Book Review Rusty Nailed by Alice Clayton

Jan 292019

Rusty Nailed (The Cocktail Series Book 2) by Alice Clayton

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!

Title: Rusty Nailed
Author: Alice Clayton
Publication Date: June 24th, 2014
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance;
Format: Kindle (288 pages)
Rating: 8/10

This is the second book from the Cocktail series, a sequel to Wallbanger, another swooning and laugh-out-loud book that I really enjoyed.

To sum up, Simon and Caroline are now together and try to balance their new life, and things are doing great. Meanwhile, they try to balance their busy life where Caroline works hard on her interior design job and Simon travelling the world with his photographer business, they try to find a way to make it work. Most importantly, their chemistry is amazing and their conversations are still fun to read.

“Well, good goddamn, Dr. Phil, color me impressed,” I said, clinking my coffee cup next to his. “So what do we do next? Y’know, as people in a relationship after they’ve resolved a conflict?”

“Pretty sure a blow job should follow this,” he said seriously.

I have to admit the first book was way better than Rusty Nailed, but the series is great so don’t give up just yet. Things are still good and we find out more about other characters (Neil, Sophia, Ryan, Mimi, Jillian and Bejamin)

Things change when Simon starts to take more and more less jobs and hang around more, but will Caroline’s busy work, it becomes harder to get control over everything.

In conclusion, if you enjoy a love story, an easy and funny book, then don’t skip this one!

“His gaze grew wistful, and he looked so young. ‘I don’t want to put things off, even though we haven’t been together a really long time. I don’t want to wait–you never know what can…Look. I adore you, and I want a home. Again. With you.”

Rusty Nailed is the second book of the Cocktail series. Below you can find the reading order.

Meanwhile reading this review, make sure to check Alice Clayton’s website for more news regarding her books.

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