Book Review: Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

Title: Wallbanger

Author: Alice Clayton

Rating: ★★★★☆

384 pp.

“But as close as friends and lovers could be, there was something about belonging to someone completely that gave you roots―roots you sometimes needed when the world battled against you.”


The first night after Caroline moves into her fantastic new San Francisco apartment, she realizes she’s gaining an 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…


It’s my first Alice Clayton book and I’m so glad it didn’t disappoint. If you are looking for an easy and steamy read, this one is for you. The cover and the title say it all.

I read this after reading a *very* disappointing book and it’s totally worth it. I can’t remember how many times I laughed while reading this. This is very fun and entertaining. I love that this isn’t your typical insta-love book. The story is basically from enemies to friends to lovers. The main characters, Caroline and Simon, hated each other’s guts at first and their banters were hilarious! Until they call a truce then suddenly became friends, a good and genuine one. Their relationship isn’t rushed and that made the book so much more interesting.

I love Simon and Caroline’s characters individually. Simon was this sweet, charming and cocky guy whom every girl would definitely want as a boyfriend. He’s probably the manwhore type of guy but you’ll get to understand his tactics as you go through the story and learned his background. And then here’s Caroline, I love how straightforward she is and how funny her inner monologues are. I adore their character development all throughout the story.

Overall, it just started a little bit slow, but nonetheless, I really enjoyed reading this one. Will definitely recommend this one to those who want to get out of their reading slump.



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