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The Unidentified Redhead

(Redhead #1)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  29,124 ratings  ·  2,347 reviews
The first in USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton’s Redhead series is a playful and erotic romance between an aspiring actress and Hollywood’s hottest new leading man.

When Grace Sheridan returns to Los Angeles to become a working actress, it’s a second shot at a life-long dream. With some help from her best-friend agent, will that dream become a reality—or at thirty-
Paperback, 276 pages
Published February 16th 2010 by Omnific Publishing (first published January 1st 2010)
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Dilek VT Kind of... But a hopeful one, not an unhappy one.
Everything resolves at the end of the series...
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Kind of... But a hopeful one, not an unhappy one.
Everything resolves at the end of the series...
I personally have no intention of reading the rest of the series having disliked this one, though.(less)
Dilek VT No, not in the first book...
But the rest of the series will deal with lots of problems between them, so I don't know about the 2nd and 3rd books.
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No, not in the first book...
But the rest of the series will deal with lots of problems between them, so I don't know about the 2nd and 3rd books.
The first one deals with their falling in love...
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Katrina Passick Lumsden
When I first started reading this, I got the sense that I might actually have a four-star on my hands. By the time I got to the end, I was thinking, OK, maybe only three stars. Even giving it three stars, however, seemed wrong somehow. I contemplated reviewing it yesterday (when I finished it), but wasn't even sure what I would rate it, much less what I could possibly write about it. So I semi-read it again. I skimmed through, rereading parts I'd thought were funny, scrutinizing passages that se ...more
Dec 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Quirky, sexy, fun with lots of heart. I loved it!
4.5 stars!

Grace Sheridan has always had stars in her eyes and wanted to be ”famous, famous, god damned famous.” After a failed attempt straight out of college, she is now 33-years-old and has moved back to LA.
I became one of those sad sacks— I only lasted in Los Angeles for eighteen months. I limped away, feeling like a failure for the first time in my life. I let the city and the industry beat me. But now I was back. It took me ten years
Aestas Book Blog
What a fun book!! The perfect blend of funny (hilarious actually!), sassy, sexy, goofy and swoony! Definitely the a great lighthearted read for after a very emotional book :)

The book had me laughing out loud more times than I could count. Its a fun, romantic story about Grace Sheridan, a 33 year old actress giving Hollywood a second shot, and Jack Hamilton, the 24 year old next hotshot bigtime Hollywood star actor. They meet by chance at a party and have this really flirty, fun connection. She
Dec 17, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, humour, romance
DNF- 60%

I picked this up wanting to read something light and funny.

For some reason, I had an impression that this book is a good chick-lit and will make me laugh out loud but I was sorely disappointed.

I found the main protagonist (Grace) really really irritating. She was 30+ but acted like a teenager. She is attracted to Jack (who is younger to her) and they enter into a relation.
This is fine but she keeps on thinking about her previous sexual encounters before she met Jack which made me feel I
Jana (The Booksnob)
Jan 28, 2014 rated it did not like it
Why does this book have high ratings? So annoyed. Grrr

This was one stupid, draggy, obnoxious, idiotic, atrocious, boring, unbelievably irritating read for me. I hate this book. Downright hate it. I don't think I have ever hated a book but I hate this with so much passion. From the beginning to the very end, I hated it.

Grace Sheridan is a fool. That's what she is. She is thirty fucking three years old and behaves a lot more immature than my eight year old cousin. I don't know if there exists any
Actual Rating: 2.5 Stars

The Unidentified Redhead is definitely an entertaining book. It is light, cute, humorous and energetic.  smiley_green_alien

I liked Grace’s personality, she had built herself up and as a result she was a very positive and spirited woman. Really, she was like a kid with candies half the time!
Jack, well, what’s not to like, he is the complete package. But… was it me, or Jack was way too perfect, charming an easygoing? Kind of simple really in his perfection, lacking. He needs more spark and d
Two words - FREAKING HILARIOUS! What a great book!! I literally laughed my way through the whole thing. The banter is absolute perfection!

So first we have Grace who is a crazy, feisty, witty, 33 year old. And then there is 24 year old Super Sexy Jack Hamilton... celebrity, gorgeous, funny, sensational name, and he's British with a hot accent. Score!

I love these characters, I wish they were real. Hell, I wish I was Grace and could have my very own Jack! They are both foul mouthed, smutty and sarc
4,5 Crazy Stars!

So, Grace, aspiring actress, moves to LA with Holly, her best-friend and a talent manager. One night she meets Jack, that had just being chosen for the role of main actor in the movie adaptation of short erotic stories that are making the women crazy (Is just me or this is basically the “50 Shades of Grey Effect” in fiction?), so he’s basically in the rise to stardom.
She is a few years older than him, nine to be exactly and things start pretty lightly and in a “friends” base be
Stacia (the 2010 club)
I'm going to do another one of my reviews in reverse, where I get the small gripes out of the way before stating why the book was worth my time.

My review pendulum is going crazy over this book. I know my thoughts are sitting at around a 3.5 star rating but I don't know whether to round up or down! Unidentified Redhead was a fun and sexy read. In fact, it was repeatedly fun and sexy.

So what's the problem you ask? Well let me go right ahead and answer that for you. I'm going to ask you to imagine
Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~
This book was cheesy but oh so hilarious! If you are serious and can't take some lighthearted banter than stay away....

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I'm telling you I spent most of the book
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Grace Sheridan is a 33 year old aspiring singer/actress who currently lives with her best friend Holly.

She meets up and coming heartthrob, Jack Hamilton and is smitten over the English actor. Only problem is he is only 24 and a hot commodity.

Jack is so sweet, hot and funny!

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They go ahead and get together and the rest is just hi
Dec 02, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 1-2-stars-read
My Grace and Jack:

Grace Sheridan, a 33 years old actor wannabe, tries her luck in Hollywood for the second time. When she meets sexy British rising star, Jack Hamilton, they "click" immediately. They understand each other, chemistry is there too but Jack is 9 years younger... Can this fact prevent them from having affair?

At first, I was kind of reluctant to read about romance with that much older woman. Nine years is a lot, especially when one from the couple is young man like Jack. I was not su
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
Even better the second time around.
Will write up a review when I finish the third book.......

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Did you ever read a book that you just LOVED so much that you had "butterflies" in your stomach?
Well, this book had me feeling this way.
AND reading it for the second time didn't diminish those feelings whatsoever.
If anything, they were INTENSIFIED!!

I can't believe I forgot how amazing this story is and just how PERFECT Jack and Grace are.

Grace is beautiful inside and out.
She is the

This was super fun. Alice Clayton seems to write very cute romances without a ton of tension -- was I ever in doubt that Grace and Jack have True Love Forever? Nah. But I had a great time hanging out with these two. I love that Grace is 9 years older than Jack and that it was an issue but not an Issue.

I'm definitely going to sprinkle some more Alice Clayton books through my reading to cheer up between all these dark fantasies.
I'm trying really hard to get through this book, but I'm having a really difficult time. I feel like I'm reading a really bad attempt at a comedy version of 90210 the later years. This book has more cliche's then any book I have ever read. It feels like the author just watch a bunch of over the top unrealistic movies about life in LA, and that's where her research ended. This book just tries so hard. Nothing in it feels natural. The attempt at jokes are over the top, and even the friendship betw ...more
Mar 07, 2018 rated it did not like it
Not safe.
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I've come to the conclusion that Alice Clayton's books are not for me. Too often, the h m
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Jun 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012-favourites
I think I have just read one of the funniest books in a very very long time!! I LOVED it...I LOVED Jack and Grace...I LOVED EVERYTHING about this book!!! Jack and Grace are now one of my favourite couples.

Jack and Grace's story was amazingly well written addictively so..transferring every day sarky school boy humour and quick wit into a written piece of work which is really hard to achieve!! I literally laughed so hard till I cried and suffered from an achy jaw to an achy tummy from laughing and
Jul 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! This book was the perfect mixture of smart, funny, sweet, sexy and sassy! I loved it! Grace was hilarious! And Jack was so funny and charming! There banter back and forth just cracked me up! I loved Holly too. Cannot wait to dig in to the second book!
Michelle [Helen Geek]
May 15, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Maybe you .. read the review.
Recommended to Michelle by: Tessamarie's all time favorite shelf
3 Stars

This book had me conflicted. It started off rather well; very funny. I liked the characters and the story plot or at least the concept and where it started out. The cast of secondary characters was nice too. But, it didn’t work all the time for me and in the end, fell very short of the mark.

What did I like / not like -- in this case the exact thing you appreciate may be the books Achilles heel:
1 – Humor. Grace was a total nut job and had such a sense of humor. She was almost British in h
Jan 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: so-good, funny
"He was the yin to my yang, the frick to my frack, the toast to my Chex."

OMG! I LOVED this book! It was hilarious, laugh-out-loud funny. I adored the relationship between Jack

and Grace.

I loved their banter, their pet names, and how they could just laugh and have a great time together. I really enjoyed the relationship that Grace shared with her best friend, Holly. They were funny together, as well. The scene where Holly and their gay friend were sitting on the stairs with popcorn was so fre
Brianna (The Book Vixen)
Review copy provided by publisher

Why I Read this Book: I love reading contemporary romance, especially when it has some good funny moments, so when I read an 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 wri
Natasha is a Book Junkie
Jul 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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 enga
This was such a fun, sexy, smutty read. I smiled and laughed throughout the story. The banter between Grace and Jack was very cute. Even though Jack is 9 years younger than Grace, I liked that he didn't let that get in the way and the chemistry between them was hot! I will definitely pick up the next book from this author.

3.5 Stars

Side note:
My goodreads friends know that I'm a die hard New Kids on the Block fan. So, to read several references in this book about this epic boy band made me want
Dilek VT
Jan 25, 2016 rated it did not like it
Yuck! Ugh!
Is this supposed to be funny?
No, not funny at all, maybe ridiculous and cheesy for sure...
Boobies, all along the book... Seriously? I want to throw up!
Smitten's Book Blog

Hilarious, sexy, emotional... it's very rare, no matter how emotionally invested I am in a story, that I physically shed a tear or burst out laughing!

The Unidentified Redhead had me doing both! It's one of those books that you can't put down but wish you could avoid reading when anybody else is around. One of those books that has you smirking without realising, snorting tea through your nose and eventually wiping the tears from your eyes!

Absolutely loved both the characters. It was refreshing t
Jan 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Okay before I even start this... let's just get some of the images in my head out of the way. I have a strange urge to play NKOTB on my ipod, turn on re-runs of the Golden Girls and watch License to Drive like right now!

This was me through 80% of this book. I love Alice Clayton's ability to infuse humor into her books and still keep them steamy. There is something so hot about the easy wit and sexual tension between her characters. You feel like they truly like each other with more than just the
★ Larissa ~ book crusher ~
DNF at 26%
God, I really wanted to like this, but this is the second time I DNF a popular Alice Clayton book so there must be something about this author's voice that just doesn't work for me. It started out ok, but after the first 26% I can't stand it anymore. I tried to soldier on but nope, this isn't going to work. I like lighter romances with humor, but this is so over the top it feels silly, wacky and juvenile. The stupid nicknames are irritating too and the plot just isn't interesting o
Oct 14, 2017 is currently reading it
I love Alice Clayton's other series. I really hope I'll love this as well. Needing some good humor and romance and wackiness in my life rn. ...more
Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
::Warning, there are some spoilers in this review::

Sweet Nuts and Nuts Girl. God how I love this book. The writing was fresh, funny and wonderful. Our heroine, Grace, is whip-smart funny and completely lovable. I can completely relate to her sense of humor and I spent many pages reading and laughing out loud. I never laughed so hard at some of the things she says to her Brit. There were so many countless times I had to place my head in my hands and say to myself, "she just did not say that out l
Anas Attic  Book Blog
Read more of my reviews and ramblings at Ana's Attic Sexy Tales

Holy Sweet Nuts! I absolutely LOVED this book!!!! 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 bo
Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover

Yes I want us to hang out in our onesies and do each others hair while watching the golden girls. OK maybe that's going too far, but you get the picture. This book was hilariously fabulous! I was doing this most of the time:


I fell in love with Wallbanger and I decided to give this book a try. Well Alice Clayton does not disappoint, except on the fact that she loves to build up sexual tension. There's a good 5 chapters with just oral sex,
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