Adding insult to O-less, since her move, she has an oversexed neighbour 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 neighbour. Their late-night hallway encounter has, well, mixed results. Ahem. With walls this thin, the tension’s gonna be thick...
Wow what a book, I can honestly say out of all the books I read last year this one was the most unexpected. Allow me to explain, first of all it didn't fit the bill for one of my typical reads and I already learnt early on this year to not judge a book by its cover, secondly its reviews were amazing within just the first few weeks of having been released and lastly a few of my favourite authors marked it as to read or were reading it. So I thought hey I have to read this, it sounds good and lord knows I could use a good laugh. Wallbanger is one of the best reads ever and it’s earned a place on my favourite’s shelf. It was such a laugh-out-loud kinda book that I just couldn't put it down, it has a group of great friends, awesome bosses, annoying but gorgeous neighbours, a stubborn yet distraught heroine and a cat that puts all others to shame!
We follow Caroline on her bumpy journey to find her missing 'O', with the help of very thin walls and a devastatingly handsome neighbour she sets out to reclaim her 'O' which was stolen from her by...
‘Cory Weinstein. The machine-gun fucker who’d hijacked the O.’
This book is so witty and hilarious I swear you will not be disappointed, it’s a light read that makes you all warm inside. The chemistry between Caroline and Simon is explosive, and the sexual tension is palpable throughout the entire book all you can do is hold your breath in anticipation for when the big and very welcomed ‘BOOM’ will come. Alice builds up the story nicely, there’s no rush of emotions or declarations of love in fact in all honesty the foreplay is the best thing about the entire book.
‘“Fucking Wallbanger,” I hissed, frozen on the spot. His grin slid off as well as he played place-the-face for a moment. “Fucking Pink Nightie Girl,” he finally concluded. He grimaced. We stared, seething as the air literally turned electric between us, snapping and crackling.’
‘He had jet black hair that stood straight up, likely from the Giggler’s hands buried in it as he plowed into her. His eyes were piercing blue, and cheekbones just as strong as the jaw. Completing the package? Kiss-swollen lips, and what looked like about three days of scruff….premeditated tan—outdoorsy tan, weathered tan, manly tan. His chest rose and fell as he panted, his skin coated in a thin sheen of sex sweat. As my eyes travelled down further I saw a smattering of dark hair low on his torso, which led below the sheet. Below the six pack. Below that V that some men have, and which on him didn’t look weird or BowFlexed.’
Simon was incredibly sweet and funny as hell, he gave as good as he got. Which really worked for me because I can’t stand romances with a guy who’s a kinda ‘goody-too-shoes’, I liked that he defended himself and knew the effect he had on dear old Caroline. I loved the way he opened himself up to Caroline as well and I did feel for the dude I mean he’s been through a lot, so his lifestyle is understandable. One reason I am now a new fan of Alice Clayton is the obvious way in which she portrayed the attraction between the two, but never allowed anything to really happen so quickly; she built it up perfectly just enough to leave you panting for more, she allowed them to really get to know each other as friends which is why for me the love between them was believable and oh so very realistic. He was my hero just as much as Caroline’s as he helped her find the ever much loved ‘O’, one thing to know about this Wallbanger is he loves a challenge.
I adored Clive, as someone who’d like to own a cat in the future, I fell in love with little Clive as there is no cat like him. He has to be by far the coolest cat ever, Alice portrays him in such a way you that at times you find yourself thinking ‘Dude is he a cat or a human?’ You couldn’t ask for a better cat, he’s loyal and just as amusing as the main characters.
‘And Clive? Clive was strutting. Strutting back and forth in front of her, giving it his all. He turned like he was on a runway, pacing along a line on the floor and glancing at her nonchalantly. If Clive could wear a blazer, he would have taken it off, draped it casually over his kitty shoulder, and pointed at her. It was all I could do not to fall down laughing.’