Title: Winter Cowboy
Series: Whisper Ridge, Wyoming 01
Author: R.J. Scott
Length: Novel (274pgs)
Publisher: Love Lane Books (R.J. Scott) (February 28, 2018)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: 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?
Review: Nineteen years ago a life was taken, a life was changed forever and another one’s soul was damaged. Micah had just been trying to be a man when he was still just a child. Everything was pulling at him and he took his boyfriends keys. Him and his best friends were being normal teenagers but it ended in tragedy. It cost him more than just a year of his life, it cost him his home. He made a promise to never come home, but now he was being forced to do so. He had to protect his sister and nephew.
Daniel’s life had changed nine years ago. His boyfriends choices destroyed them all, but when he was caught in a life and death struggle, he too decided it was time to go home. He had taken over the medical practice back home but still had to deal with his past. Then to his shock, Micah had came home.
This story felt so real and made one think that they were right there with them. A town broken from the death of a loved one, a broken family, and so much pain that it felt like you were tasting the acid from it. When you are young, pain festers and comes out in a different way. You tear down each others worlds only to find out that the truth is so much more. A young nineteen year old dead and another whose life had been changed by loosing his leg and being scarred from the fire is deep, but then you have Micah who had been charged with it all. He just wanted to protect his family and find peace.
I have read several stories written by this author and have always knew that I would be getting a story full of feeling and heart. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. It was a fascinating story with so much sorrow and anger, then regret and love. When we are teenagers we don’t think of the actual ending to certain things we do, but what these people went through was so much more. I will warn you that you will need tissues available.
R.J. Scott has an amazing ability to give you a story that holds so much meaning in it and will make you smile in the end. I enjoyed reading this book and can not wait to get my hands on the next book.