Author: Alice Clayton
Series: Book One in the Cocktail Series
Published By: Simon and Schuster (February 14, 2013)
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 4 Stars!
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 neighbor 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 neighbor. 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.
I had my doubts about this one going into it. I thought it would be too over the top for me, too steamy and quite frankly to erotic. All innuendos, “O” moments and wall banging aside, this was so darn funny. Laugh out loud and make people around you look at you weird, funny.
Oh my heck I love Caroline and Simon.
Oh Ms. Clayton you know how to write one heck of a swoon worthy man. I might be a little bit in love with Simon..just a little bit.
All I am really going to say about this one is that while yes there is some dirty talk and a little bit of steam, really this is just more of a fun and humorous read than it is anything else. It has all the tropes I love in a really good contemporary, including the whole friends to lovers thing that is such a must for me, great friends and secondary characters and that happily ever after we all crave in a romance.
Don't let this one pass you buy or the description throw you for a loop, this is so worth the read, the fun you will have while reading this and those laugh out loud moments, not to mention the ones that will make you sigh and melt you into a puddle of goo are so worth it.
I wouldn't hesitate to pick up another book from this author in the future because of this one and it really does deserve all the hype that is going on about it.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*