The first night after Caroline moves into her fantastic new San Francisco apartment, she realizes she’s gaining an - um - 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....
In a delicious mix of silly and steamy, Alice Clayton dishes out a hot and hilarious tale of exasperation at first sight...
©2013 Alice Clayton (P)2013 Simon & Schuster
Dear god i thought this was never going to end *UGH* 13 Hours of utter rambling. Started off ok but should have finished in 5hrs not drawn out and filled with absolute crap to make the 13 hour mark! What a wasted purchase so disappointed.
Caroline, the main character, lives in San Francisco with "her girls," the three of them friends since their college days at Berkeley. At a housewarming party, they meet guys who went to Stanford. Imagine their surprise when they realize that Simon is the "wallbanger" who lives next door to Caroline, literally shaking the walls as he has raunchy sex with not one but three different women on successive nights. When she couldn't stand it anymore, she'd pounded on his door in the wee hours of the morning, telling him to quiet down... and he tells her that it's his right to do whatever he wants in the privacy of his house. He starts calling her "cockblocker" for interrupting his sex with woman number three. And, because he's a class act, he tells his two buddies all about the episode, referring to Caroline as "pink nightie girl."
I am not looking for deep philosophy when shopping for escapist reading. But Berkeley, Stanford... and really? Caroline's fabulous career is to make things pretty. She admires her boss because she's soooooo beautiful, and her super successful boss spends time prying for the latest gossip about "wallbanger."
Because, wouldn't you know, that Simon is a sweet guy.
And knowing that he's banging the hell out of three other women is obviously no obstacle to obsessing about his body parts and screaming his name in her wet dreams, which he of course hears and smirks about.
Doesn't this sound like an empowered, happily ever after scenario?
The bar is set pretty low when the book is about giggling, twirling a strand of hair on your finger, looking down at your pretty bubble-gum pink toenail polish. Using slang that's outdated, and --ooo! texting!
Seriously, high school romances have more substance than this. I figured by Chapter Seven something would develop in terms of a plot line, but the story is about prude with a cat lusting helplessly for a womanizer. A formulaic reform of the rake isn't enough dramatic tension to me interested. I wish I could get a refund the four hours I spent listening before giving up. Grade: F.
I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
Don't bother to read the reviews. Use your credit or just purchase it!!!!!!!!! I promise your gonna sit, drive your car, run, or whatever you do while you listen with a BIG smile on your face. This one is one I'd give 10 stars cause it's just that good.
I'm a grad student with very little time to edit reviews because I'm editing research papers. Forgive the typos. They're made with love.
Okay about the title. The GUY is called Wallbanger. It's a nickname. In a world where erotic books are everywhere, giving this book such a title may seem a bit misleading. I mean, it's probably the perfect title, but if you're looking for a smexy book, this is not it. It's standard quirky-with-a-cocktail reading with some hotter stuff at the end, but it takes a while to get there.
There's sexy bits, yeah, but it takes a while to get there. So if you want a hot and lusty read, this isn't it.
I found the whole "O" thing annoying. Girl hasn't been able to have an orgasm. She doesn't turn to anything needing batteries though, so she's not trying all that hard. That she fought about her lack of "O" and even named it, got old. And she named other things too. Heart argued with Brain, etc. It was weird at times.
I might need a while to warm up to checking out a sequel.
I bought this book based on its high recommendation from other listeners but it wasn't really for me. There is a funny part at the end with the cat (who is the best character in the book) but other than that, I found it to be very drawn-out and a bit tortuous. The narrator was good enough for the material she had to work with but there really wasn't much plot at all. It's really just hours and hours of a couple finally getting together.
This is just a basic romance novel. There are no real sub-plots or fascinating secondary characters. It's just boy meeets girl and a whole lot of angst around why they couldn't possibly get together - for nearly 14 hours!
This wasn't an exhilarating, or even all that interesting, listen for me.
The main character is shallow, materialistic... and mostly just an immature whiny kid.
The book plays into a lot of negative women stereotypes that I feel we could do without.
I realize I'm not the target demographic here... I kinda picked this one by mistake... but regardless I thought this one was extremely painful to get through. I kept wanting to reach through the pages and punch the characters in the face.
This is definitely one of the best books I have listened to lately. So funny but very sexy. The book starts off great and you just can't help but laugh at the situations Caroline hears through her walls. Then her conversations with her friends about what is happening is great. It is nice to hear a sexy book about two fairly normal people instead of two people who have such tragic pasts. This author reminds me a lot of Molly Harper. Tons of funny, laugh out loud parts but she is also good at creating sexual chemistry. The narrator was also very good. She won me over in the first couple scenes where Caroline hears her neighbors wall banging. Totally worth the credit!!! This is one book you will need to remember where you are when listening because you will find yourself laughing out loud on several occasions. My husband laughed at me several times while I was laughing.
I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....
This book was awesome! Hit all my right buttons!! Steamy, Sexy, Yummy, Romantic, Passionate!!! The narrator did a sublime job! You must buy this book!!
I must say, I purchased this because of the reviews. Many said it was funny and romantic. Indeed the reviews were correct about the hilarity of the book. I laughed my bottom off with this book. Her cat! Meow!!! Funny!!!!!! The inner monologues and the texting amongst the friends kept me laughing so hard. However, I was disappointed at the romance angle since these two were made for each other, but could not seem to get "it" going until late in the book. I was also ticked at the heroine's friends for spilling what was an obvious confidence to people they barely knew. I like my romances steamy and this was not even close to boiling. Heather Smith was a great narrator. However, I will think twice before purchasing by this author again. If I want hilarity over steam, then I would consider this writer.
I like to listen while I exercise, do housework, knit, etc., so I usually prefer a light read for an audiobook.
Colin Firth narration.
This book was terribly disappointing. Many reviewers claimed it was funny. It just made me groan it was so trite, so poorly written, and so not funny!
This book was a huge waste of money. Yes, you should judge a book by its cover. I should have been forewarned by the title that it would be bad, but let other reviewers' comments on its humor sway me. Bad writing is not funny.
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