Published: September 2, 2014 by: Gallery Books
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 installment in the Cocktail series by Alice Clayton and, like the previous two, it’s lots of fun.
This time is Viv’s turn to get her HEA.
A computer engineer who has traveled around the world and loves adventure, now she’s settled in California. Being a romance addict, she has always dreamed about her prince charming, a man to own her body and soul.
She kind of gets her wish but she’ll find not one, but two men.
Clark is a sexy librarian who runs the historical society and who’ll help her renovate the historical home she’s living in.
Then, there’s equally sexy cowboy Hank. He might make her hot but does nothing to stimulate her intellectually.
In the end’ she’ll have to choose and it won’t be easy.
Viv might be a computer wiz but the girl knows what she wants and she’s funny as hell. Like with the previous books, you won’t be able to read without laughing your head off.
I think this one of the few series that I read the book without ever worrying about it disappointing me. Trust me, I’m one hell of a moody reader and that coming from me means a lot.
Thank you, Alice for another sexy, funny and entertaining read.
IN THE SERIES
Novelist Alice Clayton makes her home in St. Louis where she enjoys gardening but not weeding, baking but not cleaning up after, and is trying desperately to get her long-time boyfriend to make her an honest woman–and please buy her a Bernese Mountain dog.
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.
Additionally, Alice loves spending time with her besties on Not Your Mother’s Podcast (check them out on iTunes) and has recently partnered with actor Greg Grunberg, blogger Brittany Gibbons, and actress Keili Lefkovitz on a new travel show that will begin filming in January.
Alice enjoys pickles, Bloody Marys, eight hours of sleep and a good pounding.