October 23, 2015

Book Review: Nuts by Alice Clayton


I LOVE Alice Clayton’s books and this book is no exception. I was a little afraid that Nuts wouldn’t live up to all my mental hype but no worries it was great!  I love Alice Clayton’s writing style and her sense of humor. Her characters are always quirky, smart, fun-loving, hilarious, and sexy.

After growing up in a small town, the minute Roxie Callahan graduated high school she moved across the country to go to culinary school. Finding out that she only wanted to cook and not manage a restaurant she decided to be a personal chef.  Then Roxie’s mother called to ask for her to run the family diner that Roxie had run away from while she went on The Amazing Race.  

Roxie was not happy about going back to Bailey Falls and was afraid she’d lose the person she had become while she was in L.A.  The one shining point in her small town was literally running into Leo Maxwell. Leo was a gorgeous country hipster farmer who had transformed his family’s farm into an amazing farming area. I could go on and on about the farming aspect, but you need to read it for yourself. Seriously! I absolutely adored this book and how much I learned about the farming community and, of course, the awesome characters.

Reading Nuts made me appreciate farmers and want to spend some serious time at my own farmers market. If I could shop for even half my groceries there it would be a dream come true.  I love that this book brought that awareness to me and I hope it does to many others. Let’s support our farmers! You don’t often read a nice lighthearted book that cracks you up but also makes you want to be more apart of your community. That’s what I felt as I read Nuts.

Roxy and I fell for Leo hard. How could you not? Leo is pretty perfect and it had nothing to do with his family fortune. Leo was so sweet, laid back, kind, and sexy. He loved what he did for a living and it showed.  Roxy and Leo’s attraction was electric and instant. Roxy quickly pointed out that she was only going to be there for the summer and that she liked her relationships simple. Sex. No strings attached. This would only be a summer fling.

I have to say that with Roxy’s attitude that she’d be leaving her hometown at the end of summer I was worried on how that would play out and might be a little angsty, but I had nothing to worried about.  My only problem now is that we have to wait until July twelfth until the next book in the series is out. I think I know who the characters are going to be in Cream and I can’t wait to get my hands on another Alice Clayton book.  They are always refreshing and will make you laugh out loud.


Rating: 4.5 Stars

Reviewed by Christi1

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