Friday, 28 December 2012

Review: The Redhead Revealed

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?

Title: The Redhead Revealed (Redhead ~ Book 2)
Author: Alice Clayton
Publication Date: September 28 2010
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
ISBN: 1936305380
Length: 228 Pages
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Source: Purchased (Kindle Edition)
Cover Love: Completely fits with the series, cute and fun.  Grace is hot!
Point of View: 1st person, following Grace

My Rating: 5 Stars

It is always difficult going into the second book in a series.  Normally book one will be the 'getting to know you' phase with hearts, flowers, romance, new love... everybody happy.  Then you have book two and for me I am always waiting for the hammer to drop.  No relationship is perfect and eventually there are going to be rough patches and unfortunately this is also the case for my new favorite couple, Grace and Jack.

The Redhead Revealed picks up almost immediately after The Unidentified Redhead.  We have Jack who is gearing up for the most important movie opening of his life.  'Time' is opening in a couple of months and he is busy with interviews, talk shows and promo tours.  Grace is in New York, working on the stage show which brought her there.  Everybody knows that a long distance relationship is difficult even for couples who have been together for a long period of time but for one that has only just started out... even harder.

I must stress that I still love Grace but I honestly wanted to strangle her.  I just couldn't wrap my head around some of the thoughts she was having and the choices she was making.  And Holly, Grace's best friend and her and Jack's manager, was even worse. I really wanted to give her a slap.  However, the feelings I was experiencing was probably due to the fact that I am not A) In Hollywood B) A full blown movie star C) A Hollywood movie star's agent.  I just can't understand why Holly insists that Jack and Grace keep their relationship secret.  Excuses are given such as 'It would not be good for the audience to see Jack as unavailable just before the movie's release'.  I just kept thinking about Twilight.  Everybody knew Edward and Bella were not only together on screen but also off and that didn't stop Robert Patterson becoming the Number 1 heartthrob at the time.  He wasn't 'available' yet the movie still made millions.  *sigh*   Like I said, I couldn't wrap my head around it and sadly everything slowly starts to unravel for them.

It broke my heart to see it happening but I held on to the hope that Grace would get her act together and find her way back to Jack.  Does it happen?  Well you know I am not going to say because I want you to be able to experience it for yourself... I know I am evil.  But even with all of this I so loved this book.

Trust me when I say you will want to read this series.  Even through the misunderstandings and my own heartache it is such a fun and sexy series.  I just love Grace and Jack, there is no getting around this.  I am invested in their relationship and can not wait for the next book in the series.  I haven't been able to find an exact release date at the time of writing this review but I have seen Spring 2013 thrown around so hopefully we will not have to wait very much longer.  I need more of my favorite new couple... well let me be honest. I just need more Jack because he is so very swoonworthy.

“So if you think for a second I’m going to let you end this without giving me a legitimate reason, you are truly crazier than I thought. I’m in this thing with you, a willing participant, and you can’t decide for both of us. Not anymore.”

1 comment:

  1. Interesting review. New follower from goodreads.



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