Series: The Hudson Valley Series
Published by Gallery Books on July 12th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
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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?
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REVIEW: Another enjoyable installment in The Hudson Valley Series. As in other stories by the same author one can expect humor, swoon and sexual tension of the best kind.
Cream Of The Crop is Natalie’s story and as the character herself her story is funny, sensual & fast pace. The story itself isn’t filled with intense drama and angst, however, Natalie story hold a painful past that shaped the woman she came to be.
Natalie and Oscar are completely opposites, Oscan is a farmer, he is a man of a few words and a man who keeps to himself. Natalie is the opposite of everything Oscar is, she is friendly, outspoken, a city girl and a woman who usually get away with almost anything. As their story develop we come to realize that while Natalie has her life nicely put together, her past wasn’t without any hurt and pain. But Oscar also keeps secrets and as Natalie, life was also cruel to him just in different ways.
I enjoyed the Natalie & Oscar story, their stories held a sense of rality and while they each had a different background & upbringing they too were hurt in ways that would define them. Natalie is the typical professional city woman, fierce, hard worker, in charge of herself and in control. On the hand, she is also learning to experience life in a different way, with a very different man and in ways she didn’t know possible.
Cream of The Crop is everything I expected, beautifully written and with characters that makes us swoon all the way. Natalie is very likelable, there is something about Natalie’s character that called to me. I enjoyed how she took control of her feelings and emotions and didn’t let the new experiences scare her. I loved Oscar, he is kind, sexy, funny & sexual. He is the perfect match for Natalie.
This love story falls into place perfectly, all the while giving readers a glimpse into these characters emotions, feelings & fears. Cream of the Crop has all the ingredients of a sweet, sexy and romantic comedy. Oscar is hot and Natalie even hotter.
Do I recommend this book? YES YES
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