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Last Call

(Cocktail #4.5)

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From NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton, known for her “deliciously addictive” (The Book Vixen) novels, this Cocktail series novella reunites readers with Caroline and Simon from the wildly successful Wallbanger.

Simon and Caroline are back for another round of baking, banging, and big life changes. Settling in, but never settling down, Caroline has
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Paperback, 135 pages
Published January 6th 2015 by Gallery Books
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Candace
It has been a long time since I read 'Wallbanger', but I was looking forward to seeing what the future held in store for Caroline and Simon. They stood out in my memory as being one of my favorite couples for their witty banter and humorous antics. Unfortunately, I think that I let too much time pass and the novelty has worn off.

Admittedly, I did skip ahead in this series. I never took the time to read the second, third or fourth books in the series, which were the spin-off stories of their frie
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Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FIVE STARS*****
{BR with Mel, Dee, Sharon, and Wendy}


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This is a bittersweet moment for me.
I have truly LOVED the "Wallbanger" series and although this last book wraps up everything nicely for Simon, Caroline, their friends, and Clive, I am so very sad to have to say goodbye to these wonderful characters that will forever have a piece of my heart.



Alice Clayton managed to make this final chapter to the story of "Nightie Girl" and "Wallbanger" just absolutely FABULOUS. I can't count how many
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Christy
Apr 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 stars!

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Fans of Wallbanger will love this novella/epilogue. It was sweet, sassy, sexy and funny just like the original! Not only is it a wonderful conclusion to Caroline and Simons story, but you lots from the other characters and whats going on in their lives as well!

Everyones lives seem to be moving forward. Some friends are getting married, some friends are having babies, but what is to come of Simon and Caroline? Neither one ever thought they would be the marrying type, the lets settle
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Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
5 Caroline "Pink Nightie Girl," and Simon "Wallbanger" STARS


Such an amazing book!! Simon and Caroline will always be one of my favorite book couples!! The truth is I really missed them and I was so glad when I saw this book!! I loved the way Simon and Caroline's story ended! It was absolutely fantastic!! Just like the previous books in this series, this one is funny, sexy, sweet and so swoony!!!

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Caroline and Simon continue their life with their friends. First we have Mimi's wedding and then Sop
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Catarina
4 Wedding Blues Stars

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(Yes, this is Clive)

After being together for some time and having a family of four cats, Simon decides to take the leap and ask Caroline hand in marriage.
And then begin the weeding preparations… that makes everyone (especially the mothers) go crazy and somewhere along the craziness they begin the loose perspective in what is really important.
Until and event forces them to re-evaluate everything again and make them remember that a wedding isn’t the day… is spending the
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Wendy'sThoughts
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Alice Clayton Fans, Romance
4.5 If Simon Can't be Mine...Stars * * * * 1/2

It is no secret... I love Simon... no, not just as a Book Boyfriend... I mean I really love Simon...please see my unabashed love letter to him here:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

But because I am a grown-up and understand I cannot have everything I want in life... I was very pleased to know he was in good hands with the woman he fell for, Caroline. Not only was she devoted to him and appreciated him for who he was... they had the budding rel
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Jennifer
Oh, how fun it was to catch up with Simon and Caroline again. This couple started off Alice Clayton's Cocktail series with the first installment: Wallbanger (which remains my personal favorite of the series BTW), and they've proved in this novella that they still have amazing chemistry together. Last Call was funny, sexy, and surprisingly emotional as a major event had me holding my breath in suspense. Overall, a very enjoyable revisit with memorable characters in an even more memorable series. ...more
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
Everything is going wonderfully for the Wallbanger and his Nightie Girl but it's hard not to get caught up in their friend's whirlwinds. Still...there is a certain progression.

I do admit that I read the first book of this series just because I had heard it was a Twilight fan fiction. So, I was thrilled with AC's dedication to all things Edward! ~Sigh~ "Because . . . Edward Cullen."

But there's a certain sadness that comes with reading the last book of a series especially one that ends with your
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MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Apr 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 Me And My Simon Stars!
(BR with Sharon, Patty, Dee & Wendy)

This fabulous book was about weddings, engagements, babies, friendships, love, &...cake! ;))

-"This cake is terrific." (I just laughed so hard at how Sophia ate her cake.)
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Simon & Caroline are still very much in love & enjoying their life together in Sausalito with their cats. As usual studly Clive cracks me up! The couple is busy with all their friends & we get more of all the other couples as well as they are all in different stages
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Christine Alibutud
Jun 27, 2014 marked it as to-read
"Simon and Caroline are back for another round of baking, banging, and big life changes."

OH YEAH!!!! MORE WALLBANGER AND PINK NIGHTIE GIRL!!!!!!! I AM SO EXCITED!!!!
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I CAN JUST SEE MYSELF LAUGHING LIKE NEVER BEFORE!!!! SO HAPPY!!!!
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And....MORE CLIVE!!!
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Yeasmin Alo
Oct 08, 2020 marked it as to-read
I am snooping around like crazy 😂😂 they have another book!!!!!
Looks like my weekend will be full of cocktail 😍😍😍

P.S- Caroline's cat Mr. Clive will there right 😂😂😂?

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Dee Montoya
****4.5 Banging Stars****

(BR with Patty, Mel, Sharon and Wendy)

This cute and short novella was the beautiful conclusion to one of my favorite books ever, The Wallbanger.
I'm such a sucker for a perfect happy ending and this one was simply darling...

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Caroline and Simon have happily settled into their new home and everything is going well, until it seems like life around them is moving at a very fast pace. Their close friends are either getting married or having babies and Caroline starts to wo
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Beverly
“You’re really going to want to hold on for this one, Nightie Girl.”


I was glad to be back to Simon and Caroline's world. I was so happy to know what Clive was up to.
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The story was Hilarious, romantic and sweet.

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I only have one complaint. When the twist happens and things got pretty interesting and sweet and funny and you just want to keep reading because you want to experience that with Simon and Caroline . . . . That's when the novella ends.

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I hope there's a short story coming soo
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Michelle
Nov 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was just great I m gutted its over but overall I was ......

I m delighted we got more of Simon an Caroline I've luvd there story from book 1 wallbanger an what a book that is but we got 2 c them more of everyone in book the story was told from Caroline so we got more of them woo hoo
The book went through al there friends happy endings there was a lil drama but good drama we had mimi's wedding an sophia have her baby al these things had Caroline thinkin that she wants this with Simon
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1-Click Addict Support Group
Dec 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
OMFG, I was so ridiculously happy to be back with Simon "Wallbanger" Parker and Caroline "Nightie Girl" Reynolds, I may have done a little happy dance when I opened the book. And I don't regret it, because my excitement was well and truly warranted.

Caroline and Simon are more in love than ever, and with their friends settling down and starting families, it seems like the future is set in stone. Surely it's only a matter of time before they say "I do" and make it official...right?

But when a terr
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AJ
Jun 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
“I loved sweet and slow Wallbanger, but I loved Wallbanger Wallbanger the best!”

Sadly it’s time to say goodbye to one of my favourite series. Wallbangeris one of my all-time favourite books, and the follow ups have all been fantastic reads! Alice Clayton is the queen of funny, romantic and sexy. I’ve had so much fun reading these books!

And now it’s back to Simon and Caroline, who started it all, and it was so fantastic to be back with these characters that I love so much. The story is told
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Nikki
Jun 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Perfect ending for Simon and Caroline! Really enjoyed this :)
Nancy's Romance Reads
Apr 18, 2014 marked it as to-read
COVER REVEAL!! WALLBANGER fans, we're getting more of Caroline and Simon!! This is a novella about that hilarious couple we fell in love in Wallbanger and it will be released on Jan 6. I can't wait!! :D

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Simon and Caroline are back for another round of baking, banging, and big life changes. Settling in, but never settling down, Caroline has finally struck a balance between the professional and the personal. As one of the top interior designers in San Francisco, she travels all over Northern
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Mandy
What a fantastic end to this series! I love Simon and Caroline and was so excited to see this would be the last book in the Cocktail series and it did not disappoint. This was the perfect ending for these characters, with updates from all the other characters in this series nicely tied in. Funny, sweet, heartwarming and sexy - this had everything I wanted. I'm so sad to see this story come to an end and I'm sure these books will be on my frequent reread list. Highly recommend! ...more
Rachel Reads Ravenously
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Cute!
Pilar ☽
Aaaaaw! I loved it! Great conclussion for the Cocktail series. Caroline and Simon are one of my favorite couples, they made me laugh out loud and fall deeply in love with their relationship. I absolutely adored these two and my god, that epilogue made me so happy for them! Thank you Alice Clayton for this extraordinary journey!!!
Michelle
ARC provided by publishers in exchange of honest review

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First and foremost, I love SIMON!!!! With that out of that way, I must say I absolutely loved LAST CALL by Alice Clayton and how could I not since this book focused on my absolute favorite couple: Simon and Caroline. This was a bittersweet read for me because it's the last book of my favorite couple. Let's face it as we grow older, family and friends begins to start getting married and having children. Simon and Caroline soon f
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Maye
Jun 24, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
“I knew I should have changed your name from Nightie Girl to Naughty Girl.”
Last Call is the final wave of laughter, swooning, and banging from Wallbanger himself and Pink Nightie Girl!

I liked this book so much! I like that Caroline and Simon didn't lose their character all throughout the series, while also growing and maturing. In this book, this duo FINALLY got their own happily ever after after all the banging and obstacles that came their way. Awwww, I would absolutely miss them and the w
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Jess

Before Reading

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YES. HOLY SHIT THIS IS HAPPENING. ALICE CLAYTON, YOU ARE A GIFT FROM GOD.



After Reading

Alice Clayton, forget my earlier "you are a gift from God" thing, because you ARE a Goddess . This book was perfect.

The perfect ending to Simon and Caroline's hilarious, touching, adorable story.
I loved it.
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Gretchen  (About That Story)
I'm just so freaking happy! The best Wallbanging happily-ever-after I could have asked for!

Simon and Caroline are back and oh goodness, I love them so! They have the best chemistry and banter ever. I love their funny and sexy (oh the sexy!). There was a nice amount of hotness mixed in. Simon and Caroline sure do know how to do schmexy! ;-)

All their friends were included in this story as well as a few other Cocktail series connections and I loved how they all intertwined. I loved how past stories
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Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
Short and sweet, Last Call is the final book in the Cocktail series. Pink Nightie Girl and Wallbanger are back with all the traits I’ve come to expect and love: humor, romance, sexy times and – yes – Ina Garten worshipping. With their friends racing through adulthood, Caroline and Simon begin examining what they want for their future together.

All the characters from the first and second books return. Even Viv and Clark, as well as Chloe and Lucas from the Cocktail spin-offs make guest appearance
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warhawke
Jan 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I love this little novella but also kind of sad because it's over! I don't read a lot of light books but the characters in this series are among my favorites. I just love reading about their lives and friendships.

I think this one is a perfect ending. I love that all of the other characters came together in this book. I love their time in Vietnam and that night on the beach was perfect. I'm going to miss the gang for sure.


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Davina Herondale
Mar 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Perfect pacing ✔

V cute story ✔

Do I want a follow up story?
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YOU BET YOUR ASS I DO
⚜️Trea
This was such a letdown! It didn't really read like a plot, more like a series of events strung together to create a book. The scenes were snippets of updates on all the couples of the series, and how they had all formed differing degrees of friendship as well as how they had moved on from their stories. It was very much the wedding book for the series! There were a couple of places I chuckled, but overall, it never recaptured the magic of the first book. This is not a series I would put on my k ...more
NinaReader
Apr 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice fluff read from sassy author Alice Clayton wrapping up the story of the Wallbanger and Pink Nightie Girl!

This novella shows us their relationship progressing to the next level -for all the couples actually, not just Simon and Caroline.

The best chapter however she saved for last - the epilogue - again in Clive's POV. It's the perfect ending. It's hilarious, insightful, and surprising! Way to go out on a bang!

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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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