Friday, May 16, 2014

Review: Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

Goodreads Summary:

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..

Publication Date: November 27, 2012

This book was the perfect weekend read! Funny, sexy, and light-hearted! I loved the characters and especially enjoyed the gradual friends to lovers relationship between Caroline and Simon.

I had held off for a bit on reading this book because the description made me a little leery. I expected to be turned off by Simon and the parade of women he brings into his apartment. But he wasn’t the stereotypical jerk who treats women as if they’re easily disposable. He’s sweet and funny and had amazing chemistry with Caroline. Caroline was great too and her inner monologue was really hysterical. She had great female friend relationships and was very career-oriented.

I had expected the relationship to progress super quick, but it was a slow-building romance. I liked reading how Caroline and Simon got to know each other and the hijinks that ensued before they became intimate. Caroline’s cat led to a few super silly moments that had me snorting while reading.

If you were looking to turn off your brain for a few hours and just read something fun and sweet, then I’d highly recommend Wallbanger.

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

Thanks to the publisher for a copy of the novel for review!


  1. Yay for a slow building romance and it sounds fun

  2. I love that there's humor and a cat :) It sounds like a super fun read, Heather. Great review. Thanks for sharing! WRITE ON!