Series: Redhead #3
Published by Gallery Books on December 17, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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?
I have to admit that I started stressing about this book months ago when the synopsis was first released. To me, it sounded as if Jack Hamilton was bound to mess up the almost perfect relationship that he had with Grace.
Let’s face it, these two aren’t your typical couple. There are countless aspects of their relationship that are working against them. Their career paths are one of these issues. Jack is already a bonafide superstar while Grace is just starting her climb to stardom. As her career takes off her schedule gets busier. Jack is also off shooting his next movie in the desert. The distance doesn’t affect them as a couple however it is affecting Jack personally. While away from Grace it seems he’s gained a monkey on his back – a monkey named Adam.
Of course, the most important thing is their age gap. If you remember from the first two books Grace is nine years older than Jack. Nine! ( You go, girl!) This wouldn’t mean much in normal relationships but for this couple in Hollywood this is a big deal. Because of the havoc Jack’s fan base could potentially cause they try to keep their relationship under wraps. With that in mind, Grace is determined to break it on her own on Hollywood rather than use Jack’s name to boost her popularity.
This is one of the best things that I adored about this series. I love our independent, sexy and sassy heroine – Grace. In this book, she is portrayed as even more strong-willed than ever before. She addresses very important issues with so much “grace” and confidence. She is smart in making decisions and remains grounded all throughout the Hollywood brouhaha which for me further solidified how much Jack needs her in his life and not the other way around.
I loved how Alice Clayton was able to stick with the same theme throughout the series, how she deliver such an amazingly unique story that was light-hearted and witty. I loved the fact that the romance was not the entire focal point of the book rather just one of the many things that made it transcend among the rest.
The ending was ridiculously perfect and even when we did get that impeccable HEA I am hoping that this isn’t the last we hear about this couple. For me, this series is definitely a must read!