Tuesday, June 24, 2014

REVIEW: Rusty Nailed by Alice Clayton

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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!

Erin's Review

 Caroline and Simon are back and they are all grown up...well, sorta. They are at least playing house and boy is it interesting! Rusty Nailed is what happens after the Happily Ever After. This is the hard part, the relationship. 
 Caroline and Simon are back with a vengeance and full of sass and steamy sex. Their dialogue is just as snarky as ever and had me cracking up at times. The rest of the crew makes an appearance too and we get a glimpse of how they are fairing with their new found love as well, or not so well...I'm not telling. Clive is just as snotty as ever and the epilogue is the very reason why he is my favorite book cat of all time. 
 This book has a more serious tone than Wallbanger did. Then again, I would expect that with the second book. There are plenty of moments that will have you laughing though, trust me. I love that Alice writes in such a way that you can hear the conversations in your head and know the exact tone of voice they would use. Each character is distinct and no two are written alike. I love the interactions with Caroline, Mia and Sophia. May we all be so blessed to have friends like them. Now to Simon. We get a better glimpse in to the whys and hows of Simon "Wallbanger" Parker and it made me love him even more. You find that he is much more than he appeared to be in the first book, to me he was more human and vulnerable, less playboyish. Caroline is Caroline. She hasn't changed all that much and that is just fine with me. She is still the perfect balance to Simon. These two are one of my favorite book couples and always will be. They fit together perfectly, most of the time.
 Rusty Nailed is the perfect sequel to Wallbanger. Loved it from beginning to end.

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