Published by Simon and Schuster on June 24th 2014
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, General
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Also in this series: Screwdrivered, Mai Tai'd Up
Also by this author: The Unidentified Redhead, Nuts
In this sequel to Wallbanger, fan favorites Caroline Reynolds and Simon Parker negotiate the rollercoaster of their new relationship while house-sitting in Sausalito.
Playing house was never so much fun—or so confusing. With her boss on an extended 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. And with Simon, her hotshot photographer boyfriend, gallivanting all over the world for his job, the couple is heavy-duty into "absence makes the heart grow fonder" mode. No complaints about the great reunion sex, though!
Then a trip back east to his childhood home has Simon questioning his nomadic lifestyle. He decides to be home more. A lot more. And he wants Caroline home more, too. Though their friends’ romantic lives provide plenty of welcome distraction, eventually Caroline and Simon have to sort out their relationship. Sure, more togetherness is a good thing—but does less traveling and working have to mean the other extreme? Apple pie and picket fences? With this second book in the Cocktail series, USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton delivers another delicious, frothy confection of a book, shaking up her characters, stirring in laugh-out-loud humor, and serving sizzling romance straight up!
I love these two. Simon and Caroline are hilarious together. But they can also sometimes get on each others’ nerves. I love seeing the ups and downs in a relationship after finding the one you’re supposed to be with. It makes the characters and events in the book so much more real. We can connect to the story better.
Simon and Caroline go from living in separate places to house sitting for their friends as they take a really long honeymoon vacation. Things seem great, but being around each other non-stop definitely makes things interesting. Add in the fact that Caroline has so much more responsibility and their love life gets stressful. There are also some things going on with their friends, and they seem to always be put in the middle. Some of the antics are pretty hysterical.
And you can’t forget Clive. He’s the cat that knows how to get his way. And might run into some trouble of his own.
It’s a great follow up to the first book and will have you laughing for hours.
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