Sunday, January 13, 2013



By Alice Clayton                    

I love to read. That is no big secret to anyone who knows me. I can like most any type of book, but the ones that I tend to love are those unique stories that draw you into the world the author has created. A story that makes you feel something: love, sorrow, fear, anger, and joy.. This story, Wallbanger, is one of those stories that makes you laugh out loud at the dialogue between its characters.


Caroline Reynolds has a fantastic new apartment in San Francisco, a KitchenAid mixer, 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, since her move, she has an oversexed neighbor with the loudest late-night wallbanging she’s ever heard. Each 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. (No, really, Simon, please enter.) 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. Ahem. With walls this thin, the tension’s gonna be thick...


This was no ordinary story. Yes, yes, it is a girl meets boy, shenanigans begin, they fall in love and live happily ever after story. So now you’re wondering if I am suffering in the head again, because, so far? This is an ordinary romance.  Don’t give up on me so easily! What makes this one different is how it is written! I really enjoyed the fact that Mrs. Clayton wrote this from Caroline’s point of view. Most books are told in third person, you know, the one who sees into all the characters minds? I really liked reading this from Caroline’s perspective.

We have our main cast of three characters, which the story revolves around: Caroline, Simon (her wall banging neighbor), and Clive, her feline companion who also discovers love, but loses it… (sniff)

Caroline is young, single, and settling into her new apartment with Clive when awoken in the midnight hours by “enthusiastic” sounds and wall banging coming from her new, unidentified neighbor, who shares her bedroom wall. Three nights in a row. She finally decides to confront her wall-banging neighbor during a particularly sleepless night.

Simon Parker. Neighbor. Wallbanger. Photographer who travels the world, but when he is home, he entertains the three women in his life, unknowingly disrupting his neighbors sleep. Meeting his neighbor in the middle of the night changes his way of thinking.

When you combine these two characters, add in hilarious banter, four friends, and one lovesick cat you have a fun, funny, romance that keeps you smiling throughout.

WALLBANGER is available in both print and e-book through Amazon and Barnes and Noble

File Size: 1112 KB
  Print Length: 302 pages
  Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1623420024
Publisher: Omnific Publishing; 1st edition (November 25, 2012)

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