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Rusty Nailed

(Cocktail #2)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  30,805 ratings  ·  2,550 reviews
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
Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 24th 2014 by Gallery Books
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Megan There's a new book out... Last Call, Cocktail #4.5, a novella about these same characters, including Clive. Not his own book, but close enough for me.…moreThere's a new book out... Last Call, Cocktail #4.5, a novella about these same characters, including Clive. Not his own book, but close enough for me... I'm adding it to my "to read" list for sure. (less)
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I just casually came onto Goodreads, you know, to check my books. Saw Wallbanger (Cocktail, #1)


and seriously did this:

and this


and this


and this


My boyfriend heard me screaming, and came in all like...


And no, my boyfriend (sadly) is not Adam Levine.

Just kidding. Love you Hunny!
Was it as good as Wallbanger? NO! It's nowhere near it!

That's all I have to say. It wasn't as funny as Wallbanger. Actually, it was so far from Wallbanger that I could not believe that the same author wrote both books. I think I would be happier if I never read this sequel.

All the plot felt... old? Like you read it million times. I just missed all those funny moments from Wallbanger which made it something different if not special...

So, another series just turned standalone in my mind.
Jun 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars!!!

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Alice Clayton is one of those authors that never fails to make me laugh and smile while reading one of her books. Rusty Nailed was no exception.

Simon and Caroline are together. Enjoying their separate but together lives as girlfriend and boyfriend.
I’m Simon’s girlfriend. He was once the Harem Master, and now I’m his girlfriend.

They have a great relationship. Things work between them. Caroline works hard for Jillian’s design firm and Simon is off photographing the world
Aestas Book Blog
Dec 14, 2013 marked it as to-read
Shelves: not-yet-released


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 hot
Yeasmin Alo
5-petition-to-make-Simon-my-husband-stars 😇🥰

Song for my 😘 Man : You are my Iron Man

This the follow along and second installment of Caroline and Simon's love stroy
In Wallbanger we have had the great pleasure of reading how Wall Banging man and Pink Nighty girl become from Neighbours to Friends and now full on couple 🥰😍

Here we get to see how they are coping up in their relationship, working things out in long distance relationship
And managing things and making time for each other in their busy s
Nov 11, 2013 marked it as dnf
This is me before reading this;


Release date June 2014?!


This is the after;

DNF @ %39

Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
3.5 stars!!


Hot and humorous, Rusty Nailed is an enjoyable sequel that had me laughing out loud several times. However, this was also an exhausting read – IMO, there was too much drama and the story seemed to focus more on the side characters than on Simon and Caroline. Long story short, I liked this book but didn’t love it.


Simon and Caroline are blissfully happy together. With Caroline working at a design firm and Simon traveling around the world taking photographs, their relationship is outward
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
I loved it!!!This book was as amazing as the first one!It was funny and hot!!Caroline and Simon is one of my favorite couples!!In this book they are trying to find a balance in their relationship and this isn't easy!

This book begins with Caroline and Simmon trying to work things out in their relationship!They have their jobs (who spend a lot of time) and their friends.Their relationship has some ups and downs and they're trying to find a balance to their work scedules.From their friends,Benjamin
Nov 27, 2013 marked it as to-read

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And it's a SERIES???


My life is complete. I can die now


Well, not now, after I read those books!!!!

Alice, you are the fucking best!!!! Ever!!!

[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
Nov 10, 2013 marked it as did-not-finish
Shelves: reviewed
DNF at 50%

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The sequel to Wallbanger. With Caroline and Simon busy with their own careers, how would the couple cope with their relationship?

Hmmm... maybe it was my mood, maybe it was my post-Javi state of mind or maybe it was just the storyline itself, but it did not work for me at all. I really struggled to keep my eyes open reading this and I couldnt spot any parts that was laugh-worthy.

But I think if there was a character that stood out, that would be Simon, he was such a sweet boyfriend.
After amazing part 1, my reaction when I found out there's going to be ... A SEQUEL. OMG.
white collar dance.
This hype ...quickly turned out to be ... A SLEEPY BORED FACE.
sleepy face gif.
I was bored. The whole time.
First of, it took me...I don't know, a year to finish this. Em-ba-ra-ssing!
There is no need for sequel, if the sequel is going to be boring. LOL. I'm so smart.
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Shannon The Show Stopper
Dec 31, 2013 marked it as to-read
Shelves: own-a-list
It's New Year's Eve, I got lucky this morning and I just found out about this book!

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Sorry Folks...

Itty bitty mild spoilers:
Settling in. Not settling. Big difference.
I wish I had better news on this one. Alas, the follow-up to the amazing Wallbanger fell short for me...

This is probably my own fault:

When an author as talented as Alice Clayton publishes a book, I think I hold it to a higher standard than I would for a new author. Is it fair to hold authors to my own arbitrary expectations?

Probably not.

I finished this book several days ago and I've been hesitating on
Jun 24, 2014 rated it liked it
Another book 2 let down!

Caroline became a shrew and Simon grew a vagina.

My book slump continues

Jul 16, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-2020, 3-stars, humor
3.5 stars

So like the first one I'm so stuck between a 3 and a 4. There are a few things that I liked a lot but then there are things that just set off my eye-roll syndrome, so I'm going with 3.5 in this one.

I liked Simon the most in this book. He was trying to settle into the relationship, trying his best in all areas, according to me at least. Whereas most of the times, I liked Caroline enough not to punch her in the face or maybe just blatantly ignore her altogether. I liked her in the start b
3,5 “Clive Stole The Show” Stars!!


In this second installment we have the progress of Caroline and Simon’s (and Clive) relationship after their hilariously turbulent beginning.
The search for the big O was succeed and now they’re finally settled and happy.
But eventually their lives and work start to make a dent: Simon spends a lot of time away in work and that will ultimately leave a mark.
And when he decides it’s time to slow down and his work situation changes, will it make everything perfec
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
(BR with Mel and Sharon)

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"Rusty Nailed" , is the continuation of Caroline and Simon's story.
The two have been a couple for about a year and are still going strong.
I have to say, I was a little worried before starting this book, because of some of the low ratings it received.
This one is definitely missing "the funny" factor that was in abundance in "Wallbanger", BUT, I really ended up liking this one a lot by the time I finished it.

Things for Caroline
Nov 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 ‘Oh Simon, how I love you!’ stars

I am a mad fan of Alice Clayton. She manages to write the perfect blend of romance and comedy to give us sensational books as well as fabulous and loveable characters. Wallbanger is an all-time fave of mine and made me fall in instant love with Simon and Caroline, and while I was a little nervous about them getting another book when the last one finished so well, I’m happy to say that Alice didn’t go down the all-too-often used route of unnecessary angst or d
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
Now that Wallbanger(Simon) and Nightie Girl(Caroline) are a couple, we get a more insightful look at how they manage their relationship...and their friends.

I love Simon...he has everything going for him and more. He really is the best boyfriend ever especially for someone who hasn't had a serious relationship.

(Simon and the Apostles at their reunion!)

Caroline got put through the ringer! She took over the business for Jillian while she was on her very long honeymoon and was handling things well
Some of the books in Alice Clayton's Cocktail series feature different couples and different storylines, but Rusty Nailed is a direct sequel to the first installment: Wallbanger and continues following lead characters Caroline and Simon. After the hilarity of Wallbanger, this sequel was fairly disappointing in comparison, but the newness of the characters' romance has passed and watching relationships progress can get a bit rocky at times. I love this series and had previously skipped over t
Jacqueline's Reads
Jun 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Jacqueline's Reads by: Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
4 More Simon and Caroline Stars.

I didn’t know Rusty Nailed continued Simon and Caroline’s story. I was actually in the mood for something light, funny and cute. I got that.

If you are a fan of Caroline and Simon, this one is for you

I was surprised that Rusty Nailed wasn’t the typical sequel book I usually read. You know when the Heroine and Hero get marry and have lots of babies. If anything the book is kind of realistic.

I really liked the beginning. It was cute. Caroline and Simon are together a
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
May 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-tour
Awesome to be back with "Wallbanger", "Nightie Girl", and Clive! The gangs all back with a light and fun read!

Continue with the relationship of our main characters - see what transpires during the first year as boyfriend/girlfriend!
Dec 18, 2013 marked it as tbr-asap
There's a second book coming up?!?!?

Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What happens after the happy ending?
I really liked that this book touched upon the realistic aspect of a relationship.
It’s all fine and dandy when you start dating and make it official. But what happens after that?

This was just a great old time. I loved the writing! There’s so much banter and quirkinesses to it all.

And if these books did anything is that they make me want a cat. I think. I don’t even like cats. But this story ended with an epilogue of a cat that was hilarious to follow. And he
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Nov 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 "I Just Need You" Stars!
(BR with Patty & Sharon)

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In book 2 Caroline aka Nightie Girl & Simon Parker aka Wallbanger have been in a relationship for about a year. They are still living in San Francisco, keep their separate apartments, but stay most nights together.

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Simon is still travelling all over the world as a freelance photographer. Caroline starts to enjoy travelling some with him to all the exotic locations.

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Simon & Caroline are enjoying being a couple, and hanging out with
Nov 19, 2013 marked it as to-read

Rusty Nailed (Cocktail #2)

Release Date: June 24, 2014

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 sh
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I know writing Sequels are difficult and writing an Awesome sequel is frustrating. It can be done, but not always work.

I am a big "Wallbanger" Fan. OMG I laughed so much with that book. Simon and Caroline were the perfect couple. And Clive? That cat has his own fandom! LOL

SO, yes I was looking forward to read "Rusty Nailed". I wanted to Love and adore it. Unfortunately I just like it. I expected, let's just say, More. But the magic of Walbanger Book one wasn't there.

For me it was a surprise
★MC's Corner★
Hell to the NO!





I am not disappointed or something but I was waiting for something grander ending for Caroline & Simon’s story. I love how it ended, who doesn’t? So cute…
I want to see Simon 5+ years later or something with his family… you know what I mean. #SPOILER

*MC’s Corner*
Note: Spoilers.
• I think it was more than a year since I read Wallbanger; I kinda missed Simon Wallbanger and Caroline. These two are so adorable; it’s like watching my favorite sitcom. It was so refreshing after reading books
MG *Bury Me with My Kindle.. & a REALLY Long Charger*
4 not-as-good-as-but-hotter-than-the-first-book stars

This book is not a standalone; it is actually a sequel to the first book (Wallbanger), so if you haven't read that book yet, be sure that you do before diving into this one or you will be LOST. Also, this review will contain spoilers if you haven't yet read book 1.

When last we left Caroline and Simon, they were finally doing quite a bit of wallbanging (book 1 was a slow burn in that sense). When we pick things up, they are adjusting to their n
Jenny (Reading Envy)
Jan 09, 2018 marked it as did-not-finish
Shelves: romance
I tried this series out after hearing about it on a podcast, recommended because it is set in San Francisco. I like San Francisco and I'm always trying to like romance, but this is not the book for me.

So there's this woman who is gaining success in her career but her boyfriend is LITERALLY dominating all of her time with sexting and coming home earlier from his business trips than he says he is and making her leave parties early, you know, for sex and because they can't keep their hands off each
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ALICE CLAYTON worked in the cosmetics industry for over a decade before picking up a pen (read laptop).

She enjoys gardening but not weeding, baking but not cleaning up, and finally convinced her long-time boyfriend to marry her.

Now, about that Bernese Mountain dog.

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