Reviewed by Caroline
SERIES: Legacy Ranch Book 2
AUTHOR: RJ Scott
PUBLISHER: Love Lane Books
LENGTH: 236 Pages
RELEASE DATE: August 2, 2017
Trapped in darkness, can an escort find a man to help him into the light?
Gabriel Reyes never gave in. He fought and was hurt, was abused but escaped with his life. He made his way in the world using the one thing he was good at: sex. He earned a place with a man who controls everything but Gabriel is safe; he’s made it.
Cameron Stafford hires Gabriel for a night, needing nothing more than a pretend boyfriend to get his dysfunctional family off his back. With the money he has in the bank and his own hotel, why won’t they just leave him alone? It doesn’t matter that a degenerative disease has stolen his vision, or that his last boyfriend was a bastard who tried to steal from him; for now he has purpose.
When Gabriel and Cam fall for each other, can they find real happiness and, maybe, a forever that will save them both?
A new story set in the world of Jack and Riley Campbell-Hayes and the Double D Ranch, Texas.
Be aware: emotional and physical abuse are depicted on the page in this book.
Gabriel is the second book in the Legacy Ranch series by RJ Scott and its main characters are Gabriel and Cameron. These two men are worlds apart in most aspects of their lives except for the hurt and pain they carry and a fear for their futures for very different reasons.
Gabriel is a tough character to read. He escaped one life of pain and abuse to fall quickly into another even if this one has the veneer of being better and Gabriel believes he is cared for. There is on page abuse that is not easy to witness and certainly won’t be for everyone. He is definitely a character that as a reader you will want to wrap up and protect.
To an outsider Cameron has it all. A hotel left to him by his grandparents and all the money he could ever need and probably not manage to spend. You would think this young man lived a charmed and easy life – you would be wrong. Cameron has a degenerative eye disease which is slowly making him blind and a dysfunctional family that see his being gay as a whim and his disability as making him incompetent. Neither of these things are true but his family are bullies and pretty horrendous human beings. At this point I should mention Six who quite literally has Cameron’s back and is a fantastic secondary character.
The blurb outlines the story. Cameron and Gabriel both need to heal, gain strength and move forward in their lives. I was a bit sad that we didn’t spend more time on the ranch, it features very little in this second story, but delighted that we got to see Jack and Riley once more.