Series: Hudson Valley #3
Author: Alice Clayton
Genres: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: May 23, 2017
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Related Books: Rusty Nailed, Screwdrivered, Wallbanger (Audiobook), Nuts, Cream of the Crop, Roman Crazy
About Buns: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.
Oh Alice, you’ve done it again. I love you so much. 😍
Damn, Archie at the beginning of the book is like the male version of the wound up librarian stereotype. All buttoned up and rigid and in need of a good slomo-style shaking your hair out. And his family is like the Kellermans in Dirty Dancing? He can role play as your Johnny Castle?
Sign. Me. Up.
He’s mine, along with that swan life in the final dance.
Jk, Clara’s pretty cool. More than pretty cool. My favorite thing about books by my faves like Alice and Christina Lauren is that I genuinely love all the characters. There’s no one that I dislike at first and have to warm up to. There are no super angsty asshole alphas. You want to be part of the friend group. I would love to be part of Clara’s squad!
And the two were hilarious together, such opposites. I hate that this is the last book in the series (one would think), but makes me wonder who Alice will introduce me to next! 😀