Nuts (Hudson Valley #1) Alice Clayton @alice_clayton
Nuts was the perfect light-hearted feel good romantic comedy and once again, Alice
Clayton had me in hysterics. Reminiscent of Wallbanger, Leo and Roxie’s love
story was hilarious and swoon worthy sexy. Clayton has fast become one of my
‘must read’ authors. With a unique writing style, she has the knack of luring
me into each story, showcasing her insane sense of humor and scripting couples
with extreme sexually charged chemistry.
What happens when you pair a
spunky, sarcastic chef who has a flare for the dramatics with a bearded and
ripped hunk of a farmer who’s witty and sinfully sexy? An orgasmic explosion
laced with fun, food, a heavy dose of laughter and plenty of sexual innuendos. I
fell in love with farmer Leo and I devoured this read.
drive me crazy, Sugar Snap,”
Roxie Callahan, a personal
chef to the rich and famous in L.A., made one ill-fated mistake that caused her to
loose almost all of her clients. (Fans of the Red Head series brace your selves
for a Grace and Jack Hamilton cameo). Adding to her list of woes, there’s pressure
from her kooky mom to return home and run the family diner for the summer. The quaint
little town of Bailey Falls, Upstate New York, holds bad memories for Roxie and
she rebels against putting her life on hold for her mom’s fanciful whim.
Cornered, she has no choice but to give in. Soon enough she becomes
reacquainted with old friends, as well as meeting the insanely hot farm-boy…Leo
Maxwell. Their attraction is instantaneous as Roxie hysterically stumbles and fumbles
over his nuts ;) and catching his attention.
Feeling a little lonely and
sexually frustrated, she decides that some no-strings-attached summer lovin’
with the amorous agriculturalist will lighten her mood. Besides, Roxie has no
intentions of staying in the town she once escaped. As the season ends, it’s
back to her quasi-life in L.A. hmmm…
Her sights are set on Leo and
he’s all in, not wanting anything too serious as well.I love the way Leo and Roxie’s passion unfolds.
Sparks fly, tensions build, and sexually electricity ignites between these two
as Leo is seriously one spicy, dirty talking dude.
“That fucking honey
scent that’s all over your skin, it’s driving me crazy,” he murmured, his
breath hot on my skin. “I can’t keep my hands off you—it’s like they have a
mind of their own.”
Roxie was interesting and
highly entertaining. Feisty, comical, stubborn, yet she lacked self-confidence
and had some misguided views that kept her away from home for years. I liked seeing
the way she grew more confident, making friends and bonding with some real
nutty characters. She blossomed and became more comfortable in her own skin
without losing her funny, sarcastic edge. And hooking up with Leo strengthened
her ties to her hometown. Being inside
Roxie’s crazy head was amusing – she had me in stitches.
And then there was Leo…
“Are those nuts in your
pocket, or are you just glad to see me?”
The uber-sexy, somewhat
aloof man with a hipster beard and rock-hard abs. Leo comes from big time money
and despite a wealthy upbringing, he’s the most down to earth guy. I loved all
things Leo. Possessing an air of mystery, I was curious as to what triggered
him to walk away from such an affluent lifestyle. Behind his playfully witty
banter, Leo had some relationship hang-ups that needed to be dealt with - a bit
gun-shy when it came to hooking up with Roxie (with good reason). I wanted a
deeper insight into his thoughts, feelings and background. I felt we just
skimmed the surface of his character, leaving me wanting more. Regardless, Leo
is sweet, rugged yet refined and oh so hot. I adored his flirtatious ways,
which were amusing and arousing.
All in all, NUTS was a
refreshingly fun, low angst read. Clayton brought to life yet another endearing
couple whose chemistry detonated with some off the charts deliciously steamy
scenes. Their first time together was explosive. Holy WOW! Leo is by far the
sexiest farm boy I’ve ever come across. He was incredible and I loved watching
their relationship blossom as trust in one another built. This author has the
gift writing tales with just the right mix of laughter, romance and passion. A
sweet love story chock full of clever witticisms, comically sexual innuendos
and quirky characters. However, the ending did leave me wanting more insight into
their lives and future together. I do hope to see Leo and Roxie in the next
installment, titled Cream, featuring Oscar (the grouchy
but sexy and tatted dairy farmer) and Natalie (Roxie’s BFF).