Book Review: The Unidentified Redhead by Alice Clayton

The Unidentified Redhead by Alice ClaytonTitle: The Unidentified Redhead
Series: Redhead, #1
Author: Alice Clayton
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: review copy from publisher
Published: February 2010 by Omnific Publishing

When Grace Sheridan returns to Los Angeles to become a working actor, it's a second shot at a life-long dream. With some help from her best friend and agent, that dream could become a reality, but at thirty-three, has Grace missed her chance at the big time? Will an unexpected sizzling romance with the entertainment industry's newest 'it' boy shine an uncomfortable spotlight on her life?

Alice Clayton spins a playful and erotic May to December romance in this, her debut novel. Clayton's funny, borderline neurotic heroine is perfect in her imperfections, and the off the charts sexual chemistry between her and her charming, yet blissfully unaware leading man are the true heart of The Unidentified Redhead. 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.

Why I Read this Book: I love reading contemporary romance, especially when it has some good funny moments, so when I read this excerpt I knew I had to read The Unidentified Redhead. Go ahead, click on the link and read it. I’ll be right here waiting for you to come back and read the rest of my review.

Sometimes a good laugh is in order to take away some of the seriousness in a relationship. It’s keep it fresh, alive and most of all fun.

What I Liked: The author’s writing style is deliciously addictive. It flowed well, it grabbed my attention and it was written in a fun manner. The dialogue was well written. The flirtatious banter between Grace and Jack was laugh out loud hilarious. There was never a dull moment, especially when Grace and Jack were in the picture.

"I love you too, Gracie…Always," he deadpanned, holding up a maxi pad.

I love their sarcasm. A lot of their conversations are full of sexual innuendos, which I must admit made me blush at times. The chemistry between Grace and Jack was undeniable, even from the very beginning when they first laid eyes on each other. Here’s a teaser from a scene that takes place later on in the book:

He pushed me back up against the door, slamming me against the doorbell. I heard it ring out.

"Coming!" I heard Holly say as she clicked across the floor to the front door.

"Not quite, but she’s close." He chuckled, removing his hand and leaving me breathless and rosy cheeked.

And just exactly where was Jack’s hand? I know but I’m not telling. Let’s just say, there’s a lot more where that came from.

What I Didn’t Like: I don’t think there was anything about this book that I didn’t like. It was funny, witty and an all-around fun read. This is the kind of book that will take you out of a slump, any kind of slump – reading slump, the weather sucks slump, I ran out of chocolate slump, you name it.

Overall Impression: I was going back and forth between a 4-frog rating and a 5-frog rating. Ultimately, I couldn’t find anything wrong with this book so it got the 5 frogs. This book was a sizzling romance with lots of laugh out loud hilarious moments. The Unidentified Redhead wasn’t what I expected; it was better than I had expected! It’s a fun read that will have you blushing and laughing out loud in hysterics. To give you a taste of what you’re in for with The Unidentified Redhead, you can read the first chapter online.

The Redhead Revealed, the sequel to The Unidentified Redhead, is out TODAY. I’m going to be all over that book like a fat kid on chocolate! Seriously, I cannot wait to find out how Grace and Jack’s relationship will handle the road that lies ahead. I have The Redhead Revealed ready to go on my Kindle but I have a few books that I need to read before I can get to it. Look for my review of The Redhead Revealed in the upcoming weeks. I may also be doing a giveaway along with my review so keep your eyes open :)

Brianna’s Rating:
5 Frogs

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  1. This sounds adorable! I love contemporary romances set in Hollywood. Have you read the Second Assistant and First Assistant? I can't remember who wrote them, but they were cute reads-very chick litish, but good chick lit.

  2. That excerpt was hot...until the end, LOL! I love contemps and this one sounds adorable (and sexy!).

  3. Buckeye Girl - Are you referring to this book? If so, I have it but haven't gotten around to reading it yet.

    Patti - It's a great read. I think you would love it :)

  4. I LOVED The Unidentified Redhead. You mentioned that you couldn't find anything negative about the book, but I needed to be longer! I couldn't get enough of Jack & Grace. Very thankful the sequel is out. I just ordered it!

  5. Irish - LOL! Knowing that there was a sequel and that it was coming out very soon made it all good :)


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