Nuts by Alice Clayton

October 29th, 2015 kimbacaffeinate Review 78 Comments

29th Oct
Nuts by Alice Clayton
Nuts
by Alice Clayton
Series: Hudson Valley #1
Published by: Simon and Schuster
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Purchase: Amazon
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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?

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I love romances filled with wicked banter, humor and food. Nuts by Alice Clayton combines all three with heat delivering a seriously fun romp. Nuts is the first book in the Hudson Valley series and it left me wanting to pack my bags and move to rural upstate New York in search of zucchini.

Coffee dates with Nuts

  • First Date: We meet Roxie Callahan as she is preparing food in a trendy upscale Callie home for a silicon bitch. I love the foodie aspect of the tale already. Do not go on this date hungry. We spend a little time getting to know Roxie particularly about her childhood, and her crazy Mom. The next thing you know we are heading to Hudson Valley and her family dinner. Roxie has agreed to take over the business for the summer while her Mom enters the Amazing Race. The tale is full of humor and being inside Roxie’s head is a laugh a minute. I got her, I got what high school was like and the need she feels to reinvent Roxie Callahan.
  • Second date: Who knew veggie talk and nuts could get me hot. Its true veggies are sexy by god! Roxie’s summer is about to get interesting when a local farmer carrying a basket of nuts walks into the dinner. From that moment on, I grinned and laughed like a fool. Roxie’s inner dialogue is not to be missed. She is bright, but clumsy. Sex yet she talks too much. Murphy has her number on speed dial. (Murphy’s Law) I adored her! What she does it is sinful. With all the cake and pie talk, I need a bakery now!! Clayton introduced other locals and I fell in love with a handsome couple that has recently escaped New York and are rehabbing an old Victorian. Roxie decides a summer fling will make her summer enjoyable and Leo will make the perfect partner. Summer Loving has never been more fun.
  • Third date: Hot, fun, sexy and hilarious is how my third date begins. I love the chemistry between these two! Even if they have not  yet admitted it there is more to this relationship than a summer fling. Roxie discovers Leo has not been very forthcoming and she panics. The angst was not overly drawn out and the secret ended up being a delightful addition to the story. Roxie experiences some growing pains and has to find herself. We meet her best friends and get a sneak peek at the next romance. I ended this date grinning like a fool.

Nuts was a delicious start to the Hudson Valley series. Fans of humor, wicked banter, delightful heat and foodie books grab some Nuts!

Quote

“Go on. Try it,” he said, offering me the strawberry. “I don’t take candy from strangers.”

“It’s not candy, and we’re not strangers. We painted together. And fell down a few times.”

“Exactly,” he nodded, holding it out once more. “Put this in your mouth.” “That’s exactly what a stranger might say,” I said, but opened up.

He dropped it onto my tongue, his eyes crinkling when I let out the tiniest sigh. “That’s a great fucking strawberry.”;

About Alice Clayton

Alice Clayton

ALICE CLAYTON worked in the cosmetics industry for over a decade before picking up a pen (read laptop). She enjoys gardening but not weeding, baking but not cleaning up, and finally convinced her long-time boyfriend to marry her. Now, about that Bernese Mountain dog

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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. She's a self-professed Whovian, as well as a Supernatural, and Sherlock Holmes junkie, She enjoys sharing books, tips, recipes and hosting the Sunday Post. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat... Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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78 Responses to “Nuts by Alice Clayton”

  1. Lover Of Romance

    I love humorous wicked banter…..always can be so entertaining. This sounds great, might have to look into this one since I have been wanting to try out this author.

  2. Laurel-Rain Snow

    I haven’t read this author…yet. But this book and the upcoming series are bound to be fun. Thanks for sharing. I’m imagining the wicked banter—I love banter too!—and the setting. Thanks for sharing.
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  3. Rita

    I just moved from the Hudson Valley to So Cal so I was intrigued to read a description of this book.. I have to admit I didn’t have the same experience these MCs did when living there, ha. Oh boy, sounds a bit naughty but fun 🙂
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  4. Ramona

    Sounds positively delicious, both food-wise and in terms of the story. The humor, the setting, the not-so-forthcoming Leo … and did I mention the food? 🙂 I’d love to read this on a holiday!
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  5. Maureen Beatrice

    Vegies are sexy?? Really? Haha I definitely need to check this book out. If the author is able to make vegies sound sexy it must be a great book.
    I love romance novels with humor in it. They always feel like the perfect getaway from real life. And books about food?? Love it!!
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  6. Wattle

    Wonderful review Kim 🙂 I just went to Amazon and read the preview, I am so amused. I think I’ll definitely have to add this one to my collection soon. Thank you for sharing!
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  7. Olivia

    Again, as I said on one of your previous reviews this one is a little bit too new adult for me. BUT I have seen the cover and the title around and well, it made me laugh. A lot. But I wanted to see if the book was actually good as well, and it sounds like it is. Which is epic! I doubt I will ever read this one but as a combination of the cover, title, and the apparently-god content, I have decided I like it too 😀
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