Series: (The Redhead series)
Author: Alice Clayton
Reviewed by: Onnica
Basic story: Grace Sheridan has returned to LA, determined to give life in tinsel town another shot. Having failed to make her mark on the showbusiness world years before, at thirty-three, she’s aware that it’s either now or never. He best friend and agent Holly is her support system/roommate and when she holds an impromptu party at the apartment one night, Grace is introduced to an upcoming new talent, Jack Hamilton.
Jack is humble, tall, English and sexy. He’s also twenty-four. Grace finds him attractive but dismisses him as a potential romantic liaison as he’s in demand and also nine years her junior. That won’t stop her from flirting with him, however. The duo soon build up a flirtatious friendship and genuine affection for each other, until it can no longer be denied: Grace likes Jack and Jack really likes Grace.
Before long, the pair are being photographed at various locations and the world wants to know, who is the unidentified redhead in the photos? Jack is an upcoming talent and his representation doesn’t want his fans to think he’s unavailable. Grace is having doubts of her own about whether their blossoming relationship is likely to withstand the various obstacles in the way and whether such an age difference can ever be surmountable.
Why you should read this: It’s no secret that I’m a huge Alice Clayton fan. The storyline sounds like a lot of books you’ve read before, but none have Ms Clayton’s way with words; her humour or turn of phrase. The book is hilarious – the correct blend of hilarity and some really tender parts too. Jack Hamilton is sex on legs and a really fun, engaging character and the perfect boyfriend too.
What you might hate: There are MANY sexy times – some scenes cover many pages, but I didn’t personally feel that it was gratuitous. It was hot!
Rating: Another great offering from Alice Clayton – 4/5 for me. Grace is a great heroine. She’s feisty yet sensitive. It’s also great to have a heroine who is a bit older who knows who she is and is comfortable in her own skin. I can’t wait to see what happens in The Redhead Revealed. I really related to Grace – she’s my age and dating a man nine years her junior so maybe my dreams for me and Robert Pattinson aren’t so unrealistic…