Plot & Characters:
Seduction Creek is a fabulous addition to Ms. Flynn's The Layton Family Series. With a tornado of a mystery to solve and a heated connection between the two main characters there's not a page in this book that didn't deliver a darn good story. Ms. Flynn's writing style turned me back onto romantic suspense, showing me there is such a thing as having both elements in one book. And she added another element that endears me to this series, the sense of family. The strength and fortitude you find in knowing someone's got your back...even if you think you don't need it!
From the opening we see a young version of the main character, Beth Martinez, right before her life would forever change her into the adult she is today-closed off emotionally, guarded and convinced she can't have the one man that takes her breath away. In walks the one man that should be even more leery of women, but Sheriff Hank Layton has lusted after Beth for longer than he can remember. He's bent on making her see how well they fit together but that plan gets hijacked by a roller-coaster ride of attempts on Beth's life and a wicked mystery of revenge laced with deceit. What is for one person an inconvenience, ignored for nearly twenty years, festers for another into a deadly game that nearly takes Hank down along side Beth in a spiderweb of lies and in a small town, digging up skeletons is always a deadly game.
From one page into the next Ms. Flynn has woven a delicious romance in between solving who is out to hurt Beth or worse. It's always great to see the big tough guys discover their lust is more love and that is exactly what happens in this story. However, the author has a wicked talent at making the characters really delve deep into their hearts and souls to discover what they really want before delivering that happily ever after we love. Beth is a hurt and emotionally scared woman that has lost a lot. It takes a lot more than a sexy smile and a smooth caress to give her the peace her heart seeks. Hank Layton has his job cut out for him in Seduction Creek.
Through some pretty crafty twists and turns, by the end all is uncovered and the threat extinguished, but the feelings between the hero and heroine only became hotter! I loved the beginning and middle, but the ending part of the story...that's what melted my heart.
Avery Flynn writes with a talented, energetic and emotionally charged prose that grabs a hold of you from the opening. I've read two of her books so far and I've found this to be true for both books. I've said it before but here it is again, Ms. Avery Flynn writes with wild fire!
A romantic suspense that grabs you, ties your mind up with the burning question of who is behind the curtain while delivering a romance that's burning hot! Ms. Flynn knows what to give her readers and this series, this book, is a must read! Loved it!
Dry Creek County Sheriff Hank Layton is the stuff of dreams. Nasty, steamy, delicious fantasies that leave Beth Martinez weak-kneed and desperately wanting the man she can never have.
Hank can't stop thinking about Beth to the point where he's afraid of becoming permanently bowlegged. And even though the sexual tension between them is thick enough to trip over, she runs every time he chases.
But when a mysterious developer forces her neighbors off their land, Beth becomes the one person standing between the scoundrel and millions of dollars. Only Hank can help her uncover the truth. Together they risk their lives exposing decades-old secrets and learn that everything is not as it seems in their rural Nebraska town.