Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Nuts by Alice Clayton (Audio Edition)

Narrated by Shayna Thibodeaux, Sebastian York
Series: The Hudson Valley Series, Book 1

♥ ♥ ♥  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.

The Blurb:

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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