Blog Tour Review: Cream of the Crop (Hudson Valley #2) by Alice Clayton @alice_claytonCream of the Crop by Alice Clayton
Series: Hudson Valley #2
on July 12, 2016
Genres: Romantic Comedy
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New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton brings her trademark blend of funny and sexy to this second contemporary romance in the brand-new Hudson Valley series!

Manhattan’s It Girl, Natalie Grayson, has it all: she’s a hot exec at a leading advertising firm, known industry-wide for her challenging and edgy campaigns. She’s got a large circle of friends, a family that loves her dearly, and her dance card is always full with handsome eligible bachelors. What else could a modern gal-about-town wish for? The answer, of course, is...cheese.

Natalie’s favorite part of each week is spending Saturday morning at the Union Square Farmer’s Market, where she indulges her love of all things triple cream. Her favorite booth also indulges her love of all things handsome. Oscar Mendoza, owner of the Bailey Falls Creamery and purveyor of the finest artisanal cheeses the Hudson Valley has to offer, is tall, dark, mysterious, and a bit oblivious. Or so she thinks. But that doesn’t stop Natalie from fantasizing about the size of his, ahem, milk can.

Romance is churning, passion is burning, and something incredible is rising to the top. Could it be...love?

reviewOscar, oh how I want to try his cheese. Do you love brooding alpha males as much as I do? Then you will love this story and all that is Oscar. He’s a man of little words, but when he does speak he will have you swooning. After reading Nuts I was uber excited to read Cream of the Crop. I had a feeling that Oscar would not disappoint and I was right. I need a dairy farmer in my life. This girl loves her cheese, maybe a little more than Natalie. Nicknames, I love Alice’s nicknames that her heroes call the heroines. I think Oscar’s is my favorite. You’ll have to read this book to find out.

I loved everything about this book. The banter between Natalie and Oscar, the way their relationship formed and there were lots of laughs and a few shed tears while reading. The history behind Natalie’s demeanor was heartbreaking. I really loved how Alice wrote Natalie. From her size, to her attitude, I think she’s my favorite heroine of hers. I love a headstrong heroine who knows what she wants and stands on her own two feet.

Oscar and Natalie are a couple you will be cheering on. From their trip to Chinatown to their romp in the barn, I was in. Emotionally invested in seeing these two get what they deserved, I was their biggest cheerleader. Get your Pom Poms out and be prepared to cheer these two on.

jen


About Alice Clayton

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.  Now, about that Bernese Mountain dog

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