Series: Beartooth Montana

Audio Review: Atonement by B. J. Daniels

Posted January 21, 2016 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 0 Comments

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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

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.



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.

Review Breakdown
Overall: four-stars

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Audio Review: Forsaken by B. J. Daniels

Audio Review: Forsaken by B. J. Daniels

Posted November 18, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

  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. […]

Audio Review: Redemption by B. J. Daniels

Audio Review: Redemption by B. J. Daniels

Posted July 30, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

       Quick summary Jack French just spent two years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. He’s back in Beartooth and on his way into town, he encounters Kate LaFond, the new owner of the town cafe, being assaulted. When he comes to her rescue, she’s not grateful at all as Kate’s used to taking care of herself. This pretty much defines their relationship going forward. Kate’s hiding a few secrets and has a murky history. Jack’s on a mission to clear his name. Their paths will inevitably converge.   What I enjoyed I really liked Jack and his laid back manner, especially as he seemed to instinctively know how to handle the often prickly, independent Kate. Her story was presented in a […]

Good Mystery! Unforgiven by B. J. Daniels

Good Mystery! Unforgiven by B. J. Daniels

Posted July 21, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

    Rylan West returns home after an 11-year absence following the murder of his sister. Destry Grant was the love of his life until her brother, Carson, was suspected to be the murderer. Now he’s returned, too, and all the questions and suspicions resurface.   This reads more like mystery/suspense with romantic elements as the romance didn’t develop until near the end. I had zero investment in Rylan and Destry’s relationship because it was too far in the background. However, I enjoyed the story for the mystery aspect as it kept me intrigued even though there weren’t many redeemable characters to hang my hat on. I do plan to read the next book in the series.

Fallen by B. J. Daniels

Fallen by B. J. Daniels

Posted July 3, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

   I think it was my good fortune that I read the first five chapters of the first book before I remembered this one existed. With some foresight, this story is a perfect set up for that book and has already answered some developing questions. It succinctly introduces the major characters as well as the mystery that plagues them. It does end in a cliffhanger and my recommendation would be to have the next book in the queue. I’m much more excited now to get back to Unforgiven. This did what a prequel is supposed to do and it’s short and so very not sweet.