NUTS by Alice Clayton: Book Release – Review & GIVEAWAY


unnamedThe 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

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First and foremost, we want to wish Alice Clayton best wishes and congratulations on her marriage! Mr. Alice, you’re a lucky man because Mrs. Alice is HILARIOUS and clearly awesome. Cheers!

Nuts was a great, fun read that I really enjoyed. But of course none of that is surprising. It is a stand alone but I’m assuming (since this is the HUDSON VALLEY series) we will see more from these characters- specifically Oscar.

Anyways. Leo and Roxie. Loved these two both individually and separately.

Roxie finds herself back in her home town when her hilarious, hippie mom goes off on an adventure and Roxie has to run the family diner. While she plans to return to LA and salvage her career that took a little hit, she does not plan on Leo.

Leo is a hot farmer with a big name. His Maxwell family name is known for being high society people. So Roxie is surprised, but delighted, when a member of the renowned Maxwell family is a down to earth, hot, bearded farmer delivering nuts and a large cucumber.

One of the things I loved the most about this book was how real it felt to me. Roxie and Leo’s relationship was more relatable than most I have read about. For one thing- nothing about the start of their relationship was easy or even remotely cool. Instead it involved a lot of embarrassing and yet endearing encounters. But things you could picture. Things that happen to people when they are caught off guard or a little clumsy or just human!

But Roxie is convinced of her return to LA and makes that clear as they keep moving.

Much like real life- our best laid plans are often shot to hell by real life. As Roxie starts to find a way to make a name for herself in a place that she always thought was holding her back, she finds quite a few reasons to stay.

But before they can make it to happily ever after, Leo and Roxie have a few obstacles to overcome.

The sex was steamy, the love was relatable and not over the top, the characters were all easy to love and the story was fun, funny and truly sweet. Alice Clayton has intrigued me completely with this cast of characters. I cannot wait to dive deeper into their lives. This book is easy to love so pick it up NOW.



Alice Clayton is a novelist with an unholy love for her KitchenAid mixer. Making her home in St Louis, she enjoys gardening but not weeding, baking but not cleaning up afterwards, and is trying desperately to get her long time boyfriend to make her an honest woman. Hi sweetie!!

After working for years in the cosmetics industry as a makeup artist, esthetician, and national educator for a major cosmetics company, Alice picked up a pen (read laptop) for the first time at 33 to begin a new career, writer. Combining her love of storytelling with a sense of silly, she was shocked and awed to be nominated for a Goodreads Author award in 2010 for her debut novels, The Redhead Series.

Alice has penned three novels, The Unidentified Redhead,The Redhead Revealed, and coming soon in November 2012, Wallbanger. She thinks you should purchase them immediately. She’s not kidding, not even a little bit. Everyone needs some comedic erotica in their lives. She is hard at work on the third book in The Redhead Series, set to release in Spring of 2013, continuing the saucy and sexual escapades of everyone’s favorite couple, Jack and Grace. 

Additionally, Alice loves spending time with her besties on Not Your Mother’s Podcast, make sure you check them out at or over on iTunes. 3 women rushing towards their forties still acting like teenagers. A saucy little mix of sex, love, relationships, pop cultural, celebrity gossip and All Things Jake Ryan.

Alice enjoys pickles, Bloody Mary’s, 8 hours of sleep, and a good pounding.

Finally Alice would also like all her readers and listeners to help her convince Mt. Alice that the only other thing that would make her truly happy is finally bringing home a Bernese Mountain Dog. She is totally serious. And done talking about herself in the third person…


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  1. Roselle Torres says:

    Aww do not have much of NUTS stories but i love to laugh ;)

  2. Oh I wish I had a funny nut story…Can’t wait to read NUTS

  3. Artemis Giote says:

    I don’t have any but I really like yours.

  4. Juli Hall says:

    I don’t have any funny stories about NUTS, wish I did

  5. Really enjoy her books :)

  6. Katie Lowden says:

    My favorite Nut story is a pic of a nut at a psychiatrist office and he says, sometimes I feel like a bit, sometimes I don’t” :)

  7. Kristy Petree says:

    I don’t have any cool stories like that, but almost every man I know is afraid to get a vasectomy because they think those get cut off. Seriously, they think that’s the procedure! lol

  8. I was at the soccer fields one day with my 5 year old daughter. There were some teenaged boys kicking the ball around. Well, one of them got kicked in his privates. The boy started yelling, “you kicked me in my nuts!!!” My 5 year old heard this and then turned to me and asked me, “Why does that boy have peanuts in his shorts?” It was hilarious!! Thanks!

  9. We have three daughters and when they were younger they LOVED the movie She’s the Man. In the movie Amanda Bynes is pretending to be a guy. When she gets hit in “the nuts” with the soccer ball and all the other guys wince, and then she catches on the girls didn’t understand what that meant and asked my husband….the look on his face…priceless!

  10. Maria Malaveci says:

    I wish I had a hilarious story but I honestly can’t think of one…….

  11. Brandi Defries Swendt says:

    After we had our last child, he was just 3-4wks old. My husband and I with baby went into Doctor for consult for hubs to get snipped. While I was filling out papers, hubs was holding our new baby boy, he hot called in by nurse so he sits baby into car seat. I complete papers, & go to pick up carrier, and my son flies right out of car seat head first into hard floor. I immediately f drop clip board, I’m freaked but I’m also in save my baby mode. The receptionist absolutely lose her mind freaking out. (It was a bad fall) she runs through back, grabs a nurse, who grabs a doc. They rush us into exam room, the doc comes in with my husband trailing behind zipping up. Legit this doc pulls my babies diaper open!!! I’m like.uh excuse me, he fell on his heas. I’m thinking at this point my hubs should keep his nuts clear from doc since he’s assuming lil one is here for consult. Turns out he was being thorough and checking him completely… BUT right when he went for baby nuts me, hubs and nurses all just stopped and looked shocked. Thank god baby was ok

  12. Seriously this morning an author asked which candy bar would makes you think of your favorite book boyfriend and all I could think of was Almond Joy – sometimes you feel like a nut….and now that song has been stuck in my head!!!

  13. Marcy Meyer says:

    My youngest son asked me once if there were nuts in ‘there’, because he’d heard them called that.

  14. Don’t know one but I found this one: A woman walks into a grocery store and asks the stock boy if he has any nuts. The guy says, “No, ma’am.” She says, “Well, do you have any dates?” He replies, “Ma’am, if I don’t have nuts, do you really expect me to have dates?”

  15. Great review! I dont have a nuts story but the comments are nuts LOL .. I cant wait to read this book :)

  16. The only ‘nuts’ story I have is that I met the man who became my husband when we were kids. My cousin kicked a ball and it hit him in the nuts.

  17. Maria Theresa Santos says:

    i have no nut story but i love NUTS small and big :)

  18. My young daughter and I were on an airplane when they handed out earbuds for the small televisions. My daughter had hers in and started watching Spongebob Square Pants. It was so quiet on the plane and all of a sudden she was singing out with the opening song. She would be bouncing and humming a bit then all of a sudden yelled/sang out Spongebob Square Pants! only, then she would hum abit before yelling out SBSP again. People who weren’t watching the small screen were taken by surprise by the sudden outburst and kept looking around at us! lol

  19. No fun nut stories….I do love cashews though lol!!! Can’t wait to read the book!!!

  20. Irma Jurejevčič says:

    MIne isn’t nuts but it’s funny :) I once fell unconscious in the middle of a packed train (because of a heat) and when I woke up people were stepping over me to get off. It’s funny waking up and seing something like that.

  21. huuum I didn’t know one sorry :/

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