Series: Hudson Valley #1
Published by Gallery Books Release date : October 20th, 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Source: Purchased | Format: eBook
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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?
With a title like Nuts, you know puns are inevitable.
Honestly, the title and cover of this book did not do it any favors in the YOU NEED TO READ THIS boat. All puns aside, I was under the impression that this was your run of the mill New Adult contemporary. (Never mind that it’s not.) Since it won the poll for December’s book in a Facebook group I am in – I figured WHY NOT, especially since I skipped November’s read.
And guess what? I am happy I decided to pick this one up!
I’ve heard many a good things about Alice’s writing – the wit, humor and swoony males leads and I see the appeal. I adored the characters and their good nature teasing and humor. Especially Roxy. Her voice is so fun to read! I love female leads that have that REALness to them, and you can easily connect with.
The romance too, was amazing. The attraction between the two was instant and hot; creating some hilariously awkward moments for the both of them. I love that it was a slow build up and not just BAM. Roxy has reservations about many things when it comes to herself, Leo and relationships and those increase when Leo drops a bomb on her. I was a
little a lot surprised by this development. I was also surprised by the quick resolution, but overall I was okay with the direction things went.
One thing to note – I am not a foody. Sure I love food, but I am not picky and to me, food is food, so I was bored often times with the long descriptions. I see the appeal, and anyone that loves food on that level will quite enjoy it. Me? Not so much.
I just saw that this is a series and the next book I assume is Oscar’s, based on the title. YES.
All in all – I really liked Nuts. It’s a hilarious, quirky romance that is a must read for all romance fans. Highly recommend!
» Have you read Nuts? If so, what did you think? If not, does it sound like something you’d enjoy?
» Do you like to read books with a LOT of food descriptions in them?
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