Roxie is a private chef in LA, who just got fired for whipping cream into butter. One faux pas at the end of a perfect dinner and it cost her one of her best clients and consequently a line of clients. This however, works out for her mother who needs her to come home (upstate New York) and run her diner for the summer.
The guy with the nuts was named Leo. I know this because when my mom came around the corner and caught him face down on her daughter, she cried out, “Leo!” and rushed to help him up. Him. She never could resist a good-looking man. And once the man was extracted from between my legs… mercy… he reached down once more to try and help me up.
Leo has moved into town since Roxie left (and never looked back) and is running the farm of a wealthy family.
I pick up the peas, prepared to eat crow. Standing up, I turned toward him to apologize for the other day and the snarky comments I’d just made. But as I turned, I tripped on the leg of the chair, my forehead hitting his chest as I pitched forward into him, taking us both to the floor once more, sugar snap peas flying everywhere again. Only this time I landed on top of him. Facedown. Between his thighs.
Roxie and Leo keep bumping into each other, literally.
I enjoyed this book and am giving it 4.7 of 5 stars. I enjoyed the storyline and as always in Alice Clayton books, the humor. Roxie is a straightforward character who knows what she wants and what she thinks she doesn’t. She speaks her mind and makes sure that Leo understands in the beginning that she is only in town for the summer. Leo is hard working and comfortable with himself, who he is, and where he is in his life. When the summer comes to an end and, as Roxie keeps reminding them, it’s a summer thing, things start to happen that make her question everything she thinks she wants. And when an unexpected surprise arrives in town, one that everyone but Roxie seems to know about, it might change everything.
I can’t wait for the next books in this series, Cream and Pickled. I’m just putting it out there, Ms Clayton.
~Review by Suih Patton