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Passion Creek (The Layton Family #3)

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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 Winarsky wants to do is paint.
Kindle Edition, 164 pages
Published August 31st 2012 by Evernight Publishing
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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
Craftymom Jen
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 (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
Ellen Christian
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
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
Phaedra Seabolt
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 he ...more
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
Jennifer (a.k.a The Book Nympho)
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 ni
Lisa Markson
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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
Lucy Felthouse
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
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
Rae Ryans
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
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 pai ...more
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
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!
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
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Christi Snow
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
Stephanie Ziegler
Feb 17, 2013 Stephanie Ziegler rated it 4 of 5 stars
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
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 boo ...more
Just to get this out of the way- this book is for mature readers as there are some steamy sex scenes..

This was a pretty good book! I'm going to give it 4 out of 5 stars only because it took me a little while to get into it. Once I did though, I was hooked! Passion Creek is a great adventure/love story. Josie is working her last shift in Vegas when one of her best customers gives her an old diary which includes a map to Rebecca's Bounty. She also meets Sam and has a 1night stand with him only to
Blackraven's Reviews
Avery Flynn’s third book on the Layton brothers doesn’t disappoint in her journey for two unlikely souls to find each other. Her characters are tough and full of real problems with real emotions. They love as fiercely as they tangle, which leads to powerful moments on their search for a treasure that will set them free.Read More...
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