Tuesday, October 15, 2013

blog tour: the unidentified redhead by alice clayton - review

Title: The Unidentified Redhead
Author: Alice Clayton
Series: The Redhead Series
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 336 pages
Re-Release Date: October 15, 2013
ARC provided by publisher

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.

thoughts on The Unidentified Redhead

Alice Clayton is a comedic genius!  I have never laughed out loud as much or just felt this happy and lighthearted after finishing a story in a long time. The Unidentified Redhead is the first in the Redhead Series that follows 33 year-old Grace who is taking one more crack at her dream as a Hollywood actress and 24 year-old Jack, Hollywood's newest next big thing. 

What I Liked

I had a smile on my face practically the whole book.  Jack and Grace meet within the first few pages and their relationship takes off from there.  Jack is what I think every Hollywood Actor should be- he's charming, handsome and not full of himself.  The very first time I laughed out loud was when he jokingly asked Grace to marry him when he realized she hadn't read or heard of the series of stories that he was starring in.  Jack may have been young but he was never immature and I liked how he was with Grace.  He loved her little neuroses and never laughed at her, always with her.

What I Loved

Grace sealed the deal for me.  Not every person has their stuff together at 33.  I know I don't. She was taking another chance at her dream and fell in love along the way.  I wish I was able to say half the things that she said throughout the book.  There's just the right balance of hot scenes and crazy dialogue to keep you hooked the whole way.  And believe it or not,  I loved that Jack and Grace had no crazy miscommunication problems or misunderstandings.  There are two more books to this series and I am looking forward to more Jack and Grace.   

What I Didn't Like

Not a damn thing.  My only complaint is that I stayed up way to late finishing the last chapters and had to wait until the next morning the begin the second book.  But that's really a personal problem though that I'm sure many of you understand.

about the author

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.
After working for years in the cosmetics industry as a makeup artist, esthetician, and educator, Alice picked up a pen (read laptop) for the first time at 33 to begin a new career: author. Having never written anything longer than a grocery list, she soon found writing to be the creative outlet she'd been missing since walking away from the theater 10 years before.
She has a great time combining her love of storytelling with a sense of silly, and she was shocked and awed to be nominated for a Goodreads Author award in 2010 for her debut novels, the first two installments of The Redhead Series--The Unidentified Redhead and The Redhead Revealed. Her latest novel Wallbanger is a return to her trademark comedic erotica, or funny smut, that Alice has become known for.
Additionally, Alice loves spending time with her besties on Not Your Mother's Podcast (check them out on iTunes) and has recently partnered with actor Greg Grunberg, blogger Brittany Gibbons, and actress Keili Lefkovitz on a new travel show that will begin filming in January.
Alice enjoys pickles, Bloody Marys, eight hours of sleep and a good pounding.

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