Review! Nuts (Hudson Valley #1) by Alice Clayton

Nuts by Alice Clayton


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.

Official Review!

I am sure that all avid readers have had the same experience where you have cried so many tears over so many books of late that you NEED a soul cleansing read that allows you to indulge in some senseless humor along with some hip grinding heat. Having never read anything by Alice Clayton but becoming immediately enamored with the hot and “nutty” book cover and the interest piquing blurb, I just knew that Nuts was the book that I needed to laugh a little while simultaneously fanning myself. It didn’t take long after meeting the quirky Roxie and her delicious farmer to know that I was right and Alice was talking my language! These two are enough to keep a reader tied up in stitches of laughter for weeks surrounded by visions of delectable pies, and all kinds of naughtiness!

Roxie finds herself back in the one place that she never wanted to be, her hometown of Bailey Falls running her family diner for the summer. It isn’t until nuts go flying and the sexiest farmer that can fuel all of Roxie’s “Little House On The Prairie” fantasies shows up that she finds herself no longer wishing for the quickest way back to LA. Roxie kept me entertained with her clumsy ways of falling over any and everything, being a total commitment phobe, and her terror of bees!

Who wouldn’t love Leo at first sight with his lickable farmer muscles, penchant for calling Roxie “sugar snap” and his ability to go from romantic to sweet to “melt your panties” alpha in less than a minute. He wooed me and had me fantasizing about him being my “Almanzo Wilder” right along with Roxie and just when I thought I had him all figured out, Leo surprises me again and has me crushing all the harder.

Alice Clayton delivers a light hearted, soul touching read that is sure to deliver the feels and the laughter. I highly recommend a fictional and unforgettable trip to Bailey Falls to meet a wacky chef at life’s crossroads and a farmer that will have you wanting to get up close and personal with nature. I am giddy with excitement to jump back into the Hudson Valley series and get nice and cozy with a gorgeous dairy farmer and a sassy city chick in the second book Cream of the Crop. Thanks again Alice for bringing the laughter and cooking up some sizzling summer heat that any reader would find impossible to resist!

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