Series: The Third Legacy
Author: R.J. Scott
Length: Novel (194pgs)
Publisher: Love Lane Books (18th June 2018)
Heat Level: Low – Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Daniel worked hard at college, using coping strategies to shut himself off from any situation that might hurt. But, persistent nightmares and fears for his future drive him to revisit the past. Now Legacy might be the only place to give him a chance at peace.
After the tragic loss of his parents, Corey is head of the family now, and the welfare of his three younger sisters are what matters the most. Corey is desperate to find Daniel, tell him the truth and somehow convince him to keep secrets. Even if this leads to heartbreak.
When the world crumbles around Corey, and Daniel is running scared, Legacy ranch is their only hope.
A new story set in the world of Jack and Riley Campbell-Hayes and the Double D Ranch, Texas.
Review: Daniel is just getting through life like a ghost, just drifting through ignoring everything except finishing college because his past have left deep emotional scars that he doubts will ever begin to heal. Corey loses his parents and uncle in a shocking plane crash and he now has a business and his sisters to worry about, but a shocking secret has Corey seeking Daniel out determined to discover the truth and hopefully have Daniel swear never to out the truth so Corey can protect his sisters.
This is a wonderful story that really tears the guts out of a person. Daniel turned his back on the offer of aid from Legacy ranch; he wants nothing to do with anything that reminds him of the past so when a young man seeks him out looking for answers Daniel is torn in two.
Corey just wants to protect his sisters but meeting Daniel throws him for a loop, he doesn’t want to cause any harm to the other man but he needs answers. Daniel turns to Legacy ranch when he finds he can’t manage an office job, and meeting Corey yet again leaves Daniel reeling.
This isn’t an easy story as we dig into Daniel’s horrific past, we see the emotional fall out as a new abuser is unmasked and the boys of Legacy ranch decide what to do with the new information.
Corey’s story also pulls at your heart, he’s desperate to protect his sisters but he also doesn’t want anyone else hurt, he’s struggling with the death of his parents, taking over the business, taking care of his sisters, and finding out the truth of the secret he uncovered… I’m surprised the poor man didn’t cave under the pressure.
Legacy ranch unleashes it healing presence yet again as Corey and Daniel connect and begin to heal; Corey’s sisters also find solace at Legacy helping the family to re-connect.
Corey’s and Daniel’s relationship is a slow building one; they become friends and begin dating over a period of time. They connect well and are really good for each other; they make a great couple who have a bumpy ride.
The story flows well with all the characters fully coming to life, there are moments of angst and anger, panic and despair, love and hope, so we get a true run of emotions from Daniel and Corey.
I recommend this to those who love angst driven characters, who adore men who find love against the odds, who love plot driven storylines, and very happy endings.