Published by Omnific Publishing
on November 27th 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: B&N, Self Purchased
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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…
This book has been on my TBR for a while now. I bought the ebook when it was on sale and it just sat there, like a lot of my purchases do unfortunately. Then about a month ago I received the paperback copy in the mail from the publisher. I thought dang I really need to read this one. I’ve heard this book is funny and definitely felt that it was TIME.
Within the first chapter or so I knew I was going to like this book. Caroline really is hilarious. The premise of the book is like NOTHING I’ve ever read and I’m so thankful for it’s originality. The descriptions of silly Caroline and her wacky thoughts had me cracking up and not wanting to put this book down.
Caroline was an independent hard working interior designer that was NOT looking for love at all. Then in comes Wallbanger aka Simon. Simon is a big time photographer. Simon also likes his lady friends. Coincidentally he shares a bedroom wall with his new neighbor, Caroline. She is privy to hearing a whole lot of stuff that happens next door and her inner monologue is ridiculously funny.
LOL, OMG the things that went on in Simon’s apartment were just WOW. Purina and Clive, LMAO that’s all I’m going to say.
I will admit that I was surprised that at the halfway mark there wasn’t any sex yet. Almost ALL romance books have sex by the halfway mark. Then 75% of the book went by and nothing. Again I was surprised and also sad by it but it REALLY worked for this book. The connection that Simon and Caroline had with each other was WAY beyond the physical or just sex that it fit them perfect. The sexual tension was off the charts so it was definitely explosive when they finally got together.
My favorite part this book was the text messages. Almost the entire book was told in Caroline’s point of view BUT we were able to see text messaged between Caroline, Simon and their friends. The text messages had lots of cute sexy banter back and forth between Caroline and Simon and I loved it. It added something new and different to the novel. Not to mention that who doesn’t text now a days so I totally made sense.
Clayton painted Caroline’s cat Clive as almost another important character in the book. He did some crazy ridiculous things in this book and made me laugh hysterically. I don’t have a cat but I think if I had Clive I would definitely enjoy a cat.
I enjoyed the heck out of this book and wished I had read it sooner. I look forward to reading more of Alice Clayton.