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.
“Open this door you asshole, or I will come through the wall.”
Caroline Reynolds is an interior designer in San Francisco. She’s recently moved into a new apartment with her cat Clive. It’s a great apartment, but there’s just one thing that riles her up nearly every single night…
Enter Simon. He’s the neighbour who has late night wallbanging sex with a different girl each time. You have the girl who giggles, the girl who meows and the girl who likes a bit of spanking. It angers Caroline to no end that he keeps her up at night but even more so, it causes her to become sexually frustrated since she’s lost her O. And yes, that means her orgasm.
Since a bad date ended with sex, the guy she slept with has taken away her O and she loathes him for it. So after weeks of hearing but not seeing the guy who keeps her up at night – and not in a good way – she confronts him when he’s in the middle of his throne of passion and it begins the making of their friendship.
Simon, Simon, Simon. What can I say about him? He’s sexy, funny, caring, a photographer; he travels AND he would definitely give you the best night of your life. Alice wrote this guy to an absolute T. I loved the banter between him and Caroline. They had me laughing so hard at their scenarios and conversations, especially their texts. He’s fond of Caroline and you can also tell he can be sensitive, which is an instant attraction. He definitely would be my type of guy.
Caroline was a great character. She was content in being alone and would happily admit it, but damn girl; she really needed someone to get her O back. She could give as good as he got with Simon, which made their friendship stand out to me. It was flirty and witty and of course there was chemistry between them but it just took a while for them to do anything about it.
The sexual tension between them both literally sizzled out of the book. I could feel it on every page I turned. I did love when they finally had sex. It was long awaited but it was definitely the right time for them both. They were unconventional in the way they began the relationship but it was a great read when they got together.
The sex doesn’t come until near the end of the book but the book was so much more than that. It was about friendships between each other and their friends, being sexual attracted to one another yet not doing anything about it because their friendship seemed more important at the time even though they both wanted something more, and when it did happen, it flourished at every turn.
I bloody loved the names they had for each other, such as Wallbanger, Cockblocker, Nightie Girl etc. They totally made the story and the relationship between them. I have to say though, my favourite scene was when they were ‘telling the truth’ and you finally saw Simon spill his true feelings to Caroline. For two people who wanted to match up their friends together, they took a long time to finally tell each other they had feelings for one another.
This was the first book I had read of Alice Clayton, but the RedHead series looks so good that I will be downloading those books right away!
Seriously, you need to read this book. It had me feeling so many emotions throughout the book and I fell in love with Simon. He was such a character, as was Caroline and they were matched perfectly for one another. So glad I downloaded this book, I couldn’t put it down at all. So going to have to reread this soon.