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.
This story navigates the hardships and insecurities of a long distance relationship, but it's not overly angsty nor heartbreaking. The couple tries to stay connected through lots of phone calls, texts, and steamy bouts of phone sex, but things are obviously no as cosher as they'd like the believe.
While Jack is away, Grace and Michael reconnect, and it's obvious he wants something more from her in terms of an relationship, but Grace is so head over heels in love for her Brit that she remains obnoxiously obtuse on the matter. That is until she sees some disturbing pictures all over the TMZ homepage and begins to believe that maybe she's at a different place in her life and that there's nothing her and 24 year old Jack could possible have in common to make a relationship last. He has hoards of women throwing themselves at him, and she's an older woman on the decline in her life (her thoughts, NOT Jack's).
Jack is stupid in love with his redhead, and he does everything he can to reassure her that age is just a number and that she's perfect for him. They're perfect. He needs her crazy in his life, but Grace is quick to deny it. It's here that we as readers really see all her emotional baggage come to head. In the first book and up until this point, Grace has pushed all negative thoughts aside and lived in the moment, saying she'd worry about other things later. Well it's appearently later for her, and she completely freaks out and does some stupid, selfish stuff.
I was frustrated right along with Jack that Grace was allowing her baggage to hold her back from being happy. And I hated how obvious Michael's attraction to Grace was, and she knew it too, but played dumb so as to not have to deal with any messy feelings. Grace is a champion at pushing things off to the side to deal with later.
Don't worry thought. Jack isn't going to let his redhead get away without a fight and he's so freaking HOT when he confronts her. He's definitely a character you won't forget and will find a place on your book boyfriend list.
This series is just awesome. I did find this book a little slower than the first. However it's still a great read, and I'm looking forward to book 3 in the Redhead Series, The Redhead Plays Her Hand due to release Christmas eve this year for Kindle.
Alice Clayton is quickly becoming one of my favorite erotic contemporary authors. She has another book, Wallbanger that I'm excited to read soon for review. I heard there's a movie in the works for that one. She's right up there with Christina Lauren in awesomeness, and she creates sexy, flawed characters that are just so much fun to read.
This series is DEFINITELY one to add to your To Be Read List, ladies and gents.
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