Published by Simon and Schuster Australia on January 14, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, Romance
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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