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Book 1, The Cocktail Series

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A bestselling hot, hilarious ebook by USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton, the freshest voice to hit publishing in years. “An instant classic…highly recommended!” (New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Jennifer Probst).

Caroline Reynolds has a fantastic new apartment in San Francisco, a Kitchen Aid mixer to die for, and no O (and we’re not talking Oprah here, folks). She has a flourishing design career, an office overlooking the bay, a killer zucchini bread recipe, and no O. She has Clive (the best cat ever), great friends, a great rack, and no O. Adding insult to O-less, she also has an oversexed neighbor with the loudest late-night wallbanging she’s ever heard. Every moan, spank, and—was that a meow?—punctuates the fact that not only is she losing sleep, she still has—yep, you guessed it—no O. Enter Simon Parker. When the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts her heard-but-never-seen neighbor. Their late-night hallway encounter has…well…mixed results. Because with walls this thin, the tension’s gonna be thick. A delicious mix of silly and steamy, this is an irresistible tale of exasperation at first sight.

From Publishers Weekly

Jun 10, 2013 – Aiming for silly, sarcastic, witty, and hot, Clayton s clumsy contemporary, inexplicably popular in its 2012 digital edition, misses the mark and comes off as ridiculous, immature, and irritating. Caroline s first night in her new apartment is interrupted in the early hours by the moaning and thumping coming from the other side of the wall. Caroline has a great job as a designer; two best friends who are caricatures of disempowered, desperate young women obsessed with sex and drinking; and a KitchenAid mixer. Her only problem in life? O, her missing orgasm (she named it, as she nicknames just about everything else, including her neighbor Wallbanger and his girlfriends, Spanx, Purina, and Giggler). Her quest for O involves endless attempted witticisms, text message transcriptions, and behavior so juvenile and beyond ridiculous that even the characters admit they sound like fourth graders.

Customer Reviews

Love love love!

I loved this book! It was funny, sweet, and packed right full of sexual tension! I want to live next door to Simon! Haha! I read it straight through.. couldn't put it down!


I absolutely and thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was sweet. It was funny. And LORD was Simon hot!!! I read the book all in one sitting and I haven't done that in a long time.

My only complaint is the ending felt a little rushed, but other than that, this book was everything I love about romance novels.

So funny and so hot!

This book is like Will and Grace funny with the cuteness of What's Your Number and the naughtiness of Sex in the City. This had me crying laughing and kinda hot and bothered at the same time. Great!

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  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Feb 14, 2013
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Print Length: 320 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, The Cocktail Series
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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