Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Daniel by RJ Scott Blog Tour

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.

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Book 3
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

The relationship between Corey and Daniel is as uncomfortable as it is moving. Ugly secrets come to light when Corey begins to look into the deaths of three family members. The only person who can give him the full truth is Daniel, a man who has no desire to revisit the horrors of his childhood.

The initial interactions between Daniel and Corey are painfully awkward. Corey is tormented by guilt and shame. Daniel is fighting to deal with his past while struggling to manage his present. The relationship that tentatively builds between them has to bridge the men’s very separate life experiences. Corey’s first attempts to reach out to Daniel are painfully clumsy and I enjoyed the careful scrutiny of Corey’s privilege and good intentions. But his privilege is balanced by his grief and the responsibilities he has to assume after his parents’ death. I loved the slow, gentle, and reflective connection that builds between Corey and Daniel and I love the sense of belonging Daniel finds in the ranch.

This is probably the most difficult of the Legacy Ranch books. In an attempt to understand his family better, Corey digs deep into the abuse experienced by the young men. As a result, the horrors experienced by Daniel and the others feel closer and more graphic here than in the earlier books. As always, the author’s approach is sensitive rather than sensational but the book explores dark issues and needs to be accompanied by trigger warnings.

This is the third book in the series and after the first ten pages, I could only ever have awarded it five stars. It is not often that worry, sadness, and dread for a person can be conveyed in such a short few pages. It sets up the rest of the book, even if loyal readers already know exactly what happened, it is no less moving.

We then skip forward to the present day, but never do the events of those first few pages leave one's mind – and although relieved that Daniel is alive, and seemingly healthy, it will all come back to affect us again. The description of how Daniel copes with daily life, from the fear of even taking a sip of water is humbling, and was a salutary reminder no one should judge someone before walking in their shoes.

I am loathed to reveal any more because it will be all the richer if you read it directly. But rest assured this is both a moving, intense, and very uplifting story, as well as being a beautifully romantic read. Corey is a man with a strong moral code, living the legacy of his parents, and doing the best he can in a difficult situation. He too finds the support he needs from the Legacy family, and deserves happiness too.

Thank you, R.J. Scott, for a riveting, emotional, and hopeful story; you did Daniel justice.

Also Available in the Legacy Series

Book 1
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~   Available with KindleUnlimited  ~

For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Kyle Blog Tour.

Book 2
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
~  Available with KindleUnlimited  ~

For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Gabriel Blog Tour.

RJ’s goal is to write stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, that hint of a happily ever after.

RJ is the author of the over one hundred novels and discovered romance in books at a very young age. She realized that if there wasn’t romance on the page, she could create it in her head, and is a lifelong writer.

She lives and works out of her home in the beautiful English countryside, spends her spare time reading, watching films, and enjoying time with her family.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit and has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Daniel (Legacy #3) by RJ Scott to read and review for this tour.

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