From the publisher:
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.
I think my love for the first book in this series, The Unidentified Redhead, is well-documented. I told myself I wouldn't read The Redhead Revealed until I did my review for the first book, but I just couldn't wait - I had to know what happened next with this crazy couple ;) The Redhead Revealed is just as awesome as the first book!
*SPOILERS FOR BOOK 1, THE UNIDENTIFIED REDHEAD*
When The Redhead Revealed opens, Grace is in New York, and she's excited to be there but sad Jack is back in L.A. She is trying to settle in and her old love interest, Michael - who is also her producer - is there to help her acclimate. She and Jack talk and text all the time, but she still misses him horribly. She sees him in the gossip magazines, which doesn't help. He's off doing promo for his new movie, and is able to get some time in New York to visit Grace. They reconnect, but it's hard when they're trying to hide their relationship from the paparazzi. And Michael's acting jealous...
Things come to a head when Grace flies to LA for Jack's film premiere. She decides she's too old for Jack and if she wants kids (she doesn't think she does but is suddenly not so sure) she needs to do it soon. Jack is too young and his career is too new for kids, right? So maybe it's time to finish this before anyone gets hurt; except it's way too late for that.
My thoughts: Loved it!!! Ms. Clayton has a really great writing style that showcases the emotions of the characters without being overly descriptive. When Grace and her friends are gossiping, I feel like I'm sitting right there, gossiping along with them. The Redhead Revealed also gave us a closer view into Grace's insecurities, and as a woman who's no longer in her 20s, I can appreciate where she's coming from. And Grace and Jack - *fans self* the sexy scenes between them are superfirehot!!! I still think Jack is pretty awesome (Fine. I have a huge crush on sexy Jack Hamilton. There - I said it.), and he's perfect for Grace. The time they were apart tore my heart out.
I need Ms. Clayton to write faster, I'm entirely too vested in these characters and have got to know what's coming next! I thought about Grace and Jack at times when I wasn't actually reading the book, which to me is a proof positive that it's an awesome story.
Paperback: 228 pages
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Publish Date: September 28, 2010
Come back next week when I interview Alice Clayton;
she'll be giving away an e-copy of her books!!
This book was received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.