Wallbanger, by Alice Clayton | Book Review #309

IMG_5184The 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…

Hello! Today I’m posting my review of Wallbanger, by Alice Clayton.
If you’ve read this book, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it!

So, I know I had wanted to read Wallbanger. However, I forgot that this book was even a thing. When I was on Instagram one night a person I followed reminded me of this series by talking about a book that takes place later on in the series.

I genuinely had serious high hopes for Wallbanger. That’s because I have always heard fairly good things about Alice Clayton’s writing.

When it got down to it though…I’ve ended up not enjoying the book overall as I did while I was reading Wallbagner. The next day after reading the book I realized that Wallbanger, to me, is an “okay” novel. While reading I was enjoying to get the characters and the storyline was great.

Something that I wasn’t OK with is that within the first 25% of the book Caroline legitimately said that “She wasn’t like other girls.” I don’t know about you, but to me that is just….unsavoury.

15858248I genuinely really like the characters in the story. Caroline proved to be an interesting character in the ways that she did things. She was a bit predictable at times, but other than that, Caroline is a blast.

While I enjoyed reading Wallbanger I had this one thought over and over again. Ok, so, I’m not from SanFran, nor have I ever been to SanFran. I don’t know how big or how small they apartments may be. One thing I do know is that apartments are freakin’ expensive, and I have no idea, realistically, how Caroline would be able to afford her apartment by herself. She’s only holding down one job, and she has a cat (cats can be expensive, I know from personal experience).

There were moments in this story line where I was glad that there were some other points of view. I’m also glad that they only made some appearances, since Wallbanger is about Caroline and Simon.

I ended up giving Wallbanger, 2 of 5 stars on GoodReads.

Have you read Wallbanger, or anything else by Alice Clayton?

Happy Reading!

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