Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Screwdrivered (Cocktail Series) - Alice Clayton

Screwdrivered (Cocktail, #3)

Readers back for a third round of the bestselling Cocktail series will enjoy a madcap romantic comedy about bodice ripping and chest heaving, fiery passion and love everlasting. Plus a dash of paperwork filing and horseshi—wait, what?

By day, Viv Franklin designs software programs. By night, Vivian’s a secret romance-novel junkie who longs for a knight in shining armor, or a cowboy on a wild stallion, or a strapping firefighter to sweep her off her feet. And she gets to wear the bodice—don’t forget the bodice.
When a phone call brings news that she’s inherited a beautiful old home in Mendocino, California from a long-forgotten aunt, she moves her entire life across the country to embark on what she sees as a great, romance-novel-worthy adventure. But romance novels always have a twist, don’t they?
There’s a cowboy, one that ignites her loins. Because Cowboy Hank is totally loin-ignition worthy. But there’s also a librarian, Clark Barrow. And he calls her Vivian. Can tweed jackets and elbow patches compete with chaps and spurs? You bet your sweet cow pie.
In Screwdrivered, Alice Clayton pits Superman against Clark in a hilarious and hot battle that delights a swooning Viv/Vivian. 
Also within this book, an answer to the question of the ages: Why ride a cowboy when you can ride a librarian?

This is the third book in the series and I was soooooo excited to read it. The first two books in the series were amazing  so I was expecting a lot from it. I was not disappointed.

I advise you to find a quiet space to read because you will laugh out loud whilst reading these books. They are funny, steamy and just plain swoonworthy. The first book in the series - Wallbanger -  is my favourite but this one was fresh and had a slightly different type of male/female relationship to the first and second. 

Viv is spunky and in the words of Clark an 'impossible woman'. She featured in the second book Rusty Nailed as Simon's high school friend. She is a lover of  Smutty Romance books and falls upon a chance to live her own romance story.

Then you have Hank. The hot cowboy she believes is the star of her romance novel. He is the first man she sees and falls into lust. Her loins want him.

Then she meets Clark, the hot librarian, slightly awkward and someone who irritates her immensely.
I loved Clark, maybe because he reminded me of Superman - who happens to be my favourite superhero- but also because he wasn't the dominant character that you see in books with plots like this. The roles between Hank and Clark are usually reversed. 

I am going to give this book 4.5/5 stars because it wasn't my favourite book of the series but it was an entertaining read. I cannot wait for the second one.

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