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…
My ****4.5 Star**** Review
Hilarious~ The number one thing I have to say about this book is that it’s outrageously funny! If you’re looking for a good laugh, this may well be the book for you. This story is dripping with mirth from the plot and individual scenes to the witty banter.
Depth~ However, don’t assume that there’s no depth to the plot. This isn’t a shallow comedy, and despite the title, there’s no rush to the big bang for Caroline and Simon.
Intriguing Characters~ You may think I’m about to go into a spiel on how hot Simon is, or how much I could relate to Caroline. That’s not the case, though. Let me introduce you to Clive that cat. Now I’m not going to give away any of the scenes involving him, but this interesting character really added to the story!
Pacing~ I was sucked in from the start! There wasn’t a dull moment. This novel was far from being overly descriptive and bogged down by anything.
Negatives~ There were a few predictable moments. This wasn’t really a problem, though. There were still plenty of unexpected moments! There were also a couple times I got confused about what Caroline was saying was happening between her and Simon.
Warnings (for those that don’t see them as spoilers)~ You can expect strong language sprinkled throughout. It’s not wrapped in every sentence or paragraph, though. You can also expect a LOT of sexual banter followed up by a few steamy scenes. Despite the whole book having a LOT to do with sex, there honestly isn’t a whole lot of it in the story.
Recommendations~ I highly recommend this to those of you that love romantic comedies and don’t mind some steaminess! I definitely look forward to reading Rusty Nailed, the second book in the Cocktail Series, so I can get more of Caroline, Simon and Clive. I just can’t imagine how it will ever live up to the hilarity of Wallbanger, though!