Thursday, 17 July 2014

Rusty Nailed by Alice Clayton -- Cocktail #2 - 4 Stars!

Rusty Nailed by Alice Clayton
Four very funny Stars!
Blurb - 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?

Rusty Nailed is book #2 in the Cocktail series and follows the truly hilarious Wallbanger.
Ok so the good bits...
·         Caroline, she’s possibly one of the most random characters ever but she’s brilliant.
·         The Wallbanger aka Simon just swoon!!!! Nuff said.
·         Alice Clayton writes really good funny!!
And the not so good bits...
·         I needed more Pink Nightie Girl and Wallbanger banter!!
Ok so I loved Wallbanger its bloody brilliant and I have been really looking forward to the release of Rusty Nailed although I didn’t realise it would be a follow on book for Caroline & Simon. I have to admit that was a very pleasant shock for some reason I thought it would be either Mimi & Ryan or Sophia & Neil who took centre stage.
I love Caroline, she’s hilarious and to be honest a bit of a hot mess. I doubt there is a female reader out there who doesn’t relate to her in one way or another.
The running inner dialogue she has throughout the book is bloody funny and its genius how Alice Clayton has Caroline being sarcastic towards herself lol.
I love the Wallbanger he’s sexy but in this book he really develops a deeper sensitive side, we get a glimpse at his life before the death of his parents and I loved the fact that we got to see him develop as a character.
I sort of loved how Caroline freaks out at how her and Simons relationship is going again all female readers are going to say at some point in their lives they have felt exactly the same.
It was great to see Mimi, Sophia, Neil, Ryan, Jillian & Benjamin all be a part of this book, I love a good group of friend characters.
Caroline & Simon have great chemistry but I didn’t find this book anywhere near as sexy as its predecessor Wallbanger.
I will be honest I missed the banter and spark between Caroline & Simon, don’t get me wrong I love that they are living happily ever after but I missed that, I hate you but really love you vibe.
I love sarcasm and Alice Clayton made a sarcastic icon in Caroline. Parts of this book had me literally LOLing.
I think Viv will be a brilliant additional character and I am really looking forward to her story coming soon in book #3 in the series Screwdrivered.
Overall I really enjoyed Rusty Nailed, it’s funny a bit sexy and overall just a lovely big hug of a book 4 stars!!