ARC Review: Buns by Alice Clayton

Posted May 23, 2017 by Francesca in Reviews / 10 Comments

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ARC Review: Buns by Alice Clayton
Buns
by Alice Clayton

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: May 23 2017
Series: Hudson Valley #3
Published by Gallery Books
Format: eARC
 

Recommended Read!

“BUNS is the right book if you want to end with a smile on your face and a little starry eyed in love.”
~ Under the Covers

I have an obsession with this series.  First, the characters are always so endearing.  But second, the setting is perfect.  Alice Clayton really manages to depict such a vivid feel of the Hudson Valley and with each book I fall more in love.  BUNS is no different.  We take the trip up the Mountain to the Bryant Mountain House resort this time.  Archie is the youngest member of the Bryant family struggling to keep the family legacy going and Clara is the big city expert coming to bring them into the new century and save their business, even when her boss isn’t as flexible on her ideas at first.

I always love a good enemies to lovers story and there’s nothing stuffy, cliche or generic about this one.  This is a fresh and new take on the insta-hate because while there’s a very good reason for Archie to be totally standoffish and hate the fact that Clara is there and why, all that just adds to the sizzling tension between them.  It builds up between them to make it impossible for them to be together, but at the same time it can’t keep them apart and they just burst through all those reservations.  Because…chemistry!  Lets go back to the chemistry.  This book has it in spades!  I can’t say Archie is going to be taking my Leo’s place anytime soon, but Archie has that soft gentleman look, always put together with his glasses in place, and underneath it all he’s a man of action.  Push you against the wall of a building in an alley kind of action.  The boy can get dirty and focused to get what he wants and I absolutely loved him!

There is one thing that I love about Alice Clayton’s humor.  Her characters are never scared of making fun of themselves.  She doesn’t resort to forced humor, bathroom humor, or tasteless jokes.  She’s just got the right characters and everything just comes natural to them in a way that draws you in and gets you laughing along with them.  There’s one particular scene in this book involving a missing pair of glasses that just made me love the characters more.  Instead of getting awkward, it flowed and the scene connected.  And of course we have the humor of over the top Natalie that was a hoot every time she gets on the page.

This is not an overly complicated plot and we don’t get an angst filled storyline.  It’s just everything perfect and adorable.  BUNS is the right book if you want to end with a smile on your face and a little starry eyed in love.  While I think this may be the end of this series, I can’t wait to see where the author goes next.  For sure, I’ll be following.

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About Alice Clayton

Alice Clayton is a novelist with an unholy love for her KitchenAid mixer. Making her home in St Louis, she enjoys gardening but not weeding, baking but not cleaning up afterwards, and is trying desperately to get her long time boyfriend to make her an honest woman. Hi sweetie!!

After working for years in the cosmetics industry as a makeup artist, esthetician, and national educator for a major cosmetics company, Alice picked up a pen (read laptop) for the first time at 33 to begin a new career, writer. Combining her love of storytelling with a sense of silly, she was shocked and awed to be nominated for a Goodreads Author award in 2010 for her debut novels, The Redhead Series.

Alice has penned three novels, The Unidentified Redhead,The Redhead Revealed, and coming soon in November 2012, Wallbanger. She thinks you should purchase them immediately. She’s not kidding, not even a little bit. Everyone needs some comedic erotica in their lives. She is hard at work on the third book in The Redhead Series, set to release in Spring of 2013, continuing the saucy and sexual escapades of everyone’s favorite couple, Jack and Grace.

Additionally, Alice loves spending time with her besties on Not Your Mother's Podcast, make sure you check them out at notyourmotherspodcast.com or over on iTunes. 3 women rushing towards their forties still acting like teenagers. A saucy little mix of sex, love, relationships, pop cultural, celebrity gossip and All Things Jake Ryan.

Alice enjoys pickles, Bloody Mary’s, 8 hours of sleep, and a good pounding.

Finally Alice would also like all her readers and listeners to help her convince Mt. Alice that the only other thing that would make her truly happy is finally bringing home a Bernese Mountain Dog. She is totally serious. And done talking about herself in the third person...

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Kathy Valentine

Sounds like a great read!!! Put all three of this series on my good reads list!!! ,shared on all my socials!!!

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Hope you get to read them soon!

Kathleen Bylsma
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Kathleen Bylsma

Love this series and mine is ordered! thanks.

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yay!

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Darynda Jones

I NEED to read this series! Gah! Thanks for the review.

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Yes you do!!!!! The first one is my favorite hero. The beard, the kid, the hotness, the sugar snaps…. 😀

Sophia Rose
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Sophia Rose

This series looks so cute and I haven’t tried her books yet. Really need to.

Thanks for your thoughts, Francesca!

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Amy R

Looking forward to reading, I loved the others in the series.

Timitra
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Timitra

Thanks for sharing your thoughts Francesca

Elizabeth
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Sounds cute….thanks