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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Review: Buns by Alice Clayton

Title: Buns
Author: Alice Clayton
Series: Hudson Valley #3
Format: Ebook
Release Date:  May 23rd, 2017
Length: Novel (320 pages)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Free via Publisher
Buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 4.0-stars

Melissa's Review:

Buns is book three in the Hudson Valley series. I've really enjoyed the previous books in this series and knew I had to read this when I saw it. It's set in the same small town that the previous books are and include appearances from the previous books main characters. While I would suggest you read these in order they can be read as standalone novels if needed.

Our leading lady, Clara Morgan is a hotel branding extraordinaire. She jumps at the chance to head to Bailey Falls, NY to work with the owner of the Bryant Mountain House in efforts to turn his hotel around. Clara is happy with the location because her BFFs (the leading ladies in the previous books) are both in Bailey Falls, so while she's working she can see her girls. It isn't all fun and games though, the house needs a ton of work to refresh it into this decade and Clara is the perfect girl for the job. The only thing she didn't count on was the boss's son being a hottie and pushing all her buttons. Archie Bryant doesn't want her changing a thing. The attraction between the two is there from the start and I couldn't wait to see how they'd wind up together. Both characters had their own sort of emotional baggage and it gave me a real life kind of vibe while reading. It was a nice touch.

Buns is an excellent addition to a series I love. I hope there will be more books in the series since I really dig the small town feeling and how the characters intertwine. Clara's character in particular really intrigued me as I was reading. She's worked so hard to get where she is, but you can tell she's running from her past. She doesn't want to ever face it or rely on others. Archie was the perfect fit for her, he was patient and for the most part understanding when she didn't want to open up. If you're a fan of Contemporary Romance and haven't tried this series yet I highly recommend it. AClayton fits in an emotional read with electrifying chemistry all while balancing it out with humor.


  1. lols, yeah...that cover is just....whew! :D Great review Mel!

  2. Ugh I really need to start this series because they sound so awesome and hilarious!

  3. This book has been on my radar. Glad you enjoyed it, Melissa. The series sounds great, I'll give it a try next month. Anyway, awesome review! :)

  4. I've never read Alice Clayton, but I keep seeing great reviews for her books. They look really fun. I swear I will get to her one day. Great review.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

    1. Yesssss, you should try Nuts! I loveeeee that book :D Pretty sure they have the audiobooks for this series too ;) hehe

  5. Clara sounds like a great lead character. I didn't realize it got a small town feel. Blah I really need to read her books

    1. Uh huh! This series is set in a small town in NY :)

  6. Those are nice buns. On the table! LOL! Okay, so I wasn't talking about those ones. It does sound like a very good read. ;)