Wallbanger (Cocktail #1) (Alice Clayton)


Caroline Reynolds has a fantastic new apartment in San Francisco, a Kitchen Aid mixer to die for, 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. Adding insult to O-less, she also has an oversexed neighbor with the loudest late-night wallbanging she’s ever heard. Every 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.

Enter Simon Parker. 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. Because with walls this thin, the tension’s gonna be thick. A delicious mix of silly and steamy, this is an irresistible tale of exasperation at first sight.

OMG!!! People, this is officially my favorite New Adult book ever!!! And it definitly makes my favorite’s shelf too, because this is the best!

Ok, I’ll try to be coherent here, ok? But give me a break if I fail! 😀

First of all, this book is brilliantly written. It’s so funny and witty and full of so well done innuendos. Then there’s the matter that the normal narration is interrupted by text messages from all the characters to each other, as well as a super funny chapter where we get a glimpse at what is going on in the mind of each people that are inside a moving car. IT IS BRILLIANT!


Then the characters are amazing. I’m serious here people, I have a new book boyfriend, his name is Simon “Wallbanger” Parker, because he’s dreamy! Caroline is such a wonderful narrator and such a good character too. She’s so strong! I absolutely loved how funny they both were, and how each character in the book complements each-other, from bosses, to best friends and to everything else. And let’s not forget Clive, a.k.a., the BEST CAT EVER!!!!


I have to admit that when I saw the cover and the title I was expecting something totally different from what I got in this book. I assumed that Simon would be a conceited womanizer who would change his ways for his new neighbour, but that’s not exactly what happens. Simon is a lot more than that, and his relationship with Caroline is seriously goals! I loved how they became friends, good friends, great friends, and that the rest just came up slowly and surely. There was no rush or rash decisions and that was refreshing.

But GOD! I loved the chapters that featured Simon’s night visitors! Spanx, Purina and Giggles!!!! OMG!

I absolutely adored their time together, whether it was battling broken plumbing, or watching scary movies, baking and cooking, or everything else they did on that kitchen… that was a good chapter *wink-wink*!!!

I have to admit that I thought that the whole “problem solving” thing was so well done. It was perfect. Simon was perfect. Well done.


I love the whole plot of the book, I seriously can’t find a single thing wrong with it. This book made me laugh so hard that I was shaking on the train, trying to keep quiet about my giggles (and failing miserably!). PLEASE, READ IT! I’m so glad that there’s a sequel, because I need more Simon and Caroline in my life.



38 thoughts on “Wallbanger (Cocktail #1) (Alice Clayton)

  1. Cátia says:

    Spanx, Purina and Giggles??? Oh god, I really need to read this book.
    Also, kudos for the Salem gif. Great choice of an amazing cat to represent another amazing cat 😛

  2. thebibliotheque says:

    This is a very flattering review! I was picturing Wallbanger as “one of the other 20.000 NA books out there” but I see I am rather wrong!

    This book just escalated to a much higher position in my tbr 🙂

  3. Nerdybirdy @ Daydreaming Books says:

    I totally agree! This book was EPIC and so much fun! Specially those chapters with inner monologues were so fun to read and that sweater smelling episode was just!! 😀 Great review! I’m looking forward to read the sequel as well!

  4. ravenblake99 says:

    I loved reading your review and I’m so glad you loved it as much as i did. This book is one of my top favorite books and I enjoyed every moment in this book. It is full of humor and romance and the scene where Caroline and her friend banging up the wall to tease simon really cracked me up. Clive is so adorable and I loved the pic.

  5. thedaydreamingbookworm says:

    LOL, I laughed so much at your first GIF. Everyone RAVES about Clive the cat so I need to see what all the fuss is about. I can’t wait to pick this one up, although it probably won’t be soon because the Off-Campus series may have just hijacked my TBR for this month. So addicting!

  6. lostwithinwordsx says:

    I saw the cover and wasn’t sure if I wanted to read it! But after your review, I’m definitely putting it at the top of my TBR ❤

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