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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

Critic Reviews

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...

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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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

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Judy
  • Champaign, IL, United States
  • 01-06-11

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Before the Dawn

This is the first time listening to a Beverly Jenkins book. I love her books but this Audible book was just as Awesome.

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good Read

loved listening to Thomas Penny. Loved the story even more. I was skeptical at first but Beverly Jenkins never fails!

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THE GREATEST LOVE STORY TOLD

I love Before The Dawn. It was the first book by Beverly Jenkins I've purchased. It's a beautifully told story. The writing is always impressive. The story of Leah and Ryder is very compelling and captivating. I fell in love with her writing right there. The narrative is greatly told too.

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Wow

One of my favorites so far..., lots of usual elements
Quite a few new ones
Worth the credit!!

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Another great read

Thomas Penny narrations of each character are awesome made the story come alive. The storyline was suspenseful and shocking I couldn't put it down. I've listen to all the books by Beverly Jenkins listening to voice of Thomas Penny makes you want to listen more. Beverly continue having him narrating more if your books.

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Wonderful read!!

Would you consider the audio edition of Before the Dawn to be better than the print version?

This story started with a bang and kept me anticipating till the end! Wonderful twist and turns. I couldn't turn this audio off. The narrator had a soothing voice; very appropriate for all the characters. Superb writing with explosive characters. Audio books ROCKS!!!

Any additional comments?

Purchase this audio book!!! Fantastic

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Nice romance novel

Where does Before the Dawn rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Def not top 5 but I can't resist a good romance novel.

Have you listened to any of Thomas Penny’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, this was my first.

Any additional comments?

It's not a bestseller or even the best romance novel I've ever read. But it's def worth the read.