6/3/13

Wallbanger


Author: Alice Clayton 
Pages: 300 
Publisher: Omnific Publishing 
Format: Paperback 
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Summary (from Goodreads)
: 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…



My Summary: Caroline Reynolds has her life together. She's scored her dream job, dream apartment, and she couldn't ask for better friends. So why is she unhappy? 

Because this twenty-something has had horrible experiences with men - the latest of which left a lasting impression on her nether regions. Frustrated, Caroline can't help but feel a little bitter towards her neighbour - a man she nicknames 'Wallbanger' because of the sounds of his late-night activities. But could Wallbanger be the game-changer that gets Caroline out of her rut?

My Thoughts: Don't be deceived by the name (or the cover!).This book was hilarious, and definitely not what you'd expect from the cover art. Hands down, it was one of the funniest books I've read in years. Every character added their own charm to the story, and I was hooked after the first few chapters. I flew through this one in only a few hours, and I was sad to see it end.

The characters were great, and I loved the relationship dynamic between Caroline and Simon. Their relationship developed naturally and believably, and never once did I roll my eyes at any forced-sounding words. Clayton definitely knows how to develop her characters.

Final Thoughts: I recommend this novel to anyone looking for a hilarious, light-hearted romance.

2 comments:

  1. I totally loved this and laughed so hard I cried and the thoughts in their heads..omg! Great review!

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  2. This book sounds great. Can't wait to read it

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