Today I am so pleased to welcome RJ Scott to Joyfully Jay. RJ has come to talk to us about Crooked Tree Ranch. She has also brought along book to give away! Please join me in giving her a big welcome!


I’ve always been fascinated by the ‘fish out of water’ trope, ever since I read my first Mills and Boon, and even before that in the Narnia books or the Enid Blyton school stories. When a central character, for some reason, is thrown out of what they know and placed in a new situation that is alien to them, with all its associated difficulties, I love the way things go. Very often, there is the associated ‘misunderstood’ trope, the ‘hate to love’ trope, and of course, the best one of these types of stories, ‘opposites attract.’

Jay is fresh from losing his job as a marketing consultant in the city, and when jobs are scarce, he takes a last-chance job at a ranch in Montana, which promises a low salary, but somewhere to live and a horse. Given he’s never ridden a horse, he thinks they are messing with him, but no, he gets a horse. More importantly, he gets a safe home for himself, his sister, and his niece and nephew to live, and that is what is most important.

Nate is the rancher, taciturn, worried about the ranch, money, his family, and tired—he brought up his two younger brothers after his parents died, and he’s trapped even if he does love the land he works with every inch of his soul. Taking on a city-boy to help with marketing the dude ranch is just the start of how things begin to go wrong for Nate, and it’s a beautiful journey of love, family, mystery, and the ranch itself.

The Montana series is complete at six books and is in Kindle Unlimited. will take you to the in Amazon in your country

My other cowboy series, Texas, is now completed at nine books and is also in Kindle Unlimited. There is an angsty spin-off, Legacy, which is a further three books (KU, obviously). will take you to the Amazon in your country


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, fire fighters, 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 bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.


Win three ebooks from RJ’s backlist by commenting on the post and telling her what job you would love to do, but that would make you a fish out of water! (or leave any comment) Just leave a comment at the end of the post to enter. The contest ends on Saturday, May 9th at 11:59 pm ET.

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