My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Clara Morgan is living the dream, if you can call rebranding hotels that are desperate for a new life and running any kind of marathon a dream. Which she does. But the career she loves and the endurance races that keep her adrenaline pumping have kept her too busy to put down any roots. Growing up in foster care, she’s never been able to establish traditions of her own, which may be why she’s fascinated by the rituals that generations-old family resorts are known for. She’s especially interested in the Bryant Mountain House, and not just for their secret recipe for the yummy, gooey, can’t-get-enough-of Hot Cross Buns….
Archie Bryant, the man with the Buns, is fifth generation and one-day-owner of the charming yet run-down Bryant Mountain House in Bailey Falls, New York. He’s determined to save his family’s legacy from the wrecking ball the old-fashioned way—by gritting his teeth and doing what needs to be done. There’s no way Archie will be influenced by the new hotel branding expert his father brought in to turn one hundred and fifty years of tradition on its head just to attract a faster, younger, slicker crowd. But when some of Clara’s ideas start bringing in new, paying customers, Archie can’t deny that she may have just given him a shot at keeping his resort open.
It’s sticky, it’s messy, it’s sweet, it’s Buns.
*arc provided for an honest and unbiased review*
4.5 sweet porch jumping stars
at first I couldn't get into the book. I had a little trouble relating to Clara. I don't know what it was, I just liked her, but wasn't instantly in love with her character as the female lead. but as the book went on, more and more as her and Archie has their stand offs, I loved her. I loved her....with him. their sexual tension, argumentative foreplay, their desire. I loved these two together.
and Archie. he's so stubborn, theyre both so stubborn. you put them together and it's like two bulls going head to head. and the more they did, the more that sexual tension rose and Rose until it was undeniable and off the charts. and when you hear of his heartbreak, you can't help but love him a little more. especially when you see how he starts ton losen up around Clara. he's not so uptight anymore. more and more he's relaxed. and you can just feel that it's because of her.
Alice always writes such great books that make you fall in love with falling in love all over again. she writes fun, quirky, stories that you want to read from the beginning once it's over. you just can't get enough, and that's how I felt about this book.
CHECK OUT SOME OF MY FAVORITE LINES FROM THE BOOK
*please note these are from different parts of the book*
Actually, technically, we should count quickies because even with limited time and elbow room, that man can lay it the fuck down. And pick it the fuck up And lay it back the fuck down again.
I'm telling you, it's always the guys with the freckles and the glasses. They're the ones you want to set your sights on. They're the ones who'll make you forget your name, but get you to say the filthiest things imaginable.
Are you fanning your face yet?
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