Author: Alice Clayton
Genre: New Adult – Contemporary Romance
ECaroline 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 wallbanger 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…
If you want a fresh book with a good mixture of love, sex, humor and baking this book is for you!
Wallbanger is hilarious, I have never laughed out loud throughout a book as much as I have with this one – certain parts of this book had me in tears and not the sad tears, rather those laughing so hard that your face hurts tears! This book grabs your attention from the first sentence and has you hooked by the end of the first chapter!
Wallbanger is about Caroline “Pink Nightie Girl” Reynolds, who has been missing her O for the last 6 months after “bad rapid-fired sex and an ill-timed one night stand” and has recently moved into a new apartment. Much to her chagrin she discovers she can hear in great detail as well as feel the thumping through the thin shared bedroom wall, the nightly escapades of her neighbour’s raging sex life. Caroline cannot help but notice he seems to be a very satisfying and accommodating lover, as his women can be heard reaching multiple O’s throughout the night! So one night, a very sleep deprived and sexually frustrated Caroline who cannot take the thumping or the dirty talk anymore, barges next door in her cute pink nightie to meet her hot, sexy, gorgeous, well-endowed neighbor for the very first time, Simon “Wallbanger” Parker. Let’s just say they have direct words and go their separate ways, that is until fate intervenes and has them bump into each other unexpectedly at her boss’s house warming party. They decide that night to call a truce since their best friends seem to be destined for each other. This decision causes them to go from “Cockblocker and Wallbanger”, first to friendly neighbours, then to great friends, until ultimately falling in love.
This is the first book I have read from Alice Clayton and I really enjoyed her writing style. I loved the way she made me feel so comfortable and connected to Caroline and the way she incorporated the text messages sent between the books group of friends was brilliant and really brought the story together.
Something that really made the book stand out for me is how Alice Clayton creates such wonderful characters full of emotions and personality. There’s the girls; Caroline, Sophia and Mimmi, all young, beautiful, independent, career orientated women with fantastic personalities who share a great sense of humor. These are my type of people and the way Clayton writes them makes me feel like we could hang out with and become friends. Then there is Simon – Oh my! At first you think he is a real player but once you get to know the real Simon he is actually quite a deep, sensitive, respectful and humble person…I only wish this man was real!
The overall message of this book would be “Don’t judge a book by its cover, because you generally go for the wrong person when the right person is right in front of you!” I know it’s an old classic….but it’s a good once and oh so true!
So I will definitely be recommending this book to all my girlfriends to enjoy. Not only is it a good read but a great laugh and I can guarantee once you finish reading this book, you will want to go bake some pie!