Series: Beartooth, Montana #4
on February 25th, 2014
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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.
Whenever I am not sure what I want to read next, I usually start a B.J. Daniels novel. She is one of my go-to authors. Atonement has definitely been added to my pile of good reads. Daniels knows how to keep a reader captivated with her intriguing mysteries. I know that’s why I was hanging on by the seat of my pants.
We start off with Ethan’s POV in a nail-biting scene, and then we fade on into a mellow ranch where Dillon, Ethan’s twin is working a horse in a corral. Dillon’s mood is steadily growing somber while working this horse, lost in his own thoughts. The next day will mark the one year anniversary of his brother’s death. (Or so he thinks.) When a very pretty and very pregnant visitor shows up on his ranch and starts yelling at Dillon about giving her back her money and telling him she wants him to have nothing to do with their child, he starts to wonder what in the hell is going on and wondering why she thinks the baby is Ethan’s since he’s been gone a year. After a lot of convincing, he finally convinces Tessa that he is not,in fact, Ethan but his twin Dillon. And the farther into investigating Ethan’s trail, the more danger they find themselves in.
I loved how Daniels wove Dillon, Ethan, and Tessa’s story with another side story involving Nettie and Frank. (Which seemed like I needed to go back and read the previous one to know the extent of all that happened there, but it didn’t take away from their story at all.) When I thought it was one person, she threw a wrench in and had my eyes going wide with who was the culprit. I love a good mystery thrown in with a great love story. There wasn’t any scorching hot love scenes but I felt the story didn’t need it either. It would have taken away from the story itself and Daniels executed this perfectly. Now I just need to go back and read the previous books in this series and I will be all set! 🙂