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ROMAN CRAZY (The Broads Abroad #1) by ALICE CLAYTON & NINA BOCCI :: REVIEW & EXCERPT

Standalone in a series – second chance romance

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SYNOPSIS
Avery Bardot steps off the plane in Rome, looking for a fresh start. She’s left behind a soon-to-be ex-husband in Boston and plans to spend the summer with her best friend Daisy, licking her wounds—and perhaps a gelato or two. But when her American-expat friend throws her a welcome party on her first night, Avery’s thrown for a loop when she sees a man she never thought she’d see again: Italian architect Marcello Bianchi.

Marcello was the man—the one who got away. And now her past is colliding with her present, a present where she should be mourning the loss of her marriage and—hey, that fettuccine is delicious! And so is Marcello…

Slipping easily into the good life of summertime in Rome, Avery spends her days exploring a city that makes art historians swoon, and her nights swooning over her unexpected what was old is new again romance. It’s heady, it’s fevered, it’s wanton, and it’s crazy. But could this really be her new life? Or is it just a temporary reprieve before returning to the land of twin-set cardigans and crustless sandwiches?

A celebration of great friendship, passionate romance, and wonderful food, Roman Crazy is a lighthearted story of second chances and living life to the fullest.

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Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

What are you looking at?” I asked, feeling to the blood fly to my cheeks.
“Nothing….everything.”

What a wonderful story of second chance love, friendships and self-discovery. Swoony, passionate and light on drama, this is the book to lose yourself in if you’re looking for a sweet romantic escape. And we do mean an escape, because we feel as though we experienced a day or so in Rome without having to leave our lounge room, such was the vividly beautiful atmospheric telling of this story!

“It wasn’t love or lust, but something we both recognized as a possibility of something.”

Avery Bardot was only twenty one with stars in her eyes, a zest for life and wanderlust in her blood when she travelled to Barcelona for work. It was there she met Marcello Bianchi, a man she loved but left behind when she returned to Boston. Real life got in the way; hopes, dreams and love withered. Nine years later, she comes face to face with the man who evoked such passion in her.

“You didn’t end it. An ending has a finale. Come si dice, a resolution. You disappeared.”

After catching her husband banging his secretary Avery makes the decision to visit her friend Daisy, an architect currently living in Rome. Avery needs time for herself and to find the old Avery…what better place than Rome…what better place indeed and as fate would have it, Avery is reacquainted with Marcello, the man she never stopped thinking about and who always held a place in her heart.

‘We knew from the beginning that we were on borrowed time, but for those four months I was the real me. He let me fly.’

Whilst we loved the second chance romance aspect of this story, this story became more than a romance as we journeyed with Avery on her quest to find herself, re-establish her friendship with Daisy and become immersed in the vividly beautiful detail of their surroundings. All this captured our imagination. It was as though Rome almost became a character in the story, feeling present with Daisy and Avery, sitting in a restaurant at Campo de Fiori enjoying one of those wickedly decadent cornetto alla crema’s and cappuccino, savouring a gelato or a glass of wine whilst witnessing the sights, soaking in the energy and falling as deeply in love with Rome as Avery did.

‘There wasn’t a textbook available that could put into words what this city looked like to virgin eyes.’

This is a collaboration that worked very well.  Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci exquisitely captured the surroundings of Rome, awakening all our senses to the beauty, history, art and atmosphere as though we were there. Not only that, we felt the authors contagious effervescent and gregarious personalities shine through in Daisy and Avery. Daisy was a hoot! Every girl should have a Daisy in their lives!

So kick back and prepare to have your heart touched, your funny bone tickled and your wanderlust fuelled as these ladies deliver a sweet and entertaining romance, this quote summing it up for us.

‘I thought about second chances. I guess looking in it’d seem that the second chance here was clearly a second chance at love, with Marcello. But maybe it was getting a second chance at life, with myself, for myself, doing something that I loved.’

4 Stars


EXCERPT from ROMAN CRAZY

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It should be against the law for someone who looked like Marcello to be allowed to run free in a city as sexually charged as Rome. He was so very tall, towering in the small entryway. His body filled my entire vision: long, lean lines; sharp, see-everything eyes that were only beginning to show the tiniest hint of time; sinful-looking lips carved into an even line.

“Buongiorno.”

That was the first word he’d spoken directly to me in nine years.

“Marcello,” I replied, and the fist around my heart squeezed a little tighter.

Our eyes locked and a thousand apologies were on my lips. Yet none of them came out. “You look well.”

He huffed and shook his head a little. Taking a step back onto the porch, he said, “I know a place we can talk”—he glanced to Daisy—“privately.”

I nodded, girding myself for, well I didn’t know for what. Marcello was passion personified and the conversation was likely going to be fueled by hurt and anger.

“There is such a big part of me that wants to tag along on this, but I’ll just stay home and organize my sock drawer. Avery, you’ve got my address written down somewhere, right?”

“Address?” I asked, my voice sounding dreamy and stupid even to my own ears. Shaking my head to clear it, I looked away from the Roman in the shrinking hallway and focused my attention on Daisy. “Yes, I have your address. I’ll be fine.”

“If you get lost, just find a cab. You’ve got money, right?” she asked, threading her arm through mine and tugging me away from the gravitational pull that was Marcello.

He turned to her, and with a kindness clearly reserved for anyone but me, he calmed her down. “Daisy, cara, you’ve known me how long? We are just going to talk.”

“I’ve known you for years, Marcello, and through all of those years I’ve adored you as a dear friend. But this is my girl, and for me, she comes first.”

This little Western-style standoff needed no more oxygen, so I waded in to set everyone straight on what exactly was happening here. “This is long overdue,” I whispered, stepping between them.

“I’ve got your address, I’ve got money, and I’ll be home be- fore dinner.”

“Okay, but just make sure that—”

“I love you; good-bye,” I said, giving her a quick hug and joining Marcello by the door.

Sidestepping him, I stood against the railing until he closed the door behind us.

“Well, this is unexpected,” I sighed, rolling my shoulders a bit. And I became aware of my hand on his arm. I didn’t remember putting it there, but there it was. His skin felt warm, and he felt strong. And my hand looked dainty and ladylike resting there. My left hand, which felt lighter than it had in years.

I wanted to stay there all day, admiring how fantastic my hand looked on his skin once more, but instead I wisely started walking down the winding staircase to the front door that opened up to the street, knowing he’d follow. As I reached for the knob, he moved next to me to hold the door open. My shoulder brushed his chest as I walked past him, his scent filling my nose and making me tense up. I held my breath, keeping the air in my lungs until it burned.

We headed down the few front stairs in silence, but not an empty silence. No sir, this silence was filled with unspoken words. It was charged, heavy, a living, breathing thing. The world only heard the sound of our footsteps, one before the other. But what I heard was is this real, is this happening, am I actually here in Rome walking casually down the stairs and now the street with Marcello, my Marcello? My Marcello who could make me laugh and cry and gasp and sigh and feel all of the feelings that remind me that I’m a part of this planet and experiencing good wonderful things as I was meant to? But, as quickly as I remembered all the good things, I remembered everything else.

As we walked down the street, our eyes would meet in fleeting glances and I had the chance to admire him once more. To take in the strong hand running nervously through his thick dark curls. To remember what it was like to run my hands through those curls, not because I was nervous but because I desperately needed the anchor.

To watch those eyes light up at the simple sight of a fat yellow cat perched on a windowsill, enjoying a bath in the sun. I’d seen those eyes light up while I performed an impromptu striptease while shopping for bikinis on a lazy Spanish afternoon, caught half in and half out of a dressing room while his hands roamed across my body and his mouth alternated between laughing and kissing.

There was always that little nugget of hope that somehow, someway our paths might cross again and I’d be granted the privilege of seeing this man once more, to remember what I knew so well, what I loved so deeply. It was a hope I could only entertain in fleeting moments and passing thoughts, or they’d make it impossible to stay in my well-crafted life where passion was something I was no longer acquainted with.

But here I was gliding down the cobblestones of Rome only inches away from the man who could have been the love of my entire life, and it was lesson in pure torture. With a green T-shirt snug across his chest and khaki shorts, he looked every bit the young man I fell in love with. Even knowing that the conversation would be painful, I was still happy to see him again.

“I know my timing isn’t right, but I wanted to say something.”

He stopped, turning to me with a blank expression.
“Is it terrible of me to say I’m actually really glad to see you?” He looked up at the sky, then back to me, allowing a small

smile. “It is not terrible.”


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NUTS : HUDSON VALLEY BOOK ONE by ALICE CLAYTON – REVIEW & FABULOUS GIVEAWAY!!!

Standalone in a series of interconnecting characters. Steamy, sweet and funny romance

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SYNOPSIS

From New York Times bestselling author Alice Clayton, the first in a brand-new romance series telling the humorously sexy tale of Roxie, a private chef who gets a taste of love—but is it to stay, or to go?

After losing almost all of her clients in one fell swoop following an accident involving whipped cream, private chef to Hollywood’s elite Roxie Callahan gets a call from her flighty mother, saying she’s needed home in upstate New York to run the family diner. Once she’s back in the Hudson Valley, local organic farmer Leo delivers Roxie a lovely bunch of walnuts, and soon sparks—and clothing—begin to fly. Leo believes that everything worth doing is worth doing slowly…and how! But will Roxie stay upstate, or will the lure of West Coast redemption tempt her back to Tinseltown?

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Reviewed by Gitte & Jenny

✯✯✯✯  Sugar Snap Stars

Well wow – we’re in food porn heaven! What a vivid, sweet and funny romance this was with a dash of steam thrown in. Alice Clayton has a way of making you swoon and laugh in equal measure and this is a true Clayton trademark. We kind of wish this had been a Scratch ‘n Sniff book and not just because of Leo’s nuts….boom! It was erotica for food lovers aplenty.

Food

Orgasms

Food

Sweet

Food

Strong

Orgasms

Oh boy….

Roxie, our heroine is the mistress of the kitchen as a Private Chef. This woman had us salivating over her creations and wishing we could cook or book a ticket to Bailey Falls. Food erotica – is there such a thing? Hell yeah, Alice Clayton made it so! We were so bloody hungry all the way through and had to raid our fridges several times whilst reading.

So, Roxie made her escape to California, away from her hippy Mum and the unavoidable trap of one day ending up taking over the Diner passed through generations. Things end up a bit dicey for our Roxie, so a favour asked by her Mum sees Roxie back in the country living at home and looking after the Diner where she’s gagging to change the menu and put her stamp on things. Roxie was a sweetheart with a fab sense of humour, she really was a country girl at heart and whilst desperate to leave at 18 – coming back after years in California – opened her eyes to the real beauty in life.

‘…when my eyes met his, I felt a powerful urge to ravish. ….And the funny thing is, I felt like he was thinking the same thing.’

Enter, Leo Maxwell and his nuts. Phwoarrrr – we fell in complete love with Farmer boy!! This guy was down to earth despite his family background and we loved his way of life and what he stood for. He too had a great sense of humour as well as that added bonus of being hard working man with a heart of gold.

‘I realized I was in deep trouble. Because this guy was incredible. Because this guy was real and sweet and kind.’

You know those light-hearted stories that have you reading with a perma-grin and a sporadically racing pulse? Well Nuts is just that. It was just so bloody romantic and funny with no unnecessary angst or drama. It just was – and we loved that! Brilliant characters that feel so very real and a storyline that just hit the right spot! It was exactly what we needed! You always know what you’re going to get from Alice Clayton and that is not a bad thing at all!

Now…who the heck do we need to speak to in order to get some of them pies?

We can’t wait for the dark and mysterious Oscar’s story…him and Natalie promise to bring a load of sex and creamy cheese to the table when Cream – Book Two releases next year.

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 **OTHER BOOKS WE’VE LOVED BY ALICE**

THE REDHEAD SERIES

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The Unidentified Redhead Book Oneamazon us | amazon uk | iBooks
The Redhead Revealed Book Twoamazon us | amazon uk | iBooks
The Redhead Plays Her Hand  Book Threeamazon us | amazon uk | iBooks

THE COCKTAIL SERIES

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Wallbanger Book One :  amazon us | amazon uk | iBooks
 Rusty Nailed Book Two amazon us | amazon uk | iBooks
Last Call book Three : amazon us | amazon uk | iBooks
Screwdrivered Book Four:  amazon us | amazon uk | iBooks
Mai Tai’d Up Book Five : amazon us | amazon uk | iBooks

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Wallbanger by Alice Clayton


Wallbanger


Gitte: 4.5 stars/Jenny: 4.5 Stars

Gitte: No doubt Jenny…funniest book I have read in a very long time. Again, one of those that needs to come with the warning of: “You will make a fool of yourself in public when you pee yourself from laughing”! I knew it probably would be from the start, as The Redhead Series by Alice had me in absolute *swoony stitches*. Alice writes characters that are cheeky, funny, unassuming, clever and sexy. There are no excessive frills, which is actually rather refreshing as it makes the characters that much more down to earth, lovable and attainable. Got to say though that ‘Clive the cat’ deserves to grace the cover on this one, as to me, he stole the show so many times!

Jenny:  Haha! You’re so right Gitte, this should definitely come with some sort of warning LOL.   There were parts of this book where I had to put my kindle down and wipe tears away from crying with laughter. It was hilarious. I’m sure it’s because Alice somehow manages to exaggerate real life situation and you can relate to them so well – she gets us to see the funny side of life and it’s such a joy to read her books.  The Redhead Series was one of my fave reads this year and I knew this one would rate up there as well, what I didn’t expect was for a cat called Clive to steal the show! Funniest thing ever! I’m not a cat person, but I was considering buying myself one the next day! 😉
Gitte: I loved our main characters; Simon and Caroline. Simon was LUSH, I fell in lust and love…I mean he is the wallbanger!! He had me in stitches, he was yummy and he came across real! Oh and he had this weird addiction to baked goods which was beyond odd yet hilarious!

“I’m in BA. Bakers Anonymous over at the bakery on Pine….There’s a better one over on Market, but I can’t go to that one anymore. I got in trouble for fondling buns” – Simon
“Thif if mine righ?” – Simon spraying crumbs everywhere
“How do you function in normal society?” – Caroline
Caroline was sweet, so funny and I adored her. Again, written so brilliantly that I really connected with her character.
“And for the record, I’d rather staple my head to the wall than make magic with you again” – Caroline

The whole KitchenAid porn thing Caroline had going was hilarious…and I don’t cook nor do I know my way round kitchen appliances but I kind of want one now!!

Jenny: Me too! What great characters! All of them! Right down to Clive! I just adore Alice’s witty humour – it floors me. This was such a light, fun read. It’s the little quips of Alice’s that you always promise yourself you’ll remember in her books – she always has such warm, funny and sexy characters.
“Pushing thoughts of spanking Simon from my mind –
“Spanking Simon….great name for a band”

Seriously Gitte, what’s not to love about Simon? Mr Wallbanger is simply D.I.V.I.N.E!  Strong jaw, lick able lips, messy hair, tall, good looking and ummmm yeah, great between the sheets yes siree, our leading man was delectable alright.
I absolutely connected with Caroline.  She was such a wonderful, funny, sweet character that you couldn’t help but love.

Gitte:    The story line was light, funny and sexy. Caroline has just moved into a new apartment with her cat Clive. She soon discovers that her bed is up against the bedroom wall of her very noisy neighbour…His bedroom antics earning him the nickname Wallbanger.

Caroline is sexually frustrated to say the least. She lost her “O” to a ‘knob’ named Cory and the fact that she has to listen to Wallbanger every night with Clive the cat does not make Caroline a happy bunny!! Neither does it make Clive a very happy ummm cat…

Clive the cat: He stalked the room, pacing back and forth in front of the wall playing it cool. When Purina began her meows he couldn’t contain himself. He launched towards the wall…..he serenaded her with some weird kind of kitty Barry White”

Caroline is of course intrigued as to what Wallbanger looks like, yet never seems to catch him in person.

Have you seen this guy yet?” – Mimi
Nope. My peephole is getting a workout though” – Caroline
“Glad to hear at least one hole is getting some round here” – Sophia
During one classic scene they come face to face under a funny circumstance and the journey of Wallbanger and Pink Nightie girl begins.
The “Did someone order Pad Thai?” scene had me laughing so hard I had to stop, tears running down my face!! Oh and Clive the cat…he really did throw himself right in between Simon and Caroline with hilarious consequences!
“Huh that’s weird” – Simon (Simon unfolding his sweatshirt)
“What’s weird?” – Caroline
“It’s wet?” – Simon
Oh no…Clive you little shit…..I’m so sorry he has this thing about marking his territory…so sorry” – Caroline
If you say sorry one more time I’m gonna go find something of yours and pee on it, I swear” – Simon
“Okay that’s just gross” – Caroline

The sexual tension between Simon and Caroline stretched almost that little bit too far for me and more than once I thought ‘oh come the eff on, just get it on already’. But… and this is a huge but…it actually worked!

“I like that we’re taking things slow. You give good woo” – Caroline

Jenny: I think you’ve covered it all there Gitte. The story centres around Caroline who is in desperate search of her “O” which is missing in action and her journey to discover it again provides some good laughs along the way.
“I decided to treat Lower Caroline to a nice long session of self-love, accented by everyone’s favourite fantasy lover, Geroge Clooney aka Dr Ross”

Her inner thoughts just cracked me up – on Clive the cat after a hilarious incident “If Clive could have put on a mini smoking jacket, he would have”

Gitte: I loved every single character in this story…even Purina, The Giggler and Spanks! The whole group of friends that were so funny and relatable, I wanted to be part of it….actually I felt like I was part of it! The highlight for me was Clive the cat, the text messages and the inner monologue of everyone in the car in Chapter 14…I had trouble breathing from laughing so much! I actually had to re-read it all more than once and yeah highlighted the whole thing cause that was without doubt one of the funniest scenes EVER!!

Jenny:    I really did feel like I was part of this story  – especially during the Lake Tahoe drive! Seriously,  THAT scene had me in fits!  I had to pull myself up once or twice because I was laughing so loud reading it in my lunch-break – people were looking at me like I’d lost the plot.  The inner dialogue between the characters during this scene was hilarious and was made even funnier because it felt real and you could imaging just sitting there witnessing it.
I really did love this book, the only thing that held me back from a slightly higher star rating is I felt the sexual tension just went on a little too long – I kept thinking it was going to happen and it didn’t.  It in no way ruined my enjoyment of the book but there were times I just wanted it to be done.
There were so many highlights in this book, my Kindle highlighting function was working overtime!
The last scene had me literally doubled over laughing…..and I totally agree with you Gitte on this one – definitely one of the funniest scenes I’ve read in a long time.  What a fun, enjoyable read.  This one definitely has to have a spot on your TBR’s folks!  My face was sore from smiling like an idiot throughout the book.

 

Arc supplied by Alice Clayton and Omnific Publishing for a fair and honest review.

 

THE COCKTAIL SERIES by ALICE CLAYTON

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WALLBANGER
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RUSTY NAILED
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The Redhead Revealed (Redhead #2) – by Alice Clayton

THE REDHEAD SERIES by ALICE CLAYTON

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The Unidentified Redhead : amazon us  &  amazon uk : our review
The Redhead Revealed : amazon us  &  amazon uk : our review
The Redhead Plays Her Hand: amazon us  &  amazon uk : our review

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SYNOPSIS
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 went straight from The Unidentified Redhead to The Redhead Revealed  and I am completely addicted to Crazy Nut Gracie and Sweet Nuts George and I had to have more!!!

Alice Clayton is FAB-U-LUSH she has a fab writing style that effortlessly flows and captures the emotions and depth of her characters!! I am hooked!! Right enough “schmaltz”….;0) LOL.

Again, this story was pure class of a slightly different variety. Still full of hilarious one liners and witty sexual innuendos (YAY), still very very sexy and HOT (double YAY), still sweet and tender (sigh) but now add angst, drama and old insecurities to the mix. I actually burst out crying in one particular scene. Shocker!! Definitely much more of an emotional read than book #1!

“Johnny Bite Down” and Gracie are still absolutely amazing together and I have to say I am utterly JEALOUS of Grace..love her to bits but WOW lucky girl!!!

“If I wanted to make you stay in all night with me, all I’d have to do is wave some candy in front of you and then kiss on your sweet breasts. You’d be putty in my hands.” He grinned sexily.

“There’s candy?” I asked, looking around wildly.

Jack laughed so hard he fell off the bed. I never did find that candy.

“The Brit Came.

In me.

Brilliant.”

Anyway I digress…LOL

Grace and Jack’s careers are just starting to take off which finds them at opposite sides of the country. Grace is in New York where she’s getting ready to start rehearsals for her starring role in a new stage show ( with her – “more than friends” – Michael – with the melty brown eyes – from the past). Meanwhile, Jack is back in L.A. getting ready for his big movie premiere. Grace and Jack however are still keeping their “bubble of sex” alive with steamy phone sex and text messages.

“Aw, I missed you too George. I really did, I whispered, kissing him softly, breathing in his warm S’more-y smell. There was really no way I would ever eat a S’more again without wanting to have sex with it. If the marshmallow just came off the flames, that could hurt…..” – Crazy Nut

It is not long though before the distance starts to interfere along with doubts, resurfacing past insecurities, press rumours and above all “the AGE thing”!! This leads to Grace – That Redheaded Hamilton Fucker wondering if her and Jack should stay together…and/or whether she should explore her “more than friends” Michael?! (Can I just say that I really really liked Michael! He was snoggable, sweet, yummy, funny and not at all a bad guy!!)

Jack and Grace’s journey is in this book..one emotional, heartbreaking, funny and sexy ride that I did not want to get off!!!

I am HOPING that Alice Clayton somehow reads this review (yes I know stretching it a bit!!) but I NEED more George and Grace, Holly and L’s story (if that works out!!) and it’d be nice to have Michael’s too!!! Not asking alot is it?? LOL….

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The Unidentified Redhead (Redhead #1) – by Alice Clayton

THE REDHEAD SERIES by ALICE CLAYTON

the redhead series

purchase book

The Unidentified Redhead : amazon us  &  amazon uk : our review
The Redhead Revealed : amazon us  &  amazon uk : our review
The Redhead Plays Her Hand: amazon us  &  amazon uk : our review


the unidentified redheadSYNOPSIS
The first in USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton’s Redhead series is a playful and erotic romance between an aspiring actress and Hollywood’s hottest new leading man.

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.


 

REVIEW

I think I have just read one of the funniest books in a very very long time!! I LOVED it…I LOVED Jack and Grace…I LOVED EVERYTHING about this book!!! Jack and Grace are now one of my favourite couples.

Jack and Grace’s story was amazingly well written addictively so..transferring every day sarky school boy humour and quick wit into a written piece of work which is really hard to achieve!! I literally laughed so hard till I cried and suffered from an achy jaw to an achy tummy from laughing and smiling all the way through. The banter and dialogue between Jack and Grace was classic genius. The side characters like Holly and Nick equally so!! And don’t even get me started on the yumminess…HOT – a complete shag fest !!!! Steamy humour…who would have thought…BRILLIANT!!! The sexual innuendos alongside the one liners.. the “Sweet Nuts”…the “Penis Heaven”…The Seagull Poo…The writing rude things on shower doors…”The British are coming”

Jack: “It’s always the accent that drives you American women crazy. I’d no idea you fancied it, too…”
Grace: “Oooh, fancied it. Say more like that.”
“Like what, Grace?”
“Talk British to me.”
“Dustbins.”
“More.”
“Crumpets.”
“More!”
“Knickers.”
“Say put another shrimp on the barbie!”
“Grace, that’s Australian.”
“Say it!”
“Fine. Put another shrimp on the barbie. Bloody hell.”

Seriously I could go on and on…HILARIOUS!!! (but also endearingly sweet, gooey and HOT!!!)

Grace is one of my favourite heroines, she is down to earth, hilarious in a sarcastic and juvenile way, completely like-able and real. I really got her, she shares my sense of humour..though I do not claim to be anywhere near as funny as her ;0)

Jack…sigh…Jack…well he is without doubt one of my FAVORITE male characters!! He is gorgeous, HOT, completely lovable but best of all he has a cracking sense of humour…!!!

“He pushed me back up against the door, slamming me against the doorbell. I heard it ring out.
“Coming!” I heard Holly say as she clicked across the floor to the front door.
“Not quite, but she’s close.” He chuckled, removing his hand and leaving me breathless and rosy cheeked.”

“I love you too, Gracie…Always,” he deadpanned, holding up a maxi pad.

I cannot recommend this book highly enough..(I am straight onto the next “Crazy Nut and George”)..it has just about everything that will make you laugh as well as make you hot and bothered and come over all unnecessary!!! LOL… Enjoy ;0)

 

 

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