Published by Simon and Schuster on September 2nd 2014
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Humorous
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Also in this series: Rusty Nailed, Mai Tai'd Up
Also by this author: The Unidentified Redhead, Nuts
Readers back for a third round of the bestselling Cocktail series will enjoy a madcap romantic comedy about bodice ripping and chest heaving, fiery passion and love everlasting. Plus a dash of paperwork filing and horseshi—wait, what?
By day, Viv Franklin is a tough-as-nails software engineer who designs programs and loves hospital corners. By night, Vivian’s a secret romance-novel junkie who longs for a knight in shining armor, or a cowboy on a wild stallion, or a strapping firefighter to sweep her off her feet. And she gets to wear the bodice—don’t forget the bodice.
When a phone call brings news that she’s inherited a beautiful old home in Mendocino, California from a long-forgotten aunt, she moves her entire life across the country to embark on what she sees as a great, romance-novel-worthy adventure. But romance novels always have a twist, don’t they?
There’s a cowboy, one that ignites her loins. Because Cowboy Hank is totally loin-ignition worthy. But there’s also a librarian, Clark Barrow. And he calls her Vivian. Can tweed jackets and elbow patches compete with chaps and spurs? You bet your sweet cow pie.
In Screwdrivered, Alice Clayton pits Superman against Clark in a hilarious and hot battle that delights a swooning Viv/Vivian. Also within this book, an answer to the question of the ages: Why ride a cowboy when you can ride a librarian?
This installment is probably my favorite in the series. Viv is Simon’s friend from when they were kids. She gets a call one night informing her that she’s inherited a house in California. Of course she must go on an adventure and see to the place herself.
I adore Viv! She has a tendency to start daydreaming about her starring in her own romance novel. And she’s usually picturing super hot Cowboy Hank, who tends to the animals on the farm area of the house she inherited. But the house is in horrible shape, and she wants to fix it up. Well…. there could be a problem with that. Since it’s part of the historical district, she has to consult Clark, the town librarian, on any changes she wishes to make. These two are almost always fighting. I loved seeing them go back and forth at each other, especially when they started warming up to each other. Cowboy Hank only seems to show interest in Viv when she’s around Clark.
I also love that Viv finds new friends in the area. Ones that will call her on her crap when need be. And drunk Viv is hilarious Viv.
So, who will Viv go after? Cowboy Hank or Bookish Clark???? You’ll have to find out!
I think I laughed more in this book than any other book I’ve ever read.
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