Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Heart of Texas by RJ Scott

Riley Hayes, the playboy of the Hayes family, is a young man who seems to have it all: money, a career he loves, and his pick of beautiful women. His father, CEO of HayesOil, passes control of the corporation to his two sons; but a stipulation is attached to Riley's portion. Concerned about Riley's lack of maturity, his father requires that Riley 'marry and stay married for one year to someone he loves'.

Angered by the requirement, Riley seeks a means of bypassing his father's stipulation. Blackmailing Jack Campbell into marrying him "for love" suits Riley's purpose. There is no mention in his father's documents that the marriage had to be with a woman and Jack Campbell is the son of Riley Senior's arch rival. Win win.

Riley marries Jack and abruptly his entire world is turned inside out. Riley hadn't counted on the fact that Jack Campbell, quiet and unassuming rancher, is a force of nature in his own right.

This is a story of murder, deceit, the struggle for power, lust and love, the sprawling life of a rancher and the whirlwind existence of a playboy. But under and through it all, as Riley learns over the months, this is a tale about family and everything that that word means.

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Book 1
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

WOW! I have had this book on my Kindle for a while, and foolishly not opened it before today... let's say not much else has been done!! It is absolutely enthralling, with a tight plot, lots of twists, and one of the loveliest, most unexpected love stories I have read in a long time.

The blurb gives you the gist of the story, so I will not say more about that. What I would like to comment on is the sharpness of the writing, the tension that spreads throughout, the passion that builds between these two men, and the humanity which is tested repeatedly. I loved the family dynamics, there is redemption for some, revelations for others; and most excitingly, plenty of other people who need their story to be told. I am so excited that the rest of the series is sitting on my Kindle and can assure you I will not be waiting long before dipping back in... I just need to get some sleep first!

Highly recommended!

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/M Romance
Triggers: Blackmail

Riley is the middle child in a family riddled with secrets and backstabbing. Without giving too much away, Riley is able to gain the upper hand on his older brother and father through a loophole, all while his father was trying to stick it to Riley.

Jack is kind of the man of his family. He is wanting to protect his sister and mother with everything he is. While his family has a past with Riley's family, Jack can't help but be intrigued with Riley calling out of the blue.

The two of these men have to wind their way through past family drama, current family drama, and their own new feelings. Riley and Jack make for a strange couple. They say that opposites attract, and in this story, they do. I really enjoyed watching their story unfold.

I can't wait to read more about this couple and their family.

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.

She’s always thrilled to hear from readers, bloggers and other writers.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of The Heart of Texas (Texas #1) by RJ Scott to read and review.

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