The plot is about a private chef (Roxie - Chef) moving home and meets Leo (Organic Farmer). Girl meets boy. Okay, but what really stands out is the di..Show More »alog. Clayton created a conversation style in this novel that sucks you in big time. The dialog goes from charming to funny to endearing to.... There are genuine moments where you can't help from smiling. This is not a spoiler. I found the Bee scene very funny.
The narration in this novel is outstanding from both Thibodeaux and York and makes the work come alive with a heartbeat of its own. Listening is so much more enjoyable than reading it I would think.I have listened to the Cocktail series from Clayton and loved it. I recommend that series as well.
This The Hudson Valley Series is off to a great start. Give it a read. You will not be disappointed.
I really liked this second installment. It unfolded at a good pace, offered a good amount of character development. This book is about Natalie a woman..Show More » from NYC and a dairy farmer who we met in book one. To be fair, we briefly met Natalie as well. I especially liked the background story of Natalie. Clayton did a fine job of illuminating her strengths and weaknesses making her strong, flawed as we all are, but strong. Oscar, her love interest, had his moments when I wanted to scream at him for being shortsighted., but hey it is a romance novel. Loved the curse-can shaking comic relief.
Most of the book is narrated by Olivia Song (all but 9 minutes) and she does a great job. Deacon Lee did the Epilogue. Song should have got top billing here. Lee gets a pass. In the book, Clayton sets up the next friend ideally to be bitten by Bailey Falls. Can't wait to read it. I give it a thumbs -- big.