The Unidentified Redhead by Alice Clayton Review: Hilarious sexy read

The Unidentified Redhead by Alice Clayton Review: Hilarious sexy readThe Unidentified Redhead by Alice Clayton
Published by Simon and Schuster Australia on January 14, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, Romance
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository


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-three, has Grace missed her chance at the big time? And when an unexpected sizzling romance with Jack Hamilton, the entertainment industry's newest “it” boy, threatens to shine an uncomfortable spotlight on her life, how will that affect her career…and his?

Funny, borderline neurotic Grace is perfect in her imperfections, and the sexual chemistry between her and charming yet blissfully unaware Jack is off the charts. 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.

I’ve heard great things about Wallbanger, it being a fun, hilarious sort of read. That’s why I was inspired to pick up The Unidentified Redhead as a light hearted adult read. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that it was more of an erotica, light on story and heavy on the sex.

The book was filled with wit and really enjoyable banter between wannabe singer Grace Sheridan and Jack, the 24 year old actor who is poised to be the next big thing. Jack is ten years her junior, and her previous hang ups about her body image are getting in the way of their apparent chemistry. Luckily Jack finds her quirkiness and modesty alluring, and the two can’t stop flirting with each other. Grace and Jack had a lot of chemistry and their flirting was fun to read, when they started getting in the hot bedroom action however, the book descended into pages and pages of teasing, laughs and erotic romance. Which was good if you like that sort of thing, it just caught me unaware.

I loved the LA setting of actors and actresses wanting to make it big, and could even picture some of the scenes after visiting the city last year. The friendship with Grace’s best friend, a big name agent called Holly was funny and kind of weird. I’ve never had a friend who I was comfortable with seeing me naked, and having sex with loudly in the house, but for some reason that adds to the books quirkiness. Other than the snark, banter, wit and sex, there’s not much depth to this book.

If you’re looking for a light, fluffy adult romance, The Unidentified Romance is a hilarious, witty and sexy read that will charm your pants off.

Thanks to Simon & Schuster Australia for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review. 

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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28 Comments

  1. Oh just reading the blurb I though oh look this sounds like a nice book I’d like to read. but then your review started and you said it was heavy on the sex and light on the plot…well then I’d rather not. I prefer it the other way around. I don’t mind sex, I just like a nice plot for a book to sound interesting! Glad you liked it though :)
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  2. I’ve read Wallbanger, just to see what all the hype was at the time, and the funny bits weren’t enough for me to justify reading paperback porn. This sounds like pretty much the same. I don’t read erotica, but have there been any you’ve read that have strong storylines, or is it New Adult, just with more sex?

    Great review Jeann, naughty girl reading sexy books :D
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    • I’m innocent, I had no idea this was a sexy book lol! Yeah, there were funny bits but hilarious how you refer it as paperback porn lol. I love it. How did you do with 50 shades? ;) I don’t really read much erotica, although heaps of urban fantasy/paranormal romance books I’ve read have sex in them. I think you’d enjoy them actually, adult urban fantasies.

  3. Ahhh, I need to read Wallbanger. I’ve had it for ages *shakes head* I’ve heard the same btw. Also, this is one of my friend’s Andrea’s favorite authors so I realllllly need to get started on her books. Anyhow, I’m glad you liked the setting. I don’t know how I feel about a very erotic romance, because I don’t read much of those, but oh well. If it’s still a light, banterish, fluffy adult book then why not? I mean, adult books are usually very steamy and that kind of puts me off so perhaps light and fun will somehow balance it? Eh. I’m glad you enjoyed this as a whole:)
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  4. I think this a great book for when you want to “get away” from your usual genre… but I won’t be reading it anytime soon, lol. I like to have a plot in my books, even if it’s barely there. I can’t stand reading a lot of sex scenes… Gah they frustrate me. I feel like there’s more sex than plot. But.. nevertheless it’s a great review. Thanks for recommending this. I will be checking out Wallbanger, too.
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  5. I am very picky with adult reads. I like less sex. But this one sounds like a good one to pass the time because of the added humor. I’ve never had a friend who I’m comfortable with seeing me naked either, in underwear, yeah, but naked? Ha! I have Wallbanger, actually. I haven’t read it yet. I reserve these books on reading slumps :)
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    • Yeah, I’m exactly the same, I don’t mind if it’s there but I’m after the story first and foremost. Haha yeah, kind of weird hey? I have Wallbanger too but haven’t read it yet either. I need to pull more of these reading slump books out I think.

  6. I read Wallbanger and enjoyed it. It didn’t blow me away or anything but I did think it was entertaining. I’ve become really selective with adult reads as of late but I’m always on the hunt! I think this review falls under “in between reads” and as always, thanks for sharing! ;)
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