by Alice Clayton


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The New York Times bestselling author of Wallbanger and Rusty Nailed is back with Nuts, the first in a 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501118135
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 10/20/2015
Series: Hudson Valley Series , #1
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 774,052
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Alice Clayton worked in the cosmetics industry for over a decade before picking up a pen (read: laptop). She enjoys gardening but not weeding, baking but not cleaning up, and finally convinced her long-time boyfriend to marry her. And she finally got her Bernese Mountain Dog.

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Nuts 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But just okay for me. Light and surfacie, no real connection with the characters. Could have been much better. Loved Alice Claytons wrting and storyline in Wallbanger, but the rest are just fair.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with the Wallbanger series and I've read everything that she has come out with since but I've been very disappointed. The stories have become so predictable and boring. Characters are pretty similar accross all her books and they are always embarrassing themselves in the same way over and over until all the humor is gone. Wallbanger was great but its time for something fresh and new! Not the same book in a different setting and occupation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny, sweet, hot! I loved this book and I love this author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't even finish it. Researching the cooking/farming stuff is ok but if you took out all the food descriptions you would be left with 20 pages of story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read! Can't wait for mor
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nothing like Wallbanger but it was an easy read.
Crazybooknerd More than 1 year ago
Nuts by Alice Clayton (Audio Edition) Narrated by: Shayna Thibodeaux, Sebastian York Series: The Hudson Valley Series, Book 1 3 stars - I had this book in my tbr list for a while and i had read loads of good reviews. The narrator sounded good when I listened to the sample and she was good, and one of main reasons I kept listening. However the book was less than I hoped. There were just SOOO many food descriptions, at some points it even felt like the author was describing her descriptions. Too many double entendres as well. I like a good play on words when sprinkled throughout the story, but these were a bit heavy for me. Perhaps it was just the mood I was in. I wasn't feeling the chemistry between the leads until ¾’s of the way in.. then the story totally changed. I felt some emotion, some of the good tension and butterflies, it was all there. So the book ended on a good note, which was nice. Even though, I wished this had happened earlier in the book for me. Also, only the epilogue is from Leo’s pov. I would have loved to see more of his thoughts. ~Paragraphs and Petticoats~
Ruza65 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Roxie Callahan left home to get away from her small hometown, and to become a chef. Circumstance allow her to go home to run the family diner as her mother goes on an adventure. She doesn't believe in love, or relationships. Enter Leo Maxwell, the hot guy who delivers nuts to the diner. Roxie is in town for the Summer and Leo is all for hooking up during her stay. What transpires is a lot of fun, sexy times, and insecurities for both Roxie and Leo as they fall in love. But ... will their love conquer their fears?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was the best l've read recently. The people are very real and relatable. An interesting and original story and I learned enough to spark an interest in the farming being done. Most of all as a lifetime Hudson Valley resident the charm of my home has been perfectly captured by the author, there is so much more to love about New York State than it's beloved City.
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LizEllyn More than 1 year ago
This book is a savory combination of delicious delicacies, wholesome goodness, and spicy desire. Seriously, there were times that the story talked so much about food that my stomach started to growl and other times when I felt a strong compulsion to go bake. I loved that the emphasis in the baking was for old fashioned recipes. Things don’t only heat up in the kitchen. There’s fire on the porch, on the farm, in the lake, and occasionally in a bed. The humor is sensational. Let’s just say that the double entendre for large vegetables never gets old. I also enjoyed the hippie mom, that can get under her daughter’s skin.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Alice Clayton's characters. You always feel like you're catching up with a friend when reading her books and Roxie Callahan is no exception! You won't regret reading this one
nojomyers More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book. I want to live there, I want to go there, I want it to be real. Funny, witty, charming and sexy. I don't write plot lines in my reviews - read the book!
Bex-NightOwlReader More than 1 year ago
I have a confession: I’m a sucker for a well-written romantic comedy filled with double-entendres and innuendos. Bring on the food-related euphemisms and I am a happy girl. I loved Nuts because it is chock-full of all of that--and so much more. Actually, Nuts has the perfect recipe for an impeccable romantic comedy: Take one Hot Farmer plus one Saucy Heroine, and stir in the following ingredients: • A bunch of awkward encounters • A heavy dose of witty banter • A drizzle of instant attraction • Oodles of sizzling chemistry • A relationship with a short expiration date • Liberal use of adorable pet names • A generous helping of steamy scenes • A hilarious assortment of secondary characters • A small town where everyone knows your name…and your business Throw in a plot twist you don’t see coming, and you have Nuts--slow-cooked and seasoned to perfection, with just the right combination of sweet and spicy. Growing up, Roxie (the saucy heroine) is an endearingly awkward, small-town girl who wants nothing more than to reinvent herself. After high school, she strikes out on her own, finds success as a personal chef in LA, and then loses everything she has worked for in a matter of days. This leads to Roxie driving across the country to Bailey Falls, New York to help run her mother’s diner for the summer. To say she is unhappy about the situation is an understatement…until she meets Leo, that is. He’s a charming (and hot!) local farmer and the town’s Most Eligible Bachelor. From the moment they meet, their attraction is undeniable, and I truly loved Roxie and Leo together. I enjoyed the awkward first meeting, the butterflies of the getting-to-know-you stage, and every single phase after. Their relationship takes time to grow and it feels completely organic. I found myself rooting for them through all of the ups and downs they faced. I also enjoyed the secondary characters immensely. They were hilarious and added more depth of flavor to the story. I found myself laughing out loud several times, especially at Roxie's free-spirited mom. She's a trip, to say the least. In a nutshell, Nuts is fun, flirty, and wickedly witty. It left me with a hankering for a yummy farmer (and cake), and I can’t wait to read the next book, Cream.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read. Loved leo and roxie. The writer is wonderful. Yiu feel like you are in the town. Loved the details. Sugar snap and almonzo forever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it in one evening!
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I really loved this book. The love story kept me engaged. I could not put the book down. I would love to know what's next. Maybe a story about Oliver and Nat. Can't wait for the next book come out. Please
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and I hope there's more about Leo and roxy to come.
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Loved it! Couldn't put it down!
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I couldn't put it down. Loved it!