Atonment by BJ Daniels
Date Read: March 2014
Genre: Romance, Suspense
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.
Publisher: Harlequin HQN
Series: Beartooth Montana #4
Read for Review (NetGalley)
Overall Rating: 3.50
Story Rating: 3.25
Character Rating: 3.75
First Thought when Finished: Atonment by BJ Daniels would have made 2 great full length novels but there was a little too much going on for one!
Story Thoughts: Atonment was really 2 stories in one: One for Dillon/Tessa and one for the Sheriff. The problem was that I felt both would have made great full length novels on their own. I felt more could have been explored with Dillon/Ethan. I also would have liked a little more of Tessa/Dillon, their love story was a little rushed. I would have been happy with more about the Sheriff (though that might have been tackled in the previous books but I have not read them). I did love the pacing and writing. I guess I just wanted more of both stories which is what left me wanting…
Character Thoughts: I thought Dillon was a fascinating character. He wasn’t too perfect but he was a great character study in good, solid men! Tessa was a great match for Dillon on paper but I would have liked to know more about her. Together they made for a good love story that I would have loved a little more of.
Final Thoughts: Despite wanting more from the stories, I still enjoyed Atonement! It was a great read for suspense fans.
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