REVIEW by Lorna: The Redhead Plays Her Hand (The Redhead # 3) by Alice Clayton – RELEASED TODAY! (@alice_clayton, @Mollykatie112)

Grace has landed the lead in a new TV series—but when the director asks her to lose fifteen pounds, she goes public with her weight struggles and suddenly develops a huge fan club who support her right to have curves. But between that and the public’s continuing fascination with her “are they or aren’t they” relationship with Jack, Grace begins to wonder if anyone’s really interested in her because of her upcoming TV series, or if it’s all speculation about the size of her ass and her bedroom partner.

Meanwhile, Jack is voted the Sexiest Man Alive and becomes a little too enamored with the party-hard lifestyle. Grace vows to give him the space he needs to find himself, but then he begins to spiral down from lovable Brit to Hollywood brat. People are talking, but are Jack and Grace? Her career is on the rise, and his continues into the stratosphere, but will she be able to catch him if he falls? Will they ever be able to just be a couple who can hold hands when they walk down the street?


This is the third book in the Redhead Series and it’s been a very long wait for it, so when I saw it on Net Galley, I immediately requested it. I got it in exchange for a fair and honest review. It is an adult read and these books are considered erotica, although this one was a bit tamer then the first two. The first two books, Unidentified Redhead and Redhead Revealed were both two of the best books of this type, I had ever read. The best part were that they were laugh out loud funny. I was more then ready to read this one as it had been a few years since the last one was released (although not that long ago since I read them). Erotica is not my usual go to read but that goes out the window when it comes to these books.

I really enjoyed reading about Grace and Jack again and was glad that they were now living together near Hollywood and enjoying life. You can’t help loving these two character’s relationship, love story and how good they are together. I really loved that Grace was coming into her own on the famous front and could start to hold her own against Jack’s mega-fame. In addition to really caring about the characters of Grace and Jack, so many of the other characters are very well written by the author, in particular, Grace’s best friend and manager, Holly. Holly and Grace’s friendship is the epitome of what best friends should be to each other.

I liked that the author addressed the Hollywood image of super thin women being the norm and how all women should be painfully slim. Grace is size 8 with curves and her producers expect her to lose weight. And by the way, Jack loves her curves!

I also liked that Jack isn’t perfect. He might be the most famous heartthrob in the world but it’s not all it’s cracked up to be and the author shows this beautifully, albeit painfully.

What didn’t I like about this book? I actually really loved the book and thought it was a well written book. If I had even the slightest criticism, it would be that I was expecting to laugh out loud, like I did with the first two books and that didn’t happen. But this is not necessarily a bad thing. The story was perfect for these two characters and real life isn’t always funny. So really no criticism is called for in this case.

Who would I recommend this book to? I would say anybody that read the first two books will be reading this one too. If you haven’t read the first two, I highly recommend them as long as you are an adult. If you start the series with this book, it might not be near as good a read for you if you haven’t read the others.

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The Redhead #3

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