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January 10 2013 @ 01:54 pm
Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (seriously not what the cover looks like)  
Title: Wallbanger
Author: Alice Clayton
Pages (or KB): 302 (1112)
Links: Paperback, Kindle

Book Description:
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.

What did you think of the book? (Why this book?, New Author? Read more by author? Keeping? Thoughts on Hero? Heroine?)
I loved this book. It isn't at all what it seems. I saw the image and thought that had to be total smut but upon reading the description (thank goodness it was right there with the image), it sounded promising and upon reading review decided to give it a try.

I'm so glad I did! I couldn't believe how easily I slipped into this book. I wanted to keep reading when it was time to make dinner, go to bed or just do something else. I had it on my mind the entire time I wasn't reading right up until I finished it.

The dialogue is great. The writing is fresh and fun. Clayton is great with the written word and made this book really easy to just relax and let the story lead you. Clayton also has a great sense of humor in her writing and my biggest compliment would be that the "romance" aspect wasn't completely cliche.

Clayton made the relationship between Simon and Caroline come alive in neighborly anger, friendship and more.

Clive the cat was pretty hilarious too and anyone who owns or had owned a cat will see the truth in his behavior. Clearly Clayton had a cat.

And while this book wasn't at all what first glance implies, that isn't to say there are no steamy scenes. They aren't overly explicit and they seem to fit into the story without detracting from the story.

I would definitely recommend this book.
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alias: castle [call beckett]x_nothing_here on January 10th, 2013 09:57 pm (UTC)
The title alone has me interested LOL.
Jill aka Jo: Fringe: I Promise Walter and Petersireesanwar on January 10th, 2013 10:07 pm (UTC)
The title grabbed my attention and I thought "just a smut book". That wouldn't be a problem but if I read those I don't do a review because these books are more R and under.

The thing is that the description really cemented that I was going to read it and I liked the description enough to drop the books I am trying to get through for this one.

It really was entertaining.
alias: castle [i can do this]x_nothing_here on January 10th, 2013 10:12 pm (UTC)
I have a hard time just sitting down and reading a book. *fanfic* no problem but a book I need absolute silence and zero distractions *fail me*
tracyj23: Assorted - girl hiding behind booktracyj23 on January 11th, 2013 04:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the review. I'm always looking for books like this - I like fluff but I want it to be amusing fluff and not just pure smut that's (often) badly written. Fun, flirty, with witty dialogue and a developing romance is the kind of thing I enjoy. I'll definitely be looking for it in the library!
Jill aka Jo: Castle: Mistletoesireesanwar on January 12th, 2013 12:14 am (UTC)
That is exactly what it is and I'm so happy about it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
nightfog: Atonement - Passionunightfog on January 11th, 2013 06:42 pm (UTC)
Oh this sounds intriguing! Thank you for the rec!
Jill aka Josireesanwar on January 12th, 2013 12:17 am (UTC)
You are welcome. I liked it so much I got her Redhead series... hope it is as good if not better.
catcey: Oh mycatcey on January 12th, 2013 06:47 am (UTC)
All the tiny pics of the cover made me think there was something odd with his arms! LOL Now I see it's her legs! Too funny!
Jill aka Josireesanwar on January 14th, 2013 10:14 pm (UTC)
LOL I didn't notice that before but yeah I see that now.
Susy: Booksbombottosa on January 14th, 2013 11:29 am (UTC)
I remember reading this when it was a twilight fanfiction!! XD I think I still have it saved somewhere!
Jill aka Josireesanwar on January 14th, 2013 10:15 pm (UTC)
I didn't know that. Not once reading this book would I have guessed it was Twilight FF.
Susy: Cindarellabombottosa on January 17th, 2013 11:19 pm (UTC)
It was an All Human fanfiction, it had very little -if anything at all- to do with Twilight canon, just the character's names. if you want I can send the fanfiction to you, so you can see the differences between the original and the book ;)
Jill aka Jo: H50: Kono blue water and beachsireesanwar on January 17th, 2013 11:33 pm (UTC)
That is okay. I'll probably never read it because I've read the book. I'll just take your word for it. Either way I loved it and I'm happy I read it.