The Unidentified Redhead

Alice Clayton
The Unidentified Redhead
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Publisher
Gallery Books
Release Date
October 2013
ISBN
9781936305063
Series
Book 1 of Redhead Series
Genre
Chick-lit, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

SUMMARY
Now available in eBook, USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton's debut novel 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.

Book Review by BJ (reviewer)
Aug 28, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
94 people found the following review helpful
If you loved Wallbanger, and the recently released sequel Rusty Nailed, but have not yet had a chance to check out some of Alice Clayton's prior works, then I highly recommend you read THE UNIDENTIFIED REDHEAD. Ms. Clayton's debut novel is hilarious and seriously hot! One forewarning though, this book contains a cliffhanger (in an even bigger way than Wallbanger), so in order to get the full story, you will need to read the entire Redhead Trilogy.

Thirty-three year-old Grace Sheridan is ready to give showbiz another shot. Her best friend, Holly, is a successful agent, and Grace is hoping Holly can launch her career. Upon her return to LA, Grace moves in with Holly while her house is being renovated. During one of Holly's parties, Grace meets Jack Hamilton, Holly's latest up and coming client who is poised to become one of the hottest movie stars in Hollywood when his movie releases in the fall.

Grace and Jack hit it off from the start with their witty batter. Given their nine-year age difference, however, Grace thinks it will amount to nothing more than a tryst, if that. Soon, however, the pair are inseparable, and the laughs and orgasms are non-stop! It's as if this funny duo were made for one another.

But when the press gets a hold of their story they instantly label Grace a "cougar," which brings to light Grace's original insecurities. Moreover, this is the worst time in Jack's career for him to be perceived as unavailable, a fact that Holly, as Jack's agent, has to endorse and try to enforce. Coincidentally at about this time, Grace also manages to land the part of a lifetime--a potentially career launching role--but it necessitates at least a temporary move to NYC and requires her to work with Michael, her former college best "buddy" who, after one of the best nights of their lives, disappeared from her life. Can Grace and Jack possibly find a HEA amidst all these hurdles?

This book had me in stitches! The connection between Grace's and Jack's unique sense of humor and insatiable sexual appetites is so dynamic and entertaining. As a reader who is similar in age with the author and the heroine at the time this book was written, I really enjoyed all the throwback references to the ‘90s as they colored Grace's world and her interactions with Jack, a man of a newer generation. Notwithstanding his physical age though, I loved Jack's wise-beyond-his-years' maturity and personality. In many respects, he helps Grace accept herself for who she is, including all her imperfections, and his interactions with her exemplify that love is not only skin deep (although there is plenty of that too!).

I really hope this duo can survive the trials and tribulations of celebrity romance. The real test of the strength of their connection is yet to come. I can't wait to read Book 2 in the Redhead Trilogy, The Redhead Revealed, to see how Grace and Jack weather the inevitable showbiz and age difference related obstacles.
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