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Passion Creek (The Layton Family #3)

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It's always the quiet ones…

Uptight history professor Sam Layton may have the abs of a movie action hero, but he stopped believing in the joy of adventure a long time ago. However, when a one-night stand with a tattooed bombshell leads to a treasure map for the long-buried Rebecca’s Bounty, the call to action is too strong to ignore.

All Las Vegas cocktail waitress Josie Wi
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Kindle Edition, 164 pages
Published August 31st 2012 by Evernight Publishing (first published 2012)
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Babs
Jul 10, 2014 Babs rated it really liked it
Josie is a waitress and her last day did not go as planned. She has found a map to a treasure in Dry Creek where she is headed to begin with. All she wanted to do was head to Dry Creek to paint and be happy for 6 months. She has a one night stand with Sam Layton who finds out she has the map he too is looking for as it belongs to his family. The two try to work together and between misunderstandings and keeping their hands off of each other things heat up.

This is the 3rd book in the Layton Famil
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Jen Rattie
Jul 10, 2014 Jen Rattie rated it it was amazing
Not my normal kind of book I would choose but I was given this book as a ARC - I was hooked and read it in two hours. No supernatural just pure romance with a little action thrown in.....

Josie and Sam seem to be doomed at the start....treasure, mob ties & danger cause major roadblocks right off the bat to deter their relationship but they find...um (creative ways should I say?) to overcome them. :)

Off to put the first two books on my to-read list....curious about the rest of the Layton boys
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Jennifer
Jul 10, 2014 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook
Josie and Sam steam up the pages in the 3rd installment of The Layton Family Series by Avery Flynn and fans of contemporary romance with a little suspense edge will enjoy reading Passion Creek. I've read the 2nd book, Seduction Creek (formally titled Dry Creek Bed) and we get a glance at Sam and Josie at the end but it's not necessary to have read Seduction Creek to enjoy Passion Creek. But both books are good and I plan to go back and read book 1, Temptation Creek .

Josie and Sam share a hot
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Lissette
Jul 10, 2014 Lissette rated it it was amazing
Josie Winarsky has been looking forward to going to Dry Creek for as long as she can remember. Painting is her passion and she's netted the opportunity of a lifetime in taking classes there. She doesn't mind leaving Las Vegas behind. It was just a stand-in for the moment when she could make her dreams of becoming a fully-fledged painter come true. Yet her last day at work turns out to be anything but ideal.

A Las Vegas loan shark has suddenly turned up on her doorstep, so to speak, and is now dem
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books are love
May 20, 2015 books are love rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my favorite of the Layton series although I would love love to have the other brother. The fun easy going brother get a story. Please......

Sam is the serious one. He has been treated with kid gloves due to losing his twin at a young age. This has made him become less reckless and more ocd. His promise to his twin was thrown out the window due to guilt. Guilt he carries around until Josie helps him with it.

Josie is serious on the inside but fun loving and adventurous on the outside. A veg
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Lisa Markson
Jul 10, 2014 Lisa Markson rated it it was amazing
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I received a copy of Passion Creek by Avery Flynn in exchange for a honest review. First off this is adult book with mature situations. This book was absolutely fabulous. I really enjoyed getting into this fast paced and captivating story. What would you do to make your dreams come true? Josie had a dream of painting even after her so called best friend stole that dream from her. Then she scrimped and saved working in the high stakes poker room
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Rachel
Jul 10, 2014 Rachel rated it it was amazing
Passion Creek was a great short read with a great story line The main character was Josie, she lived in Las Vegas and worked as a waitress but only until she had saved enough money to continue on her dream of being an artist by taking classes in Dry Creek.

On her last night at work she is given a diary from a kind man who had kept it in his possession for 9 years, she thinks nothing of it and takes it, she is then hounded by Snips, a nasty little man and he tells her that her twin brother Cy owes
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Phaedra Seabolt
Jul 10, 2014 Phaedra Seabolt rated it really liked it
Josie is a waitress in Las Vegas who is trying desperately to escape her current life in search of the one she always dreamed of having. At one point in her life, she was a painter with a lot of promise until she was betrayed by her best friend. Her art was stolen right from under her. Her life was ruined. In her time of need, her twin brother Cy shared her pain and helped her to get back onto her feet. Now it is her turn to return the favor. On her last night as a waitress, Josie learns that ...more
Lucy Felthouse
Jul 10, 2014 Lucy Felthouse rated it it was amazing
I was very excited to get my hands on the third book in Avery Flynn's Layton family series. I loved the first two books and I really enjoy Avery's writing so I looked forward to this.

Book three, Passion Creek, tells the story of Sam Layton - the uptight history professor. However, his uptight side temporarily disappears on a trip to Las Vegas when he meets blonde bombshell Josie Winarsky. The attraction is instant and they end up in bed together. However, a discovery makes Sam think he's been co
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Niki
Jul 10, 2014 Niki rated it it was amazing
Painting is what Josie wants, when her best friend betrayed her and steal one of her paintings claiming it is hers, Josie's world comes down hard. Her twin brother Cy helps her up after that. Now working as a waitress in Vegas, she desperately tries to get away from that life.
One of her clients gives her a book as a farewell gift, it is a dairy from a woman called Rebecca. It has a treasure map with it.

Her last night working there a loan shark Snips approach her saying that her brother owns him
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Rae Ryans
Jul 10, 2014 Rae Ryans rated it it was amazing
Passion Creek is a story that brings some of the hottest romance I've ever read to the pages of a book. Each scene brings spark of tantalizing fury as Josie and Sam ignite their passion during a search for a lost treasure. The very treasure she needs to save her family from the wrath of a sleazy, slimy mobster trying to climb the ranks.


There is intense action, suspense, and of course erotically written scenes that leave you with feelings that will rock you to the core. You can try to put this on
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Jackie
Jul 10, 2014 Jackie rated it it was amazing
Avery Flynn has written a wonderful suspenseful romance. She pulls you into a world of intrigue and swirls in a lot of love and romance. Passion Creek begins in the hot spot of Las Vegas and ends in the small town of Dry Creek Nebraska. From the beginning when you meet waitress Josie Winarsky you love her character. She is intelligent, sexy and wise ass. She is a phenomenal heroine. After meeting Josie we soon meet Sam Layton. A very hunky history professor. With the picture that Avery Flynn ...more
Ellen Christian
Jul 10, 2014 Ellen Christian rated it it was amazing
Josie Winarsky is a cocktail waitress is Las Vegas that dreams of escaping a job she hates and going to spend time in an artist colony in Nebraska. She's almost to the point where she has enough money saved when she gets in the middle of a mob plot and has to set aside her dream of becoming an artist to save her younger brother.

Sam Layton is a gorgeous, uptight history professor who is the complete opposite of Josie Winarsky. A totally unexpected one night stand brings the two together, sparks f
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Emily
Jul 10, 2014 Emily rated it really liked it
Avery Flynn does it again. I read the first of the Layton family series after it was on a best of list for 2011. The third book, Sam Layton's story, was probably my favorite of the three books in the series so far. It has the right blend of mystery, romance, and steam. Flynn always brings the steam. A sexy and fun read, for sure.
Robin Covington
Jul 10, 2014 Robin Covington rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance-reads
I loved this book and I don't know how to gush about it without spoiling it! The hero is a hot, bookish professor - just the kind I fall for- and the heroine is snarky and smart. Opposites who erupt in sizzling attraction. I highly recommend this book!
Shelly
Jul 20, 2015 Shelly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book has a lot going on. It has more action and gives you more about why Sam is so quiet... I love how Josie has the spunk to get Sam out of his shell. Loved this series and hoping there will be more.
Amanda
Jul 10, 2014 Amanda rated it really liked it
This was a great read! i liked the mystery dynamic of this story and that lovers united with a goal in mind and let their romance build naturally on that. I found this book hard to put down and read it in a few short evenings.
Mandi Schreiner
Jul 10, 2014 Mandi Schreiner rated it liked it
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Jody
Jul 10, 2014 Jody rated it really liked it
Passion Creek is a suspensefully sexy read that goes from the glitz of Vegas to the quiet countryside of Nebraska where two very opposite people can't help but be drawn to each other. For buxom and outspoken Josie, just when she thinks she's off to finally live her life as she wants comes a dirty-minded loan shark saying her brother owes him money and he's come to claim it from her. The reasons behind this charade are a bit convoluted and rely on events happening off page (perhaps in another ...more
Jen
May 20, 2015 Jen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Check out my full review on Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous.

Note: This ARC was provided by Rock Star Lit PR in exchange for an honest review.

Dangerous Tease is the third book in The Laytons series from author Avery Flynn, a title that was originally released in 2012 as Passion Creek. This story features Sam Layton, a college professor, and Josie Winarsky, a cocktail waitress, and the two meet in Las Vegas while Sam's on vacation with his two brothers, Hank and Chris. This story overlaps with some o
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Reviewsbypaige
Jul 12, 2015 Reviewsbypaige rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank goodness my history professor was nothing like Sam Layton, because there is no way I would have been able to focus during class. Avery Flynn has yet again, created a beautiful story, which absolutely captivates her readers and sucks them into the world of Dry Creek Nebraska. Just like the previous books in this series, Dangerous Tease was a sexy and intense novel. It is always a bonus when an author manages to tie a love story with a bit of mystery or suspense, and Avery Flynn did a great ...more
Christi Snow
Jul 10, 2014 Christi Snow rated it really liked it
My Review:
For once in his life, Sam decides to let go of his inhibitions and go after the hot waitress in Vegas for a one-night stand. What he doesn't realize at the time is that she has ties to his hometown where he is a very different person.

Josie is an artist. She's working her last night in Vegas before she heads out for a 6 month artists retreat in Dry Creek. Knowing where she is headed, one of her regular customers gives her a gift...a treasure map for Dry Creek... a treasure known as Reb
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Karen Gagnon
May 17, 2015 Karen Gagnon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This 3rd book in the Layton Family series is a thrilling, sexy suspense story with a wonderfully strong, intelligent and sassy heroine and an adorably geeky, college professor with an adventurous sexy alpha man just roaring to come out of him, hero. Josie was a waitress in Vegas and Sam was there on a guys weekend trip when they first laid eyes on each other. They were the definition of opposites attracting. They had an explosive one night together and a misunderstanding had them going their ...more
Lynn Lim
May 23, 2015 Lynn Lim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Have you ever been upset when finished a book. Well, I am right now! I finished Layton Series: Dangerous Kiss, Dangerous Flirt, and just now Dangerous Tease. Well I think I did, well, maybe, maybe not, I hope not!!!
This book, this series, to somebody from the past is Dy-no-mite! Sorry, I am showing my age. OK, I am getting back to the important item, Dangerous Tease.
I absolutely loved, loved, loved the story of Josie and Sam. Sam is a professor at Cather College in Dry Creek, Nebraska. Josie is
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Stephanie Ziegler
Jul 10, 2014 Stephanie Ziegler rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Romance Readers
I read a .pdf version of this book that was sent to me by the author after I won a giveaway drawing (and this review is months past due...sorry Avery). For the book being around the standard length of a typical "romance" novel, I enjoyed this book very much. This book kept me excited, in the sexual sense, throughout the whole book, even during the suspenseful pages. This author uses great detail and I could visualize everything she wrote - from the sex scenes to the small cave to the scar across ...more
Crystal
May 25, 2015 Crystal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the third book in the Layton family series and I loved it. It has romance, suspense and fun. This is the story of the serious Layton brother, Sam and the waitress/painter from Vegas, Josie. Sam has been barely living his life, although he didn't realize this until he meet Josie by chance in Vegas. They have an incredible night together until Josie says something about treasure hunting and Sam loses it thinking that she was just using him.

Josie heads to Dry Creek to a painters retreat an
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Mona
May 20, 2015 Mona rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it,,,#3 in the Layton Series..
Sam Layton the history professor who is quiet of the brothers. He has his reasons. It's nothing he wants to share, but that changes when he met Josie in Las Vegas,.
She changes him, and awakens something in him he locked away for a long time..how can one night change that?

Josie Winarsky is a waitress who had hopes for a better life, well that all changed when some hit men came to her all because her twin brother
got himself stuck..
She left for Dry Creek, and w
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Shelly Wygant
May 18, 2015 Shelly Wygant rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my favorite Layton's book yet.

Rebecca's journal and a treasure map, a family heirloom, lost in a poker game years ago come between Sam and Josie.

Sam, the most straight laced Layton brother, takes a chance and has one night of steamy sex with a beautiful waitress in Vegas.

Josie only want to paint but is stuck with a waitressing job trying to make ends meet, when she is threatened by someone in the mob she throws caution to the wind and has one night of fun with Sam.

They don't know that
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Brittany Shivers
Josie Winarsky is a cocktail waitress in Las Vegas that dreams of escaping a job she hates and going to spend time in an artist colony in Dry Creek, Nebraska. On her last day she is given a diary from a older customer as a gift. Before she can finish out her day she is drawn into the middle of a mob plot and has to step in and save her younger brother.

Sam Layton is a gorgeous, uptight history professor who is the complete opposite of Josie Winarsky. An unexpected one night stand brings the two t
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Monique Daoust
May 04, 2015 Monique Daoust rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Josie Winarsky’s dream is to attend an artist colony and paint. She has been working as a waitress and saving money for a long time, but her brother Cy just ruined everything for her. It appears he’s mixed up with loan sharks, and Josie hasn’t heard from him in a week. In the meantime, an elderly customer gives Josie a diary, which seems to contain a map to a treasure. One of Josie’s customers, handsome history professor Sam Layton, knows of the existence of the hidden treasure, and sparks fly ...more
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