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The Book Barista Reviews Screwdrivered by Alice Clayton


ISHO SummaryIn the third book in the bestselling Cocktail series, a romantic at heart decides that she will not ever, under any circumstances, fall for the engineer next door.

Viv Franklin is a retired Army captain who now designs software programs. She’s also a romance junkie who longs for a knight in shining armor or a cowboy on a wild stallion or a strapping firefighter to sweep her off her feet. Knowing she’s never going to meet her hero by spending all her time behind her keyboard, she uproots her life to move to California, where she meets an actual cowboy. And—sigh—an engineer. But which man is truly Clark Kent and which is her Superman?

A madcap romantic comedy with unforgettable characters and the promise of true love, Screwdrivered has just what you need.

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I received an advance copy of this in exchange for my honest opinion. If there’s a new Alice Clayton book released, I’M SO THERE FOR IT!!!  I love her sweet and funny love stories.  She did not disappoint with Screwdrivered.

We first met Viv in Rusty Nailed…let me take a moment to think back on Simon and Caroline and Clive…*sigh*… Viv is an old friend of Simon’s.  She’s inherited an old house from her aunt and immediately dives in to restore the house that holds great memories for her.

Viv loves reading romance novels and isn’t afraid to admit it.  Since coming to her house, she’s met Hank the guy her aunt had taking care of the farm animals, and she’s met Clark, the local librarian who comes around to remind her that her house is a historical building and therefore she cannot do any work to it without consent…HIS consent. She lusts after Hank and becomes friends with Clark.  Once you start reading the book you’ll know who you’ll be rooting for.

I found Screwdrivered to be a fun, fast, easy read and gave it five hot and delicious cups of freshly ground coffee.



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aliceclayton_picNovelist Alice Clayton makes her home in St. Louis where she enjoys gardening but not weeding, baking but not cleaning up after, and is trying desperately to get her long-time boyfriend to make her an honest woman–and please buy her a Bernese Mountain dog.


After working for years in the cosmetics industry as a makeup artist, esthetician, and educator, Alice picked up a pen (read laptop) for the first time at 33 to begin a new career: author. Having never written anything longer than a grocery list, she soon found writing to be the creative outlet she’d been missing since walking away from the theater 10 years before.

She has a great time combining her love of storytelling with a sense of silly, and she was shocked and awed to be nominated for a Goodreads Author award in 2010 for her debut novels, the first two installments of The Redhead Series–The Unidentified Redhead and The Redhead Revealed. Her latest novel Wallbanger is a return to her trademark comedic erotica, or funny smut, that Alice has become known for.

Additionally, Alice loves spending time with her besties on Not Your Mother’s Podcast (check them out on iTunes) and has recently partnered with actor Greg Grunberg, blogger Brittany Gibbons, and actress Keili Lefkovitz on a new travel show that will begin filming in January.

Alice enjoys pickles, Bloody Marys, eight hours of sleep and a good pounding.

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WWW Wednesdays: August 21, 2014


To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Here’s where I’m at:


What I am currently reading:

Voyager by Diana Gabaldon

I’ve been suffering from Jamie Fraser deprivation so I thought I’d suck it up and start on book 3 of the Outlander series.

What I recently read:

Screwdrivered by Alice Clayton

What a pleasant read this was.  Of course, since it’s an Alice Clayton book, it was funny too.  I will be posting my opinion on release date (September 2/14)

What I hope to read next:

No Weddings by Kat Bastion with Stone Bastion

This is the first book of a new series and I’m looking forward to reading it.

So now that I’ve told you what my W…W…W… are, I want to know yours. SHARING IS CARING!

Teaser Tuesday: Screwdrivered by Alice Clayton

Tuesday Teaser

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Ana Carter, and Cassandra Livingston, at So Many Books So Little Time. Anyone can do it.  All you have to do is: (1): Grab your current read. (2): Open it to a random page. (3): Share 1 or 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!! (4): Make sure you also mention the author and title.




“Okay, yes.  I admit it.  I think I’m living in a romance novel.  Go ahead and laugh,” I said, rocking a little faster.

“I’m not going to laugh.  Because I totally believe you,” she said, drinking nonchalantly.