The Unidentified Redhead by Alice Clayton

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.


Don’t you just love when you start reading a book having no expectations whatsoever one way or another and then you discover after reading only 20 pages that this is one of those books you’ll just LOVE forever? This book and its sequel The Redhead Revealed were those books for me.

I was so in love with every page of this story that I didn’t want it to end … ever. Ms Clayton is not just a great storyteller; she creates characters that you wish you knew in real life. Her writing style is so engaging that I found myself highlighting entire paragraphs, pages sometimes, wanting to read them again at a later stage, over and over again. The humour and the romance in this book are so exquisitely intertwined together. The story flows beautifully and naturally and you find yourself giggling like a schoolgirl the whole time.

I don’t want to write about the storyline, really, I feel that anything I would write could not possibly do it justice. I just want to say that Grace is my personal hero and I want to be her. I completely understood her as a character, I loved her wit and personality, but I also felt that her issues of self-esteem and struggle to accept the wonderful reality of what was happening to her were very real and believable. I mean, what woman in her 30s would not want to pinch herself every second of the day if a 24 year old man like Jack was in love with her? And Jack, oh Jack… what can one say about Jack without becoming a blubbering idiot? He is truly Grace’s soul mate, if one were inclined to believe in soul mates. I have never come across two characters, or personalities for that matter, that are so perfectly matched like Crazy and Sweet Nuts. He is her equal in wit, intelligence and ability to love. I simply adored their love story and I will proudly admit that I will re-read parts of this book every time I feel blue and I need something to pick my spirits up.

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