by Alice Clayton Buy the Book
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The New York Times bestselling author of Wallbanger and Rusty Nailed is back with Nuts, the first in a brand new series set in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley.Roxie Callahan is a private chef to some of Hollywood’s wealthiest, and nastiest, calorie-counting wives. After a dairy disaster implodes her carefully crafted career in one fell ploop, she finds herself back home in upstate New York, bailing out her hippie mother and running the family diner. When gorgeous local farmer Leo Maxwell delivers her a lovely bunch of organic walnuts, Roxie wonders if a summer back home isn’t such a bad idea after all. Leo is heavily involved in the sustainable slow food movement, and he likes to take his time. In all things. Roxie is determined to head back to the west coast as soon as summer ends, but will the pull of lazy fireflies and her very own Almanzo Wilder be enough to keep her home for good? Salty. Spicy. Sweet. Nuts. Go on, grab a handful.
320 Published by Simon and Schuster Genres: Contemporary
, Contemporary Women
, Romantic Comedy Goodreads
The eyes and the hair were a package deal, the hair was falling across his eyes in a careless way that said “Hey, girl. I’ve got peas on my shoes, but who cares, because I’ve got these eyes and this hair, and it’s pretty fucking great.”
Alice Clayton is officially the queen of romantic comedy. Her stories are funny and endearing. She knows how to gently tug on your heartstrings and make you laugh out loud at the same time. Nuts is no exception. I found myself giggling, and crying with laughter several times. As funny as Alice’s writing is, her true strength lies in being a great storyteller. She makes us care about not only the main characters, but also the side characters, and boy can she deliver on a supporting cast! (hello Clive the cat?!).
Everything about this story felt real and genuine. I felt like I was in the blazing heat of small town summer, and I could almost smell the amazing cakes that Roxie was baking. I also found my heart soaring and pulling for Roxie and Leo to get it together. They have serious chemistry, but there is definitely more to them than just physical attraction. Leo is such a strong yet sweet and caring guy. He’s not an alpha, he is just the picture of an all-American manly man. Roxie is a strong girl who is used to being on her own and not getting attached. So much so that when she starts having real feelings she is blind to them. Her journey from wanting nothing to do with her hometown, and nothing to do with a real relationship, to that being the only two things she wants is quite remarkable.
This book truly delivers on the laughs and the swoon. I can’t wait for the next installment in this series.
5 hilarious stars and a bottle of Hudson Valley wine. Enjoy!
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