Book Review: Wallbanger

Wallbanger by Alice Clayton: 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.

Whairigail's thoughts: *4 Laugh Out Loud Stars*

“F*cking Wallbanger,” I hissed, frozed on the spot.
His grin slid off as well as he played place-the-face for a moment. “F*cking Pink Nightie Girl.”

Alice Clayton - Are you sure you are human?? I think you may be a comedian sent from another planet with the sole purpose of making us women double over with laughter!

Wallbanger is a ROMP of a read!! I listened to this on AudioBook every morning and evening on my journey to/from work...And the looks I got from fellow drivers when I was stopped at traffic light were odd to say the least! But I suppose when you are sitting at 7am, laughing so hard there are tears tripping down your face, it may seem strange!

This story is all about Caroline, Simon and Clive.

Caroline - A mid twenties Interior Designer with a passion for travelling

Simon - A Wallbanging, Man-Slut Photographer

Clive - A spoilt Pussy. No, stop the dirty thoughts right there readers - Clive is a spoilt CAT!

Clive is quite possibly my favourite ever character in a novel. No, seriously!!

Caroline moves into a new apartment in San Francisco, into a beautiful place with stunning views, a gorgeous kitchen and, unfortunately, a Wallbanging Next Door Neighbour. One that actually makes women go Crazy.
“The girl next door was meowing. What in the world was my neighbor packing to make that happen?”

“Was I seriously awake at, let’s see, one
sixteen a.m. and attempting to discern the national origin of
the woman getting plowed next door?”

Simon is just, to quote a famous song - "Just a hunk-a-hunk-a-burnin-love"!!
He is sexy, funny, sweet, clever and - a great lay!

The first 35% of this book is quite possibly the funniest things I've ever listened to.

The middle (35-70%) is the "Serious with a side of comedy" part.

The last 30% was funny, by seemed a bit repetative. I think because I was listening to it, the repetition was worse. You can't skim when you are listening!

I absolutely loved the last chapter though, I mean - I was actually driving down the motorway doing a little sitting down jig! You'll get this when you read it!

Overall, I'd give this 4 stars and recommend it to people who are looking for a break from the heavy angst-filled NA novels that are flooding us right now.

Great job Alice!!

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