"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."
Pages: 223 pages
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Published: January, 2012
Form: E-book (from a tour for an honest review)
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: The Dry Creek Novel #2
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Excerpt: What should we talk about?
"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." ~Goodreads
This is the second novel in the Dry Creek series, I hadn't read the first novel but didn't feel like I was missing something. The plot was interesting, a great mix of danger, suspense and sexual tension. I seem to really like these 'happens in a small town' type books, it somehow makes everything connect to have something happen in a small community. This was one of the rare books where you know who's after them almost the whole book through, intentionally, mind you. I found that bit very interesting!
The characters both had intriguing backgrounds which helped to get into the wave lengths of them. I liked Beth, she was self-sufficient, but seemed to have problems when it came to confidence, deep down she still had open wounds which hindered the relationship between her and Hank.
What I liked about Hank was how he couldn't stop chasing Beth even though he at times felt like throwing in the towel. Loved it! Talk about a man on a mission. Seriously, what's not sexy about that? He had the training and the qualification to help Beth if she'd just let him, of which she was plenty pig headed about.
In all a very entertaining book, it had plenty going for it, I suppose I would have loved bit more heat from Beth's side, she seemed to take things a lot more mellow than Hank, but other than that a book well worth the read if you like romantic suspense novels.