The Unidentified Redhead (Redhead #1), by Alice Clayton

3.5 loved the banter stars!


I feel this is one of those authors you either love or you hate.  I have seen mixed reviews for all of her books.  I was unsure going into this but it was my buddy read for the month.

I really enjoyed the banter in this book.  I can’t say I was emotionally invested into either character but the banter was wonderful.  It read as if it was a bunch of friends who had been together forever joking back and forth.  The nicknames that Jack and Grace come up with for each other are so cute and nice.  I enjoyed their texting back and forth in the beginning between the two.

Grace has come back to Los Angeles to restart her career.  She was here once before and didn’t make it.  Grace went back home to lick her wounds.. while back home she re-finds herself.  I  enjoy that Grace’s character evolved but I don’t understand why it had to be a “I was big but worked out and now am small” thing.  Good for her I’m all for everyone getting healthy but it doesn’t have to be one of the main points int he book.  It was brought up more than once.  Another thing brought up more than once was the age difference… ugh.. those just felt to convenient.  Grace’s relationship with her best friend Holly seemed so cute and real.  The ridiculous way they talked to each other only happens when you have been friends forever. I enjoyed how she put Jack off for so long.  Like he’s just being nice not into me factor.

Jack’s character seems so much older than he is in the book.  He also falls right into this witty banter which is really nice.  Again the nicknames are hilarious how she doesn’t call him his actual name often.  I enjoyed that she didn’t know the movie he was going to be in.  I kind of wish Grace would’ve never found out how big his movie is going to be.  Half of the time Jack seems more adult then Grace.  When she finally gets her big break and he backs her up was such a wonderful thing.

The ending of the book was kind of abrupt.  I would’ve liked a little more but of course it is only the first book.  So I guess we will see how it goes…


book blurb and stuff…

Paperback, 276 pages
Published February 16th 2010 by Omnific Publishing (first published January 1st 2010)
Original Title The Unidentified Redhead
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.


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