🧆𝙋𝙖𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙛𝙡𝙞𝙭 𝙁𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙈𝙚𝙢𝙗𝙚𝙧 𝙍𝙚𝙫𝙞𝙚𝙬 𝙤𝙛 𝙒𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙗𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙧🧆

Blurb about the book:

USA TODAY bestselling indie author Alice Clayton delights readers with the sexy, laugh-out-loud romance of Caroline and Simon in Wallbanger, the first book in the Cocktail series!

The first night after Caroline moves into her fantastic new San Francisco apartment, she realizes she’s gaining an—um—intimate knowledge of her new neighbor’s nocturnal adventures. Thanks to paper-thin walls and the guy’s athletic prowess, she can hear not just his bed banging against the wall but the ecstatic response of what seems (as loud night after loud night goes by) like an endless parade of women. And since Caroline is currently on a self-imposed “dating hiatus,” and her neighbor is clearly lethally attractive to women, she finds her fantasies keep her awake even longer than the noise. So when the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts Simon Parker, her heard-but-never-seen neighbor. The tension between them is as thick as the walls are thin, and the results just as mixed. Suddenly, Caroline is finding she may have discovered a whole new definition of neighborly…

In a delicious mix of silly and steamy, Alice Clayton dishes out a hot and hilarious tale of exasperation at first sight.

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Blurb about the movie:

Caroline, a single interior designer, moves into what seems like the perfect apartment only to be awakened nightly by her neighbor, the 'wallbanger,' sparking an unexpected, tension-filled connection.

My Review:

It's taken me a while to get to this as RL has been super busy and I wanted to rewatch this movie just one more time before I put my thoughts to paper, so to speak.  And while it's been years since I've read the book, to compare/contrast it to the movie - I just simply can't.  All I can tell you is how thoroughly I enjoyed the film. 

The story setting of San Fransico, CA made me long to return (it's been nearly 20 yrs since I've been there) and it was the perfect backdrop to this film unfolding. Caroline has broken her "O". Looking to start a new and fresh, she moves into an apartment where her next door neighbor just happens to have - very vocal, nocturnal vistors that make Caroline long for her "O" to return.  Caroline has given these late night vistors "nicknames" and her neighbord has been dubbed "Wallbanger" (due to an unfortunate painting landing on her head after getting knocked off the wall). After a confrontation with her neighbor one evening, they eventually meet againt of find out that "Wallbanger" or Simon and Caroline or "Pink Nightie" just may have a lot more than a shared wall in common.

I can't get into everything, but this movie had me LOL'ing from beginning to end!  Her dream sequence alone is a cautiousnary tale - DO NOT EAT OR DRINK WHILE WATCHING THIS SCENE.  You will thank you me later! It was also a stroke of genius of Director Tosca Musk's part and one I did not know was coming.  

All in all, I give the film the following rating (this is base on 5 = Loved it! to 1 = Hated it):

Storyline - I give it 4.5 as I couldn't compare it to the original but I'm going to say it got close enough to satisfy me
Characters - I give it 4.5, as some of the secondary characters nearly out shined the main characters
Pace - I give it 5, as the build up was tension filled and just drew you in
Direction - I give it a 5, as Tosca Musk out did herself. I think, dare I say, this is her best one other than the Gabriel Series
Overall - I give it a 4.5, as it's damn near perfect and enjoyed it so much, I'm going to rewatch it again in a minute.