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Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

Wallbanger (edition 2012)

by Alice Clayton

Series: Cocktail (1)

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Authors:Alice Clayton
Info:Omnific Publishing (2012), Edition: 1ST, Paperback, 314 pages
Collections:Your library, Read in 2013 (inactive), Favorites, Read in 2012 (inactive)
Tags:fiction, romance, contemporary, comedy, humor, neighbors, San Francisco, interior designer, photographer

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Wallbanger by Alice Clayton


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This was the first book I read of Alice Clayton and I loved it! It was so damn funny! Her other books are good too, but so far this one is my favorite. Definitely recommend if you need a good laugh! ( )
  Crystal423 | May 1, 2017 |
A very light and fun read.
The events are pretty unbelievable, so don't expect anything deep (no pun intended). Still, this could be a perfect beach read. ( )
  Aneris | Apr 22, 2017 |
I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect when I picked this one up. It kept coming up as a recommendation on Goodreads, but I finally decided to read it when some fellow readers recommended it to me specifically.

It’s the first book I’ve read of Alice Clayton’s but I was so pleasantly surprised. I think based on the cover photo and title, I was expecting something way less funny. But this book was hilarious! There were several times I was laughing until I cried. I love a lot about this book. Caroline and I being close to the same age helped me relate to her, even if she was way more established job-wise than I am. I loved that she had a cat, Clive, and how much she adored him. Their interactions were just great! And totally relatable for a cat-lover like me. (The scene where Clive jumps on Caroline's bed after the scary movie was sooooo funny. Caroline was literally me in this situation as I would have reacted the exact same way.)

Caroline was so funny. I loved her. She was dedicated and hardworking in her career, and wasn't afraid to stand up for herself when it came to difficult situations. She definitely went for what she wanted, but wasn't afraid to say no too.

Simon was so surprisingly sweet. When he talked about how his parents held hands, and then later on when he and Caroline are working independently on the couch, and he reaches over to hold her hand... *swooooooon*. I loved it. He listened to Caroline, and was actually interested in what she was saying and feeling. He was great!

The friendship between the three ladies was also great. I loved how Clayton interspersed text message conversations into the book. Not only did it let the reader see a bit into the conversations between other characters, it added a realistic aspect to the story. So much of conversation is done by text message nowadays. Adding that really helped bring the story to life.

I really enjoyed how Simon and Caroline helped their friends figure out their love lives. I also liked that Simon and Caroline didn’t start dating each other right away. They definitely tried to keep that friend boundary for a while, even if both of them were feeling more. While the idea of how they meet is somewhat unrealistic, I felt their friendship and their subsequent relationship was much more realistic. It started the best way - they were friends first. They got to know each other before putting any real romantic feelings on the line.

I’m glad there is a sequel because I’m interested in how their relationship progresses, and how they handle life stresses together. I’ll be picking it up soon! Overall, probably one of the funniest books I’ve read in a while. Very enjoyable!

See this review plus a recipe for Simon and Caroline inspired zucchini bread on the blog ---> Books for the Living. ( )
  BooksForTheLiving | Mar 20, 2017 |
Review Posted on HarlequinJunkie.com

Caroline Reynolds loves her life in the bay area. Her job, her cat, her friends, and now – her new apartment, courtesy of her boss, Jillian. She has an amazing boss, really. Jillian is deeply in love and renovating the perfect house – so subletting her place to Caroline is a no-brainer. On her first night in the new apartment, she’s woken up in the wee hours by the sound of energetic, frenetic, no-holes-barred sex. Read More ( )
  Aleveria | Jan 12, 2017 |
Usually I do not read Comedy, but after hearing all the praise on this book I had to give it a try.

I thought it was entertaining and I caught myself smiling a few times. The storyline was unique and the characters were great. I loved Caroline's personality and let's be honest Wallbanger is a total heart throb.

The romance was built off of friendship, nothing was rushed, and I can appreciate that.

Simon changes throughout the book from a man whore to a compassionate, caring man. When him and Caroline finally got together I loved the book. Before that though... I was bored.

The cat was suppose to be a funny attribute, but he annoyed me. Maybe it's because I am not a cat person... I don't know.

The behavior was bizarre and unbelievable.

I enjoyed the friendships, but wished Simon was with Caroline earlier because I truly enjoyed their story and felt like I didn't get enough. ( )
  ReadersCandyb | Jan 3, 2017 |
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To my mom, for letting me have coconut on my birthday cake
even though no one else likes it.

To my dad, for reading me Garfield comics
until we laughed so hard we were both crying.

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"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."--Page 4 of cover.… (more)

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