Temptation Creek (The Layton Family #1)
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 pressu ...more
I’ve read a few of Avery Flynn’s books before, and I’ve quite enjoyed them. Obviously, when this book became available for review, I took a chance. If you didn’t know, Dangerous Kiss, formerly known as Temptation Creek was first published in 2011. This year, this book got a face lift and a new name. I’ll be honest, the original covers never caught my eyes to give this book a glance. So, kudos to Ms. Flynn on the decision to update the covers. They are very sexy, eye catching and the book has a
Through some fun but dangerous misadventures where Claire acts before she thinks and Jake forgetting he is on a job and not just there to draw Claire into ...more
I've read a few of Avery Flynn's books before, and I've quite enjoyed them. Obviously, when this book became available for review, I took a chance. If you didn't know, Dangerous Kiss, formerly known as Temptation Creek was first published in 2011. This year, this book got a face lift and a new name. I'll be honest, the original cover ...more
When she t ...more
By all accounts, Claire Layton is a successful woman- she has her MBA, she owns her own business, she has a great family and supportive friends, and is working hard at overcoming the breakup of the century and moving on with things in the romance department. Finding the body of a murder victim ...more
When Jake was first introduced, I didn’t like him. Because Claire came in so strong and fierce, I immediately identified with her, and when they had their initial exchange I seethed. But as we get to know him, Jake isn’t such a bad guy after all.
Flynn executes this story with gra ...more
I was able to read Up A Dry Creek in just one day. filled with murder, mystery, romance, and a plethora of twists and turn, I was unable to put it down for any length of time.
Claire Layton has always wanted to be a chef since she was a little girl, but when her inability to cook threatened that dream she decided to go to business school and become a restaurant owner instead. Who knew that one day at work could turn her world upside down.
I really loved how spunky Claire was. I instantly connected with her because of her fire. She was alive, and not afraid to get her hands dirty. I loved how she just jumped right in, no questions asked. Even if it did get her into trouble sometimes.
Because it was a murder who-dun-it with the killer on ...more
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Up a Dry Creek captured my attention from the get go! When Claire finds a dead body in her garbage can, she becomes the target of a madman. Jake is brought in by the young girl’s family to investigate the murder and is instantly attracted to Claire. While fighting their attraction in order to find the person that killed the young woman, they soon realize that their sexual chemistry is more than either one can handle. As the ...more
Only two quibbles and one puzzle about an otherwise thoroughly enjoyable story.
For all the details of the personalities and backgrounds of Claire and Jake, the romantic pair, I was left wanting to know a little more about each of them. Asking too much, perhaps, from a short novel ...more
I highly recommend this book to anyone that likes steamy, fun, romantic suspense. A must-read. Can't wait to read the rest of the series.
A great thrill ride with Claire & Jake, cant really say much without giving the game away.
This is an update to an earlier work of Avery's, I never had the chance read the original.
This copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Claire has finally made her dreams come true in the form of Harvest Bistro, the restaurant she owns and operates in Dry Creek, Nebraska. One evening after Harvest is closed and Claire is cleaning up and hauling trash out, she discovers one of her patrons in the dumpster. Claire's dream quickly becomes a nightmare. While the local police department, headed up by the local sheriff, who is also her brother, do their thing, Claire receives a threate ...more
After reading Dangerous Kiss I can definitely tell you that one of the highlights of the novel was the characters. You have the heroine Claire Layton who is independent, strong-willed, courageous, and not a quitter. No matter what was thrown at her, Claire would keep fighting for her life and her ability to stay safe. Then you take Jake Warrick. He is a family man. He runs a security company with his ailing father. Jake was brought into t ...more
Note: This ARC was provided by Rock Star Lit PR in exchange for an honest review.
Dangerous Kiss is the first novel in The Laytons by Avery Flynn and was earlier released under two other titles, Up a Dry Creek and Temptation Creek. This is a romantic suspense story about a restaurateur, Claire Layton, who discovers a dead body in her dumpster and a private investigator, Jake Warrick, tasked to look into the murder. There's a lot of sexual t ...more
Claire receives an anonymous telephone call from t ...more
The characters were well developed in ...more
A Dangerous Kiss between a restaurant owner, and a security guard really heats the pages up..
In the town of Dry Creek, Nebraska Claire Layton started her own business...after the inheritance from her grandmother...Harvest Bistro was born, and it became her pride and joy...after a crazy, busy night at the restaurant the last thing she expected was a dead body. The fun has just begun, and danger too..so hang on to the ride.
When she meets Jak ...more
Claire is the owner of the restaurant Harvest Bistro. She takes her job as owner very seriously. She even empties the garbage. While doing so this night, she finds a dead body in her garbage dumpster. Totally freaked, she calls her brother Hank, who also happens to be the sheriff for help.
Jake and his father own Absolute Securities Jake is the investig ...more
I can't wait to read more books in this series. I'm just sorry it took me so long to read this one!