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.
Alright, well I walking by the book section at the store and this books cover stood out to me immediately.. I was like a moth to a flame, I had to grab it. Then the books name had me rolling, so by the time I read the blurb on the back and then the first page, it was hook-line-and sinker.. ! I thought, “Omg, I had to have this book!!”
I couldn't put it down, and was actually really sad when it was over. Wallbanger had a million Laugh-Out-Loud moments. It will surely put you in a good mood, and have you laughing about it days after. I was also starved out of my mind for baked goods, since the heroine loved to bake! Also, genius with adding in texting between characters, and the thoughts between themselves! That whole scene when they were on their way back from Tahoe, awesome. Mimi is such an airhead, lol.
MIMI: Ooh! We're stopping! I hope this gas station has bubble gum!
You have Caroline, a 26 year old young professional working as a Interior Designer who's just moved in to her new apartment with her feline companion, Clive. First night at her new place, she's woken up by some serious sexy times going on next door...then starts the 'wallbangin'.. – Meet Simon, Mr. Wallbanger... I also found it comical that Caroline's “O” has up and disappeared ever since her last sexual encounter, and the pep talks she has with herself about this situation thru-out the book, too funny. So to have an O-less, sex deprived female living next door to Mr. Sex-a-thon... Hahahah, poor girl.
After a few nights of interesting performances by some rather...different types of females (and by interesting/different, I really don't want to spoil the fun for the reader, but I DIED laughing at Simon's ladies of the night and the nicknames Caroline came up with for them!!!) Caroline's had enough and decides to put an end to it all so she can finally get some sleep.
Like it says on the back of the book, with her dressed in a sexy pink baby-doll nightie, (since she's behind on laundry and it's the only thing she has, heh heh) she goes storming out of her apartment, across the hall and nearly bangs his door down.. What appears on the other side of that door is a naked Simon, wrapped in a bed sheet... STILL HARD...
- lost it, LOL.
After that, it was pretty obvious that they would begin interacting with each other, and I really liked seeing their relationship develop from frenemies, to friends, then playful friends, flirty friends, and finally lovey dovey friends.
I really, really liked Simon's character, but I agreed with Caroline at the beginning and hated him since he was a huge man-whore who seemed to be eaten up with himself. But once you get to know the real him, he's adorable and of course want a man just like him.
“An O has been lost, and I'm a sucker for a challenge.” – Simon
Some parts of the book that I loved were -
When they watched The Exorcist together, lol. What cry-babies!! I fall asleep to this movie, but reading their reactions, that was hysterical. I could picture Caroline hiding under the Afghan blanket, peeping thru the holes haha!
Like I said above, the texting between characters and their thoughts on the way back from their trip to Tahoe.
The whole trip to Span, it sounded like the perfect vacation.. All except the last night for Caroline, but I think Simon made up for that when he came home a day early, hee hee hee...
Caroline's cat Clive was an amazing touch to the book. I have 2 cats myself and just like her, I imagine their little brains functioning exactly like her cat's did. This author actually gave me an idea, when Caroline would hide their treats in various places around the apartment for them to 'hunt', I'm going to have to try that! I also really liked the last segment of this book with it written in Clive's POV. Cute.
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