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Review of Wallbanger


Wallbanger is a contemporary romance novel by Alice Clayton. It’s the first book in her Cocktail series.

The first night after Caroline moves into her fantastic new San Francisco apartment, she realizes she’s gaining an – um – 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.

I bought this book and then as I started realizing it, I had previously read a review about it and groaned.

I knew instantly I wasn’t going to be a big fan of this book. I remember laughing at the review and agreeing with it as I sat there reading page after page about how this girl had lost control of her “O”.

I think the review I read said it best. It was something like, had this chick never heard of a Hitachi magic wand?

The author had a tendency to repeat certain things over and over and it got rather annoying quickly.

You have to wonder how a person who is charging $7.99 for an e-book can’t bother to have paid for more editing? I mean this book has more than 3,400 reviews. At a price of $7.99, I would think that she could have more than afforded such a thing.

There were a few laugh out loud moments but overall the story didn’t really leave a lasting impression.

The characters were likable with good chemistry.

The problem is, a day or two after you put the book down I really had a hard time even remembering what I read about.

I wanted to like it. Actually that’s not fair. I did like it. I just didn’t love it.

It’s without a doubt not worth $7.99. I would say if you can catch it on sale, maybe for $1.99 or less, it would be worth picking up.

Stacei Fox

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