Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Talk of the Town

Alice Clayton
Released Nov 27th, 2012
300 Pages
Omnific Publishing
Source: Reviewer Purchased

If you haven't picked this one up...It's a shame!!  Wallbanger is laugh out loud funny and "I've got a crush on you, butterflies in my stomach" romantic.


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…


 Ok, I just want to start out by saying that this isn't your typical romance novel...there wasn't really your typical "Black Moment", my heart didn't break and I didn't need a box of puffs plus to get through this one, BUT, this was a hysterical, heart pumping, first crush fluttering type of romance and I highly enjoyed the roller coaster ride!!

Caroline was a great heroine.  The type of woman who you would want as a friend, or even someone that you could easily put yourself in her shoes, especially when she keeps bumping into Simon in the hallway of her complex...I could feel my heart racing with every glance!!  She was funny, and just "real", that's what I LOVED about her.  The interaction with her friends Mimi and Sophia reminded me so much of me and my ladies!!

And Simon Wallbanger...well what can I say about Simon...ummmm YUMMY??  No seriously, he was just smokin hot and NICE...he was just nice and a man who kept his sex life private, which I highly respected.  Handsome, sexy and just a great guy, who happened to be really good in bed and maybe had some partners who were a bit "loud"!  He has definitely found a spot among my Best Heroes List.

I loved the interactions with both of their groups of friends.  I loved their snarky banter and the "foreplay with words" game they played...very hot!  Wallbanger is not written in your typical romance novel, we have some parts where you are getting many POV's at once, but I have to say, it just made the book more enjoyable having Simon's POV and the rest of the cast of characters.  Wallbanger is just funny, sexy, and a hell of a good time. 

So worth the read and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by A Tasty Read.  This was my first read from Alice Clayton, but will NOT be my last.

Enjoy and Happy Reading.


Linda Kage said...

I totally LOVED this book too!! Great read.

Karen said...

I so agree! Such a funny funny read! Laughing out loud at times. I have her others 'redhead' books that I can't wait to read! Too many books, not enough hours!

Amy Valentini said...

Sounds intriguing and sounds like fun! Adding to my TBR List. Thanks Lisa! ; )

Sharlene said...

Thanks for the review! Sounds like a great book!