Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Review : Wallbanger (Cocktail, #1) By Alice Clayton


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.


About 20% in I wouldn't even have given it 2stars.... it was just so cliche, and I found Caroline rather whiney and that kinda annoyed me. 
It was really fun to read how their truce slowly became a friendship.
The banter between Caroline and Simon was really sexy and funny! Their chemistry sizzling.
Sadly I got bored hearing how the wooing and Simon were oh so great and all the worries about the missing O. The whole o thing in fact, really was annoying.. just get over it! freakn hell! 

All in all there were many cute and funny parts to this but it was also loaded with cliches and very predictable. Honestly without the banter, this would have not even been two stars.