The third in the hilarious yet sizzling hot Hudson Valley series from New York Time and USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton.
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.
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. And she finally got her Bernese Mountain Dog.
"Clayton’s hilarious and sexy Hudson Valley series pulls out all the stops in the latest installment. ... Engaging characters, charming mayhem and delightfully witty banter offers nonstop amusement as this couple fusses, fights and falls madly in love. Once again, Clayton writes a unique and comedic romance whose subtle but serious undertones and boldly flavored sexuality leaves the reader cheering."
–RT (Top Pick)
"Clayton's playful writing style blends silliness with apt observations regarding modern life, love, and self-confidence. A titillating story with plenty of happy endings."
–Library Journal, in a starred review on CREAM OF THE CROP
“A titillating story with plenty of happy endings.”
– —Library Journal (in a starred review) ON CREAM OF THE CROP
“Alice Clayton is a genius!”
– —New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Emma Chase on MAI TAI'D UP
“We want to bask in the afterglow: giddy, blushing, and utterly in love with this book.”
– —New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Christina Lauren on RUSTY NAILED
“An instant classic, with plenty of laugh-out-loud moments and riveting characters.”
– —Jennifer Probst, New York Times bestselling author of Searching for Perfect on WALLBANGER
"Recommended for folks seeking a whip-smart erotic romance with nuance and naughtiness. Series fans will not be disappointed."