I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....
The Unidentified Redhead was well written, entertaining, witty, laugh-out-loud, totally HOT, SEXY book! I would categorize this book between LOL Chicklit & Contemporary Erotica. Basically, this story is about a woman Grace Sheridan (nickname: Crazy) who returns to Los Angeles for a second opportunity in the entertainment industry. She rooms with her best friend Holly, who manages a talent agency. Grace meets the up in coming Hollywood actor named Jack Hamilton (nickname: sweet nuts) at a launch party. They hit it off right away and realize the can't deny the extreme attraction. The bantor between them was absolute perfection! I loved that the relationship between Grace & Jack really "built" itself. They are a match made in heaven. Although, Grace really has a problem with the 9 year age difference.She starts to gain confidence thru out the book which was great. I appreciated how committed they were to each other! There was some major SEXY times between those two! They pretty much had SEXY time in the car, wall, shower, against the door bell, bed, closet, bathtub, hotel room, and the list keeps going!!! If your looking for a fun sexy read than I would strongly recommend this book by Alice Clayton. She just has the ability to suck you right into her books. Also, if you like this book than you should definitely try her other book called "Wallbanger". In fact, I have a special place in my heart for that book.
Grace Sheridan and Jack Hamilton's escapades continue. It's not just distance that separates these two. Ms.Clayton once again does a great job with the book. It packs the same heat and humor, but more intensity since Grace and Jack have big obstacles to face. I even found myself teary eyed at times. I loved the complexity of this story. Grace coming to terms with herself, what she wants, and what she's willing to live with & without.I loved Jack's maturity, vulnerability, his love for Grace, and for accepting Grace for who she is (flaws and all). This is a series that completely draws you in and keeps you engaged. The side characters are fantastic, the situations that arise are believable, the sex….oh my lord….the sex is hot! I really enjoyed this sequel...it was sweet, funny and again...very sexy :-)
My first thought was how realistic this story seemed to be.This is the second book I've read of Dina Silver and I've noticed that she focuses on real issues that people can relate to. The writer explores a variety of topics in this book such as alcoholism, mental illness, marriage, infertility issues, spousal cheating, etc. We are able to watch a woman try to overcome obstacles and learn to appreciate the ups & downs of her rollercoaster life. She deals with the good, bad, and the ugly. The story begins when Chloe is in her early twenties and she is preparing to go stay with the Reed family as their nanny for the summer. During the summer, she starts to fall for the Reed's eldest son Tyler who also happens to be the Notre Dame quarter back. In the beginning, you see how this normally responsible girl is still very naïve when it comes to Tyler Reed. Honestly, I never connecting with Chloe & Tyler's relationship through out the entire book. I did however feel more of a connection between Chloe & Cam. As you can tell, I'm more of a team Cam rather than team Tyler. You watch Chloe fall in love and endure what life throws her way. Regardless, I found this book refreshing and raw. There is a wide variety of characters in this book. Some you will adore and some you will want to throttle. You will experience happy moments and then heart wrenching moments. You experience love, hope and then pain, anger. This book ends with many questions left unanswered. I'm hopeful there is a sequel so I can finally know what happens next in Chloe's life. I highly recommend this gut wrenching book!
This book deserves to be reviewed by someone who has one tenth of the writing talent of Janet Maslin but that's not me. I am in a much lower percentile. So please stick with me while I try to describe how this wonderful novel became my favorite of the summer.
The plot moves along so fast with so many twists I listened in one sitting always anticipating what would come next. All the characters are human, not caricatures, and the hilarity comes from their interactions and obsessions.
I live in the desert and after months of triple digit temperatures I become as agoraphobic as Bernadette. I love the cooling memory of Seattle's rain, but Bernadette hates the city's weather and its culture, stays inside at her computer and maintains her closest friendship with her "virtual assistant" in India.
Her husband Elgin is a star at Microsoft, has given the fourth most watched lecture at TED where Al Gore and David Pogue were in attendance. There's a liberal sprinkling of techie ikons through the narrative to enjoy if you read tech columns and wish you could understand Wired Magazine articles.
Their daughter Bee, 14, graduating with straight S 's (S = Surpasses Excellence) from Galer Street school is rewarded with a family trip to Antarctica. Bee's character is like fresh air out of the Northwest. She has no affectations, no cell phone addiction and listens to MP3's on her Zune. She "gets" both parents.
Bernadette's antipathy toward the school's parent association and her fear of the Antarctica trip are the initial psychological motivations. The flash point is her neighbor Audrey's demand to have her yard cleared of blackberry bushes. Audrey is part of the Galer street parent group and receives the brunt of Bernadette's spite but gives back as good as she gets. The fighting provides lots of the laughs.
Even the minor characters are beautifully drawn and full of surprises. From the "blackberry abatement specialist" who doesn't want Audrey's chard to her delinquent son, all are unique and clearly rendered.
What caused Bernadette's initial escape from LA to Seattle? Where did she disappear to this time? It's great fun to get to the answers.