Review: Screwdrivered by Alice Clayton

Posted October 25, 2014 by Francesca in Reviews / 8 Comments

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Review: Screwdrivered by Alice Clayton
by Alice Clayton

4.5 Stars


Released: September 2, 2014
Published by Gallery Books
Narrator: Heather Smith
Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
Pages: 256
Format: Audiobook

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“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!


WallbangerBook 1 Rusty NailedBook 2 ScrewdriveredBook 3 Mai Tai'd UpBook 4

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


About Alice Clayton

Alice Clayton is a novelist with an unholy love for her KitchenAid mixer. Making her home in St Louis, she enjoys gardening but not weeding, baking but not cleaning up afterwards, and is trying desperately to get her long time boyfriend to make her an honest woman. Hi sweetie!!

After working for years in the cosmetics industry as a makeup artist, esthetician, and national educator for a major cosmetics company, Alice picked up a pen (read laptop) for the first time at 33 to begin a new career, writer. Combining her love of storytelling with a sense of silly, she was shocked and awed to be nominated for a Goodreads Author award in 2010 for her debut novels, The Redhead Series.

Alice has penned three novels, The Unidentified Redhead,The Redhead Revealed, and coming soon in November 2012, Wallbanger. She thinks you should purchase them immediately. She’s not kidding, not even a little bit. Everyone needs some comedic erotica in their lives. She is hard at work on the third book in The Redhead Series, set to release in Spring of 2013, continuing the saucy and sexual escapades of everyone’s favorite couple, Jack and Grace.

Additionally, Alice loves spending time with her besties on Not Your Mother's Podcast, make sure you check them out at or over on iTunes. 3 women rushing towards their forties still acting like teenagers. A saucy little mix of sex, love, relationships, pop cultural, celebrity gossip and All Things Jake Ryan.

Alice enjoys pickles, Bloody Mary’s, 8 hours of sleep, and a good pounding.

Finally Alice would also like all her readers and listeners to help her convince Mt. Alice that the only other thing that would make her truly happy is finally bringing home a Bernese Mountain Dog. She is totally serious. And done talking about herself in the third person...


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This series has been hit and miss for me too lol!! 🙂

Still – Audiobook!!!

I love them, the perfect thing to help you sleep when you’re tired or have aching eyes!! 😛 Which happens a lot if you read vociferously 🙂 Plus they’re good for long trips when driving ….. I’ve nothing bad to say about them – well except for the price of course lol !! 😀


Glad the fun came back!


I’ve got the first on my tbr pile…thanks for the review Francesca

Sharlene Wegner
Sharlene Wegner

I read Wallbanger & loved it, but I haven’t gotten to the 2nd or 3rd books. Glad you liked this one! I have the books stacked on my TBR for soon!

Jennifer @ The Book Nympho
Jennifer @ The Book Nympho

I enjoyed this one too! I was also glad we got a new couple. I can’t wait for Mai Tai’d Up, I’m really enjoying this series on audio.

Amy R
Amy R

Thanks for the review, I’ve enjoyed this series so far but Wallbanger is a hard book to top.

Megan @ Reading Books Like a Boss
Megan @ Reading Books Like a Boss

I loved Wallbanger too, but I didn’t love Rusty Nailed. Simon stole the show in that one, but Caroline was just annoying. There was too much manufactured drama and I can’t handle that. Haha! By the looks of your review, you liked VIvian, so that’s a plus. I immediately liked her in Rusty Nailed and was really excited to find out she was in Screwdrivered!

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