Review – CREAM OF THE CROP by Alice Clayton

Cream of the Crop by Alice Clayton is finally here!!! This is not a book to be missed.



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?


Cream of the Crop by Alice Clayton was without a doubt, one of my most anticipated read of 2016. After the all around fantastic-ness that was Nuts, I could not wait to get my hands on Oscar Mendoza…err…I mean his book, obviously 😉

Alice Clayton’s writing has fast become a favourite; I always look forward to her books, but it’s the Hudson Valley series which has really had me hooked and constantly begging for more. I have to say, I never imagined farmers would do it for me, but my god, the guys from Hudson Valley certainly get my blood pumping! And as much as I loved Leo in Nuts, Oscar had me head over heals in love.

I mean, hello!! He looks like Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo!!), no wonder Natalie couldn’t keep away from his cream ;). And speaking of Natalie…I loved her so much!! She was absolutely fantastic!!! I love to read about characters like her-strong and sassy and sexy, and she knew it, too! Oscar couldn’t keep his hands of her and her “great (comma) big fat ass” and I don’t blame him!

I loved everything about this book to be quite honest. Oscar the grouch, Natalie and the rest of the fab characters we have come to know and adore, the writing, the plot, the humour, the heat (holy scorcher!!), and most of all, the heart. I now eagerly await to release of the next book in this deliciously addictive series; I cant wait to see who we get to know next.


*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*

NUTS #1 – Out Now!
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CREAM #2 – Out Now!
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UNTITLED #3 – Out 2016!
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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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