Title: The Unidentified Redhead
Author: Alice Clayton
Published: February 16, 2010 by Omnific Publishing
Genre: Adult Fiction, Contemporary Romance
Usually when I see a book on Goodreads that has more than 4 stars I go for it and know it’s probably going to be good. Sadly, that wasn’t the case with this book.
This story features Grace Sheridan, an aspiring actress who lives with her best friend Holly. Holly happens to have her own managing company and is an agent for Jack Hamilton. Jack is about to be a huge hit; he’s in a highly anticipated movie (think Twilight, Hunger Games, etc.) and already gets gawked at by the ladies wherever he goes. Holly has a party in which Jack takes notice of Grace (who is 9 years his senior ;)) and their romance begins.
I usually read a book in a few days; this one took me about a week. I just thought it was boring and couldn’t wait for it to be over. Another thing that bothered me was the humor. Grace is thirty three but she has the humor of a teenage boy. It just didn’t do it for me.
Also, things were a little too easy for Jack and Grace. Yeah, Holly didn’t want them to show too much affection in view of the paparazzi with Jack’s career taking off and all, but that wasn’t even a huge issue. You know when you’re reading a romance and the two main characters have a fight and you’re just like, nooooo can’t you see he didn’t mean it? You know what I mean? You don’t want the characters to go through that, but that fight is what makes the story better. What kind of story is there without conflict? Unfortunately a boring one.
While this wasn’t a book for me, for all those who think they may be interested, the second book in the series already looks to be better just from what happens at the end. Sorry to leave you hanging, but I don’t want to give anything away for future readers.
My Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Happy reading everyone!