Sunday, March 9, 2014

REVIEW: THE REDHEAD REVEALED BY ALICE CLAYTON

As their careers catch fire, Grace and Jack -- everyone’s favorite foul-mouthed, funny, and feisty couple -- find themselves on opposite coasts. Grace has landed in New York City, where she loves being onstage again, particularly because she’s playing a fabulous character in a musical written by her old college flame, Michael. Their rekindled friendship makes exploring the city that much more fun. 

Wait, it’s just friendship, right?

Meanwhile, in L.A., Jack can scarcely keep up with the swirling throngs of women who track him everywhere he goes, the endless press appearances, and the ridiculous rules his manager, Holly, keeps concocting for him -- all part of the buildup to the release of Time, his steamy new film.

Thank goodness for phone sex.

But even when their schedules allow them to connect, Grace and Jack must keep their relationship off the radar and away from paparazzi cameras. Sure, the sex is sensational, but can this duo survive swirling rumors, the demands of their chosen professions, Grace’s raging internal battles, and a whopping nine-year age difference? 

Tick-tock, the clock is ticking. Isn’t it?

Alice Clayton brings the second installment of a tale told with her magical mix of humor and heat, so cuddle up under the sheets and flip on the Golden Girls. Grace and Jack are at it again.
Paperback1st Edition228 pages
Published September 28th 2010

OUR REVIEW:

Usually, I'm sure you think "oh gawd, another sequel review...there will be spoilers and nonsense and blah blah blah...*exit review* but I'll ask you not to do that. I'll ask you instead to give us a couple of minutes to gush about this book, and then you can do whateva ya want. K? Good.

Right! This is an excellent, EXCELLENT sequel.

So see, Shelley read The Readhead Revealed in September-ish right after we read The Unidentified Redhead. We greatly enjoyed book one, but it wasn't on par with Wallbanger for me, and I was scared SHITLESS of the second book. Shelley's text were filled with angst, and metaphorical jumping off of cliffs and I wasn't prepared to handle it. So I pushed it off. And pushed it off. Because I wasn't reading this with a THIRD book on the horizon. Like I said scared shirtless!!! But...Omigah, I LOVED IT! SHELLEY, WHY DID I WAIT! WHY!!

Good question, Court, I'm not sure why you were scared..just because I had an angst-fest through text..I mean..sheesh! I love this series. Actually, I love everything Alice Clayton produces. She's the perfect mix of funny, angsty, sexy,  and the added bonus of more realistic women as her protagonists. LOVE HER!!!

Jack is better than ever in this one, as well as Grace. Grace made me want to throttle her in so many scenes. She has quite a lot of emotional baggage, and I'm honestly surprised Shel is still talking to me at this point with me threatening to cut her this morning if she didn't give me details of what would happen. (I have some groveling to do...I am a whiny bitch, it's quite sad) she of course didn't tell me shit. And I'm glad now. But at the time, I couldn't see that.

Jack was the ultimate book boyfriend. He was patient and kind and generous and just...so..sigh..good. He wasn't perfect and he had such normal fears and reactions ...and I just loved him for those. Grace..while creating some of the drama that she then had to live through...also had some real reactions, I think. She is insecure about things with Jack (the age thing and the hiding out and other things). And  yet she's very strong and independent:  trying to create a successful career and life for herself..a life full of things and opportunities that are about her. ..her talents..her name..her everything. While she's creating this..she's also grappling with what to do about Jack. It was a little complicated and frustrating.

The redhead revealed is funny, with our same group of friends living a pretty glamorous life but supporting (mostly) each other. Alice Clayton's writing is so ridiculously good that she puts other books to shame. And makes it hard for me to move on. I cannot wait to read the next book! And I recommend you do too! Today! Right now! Go!

We are obnoxiously excited to see what happens next with Jack and Grace and Holly, Nick, Rebecca, Lane...Michael? ALL OF THEM. Read this series. You will not regret it.

Shelley: 5 Stars
Courtney: 5 Stars


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Alice Clayton is a novelist with an unholy love for her KitchenAid mixer. Making her home in St Louis, she enjoys gardening but not weeding, baking but not cleaning up afterwards, and is trying desperately to get her long time boyfriend to make her an honest woman. Hi sweetie!!

After working for years in the cosmetics industry as a makeup artist, esthetician, and national educator for a major cosmetics company, Alice picked up a pen (read laptop) for the first time at 33 to begin a new career, writer. Combining her love of storytelling with a sense of silly, she was shocked and awed to be nominated for a Goodreads Author award in 2010 for her debut novels, The Redhead Series.

Alice has penned three novels, The Unidentified Redhead,The Redhead Revealed, and coming soon in November 2012, Wallbanger. She thinks you should purchase them immediately. She’s not kidding, not even a little bit. Everyone needs some comedic erotica in their lives. She is hard at work on the third book in The Redhead Series, set to release in Spring of 2013, continuing the saucy and sexual escapades of everyone’s favorite couple, Jack and Grace. 

Additionally, Alice loves spending time with her besties on Not Your Mother's Podcast, make sure you check them out at notyourmotherspodcast.com or over on iTunes. 3 women rushing towards their forties still acting like teenagers. A saucy little mix of sex, love, relationships, pop cultural, celebrity gossip and All Things Jake Ryan.

Alice enjoys pickles, Bloody Mary’s, 8 hours of sleep, and a good pounding.

Finally Alice would also like all her readers and listeners to help her convince Mt. Alice that the only other thing that would make her truly happy is finally bringing home a Bernese Mountain Dog. She is totally serious. And done talking about herself in the third person…

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