Cream of the Crop : The Hudson Valley Series

  • by Alice Clayton
  • Narrated by Deacon Lee, Olivia Song
  • Series: The Hudson Valley Series
  • 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Alice Clayton, the New York Times best-selling author of Wallbanger and The Unidentified Redhead, brings the sexy and the funny back with this dangerously rich and sinfully decadent dollop of Cream.
Manhattan's It Girl, Natalie Grayson, has it all. She's a hot exec at a leading advertising firm, known industrywide for her challenging and edgy campaigns. She's got a large circle of friends and a family that loves her dearly, and her dance card is nearly 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 to visit also happens to indulge 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 milk can....
Romance is churning, passion is burning, and something incredible is rising to the top. Cream.

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Glad Natalie Got Her HEA

What disappointed you about Cream of the Crop?

Narration was two dimensional. A couple of story arcs were underdeveloped or truncated.


What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Predictable. Would have liked to have seen the hero of the story take some lead on finding a HEA


Would you be willing to try another one of Deacon Lee and Olivia Song ’s performances?

Deacon Lee, yes. His role in this production was so small that I can't know how his narration of a full length book would be. Oliva Song I would listen to again, but not where she carries more than one or two characters, and definitely not a romance.


What character would you cut from Cream of the Crop?

Thomas-he was not necessary. And Missy - that part of the story was so disjointed that I am just not sure what the point of her was.


Any additional comments?

I loved the first audiobook of this series and I will likely listen to the third installment. This second one is probably better to do in print

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- A.F. "AFran"

About cheese, not cheesey

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 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.
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- G. House Sr. "I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-12-2016
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio