Sunday, January 06, 2013

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…- Goodreads


I'm starting my 2013 book review with a bang. Literally, the thump, Oh God, Bang, thump, bang, bang, bang, pictures falling from the wall and bed shaking bang. Oh God, this has got to be the most hilarious, romantic comedy I've ever read. Damn! I can't even remember the last time a book made me laugh like this. This was my first Alice Clayton book and I gotta admit, I loved her and her writing style and I definitely love this book to bits.

Wallbanger is one of those books that will literally creep slowly into your system. I went into this book without high expectations. I was thinking this is just another typical contemporary novel full of steamy sex scenes but lacking in the storyline department. But I was surprised. It didn't occur to me that I will be chuckling and grinning the whole time I would be  reading it. Yes, there might be plenty of sex but its not too "gross" or too porno because of the humor that the author put into it. The plot was just simple. There were no dark pasts, secrets or messed up lives that were a fad with most contemporary books nowadays. It was just a realistic story. Just two people discovering each other in a not so conventional way. The best part about this is the relationship build-up between Simon and Caroline. It was not rushed. Yes, there was constant flirting but it had taken them ages to do the deed considering that Simon is a walking manwhore. In fact I enjoyed their constant bickering and banter. Alice Clayton was able to successfully create characters that you will love and will be a part of you for the time being because when I was finished with this one, I was still thinking about it for days.

Wallbanger was just a delight to read. There were so many highlights from this book my all of those was crushed out by my fave scene ever and that involves a cat. I was literally bursting with laughter and can't stop laughing at some scenes that an animal would do. You must read the book so that you will know what I am talking about.

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