Published February 2013 by Gallery Books|304 pages
Where I Got It: the Nook store
Series: Cocktail #1
Genre: Adult Romance/Chick Lit
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… In her third novel, Alice Clayton returns to dish her trademark mix of silly and steamy. Banter, barbs, and strutting pussycats, plus the sexiest apple pie ever made, are dunked in a hot tub and set against the gorgeous San Francisco skyline in this hot and hilarious tale of exasperation at first sight.
What I Thought:
Oh. My. God. Wallbanger is easily the most entertainingly hilarious book I’ve read in a long time! I think Beauty Queens was the last time I laughed this much when reading a book.
So, there’s actually a story behind why I read Wallbanger- I’m a big fan of Book Riot, and after reading their Euphemisms For Body Parts in romance novels post…and then reading the comments…one of which had a quote from Wallbanger, and I knew I had to at least check out the book. Which lead to me buying it pretty much immediately after reading the summary. (Really, the comments are just as entertaining as the actual post, so take a few minutes to read through them).
Wallbanger is indeed a contemporary romance, which isn’t what I normally go for in terms of romance…at least as far as adult romance goes. I’m much more of a paranormal romance/historical romance kind of girl, but Wallbanger was so much fun to read.
The nice thing about it is that it’s not serious at all. I mean, how could you be serious with this quote…
“My shirt bunched up around my waist, and the feeling of his hi-there against my hoohah was indescribable.”
Which, by the way, was the quote that got me to pick up Wallbanger. Yes, I’m 12. What’s your point?
Anyway, I loved the banter between Caroline and Simon, and it really was hysterical! I really needed a good laugh, and Wallbanger definitely provided a much needed laugh.
How can you not laugh at this:
“Zucchini me, woman.”
“No way, buddy. I’m not macchuuing your pichu now…”
Or this conversation:
“Perfect, that will give me time to frost my buns.
“Oh, I didn’t tell you? I also made cinamon rolls.”
I really couldn’t stop laughing, and I knew it was quote-worthy when I found myself actually highlighting different parts of the book. I never do that for fiction, so if I’m taking the time to do it…let’s just say there is a lot to quote!
Back to Simon and Caroline. Together, they are absolutely hilarious, and I actually liked that it took them so long to get together. I don’t know why, but it really worked for them.
Let’s Rate It:
Wallbanger was such a hilarious read and I had a lot of fun reading it! It’s fun and cute and a good summer read. Wallbanger gets 4 stars.