ARC Review + Giveaway: Forsaken by B.J. Daniels

Posted September 25, 2013 by Kimberly in Reviews / 61 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review + Giveaway: Forsaken by B.J. Daniels

5 Stars

Author: B.J. Daniels
Series: Beartooth, Montana #3
Published by Harlequin HQN
Released: September 24, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Western
Pages: 384
Format: ARC
Source: Author


“Ms. Daniels to me is a Goddess of Romantic Suspense and I tip my hat to her for giving us another well written and intriguing saga.” ~Under the Covers

A fan of the Beartooth, Montana series from day one I again was beyond happy to have a chance to read the third installment, FORSAKEN before its release date. FORSAKEN by the ultra gifted B.J. Daniels grabs the reader’s attention from the first paragraph with her knack for suspense and keeps the reader enveloped in her mystery until the very end.

Bentley Jamison is the new kid on the block. The handsome lawyer from back East comes to the West as Deputy Sheriff for the town. Sheriff Frank Curry is away to see the daughter who was institutionalized for trying to kill her own him. While Curry is away tragedy strikes. From out of the mountains races sheep rancher, Maddie Connor’s young tender Dewey, terrified out of his mind about what just happened up in the mountains, where he and sheep herder, Branch, we tending Maddie’s flock. The boy appears with blood on him and says he can’t recall all that happened.

Maddie Curry is the last of a dying breed of sheep ranchers Even after she loses her husband and son in an avalanche she, continues what she believes is her legacy, but with her dear friend and sheep herder, Branch missing and possibly dead, Maddie knows her days as a rancher are numbered. When she meets Deputy Sheriff Brantley Jamison she scoffs at him, thinking that because he isn’t from the area that he is completely out of his element. The two set off on a difficult trek into the mountains with a bad snowstorm nipping at their heels to find Branch and see to Maddie’s flock. Maddie soon finds herself wrong about the handsome Deputy and at the same time attracted to him during their misadventure.

In the meantime, back in town, store owner Nettie Benton, who has been in love with Frank Curry for years, still finds herself being pushed away by the love of her life and she’s finds it becoming tiresome. When bad boy of old, J.D. West comes back to town after a very long sabbatical, Sheriff Curry finds the need to watch his back because J.D. has eyes for Nettie. When J.D. saves Nettie’s life after she is almost run down by someone from Frank’s past, J.D. finds himself as savior to Nettie and possible paramour.

While Deputy Jamison and Maddie try to solve the mystery up in the snowy mountains, Sheriff Curry deals with his own issues. When the past becomes a danger to his future Frank needs to decide what is more important, settling scores or his relationship. Jamison has a similar dilemma with the refreshing yet stubborn widow. Maddie and Brantley still dwell on their pasts, but their emerging feelings for one another can overcome anything if they can just get through the storm.

I honestly don’t know how this woman does it. B.J. Daniels can write several stories going on at the same time and keeps the reader enthralled with it all. There is a lot of nail-biting and gasping that goes on from cover to cover. So much more happens on in FORSAKEN that I can’t even begin to tell you about because I don’t want to give anything away. Just know this, FORSAKEN by B.J. Daniels, is well worth picking up. Ms. Daniels to me is a Goddess of Romantic Suspense and I tip my hat to her for giving us another well written and intriguing saga. In addition, the romance that occurs between these mostly, what are considered middle aged men and women are so refreshing, they make me smile from ear to ear. Finally, someone who understands that not just twenty somethings can have gripping romantic interludes and knows that love can be found at any age! Now if she will only give my two favorite characters their day in the sun, I will be a very content reader, until then, I guess my nails will be nubs. Pick up your copy of FORSAKEN by B.J. Daniels and if you haven’t read the first two books in the Beartooth Montana series, UNFORGIVEN and REDEMPTION, or the Prequel to the series, FALLEN, you got your work cut out for you because I recommend them all highly!

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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.


Kimberly is our main stay historical romance guest reviewer, her genre of choice.She's very involved in the romance community and is the founder of Book Obsessed Chicks Book Club, which started out in New York and now has several other branches.

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61 Responses to “ARC Review + Giveaway: Forsaken by B.J. Daniels”

  1. Glittergirl

    This is a new author to me but wow her writing sounds fantastic. Just what I enjoy, a complex plot that keeps me guessing. I’d love to win a copy and get started. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

  2. I enjoyed the review. It’s refreshing to learn of an author who isn’t afraid to write about “real” adults (I don’t want to say “mature”). It’s tiring to constantly read about those in their 20s acting as if they’re in their 30s or 40s. It simply isn’t realistic. I look forward to reading this author. Thank you for sharing.

    • Michelle, that is so refreshing to hear you say. I love writing about characters who are older and find love. I love characters who have lived some life and had some losses. I think they are much more interesting. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Janice Hougland

    Hello again, BJ! I visited Amazon earlier this afternoon and bought the first two books in this Beartooth series so as to prepare myself for this newest release of yours. :-) Hope I win!

    • Janice,
      You go girl! Hope you enjoy the series. You’ll soon see that Sheriff Frank Curry is one of my favorite characters, though Kim said she wanted to kick him in the seat of the pants in this book. :) He’s a man after all.
      Hope you enjoy the series!!

  4. Linda Townsend

    I LOVED this book! It’s set in the raw Montana wilderness, has great characters, a gripping mystery… it’s awesome!

  5. Your review is done is such a way where it gives me a good idea of the story, but not so much where you are giving away key plot points. As a good review should. Thank you! Shelbie =)

  6. Texas Book Lover

    Contemporary, western and a romantic suspense! Plus you gave it 5 Stars! Gotta check this one out!

    • Hi Texas,
      I was born there and can’t help but weave Texas into my books (My Cardwell Ranch series for Intrigue)
      Hope you like the Beartooth, Montana series.

  7. Vicki Lake

    this looks like a must read! I loved your review of this book and will be buying it as soon as I finish entering the giveaway!! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway :)

    • Hi Misty,
      All the books stand alone but I think you would enjoy it more if you started with the first one or at least REDEMPTION. I have some ongoing stories.
      This series continues for another 8 books. :)

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