ARC Review: SCREWDRIVERED by Alice Clayton

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ARC Review: SCREWDRIVERED by Alice ClaytonScrewdrivered by Alice Clayton
Series: Cocktail #3
Published by: Gallery Books
on September 2, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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?



Alice Clayton can honestly DO NO WRONG in her Cocktail Series! She can throw any couple together and sparks and hilarity would fly! I don’t think I have ever laughed so hard throughout an entire story before. The characters that she creates are so easy-going, so relatable, and so damn amusing, that I instantly fall in love with them. The humor I have come to expect came back in full force in SCREWDRIVERED! 

Viv Franklin was a FANTASTIC female lead. A software engineer with tattoos and piercings galore…freaking genius! I LOVED when Viv’s imagination took over, throwing her in a world similar to the romance novels she reads. It reminded me SO MUCH of myself! And the remarks that came out of her mouth…OMG! I was dying! 

Pitting a cowboy against a librarian? Another genius move on Ms. Clayton’s part! I mean COME ON…that has NEVER been done before right?

COCKTAIL FANS….your favorite WALLBANGER makes an appearance as well! That ALONE would force me to devour this book in one sitting! If Simon doesn’t show up, it can’t be a COCKTAIL book now can it?!

Incredibly well-written, so fucking smart, and undeniably sexy, ALICE CLAYTON rules this genre! It is her BITCH! No one can match her skills when it comes to romantic comedy! Raise your glasses girls! Here is to MANY MORE books in this fabulous series! Here’s to many sleepless nights, laughing, crying, and blushing when it comes to Ms. Clayton’s beautiful, hilarious, and witty characters and amazing story lines! 



About Alice Clayton

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.

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