Holy Sweet Nuts! I absolutely LOVED The Unidentified Redhead by Alice Clayton!!!! Are you PMS-ing? In a bad mood? Just read a depressing book? Do you need to feel good, laugh, smile, and just plain enjoy a book without angst? This is the book for you. This is definitely in my best books of the year list, and Alice Clayton is one of my new favorite authors.
This is a 5++++++++ star read for me with a 4.5 on the heat meter. I found myself smiling through the whole book, laughing out loud (complete with snorts) several times, AND I jumped my husband. What more can you ask for in a book?
Thirty Three year old Grace Sheridan returns to LA to try to make it in Hollywood after her failed first chance when she was younger. Successful in her alternate career, Grace knows she is not complete without the theater. So she moves back to LA and temporarily lives with her best friend from college, Holly, who just branched out into her own management company. Holly and Grace are REAL best friends–almost like sisters. With silly, immature senses of humor, they call each other “Asshat” and “Dillweed”. Their friend Nick (funny gay guy) is also awesome. Holly is managing the next Hollywood “it” boy, 24 year old british heart throb, Jack Hamilton.
When Jack and Grace meet, it is a series of funny, bantering flirtation. They both have 12 year old boy humor (I’m in my 40s and totally act like that, so I LOVED this). Grace called Jack names like “Sweet Nuts” and “Johnny Bite Down” and my favorite “George”; and Jack called Grace “Crazy” and “Nuts girl”. He loved her crazy, nutty sense of humor, and so did I. The first time they fooled around in her room, they were NOT quiet, in fact, Holly and Nick sat outside the door with popcorn listening, and when it was over they ran in yelling “The British Are Coming” haha–cracked me up. Speaking of coming, while the book was funny, the sex was HOT!
Well, actually, there was a lot of almost-sex. But that was OK, because Jack had NO problems using his tongue, a lot. Though Jack isn’t the typical broody alpha male I usually go for, he was still pretty alpha in bed, and lots of fun, with the endurance of a 24 year old (though she had that too).
“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.”
After rolling around on the bathroom floor and knocking all bathroom stuff down:
“I love you too, Gracie…Always,” he deadpanned, holding up a maxi pad. (Always brand)
I normally do my Likes and Dislikes here, but I loved everything about this book. It made me so happy reading it. I wish there was more than one book left of hers to read. I’m almost scared to read book two because I don’t want these to end!
This is a light, fun, happy beach read. I was waiting for angst or suspense, there wasn’t really any, but I still couldn’t put it down. It had a feel of Love Unscripted by Tina Reber, mixed with a lot of what I love about Kristen Ashley.
The friendships, jokes and dialogue were witty, fun and real. I so want to be friends with all these people, they are my type. They use expressions like “That’s what she said” (so do I, all the time) plus Jack writes things like “poo” on the steamy shower glass–gotta love that stuff. RUN–don’t walk to download this book, and save it for when you need a happy pick me up.
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The next book in the series is: The Redhead Revealed.
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