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
I write, I read, I listen
There is actually a good premise here, an unusual start to a romance. Unfortunately the author was trying so hard to be witty and funny and urbane that the characters slide right into the ridiculous. The narration actually made the problem worse, as all three female friends are read with a degree of breathless silliness that was hard to stomach.
Far sillier than Sex in the City, not nearly as entertaining.
The narrator could have toned down the drama and silliness.
This book should have been a short 4 to 5 hour read. I was pulling my hair out towards the end becase the author would not let the story end....
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.
Say something about yourself!
I passed on this book several times. But the reviewers convinced me. I love a funny love story. This one started so good. Very funny, Great characters. The dialog was really good. I'm on the fence with the narrator. I think I maybe getting too picky. She has a great voice. I just can't figure out how she gets it so breathy..and extends the ending of words. It is annoying, but it was not a deal breaker. I didn't think I would eeeevvvvveeeerrrr finish this book it became completely different, the characters changed about a 180....and I couldn't enjoy the change. In my opinion this book could of been memorable.
12 step program please. I am addicted to Audible! I love trashy sexy books, award winning novels and everything between. Bring it!
I expected more given the reviews. It was an OK listen. While yes there were some very funny moments, most of the book was boring. I was tired of hearing about her lack of "O" yes we got it, we got the memo several times. We get it, you can't have an organism. By the end I didn't care about either character. The last hour was literally a headache of continuous oh my god, I'm so totally awesome, i'm having a trillion back-to-back orgasms.
The narrator did not add to this story.
No major reactions - I just didn't like it as much as others.
Now hold on because I'm going to gush a little here.... this was such a fun listen with lol hilarious bits (especially with the cat). It was also an entertaining and romantic listen that had that 'feel good factor' and, as the sexual chemistry kept building between H/H, it got even more so. It had a dreamy 6 pack handsome hero and a good supporting cast of characters that added another dynamic to the storyline as we hear what all the texts say as they fly between each of the six characters.
I hadn't heard of this author before but I will definitely be looking out for any of her future books.
Worth a credit? The hours of listening pleasure this brings you makes this a very credit-worthy listen - so, in my book, that's a YES.
the beginning was great but then the story moves slowly forward from there on at the same time as the characters advance very quickly and become committed to one another without much commitment or persuasion from the other. Ok listen/read however the story leaves much to be desired.
Being a mom, career woman & student (again) I don't have time to read and miss it. Driving to/from work/school is now fun thanks to audible!
I liked the cat because of his personality. The story had a lot of potential but was a very frustrating listen due to the girl in the story always second guessing herself or being super annoying by over thinking EVERYTHING! Most issues could have been resolved if she'd just communicate! Ugh!
Otherwise it's a good listen when you don't want to make your brain think.
The cat. I found the neighbor's career quite interesting.
She's a bit too breathy. You end up concentrating on her breathing verses reading.
No not really. The story has a great potential if we'd remove the hours of second guessing and overthinking from the main female character. If she would just commuicate her thoughts I think it wouldve been a far more interesting and fun story!
Premise is good. Had potential.
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.
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!!
"So not what I expected"
I had read a couple of reviews on this book and held off from reading it , how wrong were they I havent enjoed a book so much in ages the narrator is ace and becomes Caroline - the writer has made it so funny, poignant sensual and really interesting from start to finish really looking forward to the next book .
"Not Disappointed!! Narrator is Fabulous!"
I have wanted to read this for ages, but my tbr list is ridiculous, so Audible is helping me no end!!!
Listening to this was Amazing!! I thoroughly enjoyed myself and laughed at the narrator having to 'sound out' the sex noises coming from Simon's apartment. ;-)
Really refreshing book and the relationship between Caroline and Clive is something else also.... had me in fits. I am sure that he could have a book of his own! So imagine my delight when i got to the end, seriously, what he did to the 'Tall one' i had to skip back to make sure i was hearing correctly!
Loved the search for the missing O, and damn.... when she returns, she really dolls herself up in her finest and makes sure everyone is there to notice her entrance doesn't she ;-)
"You're going to want to hold on for this!"
Can't wait to get my hands on more from Alice..
"3-4 star book"
A fair bit of the dialogue was laugh out loud funny - a bit embarrassing when you are doing you shopping
I might but i found her style a bit too slow, I enjoyed it more when i listened to it at 1.5x speed.
no! it is far too long to listen in one go but i did listen to it over 2 days.
I found it quite easy to listen to and enjoy in a very superficial way, I did'nt especially bond with the characters but they were nice. There are no major crisis or overly emotional parts of the book (youll be in no danger of crying thats for sure) I did struggle to get through their trip to spain but then the story picks up again after that. the sex is not especially raunchy either and I quite like rude/sexy book. Overall I would describe this as a really good holiday book worthy of about 3.5 stars overall.
"Don't waste a credit"
Could not wait to get to the end. Hope it would get better as it went along but it didn't .
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