Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Rusty Nailed by Alice Clayton Blog Tour

In this sequel to Wallbanger, the second book in the Cocktail series, fan favorites Caroline and Simon negotiate the rollercoaster of their new relationship while house-sitting in San Francisco.

Playing house was never so much fun—or so confusing. With her boss on her honeymoon, Caroline’s working crazy long hours to keep the interior design company running—especially since she’s also the lead designer for the renovation of a gorgeous old hotel on Sausalito. So with her hotshot photographer boyfriend gallivanting all over the world for his job, she and Simon are heavy-duty into “absence makes the heart grow fonder” mode. Neither has any complaints about the great reunion sex, though! Then Simon decides he’s tired of so much travelling, and he’s suddenly home more. A lot more. And wanting Caroline home more, too. Though their friends’ romantic lives provide plenty of welcome distraction, eventually Caroline and Simon have to sort their relationship out. Neither wants “out of sight, out of mind,” but can they create their own happy mid-ground cliché?

USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton delivers another delicious, frothy cocktail of a book, shaking up her characters, stirring in laugh-out-loud humor, and serving sizzling romance straight up!

okay I'm going to start with what I liked about this book and then we can go from there. I liked the progress that Simon and Caroline make in their relationship. I love that we get to learn more about Simon's past. I love that Caroline gets to test her boundaries at work and see what she is capable of. I love that Jillian gets her happily ever after and we get to see that her other friends also get a peek into their happily ever after. And of course, i love Clive.

Now, let me tell you about what I didn't like. I feel like such a large majority of the book was spent with Caroline complaining and whining. She turned into this whiney female. It was like she didn't get her way and she just whined and complained. I also felt like there was maybe a little too much inner monologue and over explaining going on. What I mean is when Caroline was on a job, we got detail by detail all the information on the job. Sometimes, it just felt like too much. I felt like Caroline shut Simon out over and over and over, instead of communicating with him. To me, it was just like she was acting so immature when it came to her relationship. And it drove me crazy. Then Sophia and Neil, that was like a dog chasing it's tail.

I am going to be completely honest and say I was kind of disappointed with this sequel and I know that I am going to be hated for this. It was missing that element of humor to me. I found some things funny, but it wasn't as humorous as Wallbanger. It had the steam, and Clive, but definitely not as good as Wallbanger.

I give this book 3 hearts

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