Today I am so pleased to welcome R.J. Scott to Joyfully Jay. R.J. has come to talk to us about her latest release, Texas Fall. She has also brought along a great excerpt and a giveaway! Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

Texas Fall from Love Lane Books


One of the first questions I get when I announce I am writing a new Texas book isn’t actually a question, it’s more of a plea. Don’t break them up. Of course, in the world of MM series where the main focus is on the same two characters it is sometimes very tempting to have some kind of event that forces the heroes apart. A misunderstanding, a betrayal, or sometimes just time.

I wouldn’t do that to Jack and Riley. They don’t have the easiest of lives, even with all of their money, but despite everything they will always be together, always in love.

Why would I write a misunderstanding? How could I? Jack knows Riley keeps his worries inside him and he knows exactly what to do to make Riley see nothing is insurmountable. Riley knows Jack sometimes has the weight of the world on his shoulders, that is who Jack is, he is the strong family man. Riley teases him out of his seriousness. Failing that Riley and Jack always have their kids, and their extended family.

And how could I write betrayal? Jack and Riley are so focused on each other that to have another man in the mix would make no sense. Have you read Texas? Jack is unfailingly loyal, and Riley is obsessed with Jack. And above all this they are in love. Forever love.

What do you think of established couples going astray? Or couples with misunderstandings?


Riley settled Connor in his crib and pulled the blanket up and over him. The twins were five months now and both doing well. They were healthy and strong, just like Jack. Every so often Riley could swear he’d see Connor look up at him with Jack’s intense gaze, and each time it happened, he melted from the heart outward. Connor was the easy one, the baby who ate, slept, and smiled. Lexie, on the other hand, was curled in Jack’s hold and fussing at a bottle.

“She’s really not happy,” Jack said. He shifted position a little, and Riley crossed to feel Lexie’s forehead. She didn’t feel warm, so it was probably that she was just being as temperamental as she could tonight. She let out a cry and batted away the bottle, and as she cried, Riley spotted the problem, a new tooth cutting the gum.

“Aww, sweetie has a new tooth,” he said softly and handed her the cooling gel ring that Carol swore by. When she gripped it, bit down on it, and stopped crying, Riley smiled. Jack held her close and patted her back as he examined the bottle. It was nearly empty anyway, and she was snuffling into Jack’s chest like she wanted to stay there all night. Riley knew the feeling.

“I’d make you coffee, but…” Jack indicated with his free hand, and Riley shook his head.

“Lame excuse. Lame.” He went to the kitchen to make coffee and found Max sitting with Hayley and Carol. “Lexie has a new tooth,” he announced with pride. He never failed to be proud of every single thing his kids did.


Texas FallJack is focusing on building an equine therapy school for children with special needs and works hard along side his normal horse training and breeding program. He and Riley have settled into a softer, quieter, kind of family life, but that doesn’t stop them using the barn with the door to the fullest!

But the lull comes before the storm.

Riley and his new assistant travel to Laredo, and across the border into Nuevo León as part of an exploratory team and things very quickly go to hell. Riley is caught in some serious Cartel problems and suddenly everything Jack holds dear is threatened.

Add in Vaughn and Darren’s story, revisiting Robbie, Eli, Liam and Marcus, alongside Sean and Eden and the wedding that never was, and this story promises you everything you want from a Texas series book.


RJ ScottRJ Scott has been writing since age six, when she was made to stay in at lunchtime for an infraction involving cookies. She was told to write a story and two sides of paper about a trapped princess later, a lover of writing was born.

As an avid reader herself, she can be found reading anything from thrillers to sci-fi to horror. However, her first real true love will always be the world of romance where she takes cowboys, bodyguards, firemen and billionaires (to name a few) and writes dramatic and romantic stories of love and passion between these men.

With over sixty titles to her name and counting, she is the author of the award winning book, The Christmas Throwaway. She is also known for the Texas series charting the lives of Riley and Jack, and the Sanctuary series following the work of the Sanctuary Foundation and the people it protects.

Her 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.


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