Release Tour ~ Desert Dreams by RJ Scott & VL Locey (Review + Excerpt)

Desert Dreams (Owatonna 6)

This story is best read as part of the series. It can’t be read as a standalone.

GLBTQ, MM, Hockey Romance
Genre: Hockey Romance
Trope: Hockey, GLBTQ, Former Abuse, Shelter, Ranch
Released: 14 October 2021
Publisher: Love Lane Books
Series: Owatonna
Length: 28,000 words
Cover Design: Meredith Russell
All Buy Links can be found here: http://www.rjscott.co.uk/read-desertdreams
Available – Wide Release
ISBN – 9781785642975


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Desert Dreams

Authors: RJ ScottV.L. Locey
Series: OWATONNA U (Hockey Romance), Book 6
Genre: Hockey
Tag: 2021 RJ VL

When danger stalks their new home, it’s only their strength as a couple that keeps them safe.  

Ryker misses Jacob every day he’s away. At the start of a new Raptors season with everything to play for, Jacob, the desert ranch, and their small menagerie of animals have become an oasis of peace in a turbulent world. He’s never ridden a horse, he’s never considered how much this place would mean to him, but suddenly he’s forming a connection with a mare called Tops and loving every moment of this new life. Balancing hockey with his love for Jacob, he feels that nothing can ever go wrong.

With his life finally on track, Jacob is pouring all of himself into the dream he shares with Ryker. Putting the final touches on Mountain Vista Ranch, a halfway home for troubled LGBTQ youth and their families, fills his heart with pride. When their first clients arrive, he finds himself drawn to the small family and their plight. Little does he or Ryker know that the darkness the newcomers have fled from is following them.


Excerpt

“This is Max.” Jacob held the phone out to me. “He looks like a happy kid,” Jacob murmured.

I glanced at my husband to see the light in his eyes. One day he might want kids—surrogacy, adoption, somehow, we’d be extending our family—and how could we do that if I was traded up to Montreal or Vancouver and he was here in Arizona?

“He’s the best.” Jack beamed. “All four of the kids ride, and because of Max we have a horse therapy program for children at the D.” 

Of course, they did, because Jack clearly had a grip on his life and could work magic, and managed to have his whole world on an even keel. 

“We’re uncles,” Jacob said proudly. “Show Jack a photo.” He looked at me pointedly.

I could see the tension bracketing his eyes. I was fucking up, and he’d been planning for this visit for weeks. After all, it had been Jack’s Legacy Ranch that had inspired Jacob. 

“Sorry, yeah.” I scrolled to a picture of little Charlotte on my cell, my heart swelling with love at seeing her cheeky smile, and showing Jack who made all the right noises, and called her hella cute. She was hella cute, and in that particular photo, she was in a tiny Raptors shirt that I’d sent to Dad and Ten. 

“I’m actually kind of her big brother, Jacob’s like an uncle, but biologically—it’s complicated.”

“Life always is.” Jack laughed. “And that’s your team?” he asked, smiling at me, waiting for me to give the best answer I could think of. 

“Yeah, the Arizona Raptors, in Arizona.” Duh. The fuck, Ryker?

“I never get that.” Jack wrinkled his nose. “I get ice in Canada, that’s perfectly okay, I mean, it’s cold. But we have a team in Dallas, you know them, yeah?”

“There are only thirty-two teams, so we play them.” Jeez, way to sound condescending. 

Jack shook his head. “Ice. In Dallas. Makes as much sense as ice in Arizona.”


~ * ~ Jos Review ~ * ~

5 Stars

If you haven’t read the Owatonna Hockey books, you’ve missed out on a fantastic series. Related to the Raptors and Railers series, this is book 6 and is another short visit to Jacob and Ryker’s lives as they continue to settle down. Hard not to give spoilers away if you haven’t read the series, so go read the series. I’m going to tell you to read this, so you might as well read all the others first.

I love Ryker and Jacob. A long-distance relationship isn’t easy; Ryker comes and goes while Jacob builds their dream on the ranch. We know they love each other and have been through so much. This is just another step on the way. The banter is still there, as is the passion and the love. Maksim is just hilarious and a great addition to the cast of characters.

A little tension, many laughs, and much love, a great addition to the series.A definite recommendation from me.

***Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure. A review wasn’t a requirement.***


SERIES OVERVIEW

The Owatonna U Series is a spin-off from the best-selling Harrisburg Railers Hockey Series. From the authors of bestselling MM Hockey Romance, RJ Scott & VL Locey.

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SERIES DETAILS

Owatonna – RJ Scott & V.L. Locey in the reading order

Changing Lines (Railers 1) – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-ChangingLines
First Season (Railers 2)  – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-FirstSeason
Deep Edge (Railers 3)  – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-DeepEdge
Poke Check (Railers 4)  – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-PokeCheck
Last Defense (Railers 5)  – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-LastDefense
Goal Line (Railers 6)  – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-GoalLine
Ryker (Owatonna 1)  – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-Ryker
Neutral Zone (Railers 7)  – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-NeutralZone
Hat Trick (Railers 8)  – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-HatTrick
Scott (Owatonna 2)  – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-Scott
Save the Date (Railers 9)  – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-SaveDate
Benoit (Owatonna 3)  – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-Benoit
Coast to Coast (Raptors 1)  – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-Coast2Coast
Across the Pond (Raptors 2)  – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-AcrossThePond
Christmas Lights (Owatonna 4)  – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-ChristmasLights
Shadow and Light (Raptors 3)  – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-ShadowLight
Sugar and Ice (Raptors 4)  – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-SugarIce
School and Rock (Raptors 5)  – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-SchoolRock
Baby Makes Three (Railers 10)  – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-BabyMakesThree
Valentine’s Hearts (Owatonna 5)  – http://rjscott.co.uk/read-valentine
Lost in Boston (Free prequel novella) (Boston Rebels 0)  – http://rjscott.co.uk/LIB_Master
Top Shelf (Boston Rebels 1)  – http://rjscott.co.uk/read-topshelf
Back Check (Boston Rebels 2)  – http://rjscott.co.uk/read-backcheck
Desert Dreams (Owatonna 6) – http://rjscott.co.uk/read-desertdreams – pre-order
Snowed (Boston Rebels 3) – (December 2021) sign up for a release reminder – http://www.rjscott.co.uk/read-snowed

Ryker (Owatonna 1)  – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-Ryker
Scott (Owatonna 2)  – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-Scott
Benoit (Owatonna 3)  – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-Benoit
Christmas Lights (Owatonna 4)  – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-ChristmasLights
Valentine’s Hearts (Owatonna 5)  – http://rjscott.co.uk/read-valentine
Desert Dreams (Owatonna 6) – http://rjscott.co.uk/read-desertdreams


The Authors

RJ SCOTT

RJ Scott, author of M/M romance.
Writing love stories with a happy ever after – cowboys, heroes, family, hockey, single dads, bodyguards
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, 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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VL LOCEY

V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee.
(Not necessarily in that order.)
She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a flock of assorted domestic fowl, and two Jersey steers.
When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in hand.

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