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

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

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

5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: September 24, 2013
Series: Beartooth, Montana #3
Published by Harlequin HQN
Pages: 384
Format: ARC
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“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

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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Jackie P
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Jackie P

I could just sit and look at the covers all day πŸ™‚ This series is on my TBR list…

B.J. Daniels
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B.J. Daniels

Hope you enjoy it, Jackie!! I have been lucky with covers. Wait until you see the next one. ATONEMENT has the most beautiful cover ever!!

Denise Smith
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Denise Smith

i love how you can write several stories in one book at the same time love to read this one thanks

B.J. Daniels
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B.J. Daniels

LOL Denise, I like a lot of stories going on. Glad you like it!

Glittergirl
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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!

B.J. Daniels
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B.J. Daniels

I hope you enjoy the book. I never underestimate my readers. They keep me on my toes. It isn’t that easy to keep them guessing, but I try. πŸ™‚

Michelle Willms
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Michelle Willms

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.

B.J. Daniels
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B.J. Daniels

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.

erinf1
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erinf1

thems some yummy covers πŸ™‚ thanks for sharing!

B.J. Daniels
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B.J. Daniels

Thanks Erin,
Wait until you see the cover for ATONEMENT (out in March). While I’ve loved my covers, the March one is down right beautiful!
BJ

Elizabeth P
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Elizabeth P

wow this sounds great!…and *fanningself* at the cover

B.J. Daniels
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B.J. Daniels

LOL Elizabeth
He is cute isn’t he.

kp
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kp

Love the sound of this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

B.J. Daniels
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B.J. Daniels

Hi KP, how you like it. I’m having so much fun with this series.
BJ

Marika Weber
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Marika Weber

Ms. Daniel is an auto buy author for me. I’ve been reading about her Montana tales for some time.

And yes, Kimberley, she is a Goddess!

Marika Weber

B.J. Daniels
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B.J. Daniels

Marika,
Blushing here. Thank you so much. So glad you are enjoying the books. I have a fall writing them. Kim is the Goddess tho. Isn’t she terrific!
BJ

Lori Meehan
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Lori Meehan

The book sounds great and I love the cover.

B.J. Daniels
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B.J. Daniels

Thanks Lori and thanks for stopping by,
BJ

Marisa joy
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Marisa joy

Oh this looks good! Cannot wait to read.

B.J. Daniels
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B.J. Daniels

Marisa,
Hope you enjoy it. I share a little of Montana and my weird thought process. πŸ™‚
BJ

angie griffith
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angie griffith

Sounds good cant wait to read

B.J. Daniels
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B.J. Daniels

Hope you like it Angie!
BJ

Betty Hamilton
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Betty Hamilton

What a sexy front cover! This sounds like a good book and one that I would love to read!

B.J. Daniels
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B.J. Daniels

Betty, hope you like it. It was fun writing about characters who have lived and lost.
BJ

Ruth S.
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Ruth S.

Sounds like a great Book! Thanks for the review! πŸ™‚

B.J. Daniels
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B.J. Daniels

Ruth,
That was a wonderful review! Thanks Kim!! Hope you enjoy the book.
BJ

Diane Sallans
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Diane Sallans

When the reviewer calls the author a ‘Goddess of Romantic Suspense’ I pay attention!

B.J. Daniels
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B.J. Daniels

LOL Diane. Kim is the true Goddess.
BJ

Lori H
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Lori H

This sounds like another author to add to the TBR stack and wish list too.
Thanks πŸ™‚

B.J. Daniels
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B.J. Daniels

Thankjs Lori. Hope you enjoy the book.
BJ

Janice Hougland
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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. πŸ™‚ Hope I win! jdh2690@gmail.com

B.J. Daniels
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B.J. Daniels

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. πŸ™‚ He’s a man after all.
Hope you enjoy the series!!
BJ

Linda Townsend
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Linda Townsend

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

B.J. Daniels
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B.J. Daniels

Thank you Linda!! You’re awesome!

lisa w
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lisa w

Love this series!

B.J. Daniels
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B.J. Daniels

Thanks Lisa. I can’t tell you how much I love hearing that. I am having so much fun writing it.

Meghan Stith
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Meghan Stith

Thanks for the giveaway!

B.J. Daniels
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B.J. Daniels

Fingers cross for you Meghan!

Cheryl Sanders
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Cheryl Sanders

This book sounds great! Amazing review and awesome cover!!! Thank you for the giveaway.

B.J. Daniels
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B.J. Daniels

Cheryl, aren’t Kim’s reviews terrific! She makes me blush,
BJ

Shelbie Knight
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Shelbie Knight

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 =)

B.J. Daniels
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B.J. Daniels

Kim writes the BEST reviews. She’s the true Goddess!
BJ

Texas Book Lover
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Texas Book Lover

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

B.J. Daniels
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B.J. Daniels

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.
BJ

jodi marinich
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jodi marinich

great review

B.J. Daniels
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B.J. Daniels

Hi Jodi,
Kim writes the best reviews!
BJ

Krysten M
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Krysten M

Ooh, sounds good πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to read it!

B.J. Daniels
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B.J. Daniels

Hi Krysten, hope you enjoy it!!
BJ

Kimberly
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Kimberly

Thank you all for such amazing comments!!! I really loved this book

B.J. Daniels
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B.J. Daniels

I loved your review. πŸ™‚ Many thanks.

Vicki Lake
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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 πŸ™‚

B.J. Daniels
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B.J. Daniels

Vicki, thank you so much. I hope you enjoy it!! BJ

bn100
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bn100

It sounds interesting

B.J. Daniels
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B.J. Daniels

Hope you like it!

Landry
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Landry

This looks to be a fantastic read! Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

B.J. Daniels
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B.J. Daniels

Hope you enjoy it Landry!! I’m having a ball with the series.
BJ

Misty
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Misty

Totally new series to me….think I need to go back to the beginning!

B.J. Daniels
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B.J. Daniels

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. πŸ™‚
BJ

Natasha
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Natasha

Great review!
Sounds like a great read!!
Thanks for the chance to win!

B.J. Daniels
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B.J. Daniels

Hi Natasha! Hope you enjoy it!
BJ

Amber
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Amber

Great review! I will definitely be checking out her books!