UP A DRY CREEK
Rating: 3 Cups
Claire Layton, owner of the Harvest Bistro restaurant in rural Nebraska, is shocked to find a body in the dumpster behind her business. What is more, the killer believes Claire has something belonging to the victim and demands it back.
Hot Private Investigator, Jake Warrick, is hired to go to the sleepy town of Dry Creek and solve a case. When sexy and fiery Claire Layton enters the picture, things begin to heat up and complications quickly arise.
Claire Layton is a happy restaurant owner in the quiet sleepy town of Dry Creek, Nebraska. Then a dead body and a hunky private detective throw her life into chaos. After already swearing off men like Jake Warrick, Claire will find it increasingly difficult to monitor her attraction to him as the killer becomes more determined to get to her. Can Jake protect her? Does she want him to?
Ms. Flynn is a gifted storyteller. Her writing is well-crafted and she certainly knows her way around a sentence. She also masters the ability to heat up the page through evocative sex scenes, provoking the imagination into a vivid enactment of character chemistry and interaction. Although entertaining, I did struggle with some elements of believability and initially became distracted at times with a little too much information. The latter part quickly faded, however, and I became engrossed in the plight of the two main characters. Humor and suspense elements collide and overall, this was a good book. Avery Flynn is a writer to keep an eye on.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More