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.
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Chelly’s Review ❤
After 30 minutes of torture from Mr. Machine Gun F*cker, Caroline’s lost her “O”. She’s gone…she doesn’t exist anymore…even the likes of Matt Damon and George Clooney can’t bring her out of hiding! What’s a girl to do? The constant, “Thump. ‘Oh God.’ Thump thump. ‘That’s so good!’ Thump thump. “Oh God, Simon! Don’t stop!’,” she keeps hearing night after night through her bedroom wall of her new apartment certainly doesn’t help with the frustration. Finally fed up, and clad in a pink baby-doll nightie, Caroline decides to put an end to the torture. She stomps across hall to give Mr. Wallbanger a piece of her mind, but what she sees immediately becomes the new star in her fantasies…hellooooo Simon Wallbanger! Err um, Parker, Simon Parker. He is hotness reincarnate and described as the “Director of the International House of Os”, but such an asshole (Caroline tries to convince herself of this anyway). With all that banging going on, might he have what it takes to bring O out of hiding after six long months? Can they take their relationship from Cockblocker & Wallbanger status to friends, maybe more?
Caroline could quite possibly be my favorite female character ever – she is feisty and crass, and a major smart-ass to boot. I especially loved the internal banter between Caroline, Lower Caroline, Heart, Brain, Backbone, and Nerves. Simon is the super-sexy guy next door who comes across as cocky and arrogant, but is actually really deep and romantic, with a love for baked goods, and he “gives good woo.” Throw in Mimi and Sophia, the BFFs/mother hens, and Caroline’s protector, Clive the cat, and it makes for non-stop, hilarious good times. This is not a super emotional love story, there is no major plot line (besides a poor girl searching for her long lost O and maybe finding love in the process), but it is flat-out fun that you won’t want to put down.
I. LOVED this book! I have never had a book make me laugh out loud as much as Wallbanger did. This was my first experience with Alice Clayton, and I fell in love with her writing style and wit. If you’re looking for a fun, easy book to get lost in, try it…I promise you’ll love it! I will definitely be looking for more stories from this author!
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