance 5/5  The best book RJ Scott has written in my opinion.

This is love story and a mystery all rolled into one and the mystery for me was the best part. It is really well done, keeps you on your toes throughout and it wasn’t once obvious as to what happened up until the end…

Rainbow Gold Reviews 5/5 ‘Crooked Tree Ranch’ was a story about family and in a way, this one is as well. But where book one in this series was about two families, who were perfect for each other, fell in love and merged into one, this book is about a broken family with a very complicated relationship and the hope to get closure for the devastating event that drove them apart. Where book one was a beautiful comfort read, this one is heart-breaking and had me at the edge of my seat with tears in my eyes. It feels MORE emotional, MORE personal, MORE suspenseful… just MORE…

I have read many of the author’s books and really like or even love them, but this one feels special. A few books like ‘The Heart of Texas’, the entire Texas series and to some extend ‘The Christmas Throwaway’ have always struck the right chord with me and many other readers, but this book might just be my new favorite. I’m convinced it will end up on many favorite book lists for this year and even many all-time favorite book lists. RJ Scott has outdone herself!❤

Rainbow Book Reviews 5/5 …If you like family drama, mystery, and the gradual discovery of the truth, if two men reunited after a long separation and loss of memory sound exciting, and if you’re looking for a suspenseful read with complicated characters, stressful family relationships, and plenty of twists and turns, then you will probably like this novel. I can’t wait for the next volume – that was a clever twist right there at the end, RJ. Way to maintain the suspense!