Passion Creek Book Review, Give Away and Blog Tour

Last Updated on March 17, 2017 by Diane Hoffmaster


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Title: Passion Creek

Subtitle: The Layton Family

Author: Avery Flynn


Publisher:  Evernight Publishing (August 29, 2012)

Format/Length: 381 KB (164 pages)

My Rating: 5


From the Publisher:

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. But when she lands smack dab in the middle in a mob plot, she has to push aside her dreams to find a treasure  in Dry Creek, Nebraska and save her family from harm. With Sam at her side and a Vegas loan shark on her tail, the treasure she finds turn out to be much more valuable than emeralds and rubies.


About the Author:

Add one part femme fatal to one part astrophysicist, then toss in a generous helping of snark and you’ll get Avery Flynn. She’s the coolest girl I know and she lives only in my head.

As you may have guessed, Avery is my alter ego. I find that writing under a pseudonym really opens up the creative process. The real me lives outside of Washington D.C. with my dashing husband, three crazy kids and two arthritic dogs. I dream of one day having the floor-to-ceiling library seen in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and have vowed to perfect the coffee IV drip. But enough about me. How about some Avery?


My Review:

Josie is a struggling artist who is stuck working an assortment of waitressing jobs to make ends meat.  Sam is a sexy history professor who has tried hard to bury his adventurous spirit.  They meet up for a night of passion in a Las Vegas bar and nothing will every be the same again!  Josie gets stuck in the middle of a mob plot and treasure hunt and the adventurous Sam feels the need to jump in and save the day.

In this book, Ms Flynn definitely draws me in with the details she includes in her story.  These details create amazingly vivid images in my head…it isn’t just a desk, it is a desk where a speck of dust would not ever consider landing.  The description of Josie’s tattoo had me almost able to visualize it in my mind.  It is the little things that she includes in every scene that make the story really come to life.

The characters that the author creates in Passion Creek are wonderfully likeable.  I love Sam…I can almost feel his inner turmoil as he struggles to balance an adventurous spirit with the boring history professor that is his chosen career.  Josie is a little bit feisty and female 100%.  She is comfortable in her skin, smart, sassy, and sexy.  And she REALLY likes Sam! I don’t blame her…I thought he was pretty likeable myself!

The passion between the two of these characters is intense but it does not interfere with the storyline at all.  This may be a romance that is a little hotter than you are use to but the sex is tastefully written and incorporated into parts of the story where it makes sense.  There is nibbling and lightening bolts and snuggling right when there needs to be.  I am impressed with how the author included passion along with a decent plot!

The treasure hunt, mob tie in, threats to family, and secret agent brother all add a great deal of plot, action and adventure to an already well written story.  This was a book I definitely didn’t want to put down just to make dinner!    If you like action, adventure, passion, and plot I think you will really enjoy this book!

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