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Heroes…. Oh how I love them so.
Of course in everyday life there are so many heroes walking around…doctors, nurses, military (all divisions/branches), fire fighters, teachers, parents, the list is long (thank goodness!). Then there are Superheroes…Superman, Iron Man, Thor etc. (I know..I know…they aren’t real..but they are HOT and they are heroes..so they do count!) But for the purpose of this post, I’m only going to refer to literary heroes…ok? Ok!
Those of you who are Lisa’s Reads regulars know that I LOVE my heroes. I’m somewhat of a Hero Whore… heehee (I can say that about myself..but don’t let me hear you saying that about me!!!) Anyway, I love my Alpha, tattooed, foul-mouthed, crude, rude, bent/ broken, motorcycle riding Heroes. When they aren’t available, I’ll take a strong-willed, accented, insanely rich, “call me Master,” BDSM practicing bad boy, please. So what happens when I read a book where the author gives me NONE of the above???? What’s left?
I’ll tell you….
That’s when I get one of the sexiest, hottest, funniest, most beautiful hero’s I have EVER “met”…. Simon Parker (swoon). I kid you not when I say, Alice Clayton has written a hero that will, from this point forward, live in my top ten all-time-favorite-hero list…in fact, he may be in the top five…LADIES!!! do hear me? That’s huge! Think about how many books I’ve read. (I posted 105 posts since February 2012…that is only about 20% of the books I read this year.) That’s A LOT of heroes.
Alice Clayton managed do something very few authors do successfully, she wrote a story that was in equal parts funny, romantic, and red-hot steamy. Absolutely nothing suffered. Really? Yes, really! From the title, “Wallbanger” to the very last sentence, Ms. Clayton had me wrapped around her finger. I read the book on Kindle and at 3% I called my friend and said, “I am reading the funniest book…you have got to read Wallbanger!!” That was last night. This morning, I called the same friend and said, “Oh…I’m at 96% and this is the greatest book…the hero is hot, the story is great I can’t wait to tell my readers.”
Caroline (our fabulous, funny, sassy,heroine) has moved into a new apartment in beautiful San Francisco. She has everything going for her… career, friends, new KitchenAid mixer but she hasn’t been able to have an “O” in months. That’s right…no “O”…which is bad enough but when you live in an apartment with thin walls and you hear your next door neighbor delivering multiple “O’s” to multiple partners tensions will certainly arise (heehee..pun intended). While Ms. Clayton’s story is entertaining and fantastic from word one, it isn’t until Caroline and Simon’s first face-to-face encounter that the sexual tension explodes. And when it does….stand back! Never before has zucchini bread been so sexy!
You know I’m a sucker for witty banter…right? Well, Ms. Clayton writes some of the best I’ve seen in “Wallbanger.” And don’t even get me started with the text messages….not since the Fifty Shades series has texting been so funny, sexy, and smart. “Wallbanger” is a must read. It’s a “move to the top of your TBR list” kind of read. It’s a “tell your friends and call each other between chapters so you can giggle” read. While I am a series lover through and through…I loved that “Wallbanger” was a stand alone book. Don’t get me wrong, I could read five more books about Caroline and Simon..especially Simon (swooning again)…but I loved how at the end of the story, I felt happy. My new “friends” were happy. The end.
This is the author who wrote the Redhead Series..(if you haven’t read it…you should!)…this woman CAN write!
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