Today marks Day 26 of 31 Days of #BookLove. Rather than review all 323 books I read year, I decided to share one of my favorites. I meant to wrap this up in December, but I got hit with the plague. So…the #BookLove continues into 2014.

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WALLBANGER by Alice Clayton

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Indie (now Simon & Schuster)

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

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…

 

What I Liked:

WALLBANGER is a laugh-out-loud romp. The narrative is a close POV in Caroline’s head and follows her urban, twenty-something adventures in the city. It’s kind of like an updated version of Sex in the City, except funnier and a lot more entertaining. Caroline is a strong lady with great friends, a burgeoning career, and a pretty happy life. I liked that she wasn’t desperate. There was no great tragedy in her past. Instead, she’s a normal, single girl having a good time, and I liked that I could see myself and my friends in her. Plus she’s funny as hell (although the “O” thing grated after the first few mentions – a minor complaint, though). Her interactions with Simon, her sexy neighbor, are hilarious, and their path toward romance is a slow one, with lots of witty repartee. I think the strength of the book lives in the friendships. This is definitely a book I’ll revisit.

Like the sound of WALLBANGER? Give the author a little #BookLove.  Alice Clayton tweets @alice_clayton.

 

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The 31 Days of #BookLove

Day 1: BULLY by Penelope Douglas
Day 2: THE SEA OF TRANQUILITY by Katja Millay
Day 3: TANGLED by Emma Chase
Day 4: UNSPOKEN by Jen Frederick
Day 5: PLAYING FOR KEEPS by R.L. Mathewson
Day 6: ONE WEEK GIRLFRIEND by Monica Murphy
Day 7: WAIT FOR YOU by J. Lynn
Day 8: SIGNIFICANCE by Shelly Crane
Day 9: FALLEN CREST HIGH by Tijan
Day 10: HER BEST WORST MISTAKE by Sarah Mayberry
Day 11: CHARADE by Nyrae Dawn
Day 12: THE COINCIDENCE OF CALLIE AND KAYDEN by Jessica Sorensen
Day 13: HOPELESS by Colleen Hoover
Day 14: SEDUCING MR. KNIGHTLY by Maya Rodale
Day 15: MY UNEXPECTED FOREVER by Heidi McLaughlin
Day 16: BREAKING NOVA by Jessica Sorensen
Day 17: RULE by Jay Crownover
Day 18: DEEPER WE FALL by Chelsea M. Cameron
Day 19: THE BOY WHO SNEAKS IN MY BEDROOM WINDOW by Kirsty Moseley
Day 20: WIFE FOR A WEEK by Kelly Hunter
Day 21: REAL by Katy Evans
Day 22: CARTER REED by Tijan
Day 23: ON DUBLIN STREET by Samantha Young
Day 24: BREAKING BEAUTIFUL by Jennifer Shaw Wolf
Day 25: BROKEN AND SCREWED by Tijan