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?
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 notyourmotherspodcast.com 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…