Title: Wallbanger (Cocktail #1)
Author: Alice Clayton
Publisher: Omnific Publishing (November 27, 2012)
Synopsis from Goodreads:
The first night after Caroline moves into her fantastic new San Francisco apartment, she realizes she’s gaining an intimate knowledge of her new neighbor’s nocturnal adventures. Thanks to paper-thin walls and the guy’s athletic prowess, she can hear not just his bed banging against the wall but the ecstatic response of what seems (as loud night after loud night goes by) like an endless parade of women. And since Caroline is currently on a self-imposed dating hiatus, and her neighbor is clearly lethally attractive to women, she finds her fantasies keep her awake even longer than the noise. So when the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts Simon Parker, her heard-but-never-seen neighbor. The tension between them is as thick as the walls are thin, and the results just as mixed. Suddenly, Caroline is finding she may have discovered a whole new definition of neighborly…
In a delicious mix of silly and steamy, Alice Clayton dishes out a hot and hilarious tale of exasperation at first sight..
Wallbanger by Alice Clayton is probably one of the best books that you’ll need when you want to just laugh out loud. It certainly did wonders to my mood (LOL, I mean seriously..When you’re down, you can read it. When you’re done, you’ll be so happy). That’s a promise coming from me. Or if you’re already in a good mood and just need a novel to entertain you, I suggest you go pick this book up.
I absolutely loved the way Caroline was written and how the story was told in her point of view. She’s got a good sense of humor, wit, and sarcasm. I thoroughly enjoyed the book just because of her. She’s just a super fun character to read. Right from the start of the story, when she was about to sleep and then she heard someone banging on her bedroom wall, I think I wasn’t able to stop myself from reading.
On the other hand, Simon, oh Simon..you make me swoon so much. At first, I was irritated by his cockiness but then as the story went on, I got to know that he’s so much more than a guy with the cocky attitude and a harem. When he and Caroline got closer to each other, I got more hooked. They have so much chemistry. They just fit together so perfectly.
There’s not much drama in this book. So, I really appreciated it. It’s definitely a feel-good novel. It’s just light and fun and swoon-worthy. However, I just feel that there could be more to the story. I just couldn’t put my finger on it.