Book Review: The Unidentified Redhead (Redhead #1) by Alice Clayton

When Grace Sheridan returns to Los Angeles to become a working actor, it's a second shot at a life-long dream. With some help from her best friend and agent, that dream could become a reality, but at thirty-three, has Grace missed her chance at the big time? Will an unexpected sizzling romance with the entertainment industry's newest 'it' boy shine an uncomfortable spotlight on her life?

Alice Clayton spins a playful and erotic May to December romance in this, her debut novel. Clayton's funny, borderline neurotic heroine is perfect in her imperfections, and the off the charts sexual chemistry between her and her charming, yet blissfully unaware leading man are the true heart of
The Unidentified Redhead. 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.
Release Date:  February 16, 2010
Publisher:  Omnific Publishing
Age Group:  Adult 
Source:  Publisher
Big thanks to my best blogging friend The Book Vixen for recommending this book to me!  I knew I was going to like The Unidentified Redhead when I read the first page and saw one of my husband's favorite phrases: "That's what she said." If I had a dollar for every time he's used that phrase...

I really liked Grace.  She is imperfect, just like any regular woman.  She has some self-esteem issues and has to work at her weight.  You have probably realized by now that I hate to read about effortlessly skinny characters.  I was kind of worried that Grace would be super skinny because the story is set in Hollywood.  I enjoyed Grace's relationship and exchanges with her best friend Holly, and their other friend Nick.  

This book truly was laugh-out-loud funny.  It's not often that I actually laugh out loud while reading.  I may smile a bit or chuckle very slightly, but very rarely do I really laugh.  Usually only a David Sedaris book can produce that kind of humor for me, but Alice Clayton had such funny dialogue and circumstances in this book I laughed pretty hard several times.  

Just One Gripe:
The romantic aspect (ie the bedroom scenes) was a little heavy for me.  I think I would have rather have had more dialogue and humor and less bedroom scenes.  This part of the book summary is really true: "...the off the charts sexual chemistry between her and her charming, yet blissfully unaware leading man are the true heart of The Unidentified Redhead."

The Best Thing About This Book:
The humor.

Appropriate for a younger audience: 

Characters: 4/5
Plot: 3/5
Setting/Imagery: 3/5
Originality: 4/5
Ending: 4/5
Total Score:  18/25


  1. This one definitely sounds fascinating, but I think the sexual content might be a bit too much for me. Colour me a traditionalist haha ;)

    Great review, as usual, Kelli!

  2. Melissa, I am the same way... That's why I don't venture too far from YA and I have Kelli as a filter... she LOVES when I call her my filter, lol

  3. That's what she said...LOL

  4. Oh cute! Sounds fun. I love when stories make me laugh out loud like a mad woman ;)

  5. BV you crack me up! Toby is always saying that to

  6. Kelli!

    Guess what? I have this book on my reading list for this month, too! Now, I'm even more excited to read it, especially since I don't mind steamy scenes. :)

  7. Ummm... just finished this book... *blushes* WOW


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