Friday, March 15, 2024

Spring Rains by RJ Scott Release Blitz

Whisper Ridge, Wyoming #3. Spring Rains. RJ Scott.

When love is on the line, the only way to move forward is to challenge ghosts of the past and find a place to belong.

High School Teacher Chris, an amputee since his teens, has wrestled with darkness and emerged victorious. He’s a pillar of strength in the classroom, deflecting his overbearing family by day and yearning for love by night. Yet a recent reminder of his fragility at the Lennox ranch has stirred spectres of his past. Enter Noah and his son, Fox, who bring a glimmer of hope into Chris’s life, igniting a fire that dares him to fight for love once more.

After big-city pastry chef Noah inherits his great aunt Lilly’s diner in the small Wyoming town of Whisper Ridge, he can finally escape the painful memories and media fallout of an abusive marriage. He wants to rebuild their lives in a safe place, but starting over isn’t easy when money is running out, the rainbow flag in his window draws the attention of the local fire-and-brimstone pastor, and the past rears its ugly head. Through it all, Noah must decide if he’s ready to open his heart again, especially to his son’s teacher.

Noah and Chris fall in love, stand up for what is right, fight their demons, and find a happy ever after despite the odds.

Trigger Warnings: Mention of past suicide attempt.

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


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Spring Rains by RJ Scott

Book 3
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I inhaled sharply as old memories flooded my thoughts and left me feeling something between the grief of never having come back to Whisper Ridge and a manic happiness at being here now. It was the oddest sensation, and I wondered how much of it was bound up in leaving Briggs and feeling free for the first time in eight years.

“Look!” Fox exclaimed.

I followed his finger, which was pointed toward the back wall, where, in bright neon orange, there was a crudely drawn cock and balls. Vandals had been inside, and I glanced around, searching for more damage, but couldn’t see any. Stools were pushed haphazardly under the counter. The red vinyl seats had small cracks and creases and were more of a sad looking thing than a reminder of the people who’d sat there. On one of them, the stuffing peeked through the cover, and I poked at it with a finger.

“This is so sad,” Fox said with a sigh, pushing open the door to the kitchen. Above the counter, a menu board hung without the descriptions of daily specials, and every corner of the place sat empty of life.

“What am I doing?” I asked the empty space, given Fox had vanished. I was worried for a moment. Then, recalling the layout of the place, knew there wasn’t much space for him to get lost in. There again, were there knives in the kitchen? “Don’t touch anything sharp!” I called out.

“Doh,” Fox replied, his voice dulled by the closed serving pass.

Doh was another word that Fox used a lot, specifically when I asked him to watch out for something, as if I hadn’t had to take him to the emergency room when he’d climbed the tree in the yard.

The teenager handbook, page 5, doh. Page 6, whatever. I had an entire list of things I could add to the book. Talking of lists, I took off one of my gloves and pulled out my phone. Top of the to-do list was to enroll Fox into the local middle/high school in nearby Collier Springs. Next was visiting the bank, third was a lawyer. I scrolled down and added a new line, electric to the diner, then pushed the glove back on before my fingers froze.

Our new home.




Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the third book in the series, and I think you would enjoy the richness of the story more if you had read the previous installments, as those couples feature in here too.

Noah has left the world of baseball behind, his abusive household name ex-husband lost all their money in gambling and match fixing scandals. All he has is custody of his ex's son, Fox, and a diner in Whisper Ridge, inherited from his Aunt Lily. He is a brave man with only good in his heart and only a better future for Fox in his mind. That he should find himself interested in a man again is utterly unexpected, and he finds it difficult to trust it is real, or that he can acknowledge his needs as well as take care of Fox.

Chris has been in dark places since his teenage accident robbed him of his leg and left burn scars on his face and body – but the new guy in town is definitely shining a light on the possibility of a great future. I love that they are both strong, independent survivors, and that those around them only want the best for them. Fox is very mature in his behaviour, and also great fun. He and his new friends are the perfect foil for the two guys as they explore their interest in each other.

Just the right mix of drama, romance, and small-town life – thank you for another delicious love story in Whisper Ridge.

This is the third book in the series and I think you could read it as a standalone but we see characters from previous books that enhance knowing who they are. Noah and Chris have both gone through some crap. It's been tough. They are both such sweet guys and have such good hearts. As much as I wanted to love this book, it was just a little slow for me. My favorite character was actually Fox. That kid is amazing, he's been through so much but has such a good head on his shoulders. Fox and his two besties just made me smile every time. Looking forward to the next installment.



Author Bio

RJ Scott

USA Today bestselling author RJ SCOTT has written over one hundred and fifty 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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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Spring Rains (Whisper Ridge, Wyoming #3) by RJ Scott to read and review.

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