Blurb: The Layton Family, 1
Claire Layton expects the usual busy Saturday night at Harvest Bistro to be killer on her stilletto shod feet. She never imagines there’d be an actual murderer on the loose at her restaurant in rural Dry Creek, Nebraska. But when she discovers a customer dead in a dumpster, the killer demands she find the victim’s phone and flash drive or face fatal consequenses.
Jake Warrick, a cocky and mind-numbingly hot private investigator, becomes Claire’s unlikely ally in the search. Jake just wants to solve the case and get out of this hick town, but the diminutive and curvaceous Claire turns his plan upside down as they uncover a more complex crime than they ever imagined. The two bicker and banter like Tracy and Hepburn caught in a whirlwind of intense sexual attraction as they try to find the killer before it’s too late.
Review: I can't say enough good things about this book. There was a lot of sexual tension (with subsequent reduction in actual sex - which after all the books I've been reading with sex in every chapter was a very nice break). The suspense was great, especially in the last couple of chapters as the hero/heroine fought against the odds. I loved the Harvest restaurant as a setting, and the ongoing curiousity as to just who did it, why they did it, and who was really behind everything. Sexy hero, lovely heroine. Ahhh, just the right portion of everything for me.
One note: if you don't like cliffhanger endings, DON'T READ THIS BOOK! I happen to adore them (at least if I know the next book is either out or coming out soon), so that was a major plus. I'm going ot have to track down the rest of the Dry Creek series and read them. That's how much I loved this book.