The Unidentified Redhead (Redhead #1) by Alice Clayton
Released: February 14, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Gallery Books
Reviewed by Sarah
On the flap: The first in USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton’s Redhead series is a playful and erotic romance between an aspiring actress and Hollywood’s hottest new leading man.
When Grace Sheridan returns to Los Angeles to become a working actress, it’s a second shot at a life-long dream. With some help from her best-friend agent, will that dream become a reality—or at thirty-three, has Grace missed her chance at the big time? And when an unexpected sizzling romance with Jack Hamilton, the entertainment industry's newest “it” boy, threatens to shine an uncomfortable spotlight on her life, how will that affect her career…and his?
Funny, borderline neurotic Grace is perfect in her imperfections, and the sexual chemistry between her and charming yet blissfully unaware Jack is off the charts. With laugh-out-loud dialogue and a super-steamy romance that will get your heart racing, sneaking around in L.A. and dodging the paparazzi has never been so fun.
Grace Sheridan is a thoroughly complex character I think most women can relate to, especially those of us in our thirties. She was beat down by Los Angeles the first time around but years and a bit of a metamorphosis later she’s back to try it again. Although she’s transformed her body and to some extent her mindset, Grace is still filled with insecurities while trying to navigate this new existence.
Jack Hamilton is the soon to be British It Boy in Hollywood. At 24, he’s young but that doesn’t make him immature. He’s more of an old soul who on most occasions can handle whatever is thrown at him in stride.
Grace and Jack meet at a party at their agent, Holly’s, home. This also happens to be where Grace is living. Instantly their chemistry is palpable and their dialogue is straight out of some spectacular variety show. Immediately drawn to one another, they soon find themselves in a sex bubble all the while trying to avoid any press to ensure Jack’s budding career and fan base.
I first experience Alice Clayton’s writing earlier this year with Wallbanger so I already knew to expect a really good time. She has some of the best written dialogue I’ve ever read. This book proved a couple of things to me. First, there doesn’t need to be actual intercourse to make the sex scenes scintillating. What Jack can do with his tough and hands! Then again he’s a guitar player. Secondly, there doesn’t have to be an extreme amount of drama to make the story satisfying. Don’t get me wrong, there’s still strife it happens to be mostly Grace’s neuroses. This story really focuses on the two and how their relationship develops with understated references to future complications.
Rating: 4.5 Stars
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I have a large appetite for books with pensive alpha males. I tend to lean towards erotica and contemporary romance. I am completely addicted to my Kindle and feel naked when it’s not with me. If you have any recommendations, feel free to email them. I’m a single-ish woman with two crazy dogs. I also love football and basketball. Living in Oklahoma City, my teams are the Thunder and Sooners.