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Friday, September 11, 2015

Review: Rusty Nailed

Title: Rusty Nailed
Author: Alice Clayton
Series: Cocktail #2
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Heather Smith
Release Date: June 24, 2014
Length: Novel (320 pages/10.2 hours)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Purchased
Buy: Audible, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 4.0-stars 

Melissa's Review:

Rusty Nailed is book two in the Cocktail series. This book is a continuation of Caroline and Simon's story. Book one introduced us to Simon the wallbanger and Caroline the interior designer that loves to bake. They butted heads and slowly wound up being in a relationship without even realizing. I was so excited to revisit these characters since Caroline is one of my favorites. She'll have you laughing all throughout the book, I love when humor is worked into the story and it really adds to it.

This time around the couple are both trying to make more mature decisions. Simon decides to take his photography business a bit slower and spend more time with Caroline. She's not used to that though and with more and more life changing decisions to be made I was really worried if their relationship would be able to brave the bumps in the road. I think the relationship aspect of the story really resonated with me, it felt real. It was like my BFF was telling me what was going on and I was listening.

I feel like there was more of an emotional roller coaster in this book compared to the first. While this isn't a bad thing at all, I felt bad for the characters when the sad/angry spots hit. It had its high moments where the couple was picture perfect so it balanced out nicely. All in all, Rusty Nailed was a solid sequel, and I really enjoyed it. I recommend this series for anyone looking for a contemporary romance with humor.


14 comments:

  1. I thought the cover reminded me of another book . . . Wallbanger, of course! Different instalment but same series ;) I haven't read it yet, but I've always heard good things about it from different bloggers/reviewers I know. I guess I'll seriously have to give it a go as soon as I get the chance, huh? I'm all for romance with a good dose of humour after all!

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    1. Ohh yes! The first one made me fall in love. I already know I'll be buying the rest of the series later this year via audiobooks :D Books one and two are about the same characters, but after that it's different people.

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  2. Sexy, sexy! Glad you liked it an it didn't fall flat as a second in the series. Kinda cool you get entirely new characters as well!

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    1. I'm wondering what book three is about, if it's her friends or a completely diff person lol

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  3. I enjoyed the first one. In her readhead series, the second one was more emotional too. I think that's her style. She lures you with the comedy at first then sucker punch you in book 2.

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    1. Thanks for the warning! I plan on reading those too one day :D

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  4. I didn't like this one nearly as much as the first one. With all that stress, it felt like real life (and not in a good way!). Their novella is good, though!

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    1. I'd have to agree, though I did still enjoy this one :) I'll have to look for the novella, thanks!

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  5. I've hear great things about this series, but I haven't gotten around to trying it yet. I've heard it is great on audio. I'll get to it one day.

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    1. I highly recommend the audio, I think you'll love it :D

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  6. I didn't know about this one but I have some ebooks by the author and I think I should try them!

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    1. Hope you enjoy! From what I've heard all of her books have a good dash of humor mixed in :)

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  7. Nice review. I haven't read Wallbanger yet because I tried reading it when it was just fan-fiction and just couldn't get into it at all. I wound up not finishing it. I wonder how much was changed after it was published. Glad to hear the sequel was enjoyable as well. :)

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    1. I'm still curious to see how the old version was, or if it's the same. I had a few people mention they read the fan-fiction version of Wallbanger and had issues.

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