Buns (Hudson Valley, #3)
by Alice Clayton
Release Date: May 23, 2017
4 Love those Buns CROWNS
I am absolutely in love with the Hudson Valley series, partly because I love Bailey Falls and all of its inhabitants. More than the amazing town Alice Clayton has created, this series has been the epicenter for wonderful characters, hilarity, and old-school romances.
Buns follows the third woman in the trio of friends, Clara, a hotel specialist, and her very antagonistic relationship with Archie, the owner of the Bryant Mountain House. From the very beginning, there is no love lost between these two, and, in fact, any physical attraction is hidden behind their caustic relationship. As the novel progresses, not only do these two begin work together more efficiently, but they also begin to develop feelings for one another that are genuine. Through the development of their relationship, readers really get to see who these people are past the first impressions they originally have, and once readers get to see what is underneath they will absolutely love the characters of Archie and Clara, as well as the relationship they form.
Buns is a slow-baking story. Alice Clayton takes her time developing the relationship between Archie and Clara. Readers get to see them progress from co-workers to friends to a couple, and every moment is worth the journey. With this relationship, the author takes readers back to the days of true romance, where it is more than just how fast and quick the hero and the heroine get down and dirty. Buns is about finding your home, not in a place, but in a person. It is about embracing life and all the hardships faced and meeting them head on with the people they adore at their sides. It is also about recognizing when mistakes have been made and going full-out to rectify those wrongs. More than any of that, Buns is about family, traditions, and love, making it the epitome of the time-honored romance.
I have really enjoyed all of my visits to the Hudson Valley. Every return trip brings me to another great romance filled with laughter and love, and Archie and Clara’s romance is the perfect way to bring it all home.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
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.
It’s sticky, it’s messy, it’s sweet, it’s Buns.
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She enjoys gardening but not weeding, baking but not cleaning up, and has finally convinced her long-time boyfriend to marry her.
Now, about that Bernese Mountain dog.