Review: Cream of the Crop (Hudson Valley #2) by Alice Clayton

Alice Clayton does it again! Another sweet and sexy read with fantastic characters. I loved Natalie and Oscar!



Cream of the Crop

Cream of the Crop (Hudson Valley #2) by Alice Clayton 




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




5 out of 5 stars


Wonderful story, sweet and sexy and seriously entertaining! I absolutely love how Alice Clayton lays out a story. There is this great build as all the details are laid out, an almost perfect development that draws you in, not letting you know all the secrets at once. It makes for a really incredible read.


I loved Natalie and Oscar so much, they were great characters. They had so many entertaining moments throughout. I enjoyed it all immensely. I adore Natalie! Her confidence and attitude and how strong she could be. Playful and fun and hella sexy. Oscar was fantastic too. A man of few words but what he said always seemed perfect. I had to laugh at Oscar sometimes because there were certain occasions where he seemed like a clueless man, which was almost endearing in a way. He was just a sweet genuine guy who was hot and made cheese. Give me a slice of that! Natalie however, I have a total girl crush on. I loved her and her journey. She had a wonderful awakening. I really enjoyed watching her grow.


Love the chemistry between Natalie and Oscar. From two very different walks of life coming together, it made for some highly entertaining moments. The looks and stares they’d give one another, there was so much sexual tension and chemistry, it was awesome. I had so much anticipation while reading, I loved it! Loved the heat between them both as well. I enjoyed the ins and outs of Natalie and Oscar getting to know one another, excellent character development as we learn their histories. I loved watching them grow together and fall hard for one another. It was just this great love story about how Natalie and Oscar worked it out since they did come from two different worlds. There was a lot of emotion also and it could be really touching.


Loved the additional characters and the fun they brought to the table. More Leo and Roxie! Yes! And Polly! So cute. And Chad and Logan. It was all so great!


A really fantastic and fun story that left me feeling so happy!


Complimentary copy received for honest review.




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