Blog Tour & ARC Review: Rusty Nailed (Cocktail #2) by Alice Clayton

Rusty NailedIn 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!


Title: Rusty Nailed (Cocktail #2)
Author: Alice Clayton
Release Date: June 24th, 2014
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**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.**

Alice Clayton is just one of those authors that doesn’t hesitate to give her readers a book that is entertaining and 9-times-out-of-10 hilarious. This trend continued with Rusty Nailed and readers will not be disappointed with what Alice has in store for Simon and Caroline. Our favourite couple are finally together and everything is perfect. While Caroline still works for Jillian and enjoys her space while Simon is away being the amazing photographer that he is, what could possibly go wrong?

When Caroline is left to look after the company and a house while Jillian is on a never-ending honeymoon; Simon is spending more and more time at home than overseas. Never having spent so much time together, they start to learn new things about each other; both good and bad. They must learn a new way to be together without falling apart.

Along with Caroline and Simon’s story, we also get to see Neil, Sophie, Ryan and Mimi again. But of course, the star of the show is always Clive. He definitely makes himself know in this book and I can’t help but love that little fur ball and his crazy antics.

I really loved the ending of Wallbanger and wasn’t quite sure why a sequel was necessary but it was great to see Caroline and Simon again. Alice brought the humour in this book; there were a few laugh-out-loud moments but it is tough to compete against Wallbanger when it’s one of the main standouts for Alice.

This book has made me excitement for what is coming up in the series. I know that Alice will provide us with fantastic books right until the very end. If you want a lovey-dovey, passionate and hilarious story, this is the book for you!


About the Author:

Novelist Alice Clayton makes her home in St. Louis where she enjoys gardening but not weeding, baking but not cleaning up after, and is trying desperately to get her long-time boyfriend to make her an honest woman–and please buy her a Bernese Mountain dog.

After working for years in the cosmetics industry as a makeup artist, esthetician, and educator, Alice picked up a pen (read laptop) for the first time at 33 to begin a new career: author. Having never written anything longer than a grocery list, she soon found writing to be the creative outlet she’d been missing since walking away from the theater 10 years before.

She has a great time combining her love of storytelling with a sense of silly, and she was shocked and awed to be nominated for a Goodreads Author award in 2010 for her debut novels, the first two installments of The Redhead Series–The Unidentified Redhead and The Redhead Revealed. Her latest novel Wallbanger is a return to her trademark comedic erotica, or funny smut, that Alice has become known for.

Additionally, Alice loves spending time with her besties on Not Your Mother’s Podcast (check them out on iTunes) and has recently partnered with actor Greg Grunberg, blogger Brittany Gibbons, and actress Keili Lefkovitz on a new travel show that will begin filming in January.

Alice enjoys pickles, Bloody Marys, eight hours of sleep and a good pounding.

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– Emily-Jane.


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