Yesterday I received Alice Clayton's debut novel The Unidentified Redhead. Let me just tell you this book kept my attention the whole time. For a first time writer I find that to be an amazing talent.
This story has two great main characters Grace Sheridan and Jack Hamilton. You have Grace who wants to become a working actress and Jack the new "it" boy. When the two meet a great romance ensues. But all that glitters is not gold because Grace feels there is one "big" issue which is age. She is thirty three and Jack is a mere twenty four but when they get together all her fears seem to melt away. These two are supposed to be dodging the paparazzi but again when they get together they only have eyes for each other and damn anyone else who sees, much to the annoyance of Holly Jack's agent who is also Grace's Best friend. I love the fact that these two people don't feel like they need to have sex to have a good time. And trust me the not having sex part is just as HOT as the having sex parts....^_^. But I also feel the non-sex scenes as well as the actual sex scenes were very tastefully done. Everything in this book, in my opinion, flowed nicely. There was not a cavalcade of people that I needed to try and keep track of how they knew this person and how they knew that person. Through most of this story you have Grace, Jack, Holly, and Nick (who is their gay friend secretly crushing on Jack....lol). Then of course you do have some minor players but there is not enough of them that you feel overwhelmed. To me this book is a very sweet look into love at first sight. If you are looking for (in the words of the author herself ) "comedic erotica" or "funny smut" this book is for you. With that being said I would have to put this book at 18+ but again like I said I felt everything was tastefully written. On a scale from 1-10 I give this book a HUGE 10. It is a great read, one I could not put down. If this is only her debut novel I am dying to see what she comes out with next. And, just so you know if you like this story then you will be happy to know that this will indeed be a series. I for one can not wait to find out what other things Grace and Jack get themselves into.
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.
Blurb Taken From Omnific Publishing.Com (Link Below).