Audio Review: Atonement by B. J. Daniels

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Audio Review: Atonement by B. J. DanielsAtonement by B. J. Daniels
Series: Beartooth Montana #4
Narrator: Graham Winton
Published by Recorded Books on December 4, 2014
Genres: Romantic Suspense, Western Romance
Format: Audiobook
Length: 8 hours, 57 minutes
Source: Publisher
Audio | Goodreads
four-stars
three-flames

Just how far are people willing to go to keep their secrets?

Protecting the citizens of Beartooth, Montana, is never an easy job. One year later, Sheriff Dillon Lawson still feels guilty that he couldn't save his twin brother, Ethan. But the biggest test of his bravery comes when Tessa Winters arrives, claiming to be pregnant…with Ethan's baby. At first, Dillon can't decide if this beautiful woman is a con artist or a victim. If Ethan didn't die in that car crash, then where is he—and why is he hiding?

Now, Dillon is prepared to do anything to uncover the truth…anything except admit his growing feelings for Tessa. But with violence threatening, Tessa and Dillon must trust in each other to save not only themselves…but also Tessa's unborn child.

 

Icon SUSPENSEIcon MURDER MYSTERYicon westernicon ROMANCE

 
Deputy Sheriff Dillon Lawson’s identical twin brother, Ethan, died a year ago. So, when Tessa Winters shows up seven months pregnant and claiming Ethan’s the father, color him skeptical. And, she was convinced he was really Ethan. Talk about your rocky starts.

 
I really enjoyed how the story unfolded and their relationship developed. Trust was a huge issue, as you would expect, and it was a slow build. There were layered elements of mystery and suspense, making this a real puzzler. Additionally, one of the unresolved stories from the last book was addressed in this one. This is very definitely a series that must be read in order as there are continuing story arcs.

 
One other thing I’m enjoying about the series is its authenticity. Life in this region of the country is significantly different from most urban/suburban environments. Even the approach to law enforcement varies, taking into consideration the western lifestyle. It’s a completely different experience and it shines through. The narrator effectively captures this in dialect and attitude.

 
I’m really enjoying the series and am looking forward to the next story.

About B. J. Daniels

B.J. Daniels’ life dream was to be a policewoman. After a career as an award-winning newspaper journalist, she wrote and sold 37 short stories before she finally wrote her first book. Since then she has won numerous awards including a career achievement award last year for romantic suspense.

She lives in Montana with her husband, Parker, two Springer Spaniels, Jem and Spot, and a temperamental tomcat named Jeff. When she isn’t writing, she snowboards, camps, boats and plays tennis.

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four-stars
Overall: four-stars
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