Afternoon Delight Review: Bred in the Bone by Kendra Elliot

Posted October 27, 2019 by Sophia Rose in Afternoon Delight, Reviews / 12 Comments

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I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Afternoon Delight Review: Bred in the Bone by Kendra Elliot
Bred in the Bone
Narrated by Christine Williams

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Series: Widow's Island #4
Genres: Mystery Romance, Romantic Suspense
Published by Brilliance Audio
Released on October 29, 2019
Format: Audiobook
Source: Publisher
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The Delight

Finding the jewelry that belonged to Samantha out in an orchard pumphouse where teens used to go to carouse has given Cate and Tessa a new lead to their friend’s disappearance.  But, in a shocking turn, a seemingly unrelated hit and run death of the town drunk leads them even further along the path to discovery.  I just can’t get enough of this series and I was thrilled to be tracking once again with FBI Agent Cate Wilde as she and Tessa hunt the cold trail.


Bred in the Bone is fourth of the Widow’s Island series that build on each other and don’t make good standalones.

Cate was traumatized from her last case gone wrong.  She’s physically healed and nearing the time when she needs to report back to duty in Seattle.  However, for the first time since she was a kid, leaving Widow’s Island doesn’t feel right.  There is Henry and their newfound love, of course.  He is the only doctor on the island so he can’t leave.  But, she worked so hard for her career even if she knows that she still can’t return to duty because approaching a closed front door out on a visit with Tessa even if its just to inform a man of his son’s death has her panicking.  Before she can spend too much time on those thoughts, Sam’s case goes from cold case to quite warm and she is dodged to get to the bottom of it once and for all.

This one got exciting and dang it, I can’t babble because it would spoiler it for folks.  Just trust me, that this one takes things up a notch on the surprises and twists.  Great action and suspense along with  solid friendship and tender romance.  What more could you ask for right?

Christine Williams narrated to perfection and is a staple to the joy of experiencing this series.  I get lost in a good way in her narration and this was no exception.

Can’t recommend this series enough.

My thanks to Brilliance Audio for the opportunity to listen to this book in exchange of an honest review.

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New Release #139
Audio #79

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books

Yep, I am definitely going to have to get back to this series. Glad you enjoyed it!

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

Oh yes! 🙂

Angie Elle
2 years ago

This does sound good. I read one book by this author where she was writing with someone else, and I remember enjoying it.

I always love the push and pull of ‘do I want to stay?’ when it’s where the MC grew up. Almost like can they overcome the bad things that happened there to enjoy some good.

Great review!

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  Angie Elle

I’ve only read her Mercy Kilpatrick series which I loved. I do have her new one that comes out in January, I think.
I liked that there was just the right amount tension in that go or stay conflict. She wasn’t stubborn or annoying about it.

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer

LOL…right so dang much happened and honestly I wasn’t expected it so soon!

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

I about burst trying not to spoiler this one, but wow, it took me by surprise.

2 years ago

I heard about this author but I don’t think I’ve tried any of her books

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  Melliane

You are in for a future treat. 🙂

Rachel @Waves of Fiction

I downloaded the first three audio/ebooks from Kindle Unlimited after seeing your review of the previous book. I’m excited to read them, and happy that you enjoyed Christine Williams narration since she narrates the series. I’ll be getting to them soon. 🙂

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

Woohoo! I’m jazzed to see what you think. 🙂

Anne - Books of My Heart

OK I barely skimmed the review because I will read these and I’m sure to love them. I am happy to see you are enjoying them so much.

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

I have a feeling you’ll just fly through these, Anne. 🙂