Published: October 20th 2015 By: Gallery Books
Genres: Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Source: Library My Rating: 4.5 Stars
After losing almost all of her clients in one fell swoop following an accident involving whipped cream, private chef to Hollywood’s elite Roxie Callahan gets a call from her flighty mother, saying she’s needed home in upstate New York to run the family diner. Once she’s back in the Hudson Valley, local organic farmer Leo delivers Roxie a lovely bunch of walnuts, and soon sparks—and clothing—begin to fly. Leo believes that everything worth doing is worth doing slowly…and how! But will Roxie stay upstate, or will the lure of West Coast redemption tempt her back to Tinseltown?
I’m still trying to find the right words for this review. If all you get is gibberish, then well….I’m sorry. It’s just that I really love this book. I read it in one sitting Saturday night after my beloved team won the SEC Championship. I was still on a victory high when I decided to start reading it, and after the first few pages I was laughing my butt off. I’m so glad that it kept my spirits up, and didn’t dampen my good mood.
I’m so ready for the next book. I can’t explain how much I needed this book in my life. It’s funny and sexy, and just a feel good type of read that will have you turning the pages. I couldn’t get enough of Roxie and Leo. All that sexual tension caused by the innuendos they threw at each other, all the mishaps that Roxie’s clumsy behind caused, all the bee bashing….it all just made the story so much better. I suddenly want to get me a farmer. Too bad the two farmers in my neck of the woods are oldies.
I was hooked from the very first page. Roxie is funny. No,
scratch that, hilarious! The food had me salivating. The humor had me laughing out loud. The romance had me swooning left right and center. So much for going back to California to fix meals for the calorie counters.
Leo, with his sexiness and green eyes, had me at nuts. And sugar snaps. And cucumbers. And zucchini. I loved how he kept certain things about himself hidden until the right moment. I didn’t see it coming, and it made the story so much more real. His passion for all things farming is so refreshing for a book of this genre, and Alice did a great job with not glossing over it. I loved the little agricultural lessons that I got from this. Trust me, a hot – bearded – green eyed farmer made all the difference.
No spoilers, but read this book people! If you need to get out of a reading slump, this will do the trick. It’s exactly what I needed to read, and I loved every second of this story. I can’t wait to get down and dirty with Oscar the dairy farmer. Highly recommended!