Tuesday, April 26, 2016

R.C. Ryan’s MATT Launch {+ Giveaway}

I’m delighted today to be participating in author R.C. Ryan’s Launch Day Blitz for her latest release, MATT, the first installment in her new Malloys of Montana Series.

To celebrate the release of this new series today, there is a tour-wide giveaway for five (5) print copies of MATT. Please see the end of the post for more giveaway details.

Here’s a brief synopsis of the book …

Wild Horses Couldn't Drag Him Away From Her
        Raised beneath the big Montana sky, Matt Malloy was never meant to be a jet-setting businessman. But he'll do anything to protect the family ranch he shares with his brothers. Coming home after a two-week trip to Italy, Matt wants nothing more than to shed his suit and tie for a well-worn pair of jeans and ride his horse up to the cabin for some alone time. The last thing he needs is a big-city lawyer invading his privacy-even if she is the most beautiful woman he's ever seen . . .
        Vanessa Kettering has devoted her life to her work. As a passionate animal rights defender, she doesn't have room for anything else. But from the moment she meets Matt, she's taken with this rugged cowboy's lazy smile and tender touch. When a raging storm traps them inside his cabin for the night, one steamy kiss leads to another, sweeping them away with a force that's as wild and untamed as the land he loves. But when the morning light comes, will she lose her heart?

MATT is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo and Goodreads.


Author R.C. Ryan
New York Times bestselling author R.C. Ryan has written more than ninety novels, both contemporary and historical.  Quite an accomplishment for someone who, after her fifth child started school, gave herself the gift of an hour a day to follow her dream to become a writer.

In a career spanning more than twenty years, R.C. has given dozens of radio, television, and print interviews across the country and Canada, and has been quoted in such diverse publications as the Wall Street Journal and Cosmopolitan. She has also appeared on CNN News, and Good Morning America.  

R.C. Ryan is a pseudonym of New York Times bestselling author Ruth Ryan Langan.

You can learn more about R. C. and her alter ego Ruth Ryan Langan by visiting her website and connecting with her on Twitter and Facebook.

Now here are my thoughts on this fascinating new series. Once again I was fortunate to be able to read a print copy of the book while listening to the audio version. I highly recommend both formats.

MATT by R.C. Ryan

It’s always interesting when an author puts a city character with a country character and author R.C. Ryan knows how to blend the combination into a tantalizing tale.

Narrator Loretta Rawlins is spot-on in her interruption of the characters along with their actions and emotions. Her mannerisms and accents enhances this delightful story.

Matt Malloy loves life on his family’s Montana ranch. He tends to try to fix the family’s problems since the death of both of his parents. But he’s unprepared for a big city lawyer visiting to talk with his grandmother about animal rights.

Vanessa Kettering is a dedicated animal rights defender that stays busy between Chicago and Washington D.C. Never one to back down from anything, Vanessa finds more than she bargained for when she winds up having to talk to the grandson of the woman she was hoping to interview.

Between an angry storm and death threats from criminals her father is working to put away, Vanessa finds there’s more to the wide open country of Montana than she ever imaged.

A sweet love story, MATT is also about family loyalty, a cross knit small community, and finding one’s place in the world. The characters are well-developed and likable. The bantering among family members brings out the realism of the story.

Through the author’s rich descriptions, the Montana landscape comes alive on the page and through the narration. The small town atmosphere is genuine and heartwarming, while the family bond among the Malloys and the Ketterins is refreshing.

MATT is a delightful tale of suspense with a touch of romance and a nice helping of good old fashion western flare. A fun start to an intriguing new series.

Matt by R.C. Ryan, The Malloys of Montana (Book #1), Forever, @2016, ISBN: 978-1455591602, Mass Market Paperback, 368 Pages; Narrated by Loretta Rawlins, Hachette, Audio, ASIN: B01DYHZBAO, Audible Audio Edition, Listening Length: 9 Hours and 33 Minutes  

FTC Full Disclosure – This book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

This tour-wide giveaway is for five (5) print copies of MATT by R. C. Ryan.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. Do you enjoy following a series that focuses on each member of a family?


  1. Everyone uses initials these days. I feel so untrendy.
    Congratulations, RC.

  2. I've heard great things of the Montana landscape and I like it when city and country people encounter each other.

  3. The city/country dynamic, the Montanan setting, it all sounds like a really solid premise for a good romance. Thanks for sharing, Mason.

  4. I must admit, I love cowboys. This books sounds awesome!!! And Montana is a great setting to read about, too.

  5. I love the cover on that one, although I'm not a cowboy fan. I don't know why--perhaps it's growing up in the South and seeing what cowboys mean in these parts!

  6. Could be a good summer read!

  7. I'm with Alex. I didn't know I'd be trendy. I just thought I'd be secretive with that initial. :-) Well, everyone can stop laughing about now. Here's to a cowboy love story!


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