"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.
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.
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
In her third novel, Alice Clayton returns to dish
her trademark mix of silly and steamy. Banter, barbs, and strutting
pussycats, plus the sexiest apple pie ever made, are dunked in a hot tub
and set against the gorgeous San Francisco skyline in this hot and
hilarious tale of exasperation at first sight."
This book was
such a treat! In so many ways it satisfied me. Alice Clayton's writing
style, wit, humor, and raunchiness fits me to a T. I think I have a
writer's crush on Ms. Clayton, she is definitely at the top of my list
of writers! The chapters of texts and inner monologue were genius! It
was a great way to reveal what happened over a week's time without
getting bored or feel like you missed something. You made me fall in
love with a cat! A cat! (I'm generally not a fan)
fabulous. I felt at times, I was her. Her thoughts and her language
resemble mine. Her banter with Simon, yep, that's me and the hubs. Her
dirty talk, guilty! I LOVED her!!!
Simon, holy hell. I really can't
properly put into words how I truly feel about him, for him. He can bang
my wall any day ;) The way he loved her baked goods was hilarious and
the kitchen sex scenes were original and fun. I also like a man who
loves a challenge ;)
Clive, what a freaking character. A smoking jacket, a q-tip cigarette, falling in love with the Russian. Hilarious.
Even the storyline of the secondary characters was entertaining and
well thought out. I would love to read more on the other couples.
loved how many pages of gorgeous description the love scenes had.
Nothing was rushed or assumed, it was all spelled out and a beautiful
picture was painted. In my opinion, this is one of Alice Clayton's
fortes. Such a great novel! Keep them coming Alice Clayton!!!
I loved this book! A friend and I had gone to the bookstore for a
"reading date" (don't be jealous of how cool we are) and that's where I
started this fabulous read. We were laughing SO HARD. I was kinda scared
we'd be getting glares pretty soon. Tears rolling down my cheeks type
of laughter. The next day at work, I was reading while I ate my
breakfast and read parts to my boss. I needed him to understand that I
wasn't a lunatic laughing all by myself. Needless to say, I have already
recommended this one to several people because I loved it so much.
who couldn't love her and her missing O? Her character is who I want
to be. She says all of the things I think. She was strong and
independent, but wasn't nutso. She was absolutely hysterical, as well. I
loved her friendships and her dedication to them. I loved her sense of
dedication to what she believed in - you know, like people being in the
Simon. Please. PLEASE bang my wall, man. I
loved that he didn't try to hide from Caroline. He loved her baking and
we ALL knew it. I loved the way he was so open about how things were and
why he did what he did. It was what it was and he told it that way.
text messaging and inner dialogue was fantastic. It gave you insight in
to how they were all connected and where their relationships were. It
helped to move the story along, give you insight, but not make it drag.
Now Clive. I hate cats. I hate them with the passion of a
thousand burning suns. It doesn't help that I got freakin' attacked by
one Clive on Simon style when I was like 4 (except it wasn't during sex,
obviously) and that I am VERY allergic to them. But then there is
Clive. Clive really made me laugh. He almost made me want to get a cat
I'd say this book is 5 out 5 stars. I am really hoping there will be a sequel because I NEED more Simon and Caroline.