Pages 276 | Published February 16th 2010
When Grace Sheridan returns to Los Angeles to become a working actor, it’s a second shot at a life-long dream. With some help from her best friend and agent, that dream could become a reality, but at thirty-three, has Grace missed her chance at the big time? Will an unexpected sizzling romance with the entertainment industry’s newest ‘it’ boy shine an uncomfortable spotlight on her life? Alice Clayton spins a playful and erotic May to December romance in this, her debut novel. Clayton’s funny, borderline neurotic heroine is perfect in her imperfections, and the off the charts sexual chemistry between her and her charming, yet blissfully unaware leading man are the true heart of The Unidentified Redhead. 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.
Book Review: 3.5 stars
“We have to stop, this is insane. I literally cannot handle anymore. I think I’ve lost brain function. I can actually feel myself becoming stupid”
“Not possible. Let’s test it. What’s two times two?”
Alice Clayton | The Unidentified Redhead
Like most Alice Clayton books The Unidentified Redhead buckles you in for a hilarious, sexy, and intriguing ride. There is absolutely nothing that I didn’t love about Grace! She is incredibly sassy, and who doesn’t enjoy a main character that knows what she wants. Her ambition to succeed is something that I really admired. And I did enjoy a little insight into the ‘glam’ life, and how it actually isn’t all perfect on a stick. Gosh I loved reading Grace’s inner dialogue – I think everybody gives themselves pep talks every now and again…right? If there is one thing that I have learnt from this book it is that your not full crazy if you have conversations with yourself. As long as you aren’t having them out loud.
Jack & Grace’s romance just….ahhhhh! Their characters complemented each other, and their chemistry was just WOW! If only I could meet a sexy up and coming actor. I did adore Jack, mainly because he wasn’t controlling. I really don’t see the fascination with a guy that won’t let you be yourself. This is the 21st century women! Be your own saviour. He was just refreshing, in more ways than one.
I adored Holly (purely because of her success), but didn’t find that she was a particularly strong character. In my opinion she seemed to act as more of a guidance counsellor than a stand alone character. She was used to allow the reader to understand Grace’s history a little more. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but the scenes between these two ladies were a bit dull.
The writing was beautiful as always, but I did get a little bored towards the end. I pinned it down to not much happening for four or so chapters during the middle to end portion of the book. Just a bit of wafting. It will be interesting to see how Jack & Grace’s relationship evolves during their time apart, however.
Who doesn’t love smut with an actual storyline to keep you intrigued. If only life was like an Alice Clayton book.