Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Nuts (Hudson Valley #1) by Alice Clayton

Nuts (Hudson Valley, #1)

From New York Times bestselling author Alice Clayton, the first in a brand-new romance series telling the humorously sexy tale of Roxie, a private chef who gets a taste of love—but is it to stay, or to go?

After losing almost all of her clients in one fell swoop following an accident involving whipped cream, private chef to Hollywood’s elite Roxie Callahan gets a call from her flighty mother, saying she’s needed home in upstate New York to run the family diner. Once she's back in the Hudson Valley, local organic farmer Leo delivers Roxie a lovely bunch of walnuts, and soon sparks—and clothing—begin to fly. Leo believes that everything worth doing is worth doing slowly…and how! But will Roxie stay upstate, or will the lure of West Coast redemption tempt her back to Tinseltown?

Roxie has grown up in a typical small town, with tons of gossip and everybody knows everybody. 
They know your business, your secrets, your future, everything. 
What's a girl like that do when she graduates? She runs as far away as she can, making her life as different from what it was as possible.
Certain circumstances bring her back to the little hometown she loathes. Or does she?

I have to admit, it was a little slow going for me in the beginning. I enjoyed Roxie's moxie. She's quirky and funny, yet very independent and headstrong.
But I found the puns a little overdone and her internal monologue was never ending!
Lucky for me, Leo and his nuts came tumbling into the story! 
Leo the farmer! A beautiful, available farmer! 
He's sexy and sweet and made the story oh so yummy for me.

As with other Alice Clayton books I've enjoyed, this was an easy going light read with plenty of humor and sexual chemistry.  

It's filled to the brim with quips, funny sexual banter, and witty one liners.

There's also a multitude of food double entendres as well as a smorgasbord of culinary information. 
This was like a romance novel meets foodie dream. 
Two worlds I love blending into one!


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