Friday, July 30, 2021

Summer Drifter by RJ Scott Release Blitz

One man craves family… The other isolation… Neither of them was searching for love.  Summer Drifter by RJ Scott .

One man craves family, the other isolation; neither of them was searching for love.

Experienced and much-in-demand horse trainer Levi doesn't need or want people. With his horse and dog at his side, he lives out of his trailer and trains horses in the summer to earn just enough to head south for winter. Infrequent hook-ups with no-tell cowboys takes care of sex, but the moment any connection gets anywhere near complicated, he moves on. Losing a lover to violence has taught him that if he's alone he can't get hurt, and in return, he avoids the pain of loss. Everything in his easy-going life is on track until he knocks over Quinn, a pink-haired stranger who pirouettes in front of his truck, sits in his lap and calls him cowboy with the sexiest voice he's ever heard. Anger turns to frustration, lust turns to love, and by the end of the summer, Levi doesn't know which way to turn.

Quinn loses everything when the cops find his brother's body on the remains of a compound that belonged to a cult. Damaged and vulnerable, Max had been the only safe place for Quinn in his otherwise cold family, but finding out that Max might have had a son sends Quinn to Wyoming and the Lennox Ranch. When he's knocked to the ground on day one at the ranch, he wonders if maybe he should have thought things through better. After all, he'd bought two horses and a house to get close enough to Lennox ranch just to see if he was an uncle. He craves love, connection and is excited to be part of a family, searching for a place where he can finally stop running. He never meant to fall for the closed-off cowboy, but somehow Levi steals his heart and Quinn falls in love.

Don’t miss our reviews of the rest of the Whisper Ridge, Wyoming series!
For book one, Winter Cowboy, click HERE.


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Summer Drifter by RJ Scott

Book 2
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“Everything okay?” A man jumped down from the cab. Not just a man—a fully-fledged cowboy.

“Yeah, I’m good,” I shouted back.

“Did you have a flat?”

“No, I’m all good. Thank you for stopping.” I thought he’d leave then, but he didn’t. Instead, he sauntered over to me, glancing at my Lexus and no doubt laughing at little me next to the big SUV. He was broad, slim-hipped, jeans, Stetson, and stubble, all in one sexy package, and I forgot my headache. I had a thing for the rough and tough worker, the alpha type who spent all day in a demanding physical job, but who was happy to bend over for me when I—

“If you need me to get someone to help you, I don’t have a phone but I can surely send someone back for you.” He pulled me from the image of him over bent over the back of anything and me…

I loved the way he spoke, his voice like crunchy honey, all gruff and smooth at the same time. Wait, is crunchy honey even a thing?

I held up my cell. “I have a phone, and it even has reception, go figure.” I huffed a laugh, but when he didn’t smile, I realized I might have sounded rude. “I wasn’t being sarcastic…” Shit, stop talking. He was hot, he was sexy, and I was a mess of nerves whenever I was faced with my greedy lust made manifest. He frowned, and I clutched my phone, because where had my self-preservation gone? He was a stranger, I was alone, we were in on the side of an isolated road. I should at least have had 911 ready to go.

“Town’s that way,” he thumbed behind him, the frown deepening. “I think.”

“You think?” Not a local cowboy then? Shame.

He shrugged, “Sign said so. So, as long as you’re okay here.”

“Yes, thank you.”

He eyed me with curiosity, but I guess it wasn’t often you see some guy on the side of the road with pink hair, eyeliner and gloss. I waited for the comments, for the homophobia, for the sneer, but instead he checked me out from head to toe—I imagine it was to make sure I was okay, but boy, the heat pooled in my groin.

Down boy.




Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the second book in the series, and ties together plotlines from the first book in very satisfying ways. That said, I think this would be a rich read in its own right too.

It was impossible not to fall for Quinn and his quirkiness, and his being totally out of place in cowboy country. He adopts cowboy style with a degree of panache that few could carry off, and I loved how he was determined to do right in his brother's memory. That he fell so hard for Levi in the process obviously gave us a happily ever after to cheer on.

Levi's nomadic life, his love for his dog and his horse, and his desire to avoid all commitments may have defined his past, but once he meets Quinn, and sees the happiness of Micah and his family, things might just be about to change. I love how the writing gives us a very real sense of how guarded he is, how wariness has kept him from ever really allowing himself to even hope for a home.

A moving, yet upbeat story, with plenty of hot cowboys to admire, and a townie on a mission of restoration. I definitely recommend this hot and sexy romance to you.

This book just pulled at my heartstrings. Levi and Quinn are just good together. I love the ranch and how everything makes me feel like part of the family. This book made me laugh, fall in love, and even get mad a few times. Nothing better than a cowboy, his horse, his dog, and his hot man. Great read.

Sweet, angsty, and playful, this story of a surly, misanthropic cowboy who can’t help falling for a wealthy, young horse owner. Quinn and Levi might be complete opposites, but they are both lonely and the Lennox ranch offers them the possibility of a home and a very special chosen family.

I fell hard for Quinn in this book. He’s urbane, privileged, and he unapologetically blurs gender norms. Behind the pretty twink exterior is a brave and determined man who is grieving his brother. If Levi is a predictably grumpy cowboy, Quinn is an unexpected ray of sunshine. I love these two together.

While the characters are great in this story, the story itself feels a little tired. Between the financially vulnerable family ranch and Quinn’s hunt for the nephew who might be the heir to a family fortune, the book relies on tried and slightly overblown romance tropes. It’s an easy and enjoyable read but it is also predictable and not terribly original. This is a fun summer cowboy romance, but it isn’t a terribly memorable read.



Author Bio

RJ Scott

USA Today bestselling author RJ SCOTT has written over one hundred romance books. Emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, single dads, hockey players, millionaires, princes, bodyguards, Navy SEALs, soldiers, doctors, paramedics, firefighters, cops, and the men who get mixed up in their lives, always with a happy ever after.

She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing. The last time she had a week’s break from writing, she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a box of chocolates she couldn’t defeat.

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To celebrate the release of Summer Drifter, RJ is giving away a $10 Amazon gift card (1 winner) and a choice of an ebook from her backlist (2 winners).
To enter, click HERE to visit her King Sumo giveaway page for full details.


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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Summer Drifter (Whisper Ridge, Wyoming #2) by RJ Scott to read and review for this tour.

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