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!
What can I say. I loved Simon from Wallbanger and I love him even more in Rusty Nailed. You get more details about Simon's background. Which was a mystery in the first book. When I heard this book was coming out, I was gleaming with delight! I missed Simon of so much. I can't count how many people I recommended reading Wallbanger. And the same will happen with Rusty Nailed. It is too good to pass up.
I think that Simon brings out the best in Caroline. The 10 year reunion of Simon's was the best. So many people you did not know that were a part of Simon's past. I believe that there is one person he knows will be part of the next book.
I will not lie, I fear 2nd books. If the bar is met so high in book #1, you're worried to read the second book. Well, do not fear my reader and blogger friends, you will not be disappointed. The one thing I like about her books is they are real. Not unimaginable. Caroline and Simon are characters you can meet walking along San Francisco. And Simon loves destinations. Double meaning here. Goes to great, beautiful countries. Still enjoys walls too.
I cannot say much more. Enjoyed the book and was consumed from beginning to the end of the story. This book is just as great as Wallbanger and will be a must read if you loved Simon and Caroline. And Don't Forget Clive. Best Crazy Cat ever!
Love Zucchini bread!
I rate the book a 4.6 out of 5.
Here is what I think Clive looks like
Make sure you read Wallbanger before reading Rusty Nailed!
About the Author
After working for years in the cosmetics industry as a makeup artist, esthetician, and educator, Alice picked up a pen (read laptop) for the first time at 33 to begin a new career: author. Having never written anything longer than a grocery list, she soon found writing to be the creative outlet she'd been missing since walking away from the theater 10 years before.
She has a great time combining her love of storytelling with a sense of silly, and she was shocked and awed to be nominated for a Goodreads Author award in 2010 for her debut novels, the first two installments of The Redhead Series--The Unidentified Redhead and The Redhead Revealed. Her latest novel Wallbanger is a return to her trademark comedic erotica, or funny smut, that Alice has become known for.