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by Alice Clayton
Released: September 2, 2014
Published by Gallery Books
Narrator: Heather Smith
Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
“It’s quirky, fun, sexy and sweet. It was a refreshing change and I think for me brought some of the fun back in the series.” ~ Under the Covers
I have a confession to make…I loved WALLBANGER but I was a little less than impressed with the sequel, RUSTY NAILED. Yes, Simon is still to die for, but maybe he turned a little boring. And don’t get me started on crazy Caroline and her issues. So I was so very excited to see this book was about another couple and double excited that it was about that little spitfire I loved to read about in RUSTY NAILED.
Vivian works as a software designer, she has a very successful company on her own, which follows in the footsteps of what her father does for a living. But she’s a self made kind of girl. Smart and kick ass. And a free spirit. Everything I adore! But she’s still looking for that special something that she can’t put her finger on. That something missing in her life.
When she inherits a home in California from an aunt she hadn’t had contact in a while, she decides maybe this is the opportunity to live out her romantic fantasies. Ah, yes. A romance book lover, who imagines everything in her life will play out like the romances she reads. Especially if they involve a cowboy. So she takes on the challenge, moves out to California, sells her company and decides to start a new chapter in her life.
But this house comes with baggage. Issues upon issues that she will have to take care of and deal with. And the biggest issue is librarian, Clark Barrow. He’s the head of the historical society and is there every step of the way telling her what she can and cannot do. All while looking sexy in his dusty glasses. Side note here: I’m not quite sure the author had to keep describing his glasses and dusty because it kept throwing me off the hot Clark persona! OK rant over.
I loved everything about the interactions between Clark and Vivian. They are complete opposites and somehow they matched. They are fun together. Her bringing out the fun in him, and him trying to tame the wild child. And all of that while Vivian is living out her romantic fantasy in her head about bedding the hot, studly cowboy. This book is the perfect example that sometimes looks are not all that they’re cracked up to be. And being with someone that can make you laugh and if you end up stuck in a house together without power, you would actually have a good time.
While this book read a little more like chick lit because, although there’s quite a bit of sexual tension, there wasn’t a whole lot happening, I still loved it. It’s quirky, fun, sexy and sweet. It was a refreshing change and I think for me brought some of the fun back in the series. I can’t wait to see what the next installment brings now!
Wallbanger: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
Rusty Nailed: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
Screwdrivered: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads
Mai Tai’d Up: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads
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I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!
I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.