I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Forsaken by B. J. Daniels
Series: Beartooth Montana #3
Narrator: Graham Winton
Published by Recorded Books on November 21, 2014
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Length: 8 hours, 55 minutes
Audio | Goodreads
Danger runs high and passions burn hot in Montana's wild country
Big-city detective Bentley Jamison is a long way from home in the Beartooth wilderness when one of local rancher Maddie Conner's ranch hands goes missing. Towering mountains and a small, tight community are as unfamiliar to Jamison as herding sheep, but he's never shied away from a challenge. As the new deputy sheriff, he's sworn to protect every inch of this rough terrain--starting with unraveling a mystery that has left Maddie a wide-open target.
Maddie's as beautiful--and untamable--as the land around them. Like Jamison, she won't back down from danger. But desire that flares hotter than their tempers only raises the stakes when a fierce storm traps them in the high mountains. Caught in a killer's sights, Jamison and Maddie must trust one another, because now survival--and love--are all that matter.
New deputy sheriff Bentley Jamison has to tell prickly sheep rancher Maddie Connor that one of her ranch hands is missing. Unfortunately, it’s her shepherd who took the entire flock into the mountains to graze. When she and Bentley go searching them, things get dicey and dangerous. Meanwhile, Sheriff Frank Curry’s ex-wife takes things to a new low while Nettie Benton, growing weary of waiting on him, has her head turned when former bad boy J. D. West comes back to town.
I had a hard time putting this book down as there were three interesting storylines in play and I knew they had to converge at some point. I was baffled by Maddie and Bentley’s challenge and Frank’s issues were just frustrating. This was the best story to date and while I figured out most of the mystery, I wasn’t able to solve it all.
Graham Winton does a great job with the narration, providing the proper regional accents expected and “telling” instead of reading the story. I’m not crazy about his female voices (they can sound a bit shrewish at times) but that didn’t interfere with my level of enjoyment.
It was a nice change to have more mature main characters, making the romance just lovely. Their kind regard for each other was refreshing. I loved that part of the mystery is still open (not a cliffhanger) and I can’t wait to listen to the next book.
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