Review: Passion Creek – Avery Flynn
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 demanding that she pay for her brother’s mistakes. The thing is, Cy’s missing and she has no idea where he is. Never-the-less, Snips is determined to make her give him what he wants, when he wants, or he’ll do away with what’s left of her family.
Josie knows that she can’t let him get away with the extortion. Yet she’s not sure as to what to do in order to get him off of her back. When a diary with a map to Rebecca’s Bounty unexpectedly lands within her hands, she soon realizes that she has a means of settling her brother’s scores as well as keeping her family safe and make her ultimate dream come true. Sadly, she has no actual means of tying everything together in order to gain an ends to her own means.
A one night stand ends up turning into something more, something she never imagined it would be. Granted, Sam’s convinced that she’s out to get him because of the fact that she knows more about Rebecca’s Bounty than she’s let on. Josie isn’t sure as to how she can come clean about her true purpose within the situation itself. Her feelings for Sam have also started to cloud her judgment, but she’s determined to show him that she’s not what he thinks she is.
Banding together to discover the secrets surrounding Rebecca’s map and the supposed treasure, Josie wonders if they’ll be able to make sense of things before Snips makes good on his threats. She knows that Sam would do anything to protect her, but she would rather keep that to a minimum in hopes of making sense of the secrets they’ve started to unravel in order to discover the treasure’s final resting place. With time running out and the danger to her family closing in, she knows she’ll need to find a way to find a way to thwart Snips plans if they’re to survive the entire fiasco unscathed.
I must say that I’ve truly enjoyed this book of such a wonderful series. Granted, I’ve started it with book three, but will be sure to catch up on reading the first two books soon. So can’t wait! Passion Creek does read as a standalone story while tying in events from books one and two so the reader doesn’t get lost in the storyline.
You’ll definitely find yourself immersed in just a wonderful story surrounding a legend that no one is truly sure whether it exists or not. Full of intrigue and heart-wrenching scenes, it’s a story that will definitely capture the reader’s interest and keep it riveted to every page as we discover the circumstances that have led Josie and Sam to where they eventually find themselves to be. I definitely recommend this wonderful series for reading.
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:
Avery Flynn is a pseudonym for the author who, at least for now, prefers to remain behind the scenes. She believes having Avery as her alter ego is a very good thing because, as she says, “Pen name Avery is way cooler than me. Her favorite color is hot pink. She drinks single malt scotch on the rocks. She loves the Argentinean tango and stays at Iceland’s Ice Hotel.”
Author Avery has been writing since she was a child and her father gave her a baby blue Brother typewriter. She couldn’t read but nonetheless wrote numerous stories about her stuffed animals in gibberish. She hasn’t stopped since, though she maintains that her spelling has gotten much better and she now prefers to write in English.
Today she’s enjoying her own happily ever after with her dashing husband, three crazy kids and two arthritic dogs. She dreams of one day having a floor-to-ceiling library à la Beauty and the Beast and is working to perfect the coffee IV drip.
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