Review: Dry Creek Series

This is review part of the Bewitching Book Tours Virtual Tour for Avery Flynn's A Dry Creek Bed.

Review: Avery Flynn
Up a Dry Creek and A Dry Creek Bed

Well I thought both books packed plenty of suspense and romance (hot ass romance at that).

Up A Dry Creek (Book 1)

Format: eBook
Published: 6/15/2011

Book Blurb:

Dry Creek has been home to the Layton family for generations, a heritage Claire Layton and her brothers Hank, Chris and Sam all appreciate. Claire is a successful, though somewhat debt-ridden, restaurateur who minds her own business—literally. She has enough on her plate between an irascible chef, an abandoned sous-chef, and the pressure of running her highly praised eatery, Harvest Bistro. But when she discovers one of her customers dead in her dumpster, her world begins to unravel.

Even as her County Sheriff brother Hank and his team are still swarming the property looking for evidence, Claire receives a threatening call. It seems there’s a slight problem involving the dead young woman in the dumpster. She doesn’t have her phone and her flash drive with her. The killer makes it clear that Claire better find them by noon the next day or he’ll go after her and her entire family.

With the clock ticking, Claire searches for the missing items to no avail. Complicating matters is the arrival of Jake Warrick, a hotshot security expert hired by the dead woman’s father to find her killer. Claire’s trying her best to get Jake out of her restaurant when her Jeep goes up in flames. The noon deadline has passed.

Determined to find the killer and to keep her family safe, Claire refuses to back down, even as the murderer continues to terrorize her. Jake isn’t backing down either, and the tension between the two—sexual and otherwise—continues to mount. Jake has no intention of leaving Claire in danger—or of leaving at all before he gets to know her much, much better.

Clues, most leading nowhere, pile up, and the threads of the mystery are becoming still more complicated, even as the killer comes closer and closer to claiming his prize—and his prey.

My Review:

Claire Layton can't cook worth a damn BUT she owns one of the most popular restaurants in Dry Creek. All is good until a young college student is murdered and her body is dumped in the restaurants dumper. In walks Jake Warrick who is investigating for the murdered girls father. There is instant attraction between Claire and Jake from the start and their both fighting it until Claire is targeted by the murderer and Jake takes it upon himself to be her protector. Protector with Benefits that is (Claire's words, not mine)This was a really good romance story. There is murder, lies and of course the love story in between. And you know what, it all balanced out.

My Rating:

5 Black Orchids

A Dry Creek Bed (Book 2)
Format: eBook
Published: 1/14/2012

Book Blurb

"I do believe I can arrest you for looking at someone like that. You've got to be breaking some indecency laws."

Taking a deep breath, she recovered her bearings. Mostly. "You're out of your jurisdiction, sheriff."

Dry Creek County Sheriff Hank Layton is the stuff of dreams. Nasty, steamy, delicious fantasies that leave Beth Martinez weak-kneed and desperately wanting the man she can never have.

Hank can’t stop thinking about Beth to the point where he’s afraid of becoming permanently bowlegged. And even though the sexual tension between them is thick enough to trip over, she runs every time he chases.

But when a mysterious developer forces her neighbors off their land, Beth becomes the one person standing between the scoundrel and millions of dollars. Only Hank can help her uncover the truth. Together they risk their lives exposing decades-old secrets and learn that everything is not as it seems in their rural Nebraska town.

My Review:

So you ask, Sharonda is book 2 just as good a the first on? And my reply is going to be Hell Yes1

Again, Avery drew me in again with the romance and suspense. This time, the romance is between Sheriff Hank Layton and Lawyer Beth Martinez.

Beth is an estate lawyer who is has always been attracted to her best friend Claire older brother Hank. But she keeps her distance, not because of the rumors flying around Dry Creek about him, but because she doesn't want to get too close to him in fear of losing him like she lost her family at a very young age.

But Hank is a man on a mission, he is wildly attracted to Beth and know she's attracted to him. He just doesnt know why she fighting it so hard. So he comes up with a plan to find out why and get the sexy lawyer in his bed because fantasies just ain't doing it anymore.
While at a conference in Las Vegas Beth is drugged and kidnapped, but Hank comes to her rescue. As they spend more time together Beth not only finds out that she is caught in the middle of a vicious game of revenge, but she starts to realize that she's in love with Hank, has always been. But can she get over the pain of her past enuff to not let the best thing to happen to her walk away?

My Rating

4 Black Orchids

Read both books, you will definitely enjoy. These are for sure GOODReads! The stories were good and the sex was good too!

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Sharonda (SexxyBlogger)

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