Also by this author: Nuts, Cream of the Crop (Hudson Valley, #2), Roman Crazy
Published by Gallery Books, Simon & Schuster on May 23rd 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
Format: eARC, Paperback
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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RomCom queen Alice Clayton does it again! Buns is a sweet, sexy, funny love story. It is the perfect weekend read. The characters are endearing. Buns is funny, romantic and hot. Set in the idyllic Catskills region, it makes me think of Patrick Swayze and Dirty Dancing. I’ve always wanted to go to one of these resorts. Alice Clayton’s descriptive writing takes me there without the annoying packing or traffic.
The banter between our main characters is witty, sexy, and sarcastic. The attraction is palpable. The push/ pull adds tension and a bit of drama. I love our hero, Archie Bryant. He is quietly seductive and sensual. He is gorgeous, hot, smart, proper and real. You want to just mess up his suit and ruffle his hair. And when you get to see his improper side? Damn, he is raw and dirty. Clara Morgan is a great heroine. She is pretty, smart, driven, but vulnerable. Keeping people at arm’s length is something she excels at…until Archie Bryant.
I love the way author Alice Clayton develops their relationship. Archie is something else. I love how he is with Clara. He isn’t afraid to push her boundaries. But he isn’t a jerk about it. Clara’s inner dialogue had me laughing out loud. At times, she frustrated me with her insecurities, but, when you understand why, you feel for her.
Buns is another fun, humorous, feel good romance. There are some twists and turns that tug on the heartstrings. The sexy times are steamy. The antics the main characters and the supporting characters get into are hysterical. It is a fantastic addition to the hilarious Hudson Valley series. Definitely recommend.
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