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Before the Dawn

By: Beverly Jenkins
Narrated by: Thomas Penny
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Publisher's Summary

Blackboard best-selling author Beverly Jenkins is "headed for superstar status in romance," according to the Detroit Free Press.

Tavern manager Leah Barnett can scarcely believe the path that destiny has chosen for her. Travelling from Boston to Colorado, Leah has come to face Ryder Damien, the son of her mother's recently deceased lover. Ryder, an angry, ruggedly sexy man, is incensed that this woman will inherit his father's fortune-even if he hadn't seen the man in 30 years. But Leah's charms are many, and soon anger is the last thing in Ryder's heart.

©2001 Beverly Jenkins (P)2002 Recorded Books, LLC

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ï¿¿ï¿¿ï¿¿Her characters are unforgettable, her plots unique, and her storytelling superb." ( Romantic Times)

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A very creative tale with a twist of mystery...

Great job Ms. Beverly...loved the mystery/thriller moments. Ryder is effin hot! Keep it gangsta. Toodles...

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great

some of her best work from begin to end it's good to know that there were some well to do blacks and the story will keep you going

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This just might be my favorite

At this point, I’ve read/listened to nine (9) of Ms. Jenkins books. They’ve all been both entertaining and informative. ‘Before the Dawn,’ however, might just be my favorite. Not only was the love story between Leah and Ryder romantic and steamy, the murder mystery was intriguing (I was able to wear my sleuth hat).I love a good mystery. Though I’d figured out who the culprit was long before it was revealed, the actual revelation was unexpected. I didn’t see any of it coming. My mouth hung open in shock and surprise at the conclusion of the mystery. I doubt that anyone could’ve predicted ‘it.’ Also, the final court room scenes was excellent. It was written so well that I was transported into the room and could see the drama unfold as I stood there and watched. And lastly, the intense, brooding, sexy Ryder is by far my favorite of Ms. Jenkins male (hero) characters. Thomas Penny did an amazing job with Ryder’s voice. Sexy as hell. Both the writing and narration for this book were impeccable. Bravo.

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Great story

I always enjoy this narrator. The story is a bit far fetched but still super enjoyable. I wish they would use the original cover art. I hate when the people don’t look anything like the people in the story. That’s just my 2 cents.

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Awesome!!! Audio book

What did you love best about Before the Dawn?

The setting and the characters. Mrs. Eloise (who took me by surprise) who would have thought that she would have been the murderess in this story.

What did you like best about this story?

The brief excerpts of History. I did not know much about African/Native American Indian. Who would have known their role in this county’s history? Great Job!! Beverly Jenkins

Which scene was your favorite?

When Ryder took Leah up to the cabinet for a quick getaway. The way he cared for her and made her feel safe.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Thrilling, enticing and sexy!

Any additional comments?

Thomas Perry did a great job with bring the characters to life. There was never a dull moment. I would most certainly recommend this audio book.

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Entertaining!

Very interesting prospective of a storyline involving characters from a minority background. Well-written and thoroughly entertaining novel. I will look for more from this author.

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One of my new favorites

No one tells a story like Beverly Jenkins. I have been reading books for over 15 years and they get better and better .

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Another surprise ending but a happy one

It's always I have enjoyed reading Beverly Jenkins book.. It was a easy book to read it kept you turning the pages and and the ending was a surprise . Miss Jenkins It's done wonderful work again

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One of my favorites

With the male voice and always wondering what was next this book is one of my top 4 of Beverly J.

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love it

love it even with a man narrating the female characters came through. made me laugh at some parts you'll have experience all emotions with this one.