Caroline Reynolds has a fantastic new apartment in San Francisco, a KitchenAid mixer, and no O (and we’re not talking Oprah here, folks). She has a flourishing design career, an office overlooking the bay, a killer zucchini bread recipe, and no O. She has Clive (the best cat ever), great friends, a great rack, and no O.
Adding insult to O-less, since her move, she has an oversexed neighbor with the loudest late-night wallbanging she’s ever heard. Each moan, spank, and–was that a meow?–punctuates the fact that not only is she losing sleep, she still has, yep, you guessed it, no O.
Enter Simon Parker. (No, really, Simon, please enter.) When the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts her heard-but-never-seen neighbor. Their late-night hallway encounter has, well, mixed results. Ahem. With walls this thin, the tension’s gonna be thick…
In her third novel, Alice Clayton returns to dish her trademark mix of silly and steamy. Banter, barbs, and strutting pussycats, plus the sexiest apple pie ever made, are dunked in a hot tub and set against the gorgeous San Francisco skyline in this hot and hilarious tale of exasperation at first sight.
Funniest, sultriest book EVER!! Totally irreplaceable story. You have to read it... if you are of appropriate age, being it's new adult. R E A D I T- that is all!
Wallbanger by Alice Clayton was a sassy read that had me bellowing in laughter, mortification, and lust. I was like a damn buck up in a rut reading this! The mixed messages between the MC's had me grunting and stomping. Their presumptions of the other had me cracking up. Their fear of commitment had me in wonder. Their sexual tension had me swooning in my pants. Their connection was AWE-tastic! And then there was food porn, nom nom nom!!
That Caroline... she was completely adorable, snarky and witty. Caroline and I seem to share the same sarcasm and crudeness, but she was a rendition of one of my closest friends-- it's why I loved her so much. She was peeping fantastic! Her curiosity was brilliant. She was independent, confident and guarded. She could be a rapper with all that rhyme time! But O man, she had a disappointing issue going on there. If she would not focus so hard on the past and let confusion and panic rule her, then maybe the conCOCKtion of a love gun next door, would be a mighty fine cure.
I'm not a fan of cats, but if I were, I want Mr. Clive!! I'd hope I would be just as close to him as Caroline. Meow kitty, kitty!
Now, onto the 'Wallbanger Wondercock' -- Simon. Oh God, Oh God. He's quite scrumptious and oh so sexy charming. He was such a man, but not a tool. I mean, he knew how to work his screwdriver, but there was such a beautiful being behind it. He had feelings. He had a heart. He was supportive. He was hypnotic. He was a pleaser. So caring. Strong. Smart. Simon.
My lips actually were sore during this entire read. Mostly stretched tight from smiling or laughing so much and at times, grimacing. I mean, Gawd, I freakin had so much adoration for every scene Caroline and Simon had together. Their introduction, the truce, their frustration, the tension, their connection, their verbosity and compatibility and honesty and... their , their everything! It was bliss! And then there was foreplay and finally, sex. Not just sex, but they made pure love. It was ecstasy. Bruno Mars 'Gorilla' style.
This book is definitely in my top 5 favorites of books I've ever read. I can't wait to read it again! It was anticipated romance at its finest. Not smut. Not overly graphic. Just perfection. Pure intimacy that led to pure adoration between two characters. A mighty fine story this was. Vibrant and comical. Alluring and romantic.
I don't even want to read another book for a few days. I want bask in the gloriousness of Wallbanger. And I for sure will support this author and read every book she has out and will have out!
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