I recently began listening to Under a Killer Moon by B.J. Daniels and realized this was a series that I had read one book from. I put this one away and grabbed the three previous books in this series and enjoyed them all. I listened to the audiobooks narrated by Corey Snow and was hooked, listening to one after another. You do not need to read or listen to them in order as each book is about a different character, with secondary characters being from other books in the series. There were also 2 novellas/short stories that I enjoyed on two of the audiobooks.

From the Shadows (Buckhorn Montana #2) by B.J. Daniels, Corey Snow (Narrator)

Published February 23rd 2021 by HQN Books, Harlequin Audio

4 Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Casey Crenshaw had moved to Buckhorn temporarily. She has inherited her grandmother’s hotel when she passed and she plans to sell it as fast as she can. She has no ties to Buckhorn or the hotel anymore. The memory of a previous employee and colleague of Casey’s was murdered there and it is said that her ghost haunts the place. When she arrives, she finds that someone has already had the power turned on and is living there. Finn James is in hiding, after recently making a killing when he sold his business, so why was he in Buckhorn? Then the others that worked there when the murder occurred start showing up for a reunion. What is going on? Who is behind these invitations?

From the Shadows is a romantic suspense story that had some likable characters, action and twists. The story is a mystery that has Casey, with Finn’s help, trying to figure out a cold case. Who killed their young co-worker years ago and was it one of them? I wasn’t all that fond of Casey at the beginning of the story, but she quickly grew on me and I was rooting for her to stay safe, find the killer and maybe change her mind about the hotel and stay in Buckhorn. Finn was a great partner to Casey. He was strong and smart and was able to help her out with a few of her problems. There were a lot of suspects to the murder as they all seemed to have a motive, but some were stronger than others. With danger around every corner, the investigation didn’t go smoothly. Finn and Casey gradually grow on one another and there is the romance, but it doesn’t take over the book. I liked seeing several of the characters from the first book make an appearance. Once again the culprit was not my guess, but that just makes a story more interesting to me. With a great story, wonderful characters and a well-plotted mystery, I recommend this book to those who enjoy mysteries with suspense and a bit of romance. If you enjoy audiobooks, Corey Snow does a great job with this one.

At the Crossroads (Buckhorn, Montana #3) by B.J. Daniels, Corey Snow (Narrator)

Published November 30th 2021 by HQN Books, Harlequin Audio

4.5 Stars:

Culhane Travis and Alexis Brand were sheriff’s deputies and romantic partners until six months earlier, when a new sheriff fires them both. He accused them of being dishonest and when Culhane filed a wrongful dismissal suit, he is framed for the murder of his ex-wife and is now on the run. He returns to Buckhorn to try and find evidence to prove his innocence. Alexis is now a bounty hunter and is after Culhane. They meet up in Buckhorn and she agrees to give him 48 hours to prove his innocence. The problem is, there are other people trying to stop that from happening. While having breakfast, three gunmen show up in the café. They are trigger happy, one injured and not worried about killing a few people or taking hostages.

This book was action packed and constantly moving. I held my breath at a few spots as Alexis and Culhane were constantly in jeopardy. There were a lot of townsfolk from the previous books in this one and they played some important roles. I really loved the characters of Alexis Brand and Culhane Travis. They had a lot of chemistry and worked so well together. This is a book that could easily be turned into a movie with all its wonderful characters, great storyline and several sub-plots. I knew that Culhane would eventually be vindicated, but it was an entertaining ride to get to that point. Best one in the series so far. Once again, Corey Snow does a wonderful job with the narration and pulled me into the story quickly. I recommend this book and series and to those who like romantic suspense.

Out of the Blue (Buckhorn, Montana #3.5) by B.J. Daniels, Corey Snow (Narrator)

Published January 1st 2022 by HQN Books

3 Stars: ⭐⭐⭐

Out of the Blue is a short story (61 pages) that was included with the audiobook, Before Buckhorn (#4). It is the story of tavern owner Dave Tanner. One night, his ex-girlfriend/highschool sweetheart walks into his bar. He is surprised as he remembers their feelings toward one another. She immediately plays upon those memories, but the locals know something is not quite right. His friend and possible romantic interest, Melissa Herbert is also very suspicious. When she gets information that would put her in a bad light, she isn’t sure how to share it without putting a damper on their relationship. This was a short but sweet story. It gives us a view of locals that are in the full length novels and was enjoyable. Once again, the narration by Corey Snow was well done and I am enjoying his performances.

Before Buckhorn (Buckhorn, Montana #4) by B.J. Daniels, Corey Snow (Narrator)

Published February 22nd 2022 by HQN Books, Harlequin Audio

4 Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

In Before Buckhorn, we return to the town of Buckhorn, Montana along with former cop Jasper Cole. He is working the family ranch and trying to find the peace he is hunting for. When he runs into Darby Cole, he remembers their one night stand from years ago and feelings begin to stir. Meanwhile, a new store has opened in Buckhorn and people are receiving invitations. After their visit to the store, called Gossip, strange things have been happening including a fight between residents and even a “suicide”. Darby, the local newspaper publisher, can’t resist this mystery and is determined to find out what is happening. Jasper works with her to figure what is going on and their chemistry ignites sparks, as well as pulling them into a mystery involving revenge and secrets.

Once again, I loved seeing some of the familiar characters in town, but some of their secrets, Wow! All these little sub-plots give the story a lot of emotion, and had me worried about a few of them. One of my favourite characters, Earl Ray, gets information that throws him for a loop. He has been a regular in all the books and is rather secretive. He has connections from his past and often utilitzed them to get information about characters in all the previous books. The mystery of why the mysterious Leviathan Nash has arrived and what secrets does he know kept me glued to the book. This was a story of intrigue, danger, death and revenge. From the appearance of the crows at the beginning until the end, there was a sinister feel to the story that I loved. Another wonderful book in the Buckhorn, Montana series. As with all the other books in this series, Corey Snow narrates the book with expression and voices that pulled me into the story. I continue to recommend these books in any format.

Before Memories Fade (Buckhorn, Montana #4.5) by B.J. Daniels, Corey Snow (Narrator)

Published July 1st 2022 by HQN Books, September 06, 2022 by Harlequin Audio

3 Stars: ⭐⭐⭐

Before Memories Fade is a short story that was included in the audiobook, Under a Killer Moon (#5). In this story, we meet Gertrude Durham, the local garage owner and mechanic. We find out she has been on the run for years and the crime she is accused of and the statute of limitations is due to run out in three days. Unfortunately for her, two people know who she is and she is in danger of ending up in prison after all these years.

This was another short story that kept the residents of Buckhorn in mind between full novels. A new resident, who opens a local business is there to watch Gertrude. She is incognito as a hair salon owner, ready to move in. I liked all the characters, even Gertrude and wanted her to be safe. There is also a love interest from her past who shows up and I wanted a happily ever after for both characters. I quickly listened to this one and was very pleased with the ending. Although there weren’t many of the locals I have grown to love in this one, the town of Buckhorn plays a large part in the story. I love how all the characters have ended up there over the years, each with their own story.

Under a Killer Moon (Buckhorn, Montana #5) by B.J. Daniels, Corey M. Snow (Narrator)

Published September 6th 2022 by HQN Books, Harlequin Audio

4.5 Stars:

Under a Killer Moon is set shortly after the previous book ends. Buckhorn is having a 125th anniversary with a lot of events planned. As Buckhorn really doesn’t have much a police presence, Vi Mullen has hired a private security team. Marshal Leroy “By the Book” Baggins is not so comfortable about all of the outside people coming into town and wants to know more about Walker Security to make sure they are up to the job. When Marshal Baggins runs into T.J. Walker on the ferris wheel at night, he is not impressed, but meeting her team the next morning reassures him. Meanwhile, Vi’s niece, who we met in an earlier books, has escaped from the mental prison she has been incarcerated in, and plans a visit back to Buckhorn. Another escapee follows her and causes some havoc. There is also a sub-plot involving a historic date rape that T.J. suffered and the perpetrator shows up in Buckhorn. Oh my, lots happening. Can T.J. and Leroy keep everyone safe?

This is romantic suspense, so you know that T.J. and Leroy will get together and they have immediate chemistry. When he finds out about her past, he is enraged and wants to protect her, not what she wants. Meanwhile the story dealing with Vi’s niece starts off slowly, but builds to a crescendo with several others in danger. The governor shows up to the celebration for a political opportunity, even after he is warned to stay away, which was frustrating, why won’t men listen? Overall, this was a fast paced story with lots of action and a bit of a romance fit in. I enjoyed all aspects of this story. Once again, the regulars in town are there and they always add to and round out the story. Some of the previous storylines are still playing out, which adds to the continuity of the story. Another entertaining and enjoyable Buckhorn Montana story, that I recommend. With Corey Snow once again narrating, I enjoyed the audiobook. He is the voice of the characters in this wonderful, eclectic community.