Nuts by Alice ClaytonNuts by Alice Clayton


byAlice Clayton

Paperback | October 20, 2015

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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 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.
Title:NutsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.25 × 5.31 × 0.7 inPublished:October 20, 2015Publisher:Gallery BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1501118137

ISBN - 13:9781501118135

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun This was very enjoyable and made me laugh out loud
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A lot of Food Descriptions Nuts by Alice Clayton (Audio Edition) Narrated by: Shayna Thibodeaux, Sebastian York Series: The Hudson Valley Series, Book 1 3 stars - I had this book in my tbr list for a while and i had read loads of good reviews. The narrator sounded good when I listened to the sample and she was good, and one of main reasons I kept listening. However the book was less than I hoped. There were just SOOO many food descriptions, at some points it even felt like the author was describing her descriptions. Too many double entendres as well. I like a good play on words when sprinkled throughout the story, but these were a bit heavy for me. Perhaps it was just the mood I was in. I wasn't feeling the chemistry between the leads until ¾’s of the way in.. then the story totally changed. I felt some emotion, some of the good tension and butterflies, it was all there. So the book ended on a good note, which was nice. Even though, I wished this had happened earlier in the book for me. Also, only the epilogue is from Leo’s pov. I would have loved to see more of his thoughts. ~Paragraphs and Petticoats~
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A pleasant read It's no Wallbanger, but compared to the books released after Wallbanger, Nuts is the closest in terms of balancing wit, humour and of course romance. The food descriptions were too good (I was tempted to buy cake every time Roxie described what she was making!) and the humour was there, but I couldn't fully connect with Leo. He was a good character, but he didn't have that something that made him memorable. A really good read if you're looking for something light to read for the summer!
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh. I didn't love this one as much as previous Clayton books. It felt like it was trying too hard to be funny. That being said, I'll still read it for the romance. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sexy sexy but so funny, alice clayton makes realistic scenarios that are so much fun to read :D
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book I can't say I like this series as much as the cocktails series but it's still a really fun read and fans of Alice Clayton will enjoy it.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I Laughed Out Loud -- Actually I adore this latest work by Alice Clayton -- and honestly, I was very surprised. Clayton is excellent at writing fun, sassy reads but sometimes for me, the story drops a little. Not this time! "Nuts" was actually downright hilarious. You can tell the author has a real appreciation for food by the way she writes about it, which was delicious to read. Roxie is a private chef in LA, returning to her hometown as a favour to her mom. She immediately connects with the friendly and attractive Leo, a local farmer. Fun and sexy times ensue, and it was a thoroughly enjoyable read from start to finish!
Date published: 2016-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious and witty as usual Alice Clayton never fails to make me laugh and keep me intrigued from the first page, right to the last. Nuts is no exception. I was thoroughly entertained throughout the entire book, and can't wait to get into the next book. Keep writing Alice, and I will keep reading!
Date published: 2015-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light-Hearted, Fun & Very Sexy! 3.5-4 Stars | Hot Steam I don’t often gravitate towards romantic comedies, but I simply couldn’t resist trying Alice Clayton’s newest release, NUTS. Light-hearted, playful and very, very sexy, Roxie and Leo’s charming small town romance was a delightful escape that had me turned way on and absolutely salivating for more than just the delicious hero. Seriously, this book should come three things: a vibrator, a companion cookbook—because I need to make those mouth-watering cakes!—and a warning: “Must read on a full stomach”. Filled with luscious foods and foodie-related mishaps, hilarious friends, and a flirty and frisky well-matched pair of summer lovers who get it so enviably right—despite basic gravity and those ever pesky bees—Roxie and Leo were a joy to read. Their banter sparkles, their kisses ignite and their true love endures, endlessly. So much nutty and naughty fun! I can’t wait for more steamy and smile-inducing tales from Bailey Falls! Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2015-10-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4.25 tars--sweet, sexy and funny 4.25 stars---NUTS is the first installment in Alice Clayton’s contemporary, adult HUDSON VALLEY romance series. This is billionaire farmer Leo Maxwell, and profession chef Roxie Callahan’s storyline. Told from first person point of view (Roxie) plus an epilogue from Leo, NUTS follows Roxie on her return to her hometown of Hudson Valley when her business as private chef to the rich and famous succumbs to a disastrous smear campaign by a former client. With Roxie’s return, our heroine finds herself managing her mother’s small but busy café (as her mother heads out to participate in The Amazing Race) where the locals frequent and handsome billionaire farmer Leo Maxwell supplies the owner with fresh fruit and produce. What ensues is a building relationship between Leo and Roxie- one with an expiry date at the end of the summer. Roxie has plans to head back to Hollywood where the bright lights and warm weather call to her heart. The relationship between Roxie and Leo begins accidentally-not once, but twice-as our couple fall into one another’s arms one disaster after another. Roxie is no stranger to $ex or men; she goes for what she wants and Leo is ripe for the picking as a summertime fling. But all does not go according to plan when Roxie begins to lose her heart to a man who hides a secret back home- a secret Roxie appears to be the only person not in on ! The $ex scenes are seductive without the use of graphic sexual or erotic imagery. The secondary and supporting characters include many of the diner regulars, as well as Roxie’s over the top, flamboyant, hopeless romantic mother Trudy. We are also introduced to Leo’s friend and fellow farmer Oscar Bailey-a man who has caught the attention of Roxie’s best friend Natalie. Natalie has a thing for home-made cheese, and Oscar is the local dairy farmer with a cheese booth at the local market. Roxie’s high school crush Chad Bowman introduces the love of his life Logan O’Reilly-Logan and Chad become a staple at Roxie’s weekly cooking class. Alice Clayton’s continues to write sweet, sexy, funny storylines with plenty of sexual innuendo, barely disguised foreplay, and lots of sexual chemistry; her stories are heartwarming; a delight to read with charismatic characters and happily ever afters. Alice’s comedic timing throughout the storyline is fresh and animated.
Date published: 2015-10-20

Editorial Reviews

“An instant classic, with plenty of laugh-out-loud moments and riveting characters.”