Screwdrivered Audiobook by Alice Clayton (review)

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Review of: Screwdrivered Audiobook
Alice Clayton

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On January 9, 2015
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Screwdrivered Audiobook

By: Alice Clayton

Narrated by: Heather Smith

Published by: Simon & Schuster Audio 09/02/2014

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Cocktail Series # 3

9 hrs and 16 mins

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Genre: Contemporary Romance

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 audiobook, an answer to the question of the ages: Why ride a cowboy when you can ride a librarian?

©2014 Alice Clayton (P)2014 Simon & Schuster Audio


Screwdrivered Audiobook Sample


My rating 4.0
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Listening to Rusty Nailed by Alice Clayton was outright hilarious! Though this book is not my favorite out of the three installments, I still enjoyed every bit of it. If you need a light and funny contemporary read, Alice Clayton’s books will always be the one I recommend.

Vivi moved to Mendocino, California after inheriting a money-pit of a house from her aunt. She is determined to make this move well worth her time. Why wouldn’t she? This land comes with her personal cowboy helping her with the upkeep and the librarian who is determined not to make it easy on her.

Vivi, Simon’s tattooed friend with a great rack cracked me up. She looks tough, and no nonsense kind of girl but don’t let the looks fool you. She is as romantic as a romance novel avid reader. She constantly daydreams and her imagination can get away from her. Unfortunately, if she doesn’t get her head out of the clouds she can miss the very thing she longs for…True love.

I love Vivi and her daydreams of scenes from her romance novels. In this, I can totally relate to her. But what cracks me up is that her persona does not show this. She plays off a very tough and the I-don’t-care-or-need-anyone yet in her heart she is quite the opposite. I really didn’t expect it. Though, there is a play for team cowboy and team librarian, you can easily predict who Vivi will end up with. But I will admit that in the beginning, I thought it was the first guy she meets. Vivi and her cowboy and librarian had me laugh-out-loud. Such an enjoyable listen, I can’t recommend this series enough.

Screwdrivered Audiobook Narration

My rating 4.5

Heather Smith is really growing on me. I think I like her more and more in each book that I listen to. She again did a good job with Clayton’s writing. This time her impersonation of Vivi’s daydreaming was well done. I really enjoyed it.

Author Alice Clayton

Author Alice Clayton

Novelist 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.


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I’m still looking for an image of the elusive Heather Smith. I think most likely this is Pseudonymous,  here is a  list of her books available at audible.

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    • Hi Red, I’m on the slow in of this series too. I bought the audiobook for MaiTai’d Up but has not had the chance to listen yet. These books are awesome!
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  1. I’m with you Angela, I can TOTALLY relate to Vivi and her romance novel daydreams. Hehe! Plus, I like her options: cowboy or librarian. I haven’t listened to anything that Heather Smith has narrated, so thanks for the recommendation!
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  2. Thank you Angela, as you know thanks to you I finally decided to listen to Wallbanger last year and to the following books on the series.
    It’s so true how a narrator that wasn’t 100% great with the first book becomes such a part of a series, it’s not that I thought she was bad, but it took me a little to get used to her, now I can’t event think of any else bringing these charters to life in a better way.
    Good job 🙂
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  3. I gave up on this series after book two. I listened to the first books, and liked the first, but the second was a miss for me. This sounds much better and I like the sound of Vivi. I guess I might have to take another plunge.
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  4. I’ve heard such good things about this series and it is one that I normally wouldn’t gravitate toward. Oh you have me curious to see if I would enjoy these on audio. I might have to wishlist them.
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  5. *hangs head* I still need to read book one, but this series sounds awesome. Great review 🙂

  6. This sounds like something I would love, Thanks for the great review!

  7. Thanks for the great review, Angela, and for sharing a snippet of the narration. I’m adding this to my TBL (to be listened to) for later 🙂
    Happy reading and listening.
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    • I know what you mean. Took me long enough to review this one. LOL I’m behind on so many series right now. ugh.
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  8. I need to read the 2nd book. But … I’m kind of tempted to skip right to this one since it’s focused on different characters.
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