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This book was so much fun to read! It was silly, sweet and romantic at the same time. An immensely satisfying reading experience, loaded with innuendo and sexual tension. It had the wittiest dialogue, along with humorous situations and over the top engaging characters that drew me into the story. I really did laugh myself silly a time or two while reading this one.

The book started off with a bang. LOL. It might've had some spanking, thumping, meowing and giggling going on too. Things started with Caroline, alone in her bed with her amorous cat Clive, mourning the loss of her elusive O. She gets mad at her neighbor because all of those pesky noises are keeping her awake at night as he pleasures the women in his harem. One envious night too many and Caroline's temper explodes, leading to a momentous showdown with a furious Caroline banging on Simon's door wearing her pink nightie. Wallbanger is fascinated with pink nightie girl and while they may have started off as nemeses.... they shared a chemistry that soon led to something more. Amidst all the sarcastic one liners and an explosive sexual tension, lots of things happened in this book that kept it interesting. Lust at first sight, fantastic dreams, some common friendships and matchmaking for their friends. Simon and Caroline developed a unique friendship, with a hilarious scary movie night, some nooking and a romantic trip to Spain. Their friendship saw the end of Simon's harem girls, as he fell in love with Caroline. I just loved how their romance played out and how they finally caught the elusive O. The sexual tension was thick, at times it was frustrating, but it was all worth the wait in the end.

So I absolutely loved everything about this book. The romance was sweet, with a sexy hero and an off the wall funny heroine. Their wicked banter and the flirting kept things moving at a fast pace. The hilarious situations with Simon and Caroline. Clive the cat with his over the top escapades. It's been a long time since I giggled my way through an entire book.

The book took a few twists here and there. Simon and Caroline got off to a hilarious, but they didn't like each other at all.

"Fucking Wallbanger,” I hissed, frozen on the spot.

His grin slid off as well as he played face-the-face for a moment. "Fucking Pink Nightie Girl"

Oh, how they sizzled right from the start. Then their friends hook up, and Simon and Caroline are thrown together. So they make a truce, which leads to a true friendship. As the story unfolded, it was obvious that they couldn't fight their desire. But it took a while for them to get there. Along the way they had to do some matchmaking for their friends. Get rid of some old ties and come around to what they had. They took a few minor detours along the way that kept things exciting for the reader. In the end, they got it right. Loved the way it ended.

This is one of those books that I didn't want to end. It was so good, and I enjoyed it so much, that I can't critique something that was perfect. So I'm just going to say that EVERYONE MUST READ THIS BOOK! You like to laugh? You like to get that feel good feeling from what you're reading? You love romance and characters that act like friends that you know? Then you've got to read this one.

Wallbanger is one of the best books this year. Definitely the most memorable one for this reader. So I'm recommending it to everybody.

Book Blurb for Wallbanger

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. . . .

In a delicious mix of silly and steamy, Alice Clayton dishes out a hot and hilarious tale of exasperation at first sight...

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2013 4.50