Sunday, 27 January 2013

Book Review: Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

Title: Wallbanger
Author: Alice Clayton
Series: NA
Pages: 314
Genre: Romance
Release Date: November 27th 2012

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.

Hmmmm, what to say about this book …

I just don’t know how I feel about it.

The reviews that I have read said how much everyone enjoyed it, and I guess I did too, but there seems to be something missing for me.

I really only continued reading it because I wanted to finish it, but I found the last part kind of boring. Sorry everyone who loves it!

I did laugh throughout the book, and I enjoyed reading about Caroline and Simon. For me when I’m reading though, I like there to be a sad point in the story, then a sudden explosion of happiness. I like the struggle before the happy ending and it just seemed like this story cruised along. I don’t mind a bit of predictability, and a happy ending, but I wanted more and this story wasn’t giving that to me.

I thought the book was good, and would recommend it to anyone who just likes to read though cruisey sort of books. No great struggle, no great conflict. You know who you are!!! You are the people giving this book outstanding reviews!!!

Not a bad book, but not a favourite either!

1 comment:

  1. Sorry it didn't work out for you. It made me laugh when I really need it so that's the main reason I liked it.

    Glass @ Way Too Hot Books


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