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!
My review –
I read Wallbanger back in 2012 and had read it was a funny read which will keep you in hysterics. Whilst I enjoyed reading the book, it wasn’t a laugh out loud book for me. And that is my opinion.
I was pleased when a second book and the continuation of Caroline and Simon’s story was announced but I knew I would go into this book not thinking it was a funny read but more of a light hearted romantic story.
And I’m glad I did.
For me, it had the feel of one of the Bridget Jones’ Diary books (which I adored!) and was humorous in places but overall was a sweet, light hearted romance.
I loved how we saw the relationship between Caroline and Simon mature and change over their time together while throughout understanding their need to keep their individuality.
Of course we saw more of Clive – who if possible had a more central role in this story – as well as their mutual friends.
If you enjoyed Wallbanger you won’t be disappointed with this next book in the Cocktail Series. There are adorable moments, heart stopping moments and times where you just want to bang the characters’ heads together. And, naturally, the Kitchen Aid and ‘O’ are ever present in the life of Caroline!
My rating –
4 out of 5 stars