I read a book today that has been getting a lot of great reviews. Here is what I thought and I should note that I am not enjoying writing this post. I wanted to love this book as much as everyone else but I didn’t. Don’t get me wrong I did not hate or even dislike this book but it could have been sooo much better!
Wallbanger by Alice Clayton
Blurb: 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
Rating: 3 Stars
This book is super funny but that’s about it. While I was dying laughing I was kind of disappointed. And if I hear about a lost o one more time I might cry or bang my head against a wall. While it may seem this book is just about sex, the steamy scenes are at a minimum in this book. It’s more of a romantic comedy book. Good read but not great! I really liked the characters, the stuff with all their friends was pretty unique and great. I guess it all boils down to all the “no o” talk started to annoy me. I mean she literally starts the book like that and uses the phrase 20-30 times in the first little bit, even more through the book (the blurb gives you an indication). I will say it was quite refreshing to read a book that had an ending and was not a heart stopping cliffhanger. I miss books that are complete by themselves. The humor and character interactions saved this book, I did enjoy reading it! And the cover is fantastic. 😉 But at $8 I wouldn’t do it again and wouldn’t recommend it to people.