‘Oh God.’ Thump. ‘Oh, God’ thump thump. What the… ‘Oh, God, that’s so good!’ I scrambled up out of sleep, confused as I looked around the strange room. Boxes on the floor. Pictures propped against the wall. My new bedroom, in my new apartment, I reminded myself, placing both hands on the duvet, grounding myself with the luxurious thread count. Even half asleep, I was aware of my thread count. ‘Mmmmm…Yeah, baby. Right there. Just like that…Don’t stop, don’t stop!’ Oh boy… I sat up, rubbed my eyes, and turned to look at the wall behind me, beginning to understand what had woken me up.
Let’s just say that Caroline and her new neighbor don’t get off to the best start, seeing as he very ‘popular’ with the ladies and her walls are very thin.
I scanned and acquired the target: there at the leather club chair in front of the window. Purina perched on the back of this chair, hands in her hair, moaning and wailing and crying. Her skirt was shredded, and there were tiny claw marks in her stockings. She attempted with every fiber of her being to shrink away from the cat in front of her. And Clive? Clive was strutting. Strutting back and forth in front of her, giving it his all. He turned like he was on a runway, pacing along a line on the floor and glancing at her nonchalantly. If Clive could wear a blazer, he would have taken it off, draped it casually over his kitty shoulder, and pointed at her. It was all I could do not to fall down laughing. I stepped toward him, and Purina shouted something at me in Russian. I ignored her and focused all my attention on my cat.
As you can see this book is pretty funny from Caroline’s cat, Clive falling for one of Simon’s ladies (Lets just say he heard her meowing, yes meowing, through the wall one night…) to Caroline and her missing O (We’ll just say she lost her O after a night with ‘Pizza Parlor Cory’, yeah)
I give this book a 4.7 out of 5 stars. I have to say that Alice Clayton is one of my favorite authors because all of her characters are really funny and really relatable. Take Caroline for instance, she is hilarious! She’s witty and strong but she’s not perfect. She makes questionable relationship choices and feels insecure at times. I also like that she and Simon don’t fall in love at first sight, it’s a gradual thing, they get to know one another. I have to say that there were so many times that I was tearing at, just because I was laughing that hard at what was going on. This can be read as a standalone but there is also a second part to their story.