I’ve seen this book everywhere, I heard it talked about by many book friends, so naturally I had to see what all the hype was about. (This book being 40% off when I bought it had NOTHING to do with my decision of course 😉 )
Everyone I talked to said this book was AMAZINGLY FUNNY, so I had to take their word for it. Naturally, I was really excited to start this book and I was definitely NOT disappointed!
There’s something funny about the apartment next door. Something not quite right. There’s a thumping on the walls going on in the next room, and thanks to paper thin walls, Caroline can hear everything; the screams, the moans, the giggling, the purring, and even the spanking. No thanks to notorious exes, Caroline has been out of the dating scene for a while, and fantasizing about what her neighbour can do to her isn’t helping her situation. No one wants to be part of any man’s sexual parade of women, or what Caroline calls, Wallbanger’s harem.
When Caroline finally meets her wallbanging neighbour in a more intimate setting, things start to heat up between the two. There’s an unmistakable attraction between them, but even if Caroline is determined to remain friends, she’s not sure how much longer she can resist the charms of Simon ‘Wallbanger’ Parker.
I like the DOWN TO EARTH simple girl that is Caroline Reynolds. She just makes me really happy for some reason. Good life, good job, good friends, her own apartment, and she doesn’t need a man to be happy. She has the makings of a very respectable and professional person, I really admire her. But no offence to all her greatness, I think she meets her match when she moves into her new apartment and gets acquainted with Mr. Wallbanger who lives next door. Just goes to show, it doesn’t matter how sucessful, how beautiful, how amazing and talented you are, when you meet with a certain breed of good-looking, even obnoxious men, you’re going to go weak at the knees.
He was stunning. Of course he was stunning. And why did there have to be scruff?
I inadvertently gasped as my gaze dropped lower than I had intended. But my eyes were drawn, as if by a magnet, lower and lower. Beneath the sheet – which was already lower on his hips than should be legal –
Out of the cast of the beautifully colourful characters – Caroline, Simon, Jillian, Benjamin, Mimi, Sophia, Neil and Ryan, my favourite would probably have to be Clive, the cat. He’s just purrfectly wonderful wink wink nudge nudge. The way he goes after ‘Purina’ is adorable, the way he’s protective of Caroline and totally and utterly demanding! Just like a real cat. I wish I could have a pet as wonderful as him. I think he’s definitely one of the reasons the book is so funny. He adds a little bit of hilarities to the book. Especially the last little bit…
Moving on with characters, Simon Wallbanger has definitely made my list of book boyfriends, and yes, I do enjoy calling him Simon Wallbanger, it has a nice ring to it don’t you think? I mean how is he not one of the most perfect, attractive, fictional boyfriend’s you’ve ever met? He’s traveled, well-rounded, has manners, good career, good friends, I mean the wallbanging thing is an issue but when he found ‘the one’ he was true to her in the end, and those are qualities I can’t hep but respect.
I have to admit that at first I didn’t think this book was all that funny. I guess I was expecting it to be funny right off the bat but it needed time to set up the story. The book was fine, up until the minute Simon and Caroline ACTUALLY meet, and not in the hallway for a few seconds, I mean in an intimate setting meet, I COULDN’T STOP SMILING!!! They have this amazingly hilarious chemistry between them, and not to mention WONDERFUL BANTER, which I have missed and love ever so much! It’s just so full of…HATE and SEXUAL TENSION that you just can’t help but laugh at. Simon keeps her up at night by having sex next door, and she keeps him from his overnight guests by banging on his door. It’s actually REALLY HILARIOUS!
The first thing I saw was blue. Blue sweater, blue eyes, Blue. Beautifully blue. Then I saw red as I recognized who belonged to the blue.
“Fucking Wallbanger,” I hissed, frozen on the spot.
His grin slid off as well as he played place-the-face for a moment.
“Fucking Pink Nightie Girl,” he finally concluded. He grimaced.
Like every good romance, it takes time to develop the relationship. And when I say it takes time, I mean almost the whole book. Wallbanger is one of those books where you’re just sitting there, screaming “HURRY UP AND HAVE SEX ALREADY!!!!” It was really nice and refreshing to read a book that’s so funny and happy after a streak of serious romances.
I’m so excited to hear that Wallbanger has turned into a series called The Cocktail series! i can’t wait until we get the next two books Rusty Nailed and Screwdrivered. But until then I definitely recommend this book as one of the FUNNIEST and BEST READS of 2013.
5.5/5 Hearts of Love