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Review: Screwdrivered (Cocktail #3) by Alice Clayton

Posted on 15 September, 2014 by in Alice Clayton, Review / 0 comments

Review: Screwdrivered (Cocktail #3) by Alice ClaytonScrewdrivered on September 2, 2014
Pages: 256
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Readers back for a third round of the bestselling Cocktail series will enjoy a madcap romantic comedy about bodice ripping and chest heaving, fiery passion and love everlasting. Plus a dash of paperwork filing and horseshi—wait, what?

By day, Viv Franklin designs software programs. By night, Vivian’s a secret romance-novel 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. And she gets to wear the bodice—don’t forget the bodice.

When a phone call brings news that she’s inherited a beautiful old home in Mendocino, California from a long-forgotten aunt, she moves her entire life across the country to embark on what she sees as a great, romance-novel-worthy adventure. But romance novels always have a twist, don’t they?

There’s a cowboy, one that ignites her loins. Because Cowboy Hank is totally loin-ignition worthy. But there’s also a librarian, Clark Barrow. And he calls her Vivian. Can tweed jackets and elbow patches compete with chaps and spurs? You bet your sweet cow pie.

In Screwdrivered, Alice Clayton pits Superman against Clark in a hilarious and hot battle that delights a swooning Viv/Vivian.

Also within this book, an answer to the question of the ages: Why ride a cowboy when you can ride a librarian?

Screwdrivered tells the story of Viv Franklin, a character readers meet in Rusty Nailed!

Viv intrigued me in Rusty Nailed when Simon re-connected with her (no its not what you think) – I so wanted to get to know her better.

This book has Viv inheriting a beautiful old historic home in Mendocino, California. This event puts her in the path of local librarian and town historian, Clark Barrow. Clark was a character I was immediately drawn to also, I wanted to know more about him and to get to know him.

I adored Clark calling her Vivian and their late night chats had me wanting to shake Viv and yell HELLO, this is the kind of man you want in your life!

For me personally, Viv was shallow early on, I did like watching her overcome that, move beyond that and come to terms on her own with what sharing your life with someone should be.

Watching Viv understanding what love and attraction is and what an amazing man Clark is was so enjoyable.

I loved the tie in with Caroline and Simon, it was so much fun watching Caroline love the old home Viv inherited!

I am very much looking forward to Last Call (Cocktail #2.5) and more Simon and Caroline.


Book 1 – Wallbanger

Book 2 – Rusty Nailed

Book 3 – Screwdrivered

Pre-Order Book 4 – Mai Tai’d Up


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