Angy’s Audiobook Review: Cream of the Crop by Alice Clayton

Posted September 12, 2016 by angypotter in Audiobook Review, Books / 0 Comments

Angy’s Audiobook Review: Cream of the Crop by Alice ClaytonCream of the Crop by Alice Clayton
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Published by Gallery Books on July 12th 2016
Narrator: Deacon Lee, Olivia Song
Genres: Womens Fiction
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Source: Simon & Schuster Audio

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

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Audiobook Review

Story: 3 Stars three-stars
Performance: 5 Stars five-stars
Overall: 4 Stars four-stars

If you could sum up Cream of The Crop in three words, what would they be?

Interesting Woman’s Fiction—Yep, it didn’t have enough romance for me to consider it a romance novel.

What did you like the most about the story?

I liked Natalie, her personality, her strength and her story. I like she was independent and she pursued her dreams and mostly that she was an achiever. This book was about her confronting her fears—because even though she was already passed an old relationship, it still affected her deeply, and that is why She was so shy and acted weird around Oscar, because she wanted to have it all with him but she was afraid. And it was good to read/listen to her story, how she and Oscar started hanging out—sadly the insta lust didn’t work for me—and how she overcome all her fears and finally had a healthy relationship with Oscar, the complete opposite of her first relationship, that wasn’t good at all. But…Yeah, there is a but… I never connected with Oscar—I have a problem with quiet male characters, this isn’t the first time that it happened to me—so I never got the romance in the story, which is why I see this book more like Woman’s Fiction than in the Romance Genre.

What did you like the most about Deacon Lee and Olivia Song’s performances?

Olivia’s performance had me stick to this audiobook. I loved her inflexions and the emotion she put into the narration. Her voice was perfect for Natalie and for Roxie as well. This audiobook made the story more interesting to me. And she did great with the sex scenes, they were HOT!

Any additional comments?

I was expecting so much of this story. I loved the mystery side of Oscar in Nuts and I couldn’t wait to read/listen to his story, sadly I didn’t get much of him. When I read Deacon was going to be narrator in this book I expected a dual POV kind of book, but he only narrated the epilogue, so I was highly disappointed with the lack of Oscar in this book. And…. I liked the story, I liked Natalie, but it didn’t have the Alice Clayton’s touch in it. I’m sad to say this, because Alice is one of my favorite writers ever and I always love her stories, her characters—male, female, main and secondary—, but it didn’t happen with this book. Maybe it wasn’t the time for me to read/listen to Cream of The Crop, or maybe it wasn’t just the book for me.


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