Nuts

Nuts

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by Alice Clayton
     
 

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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

Overview

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?

Salty. Spicy. Sweet. Nuts. Go on, grab a handful.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781501118135
Publisher:
Gallery Books
Publication date:
10/20/2015
Series:
Hudson Valley Series , #1
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
111,101
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

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. And she finally got her Bernese Mountain Dog.

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Nuts 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But just okay for me. Light and surfacie, no real connection with the characters. Could have been much better. Loved Alice Claytons wrting and storyline in Wallbanger, but the rest are just fair.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with the Wallbanger series and I've read everything that she has come out with since but I've been very disappointed. The stories have become so predictable and boring. Characters are pretty similar accross all her books and they are always embarrassing themselves in the same way over and over until all the humor is gone. Wallbanger was great but its time for something fresh and new! Not the same book in a different setting and occupation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny, sweet, hot! I loved this book and I love this author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read! Can't wait for mor
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Anonymous 11 months ago
I couldn't even finish it. Researching the cooking/farming stuff is ok but if you took out all the food descriptions you would be left with 20 pages of story.
LizEllyn More than 1 year ago
This book is a savory combination of delicious delicacies, wholesome goodness, and spicy desire. Seriously, there were times that the story talked so much about food that my stomach started to growl and other times when I felt a strong compulsion to go bake. I loved that the emphasis in the baking was for old fashioned recipes. Things don’t only heat up in the kitchen. There’s fire on the porch, on the farm, in the lake, and occasionally in a bed. The humor is sensational. Let’s just say that the double entendre for large vegetables never gets old. I also enjoyed the hippie mom, that can get under her daughter’s skin.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Alice Clayton's characters. You always feel like you're catching up with a friend when reading her books and Roxie Callahan is no exception! You won't regret reading this one
nojomyers More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book. I want to live there, I want to go there, I want it to be real. Funny, witty, charming and sexy. I don't write plot lines in my reviews - read the book!
Bex-NightOwlReader More than 1 year ago
I have a confession: I’m a sucker for a well-written romantic comedy filled with double-entendres and innuendos. Bring on the food-related euphemisms and I am a happy girl. I loved Nuts because it is chock-full of all of that--and so much more. Actually, Nuts has the perfect recipe for an impeccable romantic comedy: Take one Hot Farmer plus one Saucy Heroine, and stir in the following ingredients: • A bunch of awkward encounters • A heavy dose of witty banter • A drizzle of instant attraction • Oodles of sizzling chemistry • A relationship with a short expiration date • Liberal use of adorable pet names • A generous helping of steamy scenes • A hilarious assortment of secondary characters • A small town where everyone knows your name…and your business Throw in a plot twist you don’t see coming, and you have Nuts--slow-cooked and seasoned to perfection, with just the right combination of sweet and spicy. Growing up, Roxie (the saucy heroine) is an endearingly awkward, small-town girl who wants nothing more than to reinvent herself. After high school, she strikes out on her own, finds success as a personal chef in LA, and then loses everything she has worked for in a matter of days. This leads to Roxie driving across the country to Bailey Falls, New York to help run her mother’s diner for the summer. To say she is unhappy about the situation is an understatement…until she meets Leo, that is. He’s a charming (and hot!) local farmer and the town’s Most Eligible Bachelor. From the moment they meet, their attraction is undeniable, and I truly loved Roxie and Leo together. I enjoyed the awkward first meeting, the butterflies of the getting-to-know-you stage, and every single phase after. Their relationship takes time to grow and it feels completely organic. I found myself rooting for them through all of the ups and downs they faced. I also enjoyed the secondary characters immensely. They were hilarious and added more depth of flavor to the story. I found myself laughing out loud several times, especially at Roxie's free-spirited mom. She's a trip, to say the least. In a nutshell, Nuts is fun, flirty, and wickedly witty. It left me with a hankering for a yummy farmer (and cake), and I can’t wait to read the next book, Cream.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read. Loved leo and roxie. The writer is wonderful. Yiu feel like you are in the town. Loved the details. Sugar snap and almonzo forever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it in one evening!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book. The love story kept me engaged. I could not put the book down. I would love to know what's next. Maybe a story about Oliver and Nat. Can't wait for the next book come out. Please
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and I hope there's more about Leo and roxy to come.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Couldn't put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put it down. Loved it!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hilarious. Romantic and joyful. A pure winner!
Fredreeca2001 More than 1 year ago
Roxie is a struggling, private chef in Hollywood. After a mishap, her name is mud, or rather curdled cream. Tinseltown can be very unforgiving. So, when her mom calls for help, Roxie reluctantly heads home. This trip home leads Roxie into the arms of a hot farmer named Leo. This hot story takes you on a wild ride of romance, quirky innuendos and the joys of baking…yes, I said baking. Read this with a cake nearby! If you want to get lost in a book….this is THE book to get lost in. No one writes chemistry and characters better than Alice Clayton. Her characters are so real…with real people thoughts! And let me tell you, this mix will keep you reading and laughing till late into the night, or early morning. I received this novel from Simon and Schuster as part of #XOXperts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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