5 HUGE STARS!!!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BOOK!!
This book was brilliant!!
I’m in love with Simon.
Completely, utterly in love.
My cheeks ache from laughing.
My heart is happy.
Did I mention I love this book?
This book was pure, decadent, lighthearted, un-put-downable, FUN!! A well-written, perfect blend of all things happy, romantic, sweet, funny (hilarious, really), melty, swoony, witty, steamy, with just enough tender, deeper moments to make my heart squeeze. I fell in love with everything – the characters, the writing, the story… and Clive. The most awesome cat ever to grace the pages of a novel.
It was just one winning line after another. I swear to freaking God, more than half my book is highlighted. No joke!!
The banter! The chemistry! The flirting! The texts!!!! *melt* The nooking! The wooing! … this book is just loaded with win!
I read most of it with a big stupid grin plastered on my face and pretty much just alternated between squeeing, squealing, giggling, snorting, crying, shaking and cackling with laughter.
What’s this book about though? Now, usually, I write my own descriptions, but I love the official blurb too much so here it is:
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…
Simon “Wallbanger” Parker. Cocky, charming, sexy as all hell, confident… and once we got to know him better, sweep-you-off-your-feet swoony. I adored him, its that simple. He has made my list of top book boyfriends ever! I loved that his character had depth. At first you kind of wondered if he was just a bit of a manwhore but I loved that there was a whole background to him. And its hard not to love a man who is obsessed with baked goods.
“You want me to cut you a piece — okay, or you could just do that.” I frowned as he took a giant bite out of the end.
“Thif if mine, righ?” he asked, spraying crumbs.
“How do you function in normal society?” I asked shaking my head as he took another monster bite.
I loved Caroline too. She was sweet yet feisty and refreshingly direct about everything. Brain, Heart, Nerves, Backbone, and of course, O were brilliant additions to the story!
I also loved how casually Simon and Caroline’s relationship developed. They were seriously one of the sweetest couples ever but there was no falling into bed on first sight for them.
“Now, you listen, mister.” I said, trying for a more adult tone. “I’m not going to spend every night listening to you try to crash your girl’s head through my wall with the force of your dick alone! No way, buddy.”
They went from cockblocker/wallbanger to truce status to friends to lovers. The whole process just warmed my heart. And throw in a healthy dollop of sexual tension and innuendos out the wazoo and you pretty much have a recipe for awesome.
“I like that we’re taking things slow. You give good woo,” I whispered.
I never once felt any urges to throttle a character, or yell at them.. no eye rolling. Nothing. I was just one purely satisfied reader 🙂 … Oh, and “Simon goes commando. God bless America.”
Flaily Pink Nightie Girl and Mr Wallbanger Snorey Pants will always have a special place in my heart <3
Guys, READ THIS BOOK!!!!!
OMG! I felt the same way! I’m soooo in love with this book! Thanks for the great review 🙂
Excellent review, can’t wait to read.
Michelle Bushnell says
I totally felt the same way! Love, Love, Love this book!
Ok…I am adding to my GoodRead’S list!!! Thanks!
A delightful story. I giggled all the way through it and said, “thank god”, when she got her O. Loved all the characters. Fun romp!
Your reviews are AWESOME! Your reviews are always right on the mark and we think alike. I think we are book soul sisters
laurie g says
OMG! I felt the same way! I’m soooo in love with this book! Thanks for the great review 🙂
Aestas, I loved your review! I felt the same way, and let me tell you I hardly slept reading this book even though I had work the next day. yup, crazy, but so worth it. I was cracking myself up with laughter at 2:30 in the morning when Caroline is scared shitless after watching that unmentionable scary movie. Loved that scene!!! and Clive…wish I had one of him. Brilliant!
So happy that I took your advice about reading the Redhead series, which introduced me to this brilliant author. <3
Thanks guys!!! *hug*
Jen Berg says
OH WOE IS ME!!! What am I ever gonna do with you Aestas?! You are going to have to start sponsoring my book buying!! *snicker* Every time I read a review from you (which is often!) I have to pull up my big girl pants and run to Amazon to buy the book you are reviewing! *sigh* Since I have been checking out your reviews my book buying has doubled!!!LMAO!
Thanks for the great review…and as always I will be stalking…I mean…watching for which book you are going to read next! Cheers!!
LOL Jen!! Trust me, this one is worth every penny!!
hmmmm, I say that every time, don’t I? well…. this one is reeeeeeally worth it 😛
[email protected] says
LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Awesome review!! Can’t wait to start reading this!!
I have been following your blog for awhile now and decided to read Wallbanger since you had it on your top books of 2012 list. Let me say it did NOT disappoint! I have not read such a feel good, drama free book in so long! It really reminded me why I love reading so much! After reading Wallbanger, I fell in love with Alice Clayton as well and have begun reading The Unidentified Redhead, and again she hasn’t disappointed me.
loved your review. Definitely buying it on kindle. 😀
Myriam Pate says
I picked this book on audible so I could listen to it while in my office and it was a bad idea because this book is too good to listen while in a quiet office! I couldn’t stop laughing, the narrator is amazing and she does this book all the justice it deserves… Thank you for the review because I agree “Mr. Wallbanger” can bang my head any time!!! hahahahaha
I love your review, but I have to ask, who did you cast as Caroline?
the link is working now 🙂
I absolutely loved this book. I couldn’t quit laughing out loud the whole time I was reading.
I loved this book! What other books are similar…I know I have seen a review where you said “fans of wallbanger would love this book”…just can’t remember which one. As always love your blog! Thanks
I think that would be this one maybe? http://aestasbookblog.com/book-review-tangled-by-emma-chase/
Thank you guys so much for all the amazing comments!!!!
Laura Martinez says
I’m currently reading this one…I have to say it’s one of the funniest books I have ever read. I LOVE IT! and I haven’t finish it yet because I find myself going back to the chapters that made me LOL!
My favorite part (so far…) are the character’s intern monologues while on the road…
“I hope this gas station has Gardetto’s”
Kelly Cooper says
This book was hilarious!!!! I couldn’t stop laughing when I read it!!!! Great book must read!!!!
Hanna Gale Borja says
I have met most of my BBF because of you and for that I thank you :*
One of the funniest books I’ve ever read!
Sarah Scholz says
Awesome review 🙂 I felt the same way. I loved this book. Can’t wait to read the next book in the series. I would recommend any of Alice Clayton’s books. I’ve read two of her books and absolutely loved them too 🙂
Jenny Dauksa Schaber says
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book!
multiple re-reads and had me laughing and falling in love at the same time.
Clare Riley says
I love this book – one of my all time favourites! And I read it after I read your review (it’s taken me until now and the 100,000 giveaway to tell you that. But better late than never!!). I’ve even made my sister and mum read it (that last person there may have been a bit of a mistake. Her eyebrows were somewhere in the region of her hairline throughout the book – but she did finish it!). Thanks for all of your reviews. Although my credit card may not agree with me!!
Sarah Wallace says
Love this book! So funny!! Great review!!
Jasmine Z Reads says
Loved loved loved this book! I can’t wait to pick it up again – just saw that Alice Clayton imagined Jensen Ackles as her Simon, so now I need to reread with him in mind 😉
becky wise says
Absolutely love Simon and Caroline. You can’t forget Clive. This was my first Alice Clayton book and I fell in love with every singleo one of hers I’ve read since.
H Dee Swan says
Great review!! I adored this book!