Title: The Redhead Plays Her Hand
Author: Alice Clayton
Series: The Redhead Series
Length: 320 pages
Release Date: December 17, 2013
The third sexy novel in USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton’s playful and erotic Redhead series continues the sizzling romance between actress Grace Sheridan and Hollywood’s hottest leading man Jack Hamilton.
Grace has landed the lead in a new TV series—but when the director asks her to lose fifteen pounds, she goes public with her weight struggles and suddenly develops a huge fan club who support her right to have curves. But between that and the public’s continuing fascination with her “are they or aren’t they” relationship with Jack, Grace begins to wonder if anyone’s really interested in her because of her upcoming TV series, or if it’s all speculation about the size of her ass and her bedroom partner.
Meanwhile, Jack is voted the Sexiest Man Alive and becomes a little too enamored with the party-hard lifestyle. Grace vows to give him the space he needs to find himself, but then he begins to spiral down from lovable Brit to Hollywood brat. People are talking, but are Jack and Grace? Her career is on the rise, and his continues into the stratosphere, but will she be able to catch him if he falls? Will they ever be able to just be a couple who can hold hands when they walk down the street?
Thoughts on the redhead plays her hand
Even Hollywood's "It Boy" can be an asshat. Or is it especially be an asshat?
The Redhead Revealed picks up with Grace beginning to film her television show and Jack headed out to another film location. At first everything seems kosher but slowly things start to change and it isn't for the better. Grace is trying to balance the pressures and demands of her new job and Jack is starting to crack under the weight of his celebrity and new co-star and Hollywood Bad Boy Adam isn't helping.
What I LikedGrace! She really came into her own in this story. There were a few things I found questionable but really, each job has requirements some good, some not so good and Grace was doing what she needed to know but not letting it take her over.
And while Grace and Jack were experiencing growing pains emotionally it sure wasn't physically. The physical between them was just as hot and emotional as it ever was. The bond between was as strong and chemistry was oh so hot.
What I LovedI loved how real the problems were between Jack and Grace. They were problems a lot of us face but adapted for their situations. A long distance relationship, people commenting when it's really none of their business and scrutiny of their age difference were issues that they faced and they faced them hard. The angst wasn't just there for a device, it was real.
Alice Clayton writes some of my favorite dialogue ever and The Redhead Plays Her Hand is just as good, if not better, than the rest. The ending was somewhat sudden but it was in true Jack and Grace style. It was pretty perfect and just what I wanted to see from them.
What I Didn't LikeDoesn't everybody know that jerk guy that is determined to make everything all about him? Yeah, Jack fell in with Adam's behavior to easily and I had a hard time believing at times that he could be so selfish and moronic. Grace did too which is why her excuses that he was just acting his age or having a "difficult" time rang flat. She tried really hard to get him to see what he was doing and how it was affecting those who cared for him but it really takes rock bottom for him to understand.
The Redhead Plays Her Hand was a wonderful ending to a great series and I'm pretty excited to see what Alice Clayton has in store for next year.