Thursday, September 18, 2014

{Review} Screwdrivered by Alice Clayton

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 designs software programs. 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?

Dear Alice Clayton, 

I shall recount the different ways I am in love with you... You are funny, witty, and produce characters that make me want to live inside your stories. I was infatuated with you during the Redhead Series and then my undying love was carved in stone with Simon... Oh and Clive, can't forget that pussy. Now... Now I am pretty sure we would make amazing babies together and I have already planned our wedding... Of course it's in a state where our love can't be denied or shunned!!

Hope this sounds as appealing to you as it does to me ;)..

The Book Trollop...

Ok.. Ok... now that that is out of the way, lets get down to business with Screwdrivered and the character I was most excited to learn had her own book, Viv. She was just as charming and straight forward as she was when we were introduced to her in Rusty Nailed but this time we get more involved in her life. What she was doing, where she was going, why she ended up where she was...etc... 

This book was more than just romance, it was like romance mixed with expectations and what can happen if you are expecting one thing but something completely different was unfolding in front of you. What happens if you are too blind to see that "something" and the consequences of putting too much faith in one thing and not having it live up to your expectations... 

This book was interesting, entertaining as hell, and it had a different vibe than the normal romances that I read. I did at one point miss my Wallbanger but he made a cameo and I was quite happy to see his personality inside this story... Did I wish he would have stripped down and talked dirty to me, HELL YES, but I was just happy he was in there at all ;)...

The only aspect I found a little weird and not sure if I liked it or not, was the romance novel daydreaming Viv did. Some of it was kind of hot and other times I was annoyed with it so I'd say it was a good and bad thing. There were times when I wanted to scream "OMG just snap the fuck out of it already" but that had more to do with what was going on in the story than the actual daydreaming itself. 

Overall, I really loved this story and if you are a fan of Alice Clayton, like I am, then you will love this story too!! 

I give this awesome sauce story a 4.5/5 "I want to ride a librarian" STARS!!! 

Check it out for yourself below:

No comments:

Post a Comment