Published by Gallery Books on October 20th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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.
(Hudson Valley #1)
By Alice Clayton
Sassy went to market…
I woke up Saturday morning and started reading Nuts. I got a solid two hours of reading in before it was time to get up and start the day. Guess what was the first thing I said to hubby (well maybe not the first, but pretty close)? Let’s go to the market. So, we went to the market to check out the goods. While hubby was checking out fresh pastries and the boys were eyeing the fresh strawberries, I was looking for Farmer Boy.
I didn’t find Farmer Boy, but I did find Butch Butcherman, Cheesy McCheesy and Oliver Von Olive (I took liberties making up their names, guess their speciality). Their products looked delicious and left me salivating, but they were no Farmer Boy. Maybe I need to check out a few more markets to find the elusive BIG CUCUMBER.
Anyways, I really enjoyed Nuts from start to finish. The characters were fun, the small town appealing and the food talk left me ravenous.
Plenty of sexy shenanigans to see the connection between the characters. There’s a lighthearted feeling in the storyline with some deeper issues that pop up throughout. While I didn’t see the conflict coming, I was surprised as at how well it was handled. It wasn’t just brushed aside but it wasn’t OTT drama either. I loved that I was able to take it on board and not have my eyes rolling out of my head.
While I really enjoyed Nuts and I will definitely be going back for more in the series, I was surprised at the number of mistakes I came across. Sad that as readers, it’s become our norm.