by Alice Clayton
on May 23rd 2017
Genres: Romance, Humor
Series: The Hudson Valley #3
Also in this series: Nuts, Cream of the Crop
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.
An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review and did not influence my opinion of the book.
I LOVED THIS BOOK! It was sweet, it was sexy and it was damned good! Chock full of laughs, tender moments and sexy times, ‘Buns’ is my favorite in the series!
Alice Clayton NEVER fails to put a smile on my face! Her writing is solid and perfectly paced; not too fast, not too slow. As well, she has perfect comedic timing. Her humor isn’t forced, it just is. But that’s not all, not only are her main characters thoroughly developed, so are her secondary characters!
Clara Morgan did not plant roots. She didn’t enjoy being in one place for too long. She loved meeting new people and exploring new towns. Moving from one job to the next, rebranding hotels, Clara rarely spent any time in her apartment. Her busy life was perfect, the perfect distraction to the thoughts and memories that were too loud, too uncomfortable and at times, too raw.
❝All joking aside, no one had ever looked into my eyes, punched through my chest and wrapped their hands around my heart and said I love you.❞
Archie Bryant was the heir to the Bryant Mountain House. He was focused, he was determined and he was lonely. The last thing he expected was to be tempted by a smart, bossy, and incredibly sexy woman, who would not only challenge his work ideas but him personally.
❝You literally, filled up my heart.❞
Reading an Alice Clayton book is like cozying up with a nice glass of wine while sitting on your deck on a nice spring evening, it’s delightful, relaxing and the best part about your day!