Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wallbanger By: Alice Clayton

4 Hearts

Goodreads Summary
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.
And now for my review…
Whew!!! That was the longest bout of foreplay in the history of all foreplay histories! Seriously I thought I was going to lose my O in the battle of Caroline recovering hers!

Caroline has just moved into a new apartment. She is in love with everything about the place. Little did she know it should have come with a warning label regarding her Wallbanger of a neighbor.

"OH, GOD.” Thump. “Oh, God.” Thump thump. What the… “Oh, God, that’s so good!”

Those are the sounds that awaken her on the first night in her new place. Seems "Simon" (she assumes that is his name as it is the one currently being shouted out by whoever is on the receiving end of the banging!) is quite the bed shaker. It becomes very apparent that they share a wall. The fact that her bed is shaking and a picture has just fallen off and landed on her head kind of is a giveaway! Caroline shrugs it off and is happy at least someone still has their O. You see, she lost hers. Hasn't been seen in months. All thanks to Cory "Machine Gun" Weinstein.

"Tis a sad, sad day when a girl doesn’t even know her own orgasm,"

This begins what appears to be a nightly ritual for "Simon" of wall banging (with a different woman each night no less!!). And well a girl can only take so much! Finally after it seems she is in for another sleepless night, Caroline cracks. She goes over and bangs on her neighbors door while he is still banging on her wall. And so begins the story of Pink Nighty Girl and Wallbanger.....

I LOVED Caroline's inner dialogue.. And the sexual tension between Caroline and Simon...well lets just say it was combustible. I loved the banter between them although at times it left me frustrated! The supporting characters were a nice touch and added that little something extra to the story. And I want to know where I can find me a Mr. Clive?!?!

The book has Ms. Clayton's humorous writing style that made me fall in love with her while reading the Redhead series. But as with that series, she was able to weave in her special magic so that it has a nice balance of those LOL moments with the more serious ones. So I must say THANK YOU Ms. Clayton for another great read!

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