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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  1. I really loved book #1 of the series and have to catch up on it, I’m glad to know it keep being to much fun 🙂

    • 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!

  2. I’ve heard great things about this series. It is one that is on my list try at some point. It looks like a fun list. Great review.

    • Melanie, Yes, as soon as you get a window, take advantage of it! You won’t regret it.

  3. I really enjoyed this series! Sad that it’s over but at least Alice left us wanting more.

    • Over? I had no idea! I can’t believe the series would be over. So soon!!!

      • Yup the novella LAST CALL that just released is the last one.

  4. 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!

    • Wallbanger took a while to get use to but Heather did good here. =)

  5. I only read the first one and it was hilarious! I don’t do audio but I bet its way funnier listening to the series than reading.

    • It was great listening to it. The series is one of those books that I like listening to.

  6. 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 🙂

    • Thanks Loupe! And yeah, I agree with you on the first book. Heather “overacted” some of the scenes IMO. But I enjoyed the rest of the audiobook.

  7. 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.

    • I would suggest try reading in print/ebook. It’s a good series overall. Some audiobooks are just not or everyone. It happens to all of us. I hope you give it another go. =)

  8. This was great on audio! I loved how she has the perfect mix of humor and sexy times 🙂

    • I agree! If I wasn’t laughing, I was swooning or drooling. LOL it was a good listen.

  9. Thanks for sharing! I really do want to read these books. They sound hilarious.


    • Hi Lauren, I hope you give it a try soon. Read or listen, it’ll be worth your time.

  10. 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.

    • If it’s not your usual read, you might have to be in the mood for it to fully enjoy. But if you’re wanting a light and funny read, give this a go. =)

  11. I’ve only read the first one and that was a while ago. I might continue this series on audio. Great review, Angela!

    • Hey Grace! Yeah, these are audiobooks are pretty cool! I have Mai Tai’d up locked and loaded on my phone. Can’t wait.

  12. *hangs head* I still need to read book one, but this series sounds awesome. Great review 🙂

    • Lily, What are you waiting for? LOL try the audio it’s hilarious.

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

    • Lily, What are you waiting for? LOL try the audio it’s hilarious.

  14. 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.

  15. I loved book one, bought book two and well ya know tbr pile nightmares and all..I need to catch up!

    • I know what you mean. Took me long enough to review this one. LOL I’m behind on so many series right now. ugh.

  16. listened to the first book and liked it…its a funny series. Great review!

  17. 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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