Oh Alice….I totally want to hang with you. How can we not be BFFs? I absolutely love The Redhead series, and now you have brought me Wallbanger. A light, fun happy mix of silly, sexy and fun, Wallbanger was everything I hoped it would be. I smiled throughout, I laughed out loud a few times, and I fell in love with Simon, aka Wallbanger, and Caroline and all of their friends. And Clive. Especially Clive.
Caroline is an interior designer who has just moved into a new apartment with her cat, Clive. She is woken up on her first night by banging. Yes, that kind of banging. Her neighbor’s bedroom wall is up against hers. Not only does the headboard bang a picture onto her head, she can hear everything, including spanking, moaning, and “Oh God!”. This might be bad enough, but to make matters worse, Caroline has lost her “O” after a bad sexual encounter over 6 months before, poof–it’s gone.
“The beginnings of carpal tunnel were threatening to set in as I desperately tried to get myself off. But O was on a seemingly permanent hiatus. And I don’t mean Oprah.”
The description of her previous O-losing encounter had me cracking up:
“….This horribleness went on for months. Well, no. But for almost thirty minutes. Of in. And out. And in. And out. My poor hoohah felt like it had been sandblasted. By the time it was over, and he yelled, “So good!” on top of me, I had mentally arranged all of my spices and was starting on the cleaning supplies under the sink.”
The next morning Caroline tries to get a look through the peephole at her wallbanging neighbor Simon, but is unable to catch him, only a glimpse of his date, “Spanx”. However, the next night, she hears him again. This time though, she hears a new girl meowing. Yes, meowing.
“Clive went utterly bonkers and launched himself at the wall. He was literally climbing it….Sweet lord there were out of control pussies on both sides of this wall tonight”
By now Caroline is dying to see this guy (and get some damn sleep) but the next morning, she is only able to catch a glimpse of “Purina” saying goodbye through the peephole.
On night three, Caroline goes out with her friends (who I loved) Mimi and Sophia. When they get home, more than a little tipsy, they hear Wallbanger with woman #3, “Laughypants”, who just cant stop giggling between moans.
“Have you seen this guy yet? asked Mimi, still staring at the wall. Nope. My peephole is getting a workout though” “Glad to hear at least one hole is getting some around here” Sophia muttered.
On night four, when Caroline was interrupted while trying to find her lost O, she had enough. She stomped over to her neighbor’s door banging like a mad woman. When he comes to the door, he is scruffy and “stunning”….and still hard beneath the sheet (heehee).
“We share a bedroom wall. You’re right up against me when I’m trying to sleep. Have some common courtesy.”…
“Well, how come you can hear me and I can’t hear you? Wait, wait, there’s no one banging on your walls, is there?”
He smirked, and I felt the color drain from my face. I crossed my arms tightly across my chest, and as I looked down, I remembered what I was wearing.
Pink baby doll nightie. What a way to establish credibility.
After realizing they had mutual friends, they soon struck up a friendship. Caroline called him Wallbanger and he called her “Pink Nighty Girl”. His best friends and hers started pairing off. And the texting began. The text flirting was awesome, with innuendos up the wazoo. Simon is a travel photographer and is often away for long stretches, but he even texts her when she is away. Of course, she is keeping him as only a friend because of his “harem”. But she is still being a good neighbor and friend by baking for him. A lot. And Simon has quite a relationship with baked goods:
“Yes, I’m in BA. Bakers Anonymous. We meet over at the bakery on Pine….There’s a better one over on Market, but I can’t go to that one anymore…. I got in trouble for fondling buns” he whispered.
“Thif if mine righ?” – Simon spraying crumbs everywhere
When there was a mishap in her apartment, and Simon came to fix it, she is checking him out:
“….his stomach hardened and revealed six little packs. Oops, make that eight. And then the V showed up. Hello, V…”
(I fucking love the V!)
As they start hanging out more and more they develop a great fun, flirty relationship. They were clearly more than attracted to each other. Poor Caroline needed her O back big time, but they still remained friends.
“He was like the best Kegel exercise ever- instant clench”
The three girls and Simon Wallbanger and his 2 friends all went together to Tahoe. The other two couples finally pair off correctly, but not Simon and Caroline. The drive back was perhaps my favorite part of the book. Each of the character’s thoughts were described word for word during the drive home from Tahoe. This part alone was worth reading the book for. Laugh out loud funny!
Our couple FINALLY gets down to the nasty (oh please, this isn’t a spoiler, you know it’s gonna happen) in the last 20% of the book. Until then, there was a LOT of frustration. I was starting to feel like Caroline! But when they finally did it….and got it RIGHT, WOW…….they didn’t stop!!!!
I loved that Simon took the lost O as a personal challenge and was excited to work very hard to recover it, and when she did, Angels sang! (And sang, and sang)
- I loved that it was a sweet, light, fun read with little to no angst.
- Believable couple that built a friendship first.
- I love the nicknames they have for each other.
- Every character was great and I’d love a book on each couple.
- The texts they sent each other.
- The inner thoughts revealed by each character.
- Caroline’s inner talk, and the way she referred to her body parts as separate entities.
- Caroline’s grandmother had wise words about women learning to take compliments gracefully. It’s true ladies. We all need to learn to accept the compliments, and stop shooting them down after we get them. My new goal 🙂
- It started out as a 5+ star read, but the waiting for the O got to be a little too long. I don’t mind a tease, but this was a bit too much.
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