Blog Tour ~ Rusty Nailed by Alice Clayton



In this sequel to Wallbanger, the second book in the Cocktail series, fan favorites Caroline and Simon negotiate the rollercoaster of their new relationship while house-sitting in San Francisco.

Playing house was never so much fun—or so confusing. With her boss on her 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 on Sausalito. So with her hotshot photographer boyfriend gallivanting all over the world for his job, she and Simon are heavy-duty into “absence makes the heart grow fonder” mode. Neither has any complaints about the great reunion sex, though! Then Simon decides he’s tired of so much travelling, and he’s suddenly home more. A lot more. And wanting Caroline home more, too. Though their friends’ romantic lives provide plenty of welcome distraction, eventually Caroline and Simon have to sort their relationship out. Neither wants “out of sight, out of mind,” but can they create their own happy mid-ground cliché?

USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton delivers another delicious, frothy cocktail of a book, shaking up her characters, stirring in laugh-out-loud humor, and serving sizzling romance straight up!

review 1

Where do I begin….. Wallbanger was one of the absolute funniest books that I have ever read and I could not wait until the next installment.  Simon and Caroline are one of my very favorite couples.  Let me tell you that Rusty Nailed did not disappoint. I will say that it is different from Wallbanger, the humor is still there (not quite as much) but there is more of a serious story line involved and Simon and Caroline “grow up” for lack of a better word.  Wallbanger was a book about how they got into the relationship, Rusty Nailed is about how they handle that relationship.  It was very necessary to have a little more seriousness because life in not all Wallbanging. I will even admit that I may of shed a tear or two throughout the book but I really liked that element.  I liked seeing more of Simon’s background and Caroline dealing with new rolls she has been handed.  The sexiness is still there and I don’t know if I could ever get enough of Simon.  All is all this was a wonderful book that I absolutely LOVED.  Oh and we get a peek into Clive’s head again and I laughed so freaking hard.  I just love that cat.

4.5 Stars

♥ Sophie

Wallbanger was a hoot and I loved every minute of it! So to say I was anxiously waiting for Rusty Nailed is an understatement! In  this book we get to see how Simon and Caroline learn to grow up. Yes, everyone needs some Wallbanging in their lives but growing up comes with lots of responsibilities and making grown up decisions. And having to make grown up decisions can sometimes throw you off! I loved that Simon opened up about his past which was a total off subject deal in Wallbanger. This alone shows how much he has grown from book 1 to 2. Now this makes Caroline’s head spin because she thought she had her Wallbanger all figured out and he comes in this book and throws her a curve ball! I loved all the new characters that were introduced when they take part in a reunion and of course the BFFs for both Simon and Caroline didn’t disappoint when they made their appearances either! Clive the famous cat! I will admit in real life I cannot stand cats!!! They freak me out! But I want a Clive in my life :) I give this book 4 stars!


Well I loved Wallbanger and what can I say…Alice Clayton has come up with another wonderful series. It was amazing. This is a must read. This book was a little different from Wallbanger (obviously, he was not going to be banging on Caroline’s walls with other women anymore). But he would be banging Caroline…making a life with her? You’ll have to read to find out.

I loved the sexy scenes and the love that they showed for each other. This book showed what REAL life stressors can do to a relationship and how to hold strong. You also get some more insight to Simon, which I loved. In addition, the added benefit of all their crazy friends and last but defiantly not least Clive. Love, love, love….can’t wait for the next one!

4.5 Stars

♦ Eve


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about the author1

Alice Clayton is a novelist with an unholy love for her KitchenAid mixer. Making her home in St Louis, she enjoys gardening but not weeding, baking but not cleaning up afterwards, and is trying desperately to get her long time boyfriend to make her an honest woman. Hi sweetie!!

After working for years in the cosmetics industry as a makeup artist, esthetician, and national educator for a major cosmetics company, Alice picked up a pen (read laptop) for the first time at 33 to begin a new career, writer. Combining her love of storytelling with a sense of silly, she was shocked and awed to be nominated for a Goodreads Author award in 2010 for her debut novels, The Redhead Series.

Alice has penned three novels, The Unidentified Redhead,The Redhead Revealed, and coming soon in November 2012, Wallbanger. She thinks you should purchase them immediately. She’s not kidding, not even a little bit. Everyone needs some comedic erotica in their lives. She is hard at work on the third book in The Redhead Series, set to release in Spring of 2013, continuing the saucy and sexual escapades of everyone’s favorite couple, Jack and Grace.

Additionally, Alice loves spending time with her besties on Not Your Mother’s Podcast, make sure you check them out at or over on iTunes. 3 women rushing towards their forties still acting like teenagers. A saucy little mix of sex, love, relationships, pop cultural, celebrity gossip and All Things Jake Ryan.

Alice enjoys pickles, Bloody Mary’s, 8 hours of sleep, and a good pounding.

Finally Alice would also like all her readers and listeners to help her convince Mt. Alice that the only other thing that would make her truly happy is finally bringing home a Bernese Mountain Dog. She is totally serious. And done talking about herself in the third person…

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