I can’t believe that we are more than six months into this year!! Where has the time gone? For me I’ve been way more particular about what I read. That means that if I finish a book and put it on my “books that own me” shelf that it didn’t get there easily.
As I reflected on what I have read so far this year, I decided to focus on my favorite thing about reading. Falling in love with the characters. Well, the male character that is…There is only one new book boyfriend on this list, but there are also recurring favorites.
In this sequel to Wallbanger, the second book in the Cocktail series, fan favorites Caroline and Simon negotiate the rollercoaster of their new relationship while house-sitting in San Francisco.
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 traveling, 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?
There are so many things that I love about Alice’s writing, besides the fact that I’ve been reading her work for years. She makes me laugh out loud, not many authors can do that. She makes me giggle at her female characters, roll my eyes at myself, and swoon over her male characters.