Book: Rusty Nailed
Series: Cocktail #2
Author: Alice Clayton
Playing house was never so much fun—or so confusing. With her boss on her 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 on Sausalito. So with her hotshot photographer boyfriend gallivanting all over the world for his job, she and Simon are heavy-duty into “absence makes the heart grow fonder” mode. Neither has any complaints about the great reunion sex, though! Then Simon decides he’s tired of so much travelling, and he’s suddenly home more. A lot more. And wanting Caroline home more, too. Though their friends’ romantic lives provide plenty of welcome distraction, eventually Caroline and Simon have to sort their relationship out. Neither wants “out of sight, out of mind,” but can they create their own happy mid-ground cliché?-Goodreads
Review: Alice Clayton is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. As Simon and Caroline settle into their new couple status, they have to deal with their evolving relationship, demanding work schedules and crazy friends. While most of the drama in this book surrounds Sophia and Neill (their back and forth was annoying), I still love Caroline and Simon. I especially enjoy Caroline's voice, I find her very funny and I laughed out loud several times while reading this.
Overall, not as strong as Wallbanger but this was still a really fun read that I devoured quickly. There is a third book coming out in the fall (main character will be one of Simon's high school friends) and I can't wait.