Series: Hudson Valley #3
on May 23, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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.
Alice for the win! A fun, sexy read, Buns surpassed the first two books of the series. This book holds all of Alice’s signature moves. Witty, sexy, and laced with angst, book three of the Hudson Valley Series tops out as a five star read.
Clara and Archie have chemistry from the moment they hit the page. Today’s fighting becomes tomorrow’s sexual tension, as Alice creates a world these where two are destined for love via a disastrous detour.
I love an Alice book. Her writing is so smart. The Hudson Valley Series got better and better with each book, and Buns was hands down my favorite. Well paced, the story was never dull or predictable. The characters had multi layers, and were still lovable at their worst moments. A full standalone, yet best to read as a series, Buns is a must read for 2017.