Review: Atonment by BJ Daniels

Posted March 7, 2014 by Felicia S in 2014 Read, 3.50 Wine Glasses, Reviews / 9 Comments

Review: Atonment by BJ DanielsSource: NetGalley EBook Review, Provided by Harlequin HQN

Format: eARC

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.

More Information:
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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Story Rating
3 / 5
Character Rating
4 / 5
Felicia S
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9 responses to “Review: Atonment by BJ Daniels

  1. I’m reading this now, and so far it’s pretty good. I agree that the sheriff’s story seems to get just as much coverage as Tessa/Dillon. I’m new to this series too.

  2. Interesting, it isn’t often that you get too much story. I would be bothered that the female character wasn’t more fleshed out.

  3. I’ve only read one BJ Daniels and, while I liked it, it didn’t blow up my skirt. Sounds like this one was also good but not blow-up-your-skirt fantastic.