Book Review: Nuts by Alice Clayton

Author: Alice Clayton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 308 pages

Roxie Callahan is a private chef to some of Hollywood's wealthiest, and nastiest, calorie-counting wives. Then a dairy disaster implodes her career in one fell plop, and she find herself back home in upstate New York, bailing out her hippie mother and running the family diner.
When local organic farmer Leo Maxwell delivers her a lovely bunch of walnuts, Roxie wonders if a summer back home might not be so bad after all. Because Leo's heavily involved in the sustainable, slow-food movement, and he likes to take his time. In all things. Roxie's determined to head back to the West Coast as soon as the summer is over- but can the pull of lazy fireflies and her very own Almanzo be enough to keep her back home for good?
Salty. Spicy. Sweet. Nuts. Go on grab a handful.

My Review
Thoughts on the book: Alice Clayton is one of my favourite Romance authors ever since I started her Wallbanger series. She doesn't really delve too much into the whole romance side as some authors do but she always leaves us laughing with the antics that her characters get up to and Nuts is no exception. 

In Nuts we meet young Roxie who after making a small mistake with her career decides to move back to her hometown to look after the family diner while her hippy mother competes on The Amazing Race. Roxie is expecting everything to be exactly the same as when she left the small town and to start off with things are. Her hpfamily home is exactly the same and the diner is still serving the same food that it has always served. But the longer she stays the more she sees has really changed with the town and the more she can actually see herself making a life there. Especially when she meets local hot single farmer, Leo Maxwell. However things aren't smooth sailing with the pair fro. The start. Roxie seems to always find herself in the most uncompromising positions with him and also always seems to put her foot in it whenever she is around him. But they both work thought these issues and start to have a casual relationship as Roxie isn't planning on staying past the summer. But when she starts to fall for him hard she learns a devastating secret that he has been hiding, that can ruin it everything.

I'm going to admit that I think Leo is my favourite make character that Alice has written about. He is smart, funny, good with his hands, is loaded and has a mysterious secret that no one really knows about and of course secant forget good looking. He is basically what every girl dreams about and to tell you the truth I don't know why Roxie waited so long to get with him. If it was me I would have jumped his bones right then and there (this could also coincidently be the pregnancy hormones talking). I also love how the book has a lot of food references in it, which is fantastic asof course Roxie cooks and Leo is a farmer so brings in the produce side, and that most seemingly innocent things suddenly turn into the most dirtiest things you could imagine. Such as: 'Maybe you will show up at my back door with your nuts again,' which can be taken both dirty and clean because he does have nuts on his farm and does deliver them but he also has nuts.

Anyway I think anyone who needs a quick, steamy yet fun read should rush out and buy Nuts and why your going you should also look into getting Alice Clayton's Wallbanger series.

Favourite quote/part:
There are so many amazing quotes and parts throughout the book that I could put here but I don't want to give to much away so I'm just going to give you a quick little one:
“He shook his head. “You’re a bit of a train wreck, aren’t you?” I puffed a bit of hair away from my face. “Choo choo?"

Rating: 5/5