I’m so happy to bring you the next book in this series. We’ve seen Notes & Roses and Love & Hope – now we get a m/m romance involving that one brother that is obviously hiding something … it’s time to find out exactly what 🙂
Stanford Creek #3
by RJ Scott writing as Rozenn Scott
Length: 50,000 words
First comes trust, then love… then the fight to stay alive.
Pop star Tyler Hart is desperate for peace after a humiliating public scandal. It seems like Stanford Creek may well be the place to lay low. After all, it worked for his friends and former bandmates, Cody and Danny. He borrows a cabin and settles in for a quiet Christmas…well, not quite.
Garrett Campbell is on the run. Wounded in the line of duty, he escapes to the only place he feels safe, Stanford Creek and his brother’s cabin. Only he doesn’t realize he’ll have a roommate, and a sexy one at that.
Amid snow falls and winter winds, passion burns bright. When danger threatens to follow Garrett, he has to decide whether to run again before his secrets could kill him and the man of his dreams.
Stanford Creek Series
Notes & Roses
Love & Hope
Let me start by saying I was REALLY looking forward to getting my hands on this book. I’ve read the first two books (although it isn’t required because this will mostly stand on its own) and I was super curious to find out all of Garrett’s secrets 🙂
Returning readers know that he’s hiding something but we aren’t really sure what and I think that Scott handles it well. He’s not James Bond but he’s hiding things for a reason. Unfortunately his last outing ended badly so he’s home to recover and recenter. What he doesn’t expect, but something he’s going to take full advantage of, is sharing his brother’s cabin with his crush.
Tyler is also in Stanford Creek to get his feet back under him after a very public, and very embarrassing, scandal. He thought he’d be spending most of it alone, with a few visits with his old bandmates, but he finds himself in close company with a very rugged and handsome guy. Getting involved might not be smart for either of them but they have a connection that can’t be ignored.
I will say that there are two things that I feel weren’t delivered as well as they could have been. The first is the life-threatening situation that is suggested in the blurb. There is some danger related to Garrett’s job but it doesn’t take up very many pages, so don’t expect a lot of it. Instead we focus on Garrett and Tyler getting to know one another, opening up about themselves, and exploring their growing friendship and the attraction between them. Which I really appreciated – that slow build to something special.
The other is related to Tyler. He seems to have some anxiety issues which is what sends him running, and while he & his brother understand how to address it, it’s not as developed as it could have been. What it does give us is a look at the bond between the twins, a closeness that is so touching and continues even across the miles.
I’m definitely curious where Scott takes us next. She’s fantastic at creating well-matched couples with emotional journeys so she’s bound to keep putting out delightful reads.
RJ Scott is the bestselling gay romance author of over ninety MM romance books. She writes emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.
RJ also writes MF romance under the name Rozenn Scott.
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.
November 17 – Prism Book Alliance