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20 October 2015

❤❤4 star review of NUTS by Alice Clayton + Giveaway ❤❤

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

Looking for a super cute read that's steamy but will tickle your funny bone- this is the one you're looking for. 

Alice has done a superb job of delivering us a book where you can't help but love every single character; from Leo and Roxie to the high school crush to Polly, and even her Hollywood friends. I also loved the way that Alice incorporated the food recipes and play on words. There were times when she had me grinning at humor, and there were times when I was literally laughing out loud. 

I loved that there was something so new about this story- Leo and his farming. And Alice didn't just glance over what he does. I love how she made it feel like we were there, and she explained so much of it. She didn't just explain it by spitting numbers, statistics and boring information at us, she made it interesting, she made it... Dare I say, fun! 

But she also made so much of the book relatable. Whether it was that hippie family member, the dread of running into people from high school, growing up in a small town, or being a single parent. There was something that everyone can relate to in this book, and she makes sure there's something for everyone. 

I really really liked this book. One of the best romcoms of the year

A strong 4 star read for me!


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