Monday, 30 November 2015

Review: Nuts by Alice Clayton

by Alice Clayton
Publisher:Galley Books
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback
Release Date: October 20th, 2015
Purchase: [Amazon] [Chapters/Indigo]
From New York Times bestselling author Alice Clayton, the first in a brand-new romance series telling the humorously sexy tale of Roxie, a private chef who gets a taste of love—but is it to stay, or to go?

After losing almost all of her clients in one fell swoop following an accident involving whipped cream, private chef to Hollywood’s elite Roxie Callahan gets a call from her flighty mother, saying she’s needed home in upstate New York to run the family diner. Once she's back in the Hudson Valley, local organic farmer Leo delivers Roxie a lovely bunch of walnuts, and soon sparks—and clothing—begin to fly. Leo believes that everything worth doing is worth doing slowly…and how! But will Roxie stay upstate, or will the lure of West Coast redemption tempt her back to Tinseltown?

Alice Clayton and her amazing book names - no seriously, the titles of her books have always been an indication of what awaits in between those pages. With titles like Wallbanger, Screwdrivered, and Nuts, one can expect Alice Clayton's writing to be humorous, seductive, and utterly captivating. After loving her Wallbanger series, I was highly anticipating the release of Nuts.

“He shook his head. “You’re a bit of a train wreck, aren’t you?” I puffed a bit of hair away from my face. “Choo choo?”

Nuts follows the tale of an everyday adult woman looking to grow her business. As a 20-something private chef, Roxie's business strives on word of mouth from her clients. However, when an uppity client of hers looses their cool over butter, Roxie finds herself without a clientele. When her mother calls and asks her to return to Hudson Valley and watch over the family restaurant, Roxie expects a boring venture. What she doesn't expect to see is a gorgeous local organic farmer with a lovely bunch of walnuts.

“Love is messy, painful and emotionally draining. It hardly seems worth it.”

In this refreshing and sexy read from Alice Clayton, readers will fall head over heels for Roxie and Leo. In Alice's signature hilarious narrative, Roxie lives as an easily relatable female heroine who struggles to make her business grow and learn more about who she is. Like most in their 20s (and even 30s), she struggles with career choices and worries about her future (how is she going to pay her bills, etc). Roxie was undeniably the most relatable character from Alice Clayton yet, and I foresee her easily becoming every Alice Clayton reader's favourite.

Leo and Roxie's connection in Nuts is perhaps the best chemistry I've seen in a new adult title in the longest time. Readers will without a doubt fall head over heels for the hero and heroine of Nuts, and Alice Clayton fans will highly anticipate it's companion, Cream.

5 / 5 Cupcakes

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  1. Katherine Pinacho30 November 2015 at 10:17

    Great review and love that title hahaha!

  2. "What she doesn't expect to see is a gorgeous local organic farmer with a lovely bunch of walnuts."

    LOL! I can't wait to read this thanks to your review.

  3. It was wonderful, wasn't it? I believe Alice Clayton can write anything. She's super funny and her characters are so amazing. Thanks for spreading the word about Nuts.

  4. Looks/sounds like a great new adult title.
    Thank you for always sharing

  5. Excellent review!