Monday, May 29, 2017

Review for Buns by Alice Clayton

Title: Buns
Series: Hudson Valley #3
Author: Alice Clayton
Publisher: Gallery Books
Published: May 23, 2017


The third in the hilarious yet sizzling hot Hudson Valley series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Alice Clayton.

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.

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Review: 5 STARS!!

What a FANTASTIC book by Alice Clayton!! I have loved the Hudson Valley series since the beginning, but Buns, has got to be, hands down, my favorite in the series!!

Clara is one hard headed and independent woman. She is very set in her ways and very eager, but at the same time, she is open to suggestions and compromises. Archie is a man who is desperate for help, but doesn't like change. These two characters definitely butt heads and when they first start working together, it is not all rainbows and roses; oh no, it is more like two bulls charging at each other. I loved the sexual tension between the two. It was like a slow burn type of situation, because of them working together, but when they finally gave into their desires for each other, it was SCORCHING!!

I understood why Clara was the way she was, especially because of her past, and the same goes with Archie. I loved that Clara didn't make herself a victim or use her past to get pity, she "manned up" and became a very successful woman. I loved how Archie was very professional and quiet when he was working, but a total ALPHA when he was in the bedroom. I honestly think Clara was surprised about that, which made it even more enjoyable to read.

I loved the banter between Archie and Clara; it was funny, flirty, sexy and emotional. I loved seeing characters from Nuts & Cream of the Crop. The friendship between Natalie, Roxie & Clara was true and beautiful and hilarious. Those girls are true friends who are more like sisters. 

Alice Clayton is one of my favorite authors and I love how she can pack so much heat and humor and emotion into one book. Her writing style is one of my favorite to read and she is for sure one of my top favorite authors to read!! These characters were great to read about and I cannot wait for what Alice Clayton comes out with next!!

-Elizabeth from Crazii Bitches Book Blog

About the Author

Alice Clayton worked in the cosmetics industry for over a decade before picking up a pen (read laptop). She enjoys gardening but not weeding, baking but not cleaning up, and finally convinced her long-time boyfriend to marry her. And she finally got her Bernese Mountain Dog.

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