Book Review - Wallbanger by Alice Clayton | Blushing Geek

Book Review – Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

Wallbanger is a very hot and sensual story but the humor it provide will absolutely left you laughing your heart out. So if you don’t mind rolling in the floor laughing, then you may want to consider reading this book, Wallbanger (Cocktail #1) by Alice Clayton.

Wallbanger by Alice Clayton | Blushing GeekWallbanger by Alice Clayton
Series: Cocktail, #1
November 27th 2012 by Omnific Publishing
Genre: RomanceNew Adult, Contemporary, Chick Lit
384 pages
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Buy: Book Depository, Amazon
Find on Goodreads

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…


I had this book in my list for a long time now that I can’t even remember when exactly. You see, when I’m in my “hoarding” mode, I become unstoppable haha. When it comes to romance, I’m not really much into NA but I love chick lit plus the title and the cover had me really curious. I’ve been seeing a lot of readers loving this book but my mood doesn’t seem to be ready for it. But after finding out that this one’s a very very very funny read, I think that changed everything. I can’t remember the sypnosis but with raging 145k+ ratings and mind you, still counting?! I don’t think I still need to read the sypnosis to convince me and besides, I love to be surprised (only with books ofcourse).

And my! Wallbanger didn’t disappoint at all. It was so funny which is wayyyyy beyond what I expected. I’m kind of speechless right now and I’m groping in the dark on what I should stay next haha. So I guess I’ll talk about the main characters first.

Caroline. I don’t remember a part where I hated her character. She’s really funny and her reaction about her wallbanger neighbor was priceless. I’m not even sure how would I react having to be woken up so early and for three straight days! And it also didn’t helped that I adore her cat, Clive. My. If you decided to read Wallbanger, you’ve got to look forward for Mr. Cliver meeting his “Purina” haha. Overall, I think Caroline was fine, not my favorite, when did I even have one? Haha, I seem to only have an eye for the hero ALL the time *wink.

Simon. Well, his wallbanger reputation was kinda hot, I have to agree haha. And my first impression of him was that he’s a playboy banging different girls every night. But when I’ve got to read more about him, I have to say that he’s far from what I first thought. Well, first, he talks. I mean, he really share some stuffs to his friends and to his “harem” (well, I am taking Caroline’s term for it). I’m used to heroes who doesn’t talk a lot, but this guy sure did the opposite and don’t get me wrong, that’s a great thing. I also like that he’s honest, even if how cheesy it could get, he will definitely say it. And my! Isn’t he a hottie? Haha. But unfortunately, not hottie enough to be included in my list *wink.

The whole idea of the story was nothing out of ordinary. The concept of having a wallbanger as a neighbor and then eventually fall in love with him may not happen most often in stories or movies but it’s definitely not something new to me. I guess what makes this story exceptional was the humor. And it has a LOT of it. It’s so funny that all I can remember right now was myself laughing my heart out while reading this book. And the cat Mr. Clive who happens to be in love to one of Simon’s harem, Purina, was really amusing. I really can’t erase “that” funny scene out of my system, it was just…to much haha.

Halfway through the story, I was lost but eventually came back laughing so hard. Even if the main leads were having a very intimate scene, which mind you extended for a very LONG time, it was still so funny. Dang! I can’t usually stomach a very long sexy scenes but this one made me read them all without skipping because it was ridiculously funny. Plus, I noticed that there we’re some double meaning on some of the scenes in this story which I find amusing too, haha.

For the cover, I don’t think I’ll be brave enough to be seen clutching this one in public. The cover and the name really is not something that a girl as sweet as me (please let me dream that I am one haha) should be reading but dang! This is absolutely one of the saying that you should never judge a book by its cover and ofcourse, the title haha.

I may have like this story so much than what I expected but there were some aspects in this story that I liked the least. One of them was the cliché pairing of two of Caroline’s friends to two of Simon’s friends. Ofcourse I got curious when I found out one of her friends was a Filipina but the idea of them hooking up with Simon’s friends and then spending together in 1 house sounds like a teeny romance to me. Don’t get me wrong, I love YA but I wasn’t expecting something like that to happen in this story.

And the last thing I liked the least about this story was that it includes some not-so friendly words for a non-English native like me. I always like it when I learn some new words ofcourse but I just find it quite annoying when I’ve got to flip through the dictionary for the meaning when I’m in an intense or a good scene.

So far, that’s the only 2 things I didn’t find amusing in this story, but overall, Wallbanger is a VERY entertaining read. It’s definitely a good book to read when you’re up for a good laugh. A very good laugh.


Preview & About The Author

Picture of the author Alice Clayton | Blushing GeekALICE CLAYTON worked in the cosmetics industry for over a decade before picking up a pen (read laptop).

She enjoys gardening but not weeding, baking but not cleaning up, and finally convinced her long-time boyfriend to marry her.

Now, about that Bernese Mountain dog

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