Say something about yourself!
I have seen some of the people I follow refer to this book as humorous and having adult situations actually happen in a book...real problems, real people...so I finally tried it. It was funny, very funny, like don't listen to on your iPod because people will look at you like you are deranged when you laugh and cringe, sometimes in the same minute!
So, we pick this story up with Grace who wanted to live the Hollywood dream and hit it big and be a household name.....but that didn't work out, so she slunk back to nowheresville and told stories on occasion of the time she almost was an actress. Her friend Holly invited her back out to try again....33 isn't THAT old and now Holly is a big time agent and might be able to make things happen, so Grace tries again. In the midst of trying she meets THE guy that everyone is talking about, the 24 year old hunk of man candy who gets her and she in turn gets him....this is book 1 detailing how they met, book 2 should be fun to see where this goes.
I wish the narrator had chosen a different approach. Her inflection was off in what the characters said they felt and how she portrayed them and for some reason everyone had a New York accent....even the British guy! Thankfully the narrator didn't try and do British but hearing the words shag and knickers with a New York accent wasn't too pleasant either!
Overall I liked the book. The romance wasn't perfect, the people are flawed, and you just aren't sure if there will be a happy ending for these folks. So, I recommend this book go into your wish list and when it goes on sale you will be notified by audible.
Say something about yourself!
Yes, Clayton's writing style is playful and I like it doesn't fill up the whole story with sex scenes like many other stories in this genre.
If you like the Redhead series, you will love wallbanger!
Basically this book is about a 30-something wannabe actress who lives with her friend. She meets a young sexy 'British' actor and the two of them go on a jaunty sexual escapade which involves no ACTUAL sex for a long time.
The narrator uses the same voice for all of the characters, doesn't even ATTEMPT a British accent for the character who is shoved down our throats as being sexy simply for the fact that he IS BRITISH.
I enjoyed it enough at first to get into it, decided to finish it, and then WHAM it was over. I actually checked my library for the next part, as I was extremely confused about how it could end so abruptly. There was no wrap up, no finish, no nothing. Just cut off. Very bizarre.
I see now that there is a 2nd book coming, which I assume will wrap this up.
Basically, I wouldn't waste a credit on this. It's uncomfortable, horrible narration, and a poorly unsatisfying ending.
Stick with Wallbanger. It's a great read.
The character, story and emotional development is outstanding.
The consummation of their relationship.
Her range of voices makes you believe there are many actors involved.
Absolutely and through the night.
One of the best hot romance books...
Totally funny and lovable story!!!
This is a really good question and its hard to determine since the whole book is totally funny and hot!!!
No; I really enjoyed this narrator: she did Grace's role really well!!!!
I don't know how this was rated so high. There was no story to it. There were allusions to a sub plot (if you could really claim a main plot) that never developed. And then it just... Ended. Poorly. I'm not really interested in the sequel but since I bought them together, I'm feeling obligated to listen to it. Kind of a waste.
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This started off slow, more due to my reading mood, but it grabbed hold of me and drew me in. Gracie was infectiously likeable. Jack, George, Johnny Bitedown was quite enchanting. This was funny, early lust-love at its finest. True escapism. I now require book two!
Narration: perfect, fun narrator, that delivered the wit, the inner monologues and nicknames with panache.
I'm a SAHM who just discovered the love of audiobooks. I love reading and always have my kindle with me at all times.
OMG! this was my first Alice Clayton book and I think I chose a great one to start with!
The Story was hot, sexy and hilarious! I found myself giggling one minute and fanning myself the next!
**"Top up or down?" I asked, my finger in the button.
He looked at me, turning the full force of his green eyes in me. "Top definitely down," he said as his eyes left mine, moving lower across my body, and then finally back up to mine.
I let my breath out in a slow whosh. D@mn. "Whatever you want, Hamilton" I said quietly.
My heart struggling to return to normal. This guy had yet to hug me, hold my hand, even touch me really. And with his eyes alone, he had my coming apart at the seams.
"Ill remember that, Grace," he smiled sexily.
The Narrator really brought Graces character to life, you can really 'see' her expressions and mannerisms through the narrators eyes. A great listening experience.
And Jack, oh my lawd, he was sexy and the perfect Book Boyfriend! Can't wait to get to the next book to continue their tryst!
The main character is a total blast - a real, robust woman who enjoys life, laugh and friends. She is confident most of the time and tries not to let the opinions of others bring her down, but that's a tough road in a profession of scrutiny. This is fun and is laugh out load read at times