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Publisher Description

The New York Times bestselling author of Wallbanger and Rusty Nailed is back with Nuts, the first in a series set in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley.

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.

20 October
Gallery Books
Simon and Schuster Australia Pty Ltd.

Customer Reviews

6416toni ,

Wow, what a read

This would be hands down one of the best books I have read for a while. The characters were full of life and passion, the depth was amazing, the storyline was witty and very entertaining...can't wait to read the rest of this authors books.

My Person's Books ,

5 funny romantic stars

Nuts is a funny romantic comedy, Alice Clayton will keep you spellbound with her sass, wit, humor and sexiness. Her feisty heroine and her gorgeous, sweet charming hero will will leave you laughing out loud.

Roxie is a former small town girl now living in LA. She's a chef to the stars and she is loving her job and life in the city. When her mum calls her asking for help to run the family diner for the summer, it's the last thing she wants to do but she agrees. As soon as her mother is back she is out of there. Back in the diner she's finding her feet and falling...Not once but twice she has collided and fallen with a gorgeous man, a man she could have some summer fun with!

“I practically went down on you in public. Now that was risky.”

Leo is a farmer, he's smart, SEXY and the town bachelor. He is passionate about his work on the farm and wouldn't want to be anywhere else. Leo has captured Roxie’s interest from their first collision over nuts. Her sass is refreshing and he is just as feisty as she is.

The attraction and chemistry between the two is instant, no point in beating around the bush when Roxie is only here for the summer. Sparks fly when Roxie and Leo come together, their chemistry is off the charts.

“He kissed me hot, my thighs parted...more...And he kissed me wet.
And he kissed me...slow. Agonisingly, maddeningly, painfully slow.”

Their attraction for one another starts to become something more, scaring Roxie who doesn't do more. Her plan to help her mum out, have a little fun and go back to LA is clouded now that ideas are forming and her eyes have been opened to the town she grew up in. There are quite a few possibilities here for Roxie. Can she take the risk to the changes and possibilities laid out or will she head back to LA like she's planed?

This is a fun book with loads of moments that will make you laugh and smile.

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