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Screwdrivered by Alice Clayton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Screwdrivered is the third book in Alice Clayton’s Coctail series. The first, Wallbanger, is by far my favorite. But I loved this one much more than the second. It was fresh and funny with a feisty and fun heroine and a swoon worthy hero! I laughed out loud more than once and it reminded my why I loved Alice Clayton’s writing so much.
If you’ve read Wallbanger, you’ve met Viv. She was the spunky girl from Simon’s highschool reunion that was a softwear designer that loves to travel and lives in her very own romance novel. In her head of course. After a great aunt leaves her a fantastic home in Mendocino California, she decides to take a risk. Maybe this is a great adventure where she’ll meet the love of her life?
An adventure? A new beginning? A journey across the land where a new life awaits?
The first man she lays eyes on is a sexy cowboy. Cowboy Hank makes her hot. But he’s not very mentally stimulating. A few grunts here and there is all she gets out of him. Then there is Clark. The librarian, historian, he runs the historical society.
Her body may want Cowboy, but she finds her self more and more attracted to the nerdy Clark. His glasses and elbow patches are endearing. He makes her laugh and even though they butt heads a lot about her renovating the historical home she’s living in, she loves the banter between them. So did I. Clark and Viv together- so funny.
“Never would have pegged you for a spitter, Vivian."
Eyes suddenly wide, I sat straight up, almost levitations from the bed, then rallied.
“Only when it’s something not worth swallowing.”
Viv comes to a point where she has to decide. Who does she really want? After a long hard look at things, it becomes painfully obvious to her.
I enjoyed reading this book. It was very entertaining. I absolutely adored the heroine. She was comical and relatable. Her inner dialogue was great- all the romance novel senerios that were floating in her head. Definitely a girl who reads too much! It was also fantastic to catch up with Simon and Caroline! Her new friend Jessica was likable and fun as well.
So why not 5 stars? It seems like a pretty perfect read. The only reason I didn’t give this one a full 5 is that the ending felt a little rushed. I waited and waited for her to get with the guy, and when the choice was finally made, there was very little time for me to enjoy them being together. But overall, it was still a fantastic read! If you’re looking for something light and funny, I would highly recommend.
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