Friday, April 4, 2014

Review: Wallbanger

Title: Wallbanger (Cocktail #1) 
Author: Alice Clayton 
Synopsis: 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 Review:

Wallbanger is the first book I´ve ever read by Alice Clayton and I wasn´t quite sure what to expect from it. I was hoping for a funny read, with steamy scenes and flirtatious characters and luckily for me, it fulfilled my expectations and more.
I had so much fun reading the story of Caroline and Simon. While I was reading it, it was as if I was watching something like Modern Family but for couples. Clayton´s refreshing and witty writing style made the story believable and made her characters approachable. I loved every character, from the main ones to the secondary ones.

I love that Spain plays an important role in the story from the beginning. I felt really proud of being Spanish because Clayton has portrayed Spain as a beautiful and exotic country full of hidden treasures and magic. And Spain is all of that and more! I loved how she made me cherish the things we have, the friendly people, the weather, the food. OMG the food…when she was describing it I was craving for a paella so badly! People out there, you should definitely try Spanish food at least once in your life, I wouldn´t be able to live in other country for a long time without my wonderful food.

I am not usually a cat person because I´ve always had dogs. But Clive was really funny and he plays such an important role, that I think about him as a character not a pet. And I really loved the epilogue, it was hilarious and very clever to use it as a closure for the book.

I can´t wait to read the next books in the series to discover how Simon, Caroline and Clive are doing. I really recommend Wallbanger as a funny, refreshing and easy read.

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