BUNS ( Hudson Valley #3) by Alice Clayton: Cover Reveal & Pre-Order Opportunity!

BUNS

The third in the hilarious yet sizzling hot Hudson Valley series from New York Time and USA TODAY bestselling author

Alice Clayton

Front book cover, BUNS, by Alice Clayton

About BUNS

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.

Note: Although part of a series, each book in the Hudson Valley Series may be read as a standalone.

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About the Author

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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 has finally convinced her long-time boyfriend to marry her.

People Magazine says of Alice:  “Clayton is a master at balancing heart, humor and plenty of action between the sheets…”

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More from the Hudson Valley Series…

NUTS…

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.

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Cream of the Crop

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton brings her trademark blend of funny and sexy to this second contemporary romance in the brand-new Hudson Valley series!

Manhattan’s It Girl, Natalie Grayson, has it all: she’s a hot exec at a leading advertising firm, known industry-wide for her challenging and edgy campaigns. She’s got a large circle of friends, a family that loves her dearly, and her dance card is always full with handsome eligible bachelors. What else could a modern gal-about-town wish for? The answer, of course, is…cheese.

Natalie’s favorite part of each week is spending Saturday morning at the Union Square Farmer’s Market, where she indulges her love of all things triple cream. Her favorite booth also indulges her love of all things handsome. Oscar Mendoza, owner of the Bailey Falls Creamery and purveyor of the finest artisanal cheeses the Hudson Valley has to offer, is tall, dark, mysterious, and a bit oblivious. Or so she thinks. But that doesn’t stop Natalie from fantasizing about the size of his, ahem, milk can.

Romance is churning, passion is burning, and something incredible is rising to the top. Could it be…love?

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Nuts, by Alice Clayton – the wait is over, let the Hudson Valley series begin!

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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. 

 Synopsis

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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.

Read my 5-star review Here!

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Book Review: Nuts, by Alice Clayton — coming soon!

Nuts (Hudson Valley, #1)Nuts by Alice Clayton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Maybe it’s because I’m already an Alice Clayton fan, and have been anticipating this new series for a while. Maybe it’s because I’m a foodie, heart and soul, fascinated by everything related to culinary arts and the farm-to-table sustainable food movement. Maybe it’s because I live in a small town where farmer’s markets thrive, but I’ve also spent time in the Hudson Valley, where this story takes place. I suspect it’s a little of each. Regardless, this dish of Nuts satisfied me like gourmet tapas – an appetizing storyline, deeply satisfying morsels of humor, spicy sex, sassy banter and hometown sentiment, mixed properly and served with a heaping helping of happy-ever-after. And a drop-dead-gorgeous, super-sexy, somewhat secretive billionaire-turned-farmer that I could lick ’til the cows come home. I believe it’s Alice’s best book yet.

Roxie is a fairly straightforward, highly relatable character, torn between the lure of her new life as a private chef in LA and her memories of a somewhat awkward and unstable upbringing in rural Bailey Falls, New York. This conflict comes into play when her mother asks her to come home and run the family diner while she takes off on an adventure of her own, leaving Roxie no choice but to reluctantly – very reluctantly – agree to fill in. In the mood for a sexy diversion, she soon finds a willing partner in the enigmatic Leo Maxwell, a former Manhattan banker from a powerful family who has left city life to establish a successful farming operation on their old estate in Bailey Falls. Their immediate connection is both hilarious and incredibly hot, as told from Roxie’s POV – you go from giggling to gasping as their sexual tension builds to the boiling point and beyond.

It’s almost too perfect to be true – creating a different kind of tension that builds subtly in the background. It’s a nagging feeling that won’t go away until some important questions are answered. Why did Leo abandon his legacy in New York for a somewhat reclusive life as a Hudson Valley farmer? Why doesn’t he talk about his past, yet live so joyously and fully in the present? Is this really just a summer fling, no strings attached, or is it something more than either of them wanted or expected? Could Roxie ever be truly happy settling down in the small town she abandoned years ago in pursuit of a better life, or is that better life standing right in front of her? (Or, just maybe bending her over a barrel on the Fourth of July…?) What will be the inevitable ‘turning point’ in their relationship – the obstacle you know is coming but can’t predict? Can there be a happy ending when the truth about Leo finally comes to light?

Relax, readers. There is no deep mystery or riveting suspense here – at its core, Nuts is a simple, sweet and relatable love story that connects with readers through the hearts of its characters. It will carry you away on a late summer journey that will leave you completely satisfied and ready to settle down with the next book in this wonderful new series. It’s Alice Clayton at her very best – so don’t hesitate to pick up these Nuts.

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