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 to 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.More info →
Diverse Reader – “….As always with an RJ Scott book, the writing is beautifully done. The dialog is real and full of both humor and snark, and lots of emotion as well. The interactions between Kyle and Jack were as sweet as they were awkward and Kyle’s much needed closure with Darren was especially welcome and done so well. I am so excited to see what else happens in this series and anxiously await the next book!….”
Padme’s Library – 5/5 – “….I never imagined that I could truly enjoy the Double-D spinoff without Jack and Riley Campbell-Hayes, boy was I wrong. That’s not to say we don’t see some of the regulars from the Double-D universe but it’s in small side helpings, almost like a bites of dessert taken throughout the meal. Legacy Ranch may be a off-shoot of RJ Scott’s Texas series, but it is a journey all on its own with new stories that I can’t wait to continue reading because I couldn’t put Kyle down….”
The Way She Reads – “….Long story short; Kyle is a touching, at times heartbreaking, stunningly beautiful, not always easy to read, but utterly rewarding story. I can’t wait for the next book in the series. I also feel the need to go back and read the Texas series. While my experience with Kyle is proof that it isn’t necessary to be familiar with the earlier series to enjoy this book, I am now very curious about what preceded this story….”
The Geekery Book Review – 4/5 – “….Kyle is a powerful story about some very broken men! It’s a story more about healing and learning what love is more than it’s a romance. This is a touching book that made me feel so much for these characters….
….Overall, this was a very touching story focused more on the healing and finding that love. While there is pain and darkness in this story there are many more heartwarming moments as Kyle and Jason rebuild. There are also many other great characters that support Kyle and Jason on this journey as well. I really enjoyed this book, it definitely has a spot in my heart and cannot wait for more of this series!….”
Foxylutely Books! – 4/5 – “….As with all RJ Scott’s characters, these two are quite complex individuals and all their hidden emotions are slowly but surely revealed to the reader. It is always a pleasure to unravel the depths of these multifaceted characters. Although the romance was slow to start it gave the reader a chance to fully understand how they were separately and then find the reward when they finally found trust and love.
There is an element of the dark subject matter of abuse, anxiety and depression that is cleverly touched upon but could be a trigger for some. Overall though this was a gritty and emotional read and a great start to a new series. Might go back and read the Texas series though as Jack and Riley sound hot! Four stars….”
Wicked Reads – “….Kyle is a man who has been badly abused, and yet we discover through this lovely story that he is very empathetic and caring. His behaviour with Jason is so sensitive, so loving, and ultimately, so romantic. Likewise, Jason has a grasp of Kyle’s issues and is very defensive of him when in company. No doubt their pasts have made them super aware, but the way it is written is spot on. Using horses as a vehicle for recovery also works in so many ways. Jason’s naivety of all things country, and certainly all things horse, mean that anyone reading this will also benefit from that knowledge. These are two men who deserve a good outcome, and find it together much to their surprise and everyone’s delight…!”
Rainbow Book Reviews – “….If you like to see wounded young men pick themselves up and make something of their lives despite all the pain and abuse they have suffered, if you like horses and ranch life, and if you’re looking for a read that is set in the familiar environment of the Double D Ranch, has the same emotional warmth as the ‘Texas, Campbell-Hayes’ books, and adds even more lovable characters to this world, then you will probably like this novel as much as I do. It’s both an excellent beginning of a new series and a great continuation of an existing tradition….”
Dog-Eared Daydreams– “…This was such an intriguing story! Since I hadn’t read the Texas series, I wasn’t sure if Kyle was mentioned or played a minor part in any of the books, though I’m assuming he was in some form or another. His past still haunts him, stunting his ability to form any real relationships with the people of Double D Ranch. Jason pushes him out of his comfort zone, but Jason is also a broken man, one who doesn’t just have a past to deal with but also struggles to get a hold on his depression. The hurdles they need to overcome are more of as individuals because in order for them to be a true couple, they’ll have to face everything weighing upon them. They’ve got a strong support system around them, but they also need to be the ones to see and acknowledge that all these people want is to help the two without expecting anything in return….”
Gaybook Reviews – 4/5 – “….This story was very difficult to read at times. Kyle’s abusive past is revealed a little at a time to the readers and it broke my heart. There was very little romance of the flowery kind. Jason and Kyle are not normal individuals and the way the author has created the budding relationship between the men was so realistic and beautiful. They had issues to get intimate physically and they work through that in their own pace which was amazing and so brave of them. Their efforts and struggle to overcome their past and to live and love was commendable….”
Rainbow Gold Reviews – 10/10 – “….I am not sure where RJ plans on taking this series, but I will tell you one thing, I for one am on board. This book broke me a lot and healed me even more. Just like she did for Kyle and Jason. I highly recommend this book if you want some hurt comfort and a little bit of Jack & Riley. But if you have yet to read the Texas series let me tell you this one can be read without reading the Texas series, but you will miss out on all the connections from the previous book. So in my personal opinion, get them all, you won’t regret them for a moment….”
Prism Book Alliance – 4/5 – “….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….”