By Alice Clayton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Australia
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 neighbour’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 neighbour 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 neighbour. 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 neighbourly…
Wallbanger is a fantastically, light, funny read that has you from the first paragraph:
“Oh, God, that’s so good!”
Caroline has just moved and is awoken by her neighbours sexual antics her first night. What follows is many more nights being woken up by neighbours different partners and she gives each one a name: Spanks (the girl who likes to get spanked), the Russian Purina (she meow’s while having sex) and Giggler (giggles while having sex). When sick of not only being woken up but from hearing all of her neighbours sexual adventures, Caroline decides to go over and confront her naughty neighbour. What follows is an adventure that follows them both getting to know each other and ultimately falling for each other.
Seriously this book had me laughing so hard in spots, mainly when Caroline’s cat, Clive and Purina were involved:
I cocked my head sideways, listening more intently. I studied Clive, who looked back as if to say, “T’weren’t me.”
“Meow! Oh, God. Me-yow!”
The girl next door was meowing. What in the world was my neighbour packing to make that happen?
Clive, at this point, went utterly bonkers and launched himself at the wall. He was literally climbing it, trying to get to where the noise was coming from and adding his own meows to the chorus.
“Oooh yes, just like that, Simon… Mmmm… meow, meow, meow!”
Sweet Lord, there were out-of-control pussies on both sides of this wall tonight.’
It is really a fantastic read that I would recommend to anyone who is loving the New Adult genre like I am.