19 March 2013

Alice Clayton's Wallbanger Review

What they say (blurb & info): Caroline Reynolds has a fantastic new apartment in San Francisco, a Kitchen Aid mixer to die for, 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, she also has an oversexed neighbour with the loudest late-night wallbanging she’s ever heard. Every 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. 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. Because with walls this thin, the tension’s gonna be thick. A delicious mix of silly and steamy, this is an irresistible tale of exasperation at first sight.

  • Print (384 pages) and e-book edition

What I say: Sexually frustrated and uninspired Caroline Reynold's new flat comes with very thin walls and an amorous next door neighbour Simon 'Wallbanger' Parker. Whilst Caroline has her horny cat Clive, Wallbanger has a harem of women who regularly interrupt Caroline's sleep and remind her of her missing O(rgasm). Caroline refers to Wallbanger's 'visitors' as Spanx, Purina and Giggler (I'll let you discover why). Caroline eventually snaps, leading to one of the funniest confrontations I've read in ages (it involves a pink nightie, a bed sheet and the line 'He Was Still Hard')!

Wallbanger had me in stitches, with so many laugh out loud moments that I wouldn't recommend reading it in the quiet carriage on a train! The wait to see if Wallbanger could help Caroline regain her O and the explanation as to how she lost it in the first place was hilarious. Alice Clayton does a great job of incorporating smut and innuendo with some really sweet and cute moments. Wallbanger and Caroline's friends/colleagues provide some great one liners, providing their own chat show worthy complications.

I liked Caroline and Wallbanger's developing friendship, their 'food-play' and Clive's amorous pursuit of Purina. Manwhoring aside, I think we could all do with our own Wallbanger with or without the O!

Wallbanger gets a handful of Stars!

My fav non-spoilery quotes:
  • The girl next door was meowing. What in the world was my neighbour packing to make that happen?
  • Blue eyes. Blue. Beautifully blue. Then I saw red as I recognised who belonged to the blue. 'Fucking Wallbanger'.
  • An O has been lost, and I'm a sucker for a challenge.

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