Oh lambies. I was so overdue for this book it's unreal. What an absolutely awesome book. *sigh*
Wallbanger - Alice Clayton
The first night after Caroline moves into her fantastic new San Francisco apartment, she realizes she's gaining an intimate knowledge of her new neighbor's nocturnal adventures. Thanks to paper-thin walls and the guy's athletic prowess, she can hear not just his bed banging against the wall but the ecstatic response of what seems (as loud night after loud night goes by) like an endless parade of women. And since Caroline is currently on a self-imposed dating hiatus, and her neighbor is clearly lethally attractive to women, she finds her fantasies keep her awake even longer than the noise. So when the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts Simon Parker, her heard-but-never-seen neighbor. The tension between them is as thick as the walls are thin, and the results just as mixed. Suddenly, Caroline is finding she may have discovered a whole new definition of neighborly...
In a delicious mix of silly and steamy, Alice Clayton dishes out a hot and hilarious tale of exasperation at first sight..
Can I just confess right now that I am similar to Caroline? I guess I wouldn't have pegged myself to be until I read this and I'm like, yup, totally me. Basically the synopsis of this is that Caroline moves into a cozy apartment. Where she promptly discovers that her neighbor is quite good in the bedroom. Each night there is a different lady whom Caroline nicknames based on what she hears and eventually, Caroline loses it. Enters hilarious confrontation and we take off from there. Turns out, her friends know this guy and they get awkwardly paired up as their friends all couple off and now we have Caroline and wallbanger Simon who strike up a friendship when it becomes obvious on group outings it's going to be them mostly hanging out.
Which turns out to be fine because Simon isn't such a bad guy after all. And Caroline isn't a total prude. And they end up having fun conversations that are borderline sarcastic with slightly sexual overtones but nothing over the top.
I have to tell you- I laughed so hard during this book all the while rooting for Caroline and Simon. Alice is a really fantastic writer that pulls you literally from the first line all the way to the end. What's really cool is this is the first book in the Cocktail series. Plus can I just say I really loved the fact Caroline is a cat fan? It's also awesome that her cat is basically an asshole. I can sympathize because all of my pets are assholes and they would do the things her cat does. Here is just a sample passage that had me cracking up, totally nodding in agreement and feeling like this author gets me:
"If your belly button tastes this good-fuck, Caroline. I can't wait to taste your pussy."
There are certain things a woman needs to hear at different times in her life:
You got the job.
Your ass looks great in that skirt.
I would love to meet your mother.
And when used in the just the right context, in just the right setting, sometimes, a woman needs to hear the p-word.
Right? All of you ladies are absolutely nodding your head in agreement, aren't you? Of course you are. Which means the next logical thing is for you to obviously go purchase this book. And mark everything else by Alice Clayton as to read. Clearly.