Thursday 26 June 2014

Rusty Nailed (Cocktail #2) by Alice Clayton Blog Tour - #review

Rusty Nailed (Cocktail #2)

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

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Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Gallery Books (Simon and Shuster)
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
It is sequel to Wallbanger the first book of the series.

My Rusty Nailed Review ...

So, Wallbanger was one of my favorite books so I could NOT wait for more Simon and Caroline.  

But the reality of the situation is sadly this book felt too long.  After reading it I would have been just as content with a long epilogue or a novella with a sneak look into Simon and Caroline.  In Rusty Nailed it just felt like a really drawn out epilogue.  There were still funny parts, and I absolutely LOVE Simon (even more with this book) but the rest was just okay.  I liked it, I just didn't love it. 

The chemistry was still there, the evolution of Simon and Caroline was good but predictable.  The one constant for me was my ever growing love for Simon.  For someone who has never really been in a relationship he sure does excel at it. 

However, even though I didn't enjoy this one as much I still love the shit out of Alice Clayton and her story writing.  I think after the epic of Wallbanger it's hard to have something just as amazing the second go around because people's expectations are so high in comparison.   Since the story of Caroline and Simon is basically done, I can't wait to continue and find out more with some new characters.

3.5 I love Simon Thumbs up!  
thumbs upthumbs upthumbs up . 5

Click link for My Wallbanger Review

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