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Screwdrivered

by Alice Clayton

Gallery Books | September 2, 2014 | Trade Paperback

Screwdrivered is rated 3.6667 out of 5 by 3.
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 is a tough-as-nails software engineer who designs programs and loves hospital corners. 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?

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 8.25 × 5.31 × 0.7 in

Published: September 2, 2014

Publisher: Gallery Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 147676672X

ISBN - 13: 9781476766720

Found in: Romance

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from So-so This is the first book in the series that doesn't feature Caroline and Simon. I would say you could read this as a stand alone. But for all the reading and quoting from romance novels Viv does in this book there is literally no steam at all until the last 8% or so of the book. Apart from that there really isn't much substance here.
Date published: 2014-12-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Back To The Funny This book was great, I feel it had that tone that Wallbanger this book had me laughing out loud so many times, Rust Nailed was funny but I felt like it was missing something and this book brought it back. I thought Viv was a great character and fun to read about. Overall this book was great and I would highly recommend these books. :0)
Date published: 2014-10-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Reading! As always, Alice Clayton has put out another winner. I bought this book, hoping it would be as entertaining as the first two in this series, and I wasn't disappointed. Viv is a spirited, colouful character who happens to get a crack at starring in her own romance novel. She just has her leading man role mixed up. This book is entertaining and one that I didn't want to put down. `
Date published: 2014-09-16

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Screwdrivered

Screwdrivered

by Alice Clayton

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 8.25 × 5.31 × 0.7 in

Published: September 2, 2014

Publisher: Gallery Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 147676672X

ISBN - 13: 9781476766720

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Screwdrivered chapter one Standing atop a lonely hill, Vivian gazed out upon the turbulent sea. Voluptuous and shapely, she cut a striking silhouette. Resembling the siren she was purported to be, she looked to the west. A dark ship appeared on the horizon, and with its sighting, her pulse quickened. Was it the dark pirate captain who haunted her dreams? A tall and fierce warrior, his face was full of fury. And passion. With just a glance from him, her loins quivered. With a touch . . . implosion. Was it he? Returning from faraway lands and adventures she could only dream of, would he pillage and plunder her body as only he could? Would the pirate bestow upon her the treasure of his manhood? Or would he cast her aside as an empty booty? Would he? Would he? Would he care for another Diet Dr Pepper? Wait, what? I was torn from my pirate fantasy by the nasal, weenie voice of Richard Harrison, CPA. “Can I get another Diet Dr Pepper, please? And for the lady, another—what was it you’re having, Viv?” “Scotch. Water. Neat,” I answered, looking across the table at the latest in a long line of blind dates. Set up by my mother, which should have been my first clue to say no and run screaming into that good night. Not that she didn’t have good taste; she’d picked a looker with Richard. Strike that—he was a looker if that’s what you were into. Brown hair. Brown eyes. Brown chinos, perfectly creased. White button-down. White teeth. Blindingly white, actually; I was pretty sure when
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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 is a tough-as-nails software engineer who designs programs and loves hospital corners. 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?

Editorial Reviews

A funny, madcap, smexy romantic contemporary that had me reading straight through. Fast pacing and a smooth flowing storyline will keep you in stitches as Wallbanger and Nightie Girl begin the battle of the headboard. Filled with plenty of humor, sarcasm, engaging dialogue, and well developed characters-I didn’t stop laughing till the end.