Alice Clayton books in order
Alice Clayton is an American New York Times Bestselling author.
She worked in the cosmetics industry for over a decade before picking up writing.
Currently residing in St Louis, Missouri, she enjoys gardening (except the weeding part) and baking (except the cleaning part).
Alice has an unhealthy love for her Kitchen aid mixer and is still desperately trying to get her long time boyfriend to make her an honest woman.
- A Valentine Anthology (2010)
- Roman Crazy (2016)
The Cocktail Series
- Wallbanger (2012)
- Rusty Nailed (2014)
- Screwdrivered (2014)
- Mai Tai'd Up (2014)
- Last Call (2015)
- The Cocktail Collection (2016)
The Hudson Valley Series
- Nuts (2015)
- Cream of the Crop (2016)
- Buns (2017)
The Redhead Series
- The Unidentified Redhead (2010)
- The Redhead Revealed (2010)
- The Redhead Plays Her Hand (2013)
- The Redhead Series: The Unidentified Redhead, The Redhead Revealed, The Redhead Plays (2016)
Detailed book overview
Does Valentine's Day hold any meaning to you? If so, what does it entail? Sappy cards and silly chocolates? Squeezing in a stolen moment with your husband when the kids aren't watching? Finding love or returning to your one true love?
With contributions by Alice Clayton, Alison Oburia, Jennifer DeLucy, Nicki Elson, Victoria Michaels and Jessica McQuinn, Valentine’s Day is everything from intense passionate nights with fantasy men to reigniting the flame of romance that more often than not fades away dues to the fast paced nature of our modern day lives.
As she goes down the steps of a plane in Rome, Avery Bardot hopes that this will mark the beginning of a new start.
Having left behind a soon-to-be ex-husband in Boston, she plans to spend the summer in the Italian capital with her best friend Daisy.
When her American-expat friend however throws a welcome party for her on her first night, Avery is shocked to see Italian architect Marcello Bianchi—the one man she never thought she would lay eyes on again.
With that, her past suddenly collides with her present, as Marcello is the one that got away.
Still fresh from the wounds of a failed marriage, will Avery give love a second chance?
The Cocktail Series
Caroline Reynolds lives in San Francisco where she has an amazing new apartment.
With a budding design career, an office overlooking the bay and an adorable cat named Clive, the only thing missing in her life is the O.
Her lack of O is worsened by the fact that her sex-crazed neighbor makes the loudest late-night wallbanging she has ever heard.
Sleep deprived and sexually frustrated, she confronts the annoying neighbor whom she has never seen.
Her late-night hallway encounter with Simon Parker however has mixed results.
Silly and provocative, this is tale of rage at first sight.
With her boss away on a prolonged honeymoon, Caroline is left working extensively long hours to keep the interior design company running, more so now that she is the lead designer for the refurbishment of a beautiful old hotel.
Meanwhile, Simon—her boyfriend—wanders around the world as he takes expert photos for his job.
They both love their jobs and their reunion sex is amazing. A trip back to his childhood home however leaves Simon with doubts about his nomadic lifestyle
He as such resolves to stay home more, perhaps a lot more, and want Caroline do the same too.
This is one exciting romance will assuredly leave you in stitches.
Viv Franklin is a strong and resilient software engineer by day while Vivian is a secret lover of romance novels by night.
She longs to find love, perhaps a knight in shining armor, a cowboy riding wild or a sturdy firefighter to sweep her off her feet.
When an unexpected phone call however informs her that she is the new owner of a stunning old home in Mendocino, California, Viv quickly moves across the country to inherit the property that her long-forgotten aunt left for her.
There, she meets a cowboy who sets her loins on fire, and a librarian who is unlike any other.
Isn’t this the romance novel adventure she always dreamed of?
Rumor has it that Chloe Patterson, who has recently moved to the seaside community of Monterey to start a sanctuary providing refuge for rescued pit bulls, is a former beauty queen.
Word on the street is that she abandoned her fiancé on the morning of their wedding, and that Lucas Campbell, the handsome local veterinarian, has a thing for her. And all that is true.
Lucas however isn’t looking for a new relationship, seeing that he just got single recently. He however can’t stop stealing glances at Miss Golden State.
Although both Lucas and Chloe have no interest in getting tied down, being tied up is an entirely different discussion.
Simon and Caroline return with another round of baking, banging, and life changing decisions.
Caroline has seemingly struck a balance between her personal and professional life, spending time with Simon in between her trips in Northern California being one of the best interior designers in San Francisco.
Nomad Simon has also found a balance with his personal and professional life, reducing his trips by half over the last year.
They look destined to exchange vows next, until Caroline receives a heartbreaking phone call of how a photo shoot in Southeast Asia went terribly wrong.
Is death the only thing that can do the couple part?
This novel is a collection of three books from The Cocktail Series by New York Times bestselling author Alice Clayton.
Wallbanger: With a budding design career, an office overlooking the bay and an adorable cat named Clive, the only thing missing in Caroline Reynolds’ life is the O. Her lack of O is worsened by the fact that her sex-crazed neighbor makes the loudest late-night wallbanging she has ever heard.
Rusty Nailed: With her boss away on a prolonged honeymoon, Caroline is left working extensively long hours to keep the interior design company running, more so now that she is the lead designer for the refurbishment of a beautiful old hotel. Meanwhile, Simon—her boyfriend—wanders around the world as he takes expert photos for his job. As amazing as their reunion sex may be, can the two strike a balance in their relationship.
Screwdrivered: Viv Franklin inherits a beautiful old home in Mendocino, California. There, her dream of living a romance novel comes true when she meets a cowboy who sets her loins on fire, and a librarian who is unlike any other.
The Hudson Valley Series
Roxie Callahan is a private chef to some of the richest and most distasteful calorie-counting Hollywood wives.
When her well crafted career suddenly collapses after a dairy disaster, Roxie moves back to her home in upstate New York, bailing out her hippie mother and managing the family diner.
The summer seems like a disaster, until a handsome local farmer named Leo Maxwell delivers her a beautiful bunch of organic walnuts.
Leo is quite passionate about the sustainable slow food movement, and much like everything else, he likes taking his time.
Roxie has no plans of staying home beyond the summer. Could the attraction of lazy fireflies and her very own Almanzo Wilder however convince her not to move back to the west coast?
Natalie Grayson, Manhattan’s It Girl, has everything she could ever wish for. She is a sexy exec at a top advertising firm renowned for her bold and daring campaigns.
With an extensive circle of friends, a loving family and an endless list of gorgeous eligible bachelors, what else could she ask for? Well, cheese!
Natalie can be found at the Union Square Farmer’s Market every Saturday morning, enjoying all things triple cream.
Oscar Mendoza, owner of the Bailey Falls Creamery and purveyor of the best artisanal cheeses in Hudson Valley, is also the reason why Natalie keeps going back.
A dark and towering figure, she can’t help but fantasize about the size of his…milk can.
Clara Morgan is a specialist at rebranding hotels that are desperate for a new lease of life.
Having been raised in foster care, Clara has never really had a chance to establish her own traditions, something that could explain her fascination by the rituals that the good old family resorts are known for.
She is particularly interested in the Bryant Mountain House, and it’s not just for their delicious Hot Cross Buns.
Archie Bryant is fifth generation and future owner of Bryant Mountain House.
Initially reserved to the hotel rebranding specialist that his father brought in to save their, Archie is impressed once Clara’s ideas start attracting returns.
It’s sweet and messy--It’s Buns.
The Redhead Series
Moving to Los Angeles, Grace Sheridan gives a second attempt at fulfilling her life-long dream of becoming a working actress.
With some needful help from her best-friend agent, will Grace be able to transform her dream into reality, or has it already flown past her, being that she is now thirty-three?
What will happen when she ignites an unexpected yet passionate romance with Jack Hamilton—the newest It boy in the entertainment industry.
Will it shine an unsettling spotlight on her life?
How will their romance affect her careers?
Dream couple Grace and Jack find themselves on opposite coasts after their careers skyrocket.
Grace ends up in New York City, playing an amazing character in a musical written by her old college flame, Michael. Their reignited friendship makes everything better, but is it just friendship?
Meanwhile, Jack is in Los Angeles where he is having a nightmare with the never-ending press appearances and the throngs of women that keep following him ahead of the release of his provocative new film, Time.
When their schedules finally get flexible enough for them to meet, will Grace and Jack be able to keep their relationship away from the press?
And what about the endless rumors and Grace’s internal battles?
Just when Grace’s star begins to hit another peak with a new TV series, her director asks her to lose fifteen pounds.
Deciding to go public with her struggles, Grace suddenly wins over the support of a huge fan base of people impressed by the vocal nature of a curvy Hollywood actress.
Jack on the other hand is voted the Sexiest Man Alive.
Despite seemingly having it all, Jack still doesn’t have the one thing he truly desires: a public relationship with Grace, which his manager argues would destroy his career.
When his Hollywood brat behavior however start spinning out of control, that could very well be the time for Grace to set him straight.
The Unidentified Redhead: Moving to Los Angeles, Grace Sheridan gives a second attempt at fulfilling her life-long dream of becoming a working actress. There, she ignites an unexpected yet passionate romance with Jack Hamilton—the newest It boy in the entertainment industry.
The Redhead Revealed: Grace and Jack find themselves on opposite coasts after their careers skyrocket. Grace ends up in New York City where she plays an amazing character in a musical written by her old college flame, Michael, while Jack is hogging all the headlines and attracting all the women in L.A ahead of the release of his provocative new film, Time.
The Redhead Plays Her Hand: Grace is told to lose fifteen pounds by her director ahead of her new TV series while Jack on the other hand is voted the Sexiest Man Alive. Could they finally gain the courage to make their relationship public?
This is a collection of all three books of The Redhead Series.