Author: Alice Clayton
Publication Date: October 20, 2015
Publisher: Gallery Books
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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?
4.5 / 5 Stars
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started Nuts but it wasn’t to be laughing constantly. I’ve read books about chefs before and I’ve always had a hard time getting past all of the food/cooking descriptions. While there were a ton of those in the book, they didn’t bore me or take away from the romance. They actually added to it.
When Roxie loses all of her big shot California clients, she’s stuck returning to her small hometown in New York to run her mother’s aging diner. Returning is the last thing Roxie ever planned on doing. She’s going to make the best of a horrible situation and make some fun changes in the diner. Plus, finding a hot farmer and a little summer lovin’ might be just what she needs until she returns to L.A.
What Roxie doesn’t count on is falling for super hot and sexy farmer Leo. It’s just supposed to be a summer of casual sex, but there’s something about Leo that makes Roxie want more.
Roxie and Leo’s chemistry was off the charts! Their intimate exchanges were hilarious, too. I don’t think I’ve ever heard so many sexual references to produce in my life. And while I did get bogged down by the food descriptions every once in a while, Alice Clayton made up for it with a fast-paced love affair that I couldn’t put down. It was just so much fun!
If you’re looking for an incredibly fun contemporary romance, Nuts should be on your TBR list. I’m really looking forward to reading the next book in the series about Natalie and Oscar.