I absolutely loved this book. I was laughing pretty much the whole time listening to this book. The narrator was excellent. I loved the characters, especially that silly cat. There was not a boring moment while listenung. I will be telling my friends about this book, definitely!!!
I liked this book and the narration was great. I found myself laughing out loud quite a lot. Simon is totally someone I would fall hard for in real life. I liked that they were friends first and the build up is so frustratingly good.
Started off well but quickly turned very predictable then seem to end quite abruptly but entertaining enough. Nothing like the crossfire series now that's amazing!
Fun, almost as though you are there?
This is a book that I picked up purely by the listen. However, I just loved the music, cat, and fashioned ties to the the new. Loved it!
The story was just ok, but it was super distracting how much Heather Smith sounds like Amy Sedaris. It made it really hard to take anything seriously.
The humor - the open animosity in the beginning between Simon and Caroline, and Clive's reaction to the various visitors to Simon's side of the wall.
Tangled series by Emma Chase for the similarities in humor and level of enjoyability.
Definitely Clive's POV
Bang twice for love...
I am a 46 year old woman who works at a Life Insurance Company and I love to listen to books to make my days go by faster.
I did not even finish this book because I didn't need to hear bad enough that they finally got together to sit and listen.
I may have not been so disappointed if this wasn't put out there as one of the FUNNIEST books on a google search and then reading reviews people thought it was laugh out loud funny? I don't get it.
My taste of funny is the Neighbors from Hell series.
This author thinks it is hilarious to describe how her cat is acting.. Sorry to the people who liked it...lol just saying.
I love to read. It's as simple as that. It stands to reason that I'd love to listen to books being read to me as well.
I loved this story. Alice Clayton has such a wonderful writing style and it's super easy to fall in love with her characters!
Heather Smith does a fantastic job with the narration. She IS Caroline!
Professor at Federal University of Uberlândia (Brazil). I love romances and thrillers. Feel free to send me e-books suggestions!
Very light. A good book to listen to when you have finished a more intense book. I kept listening waiting for the reveal that was obvious very early in the story. But narrator made a tremendous great job!
Reviewing Romance & Urban Fantasy
I don’t usually jump on books that are so hyped up as Wallbanger has been. I like to let them settle for a while before I give them a try. I kept seeing other bloggers say it was a must read. That it was funny. I was in the mood for a funny contemporary so I decided to listen to Wallbanger.
I thought that Wallbanger was going to be a hard-core erotic romance but it’s not and I was glad it wasn’t. I loved that Caroline and Simon didn’t sleep together until about ¾ of the way into the book. They don’t have an instant-a-love which is really refreshing. Sure there’s an instant-a-lust but they don’t give into it. They become friends then lovers.
Caroline and her group of friends reminded me of a younger Carrie Bradshaw and her gal pals from Sex and the City. They have dating wows that is just plain funny. They have each other’s backs and are quick to “bitch” each other out. They find themselves in a unique place where they are all single at the same time. But poor Caroline has taken herself off the market after losing her “O”. That’s right she’s missing her “O” as in orgasm. And how did she loose it? The last time she had sex was with a guy she calls the machine gun fucker. You know the kind that bang-bang bangs you. Which reminded me of the episode where Carrie (Sex and the City) has sex with the “jack rabbit”. LOL
The way Caroline goes on and on about her missing “O” liked it’s a person and it’s her best friend was so funny. Yeah it sounds cheesy but it really worked the way Alice Clayton wrote it.
So what’s the worst thing ever for a gal that’s lost her “O”? A neighbor that is hanging out “Os” to what seems like a different woman every night right next door. How does Caroline know what her neighbor is up to every night? The apartment walls are really thin. And that’s also how she knows her neighbor’s name is Simon without even meeting him.
Apparently Simon is a god in bed because Caroline hears the women’s screams, giggles and meows. That’s right MEOWS.
I woke up faster this time, because I knew what I was hearing. I sat up in bed, glaring behind me. The bed was still pulled safely away from the wall, so I felt no movement, but there was sure as hell something moving over there.
Then I heard… hissing?
I looked down at Clive, whose tail was at full puff. He arched his back and paced back and forth at the foot of the bed.
“Hey, mister. It’s cool. We just got a noisy neighbor, that’s all,” I soothed, stretching my hand out to him. That’s when I heard it.
I cocked my head sideways, listening more intently. I studied Clive, who looked back as if to say, “T’weren’t me.”
“Meow! Oh, God. Me-yow!”
The girl next door was meowing. What in the world was my neighbor packing to make that happen?
“Oooh yes, just like that, Simon….Mmmm…meow, meow, meow!”
Clive is Caroline’s male cat and the meowing drives him nuts which just adds to the funniness of the situation.
Heather Smith’s narration of Wallbanger adds to the craziness. She does a really good job with Caroline and her inner monologue. Like so many female narrators she wasn’t masculine enough with the guys but still did a good enough job with them. Her narration of “giggles” was really funny. And she did a great job with the few characters that had foreign accents. Smith is definitely suited for Clayton’s writing.
Between Alice Clayton’s writing and Heather Smith’s performance you get a great romance with funny dialogue, engaging characters and one saucy kitty. I already have the next book; Rusty Nailed loaded on my phone to listen to. I can’t wait to see what Simon and Caroline are up to next.