Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Redhead Plays Her Hand: Alice Clayton

The Redhead Plays Her Hand  (Redhead #3)
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The third sexy novel in USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton’s playful and erotic Redhead series continues the sizzling romance between actress Grace Sheridan and Hollywood’s hottest leading man Jack Hamilton. 

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?
Other books in this series:

The Unidentified Redhead (book 1): Add to Goodreads       Buy: Kindle/Nook
The Redhead Revealed (book 2):    Add to Goodreads        Buy: Kindle/Nook

Read Tammy's 4 Star Combined Review for The Unidentified Redhead and The Redhead Revealed
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Alice Clayton does it again; Kim and I found ourselves falling head over heels in love with Gracie and Jack for the third time!! And I just have to say, their finale was one hell of an emotional roller coaster ride that had us private messaging like crazy!

Jack's downward spiral caused our hearts to ache, our thoughts to race, and our emotions to run high. His latest journey exposing the pain, disappointment, frustration, and fear radiating off him. Jack Hamilton went from the person who had it all together to a hot mess, losing complete and utter control over his life. This superstar's coping skills and behavior taking him down that familiar road of "typical" bad boy...

While Kim and I absolutely adored him, we also had mixed emotions when it came to Jack in The Redhead Plays Her Hand. Kim wanted to smack him, I wanted to hug him, and we both wanted his new friend Adam to disappear. Jack's life was in chaos between being bombarded by paparazzi, forced to hide his relationship, and feeling overwhelmed from his newly found fame; our normally lovable and levelheaded hero turned into a person we no longer recognized. It was as though Grace and Jack switched places. Combine all the above together and you’ll find you have a ticking time bomb just waiting to happen. It was easy to see how he could be swayed by others in order to find the easiest form of escape. Jack's off the wall behavior was his way of crying out for help, and due to his age and sudden life changes, we found his reactions to be understandable as well as expected. Regardless it didn't make it any less heartbreaking for us to watch as he struggled to find his footing and an even ground between his fame and relationship.

We loved that Jack isn't your "classic" badass. Nevertheless, that doesn't negate the fact that he's pretty much a badass in his own right. Throughout the series, we have seen Jack stand certain and devoted to his relationship with Grace. There's no doubt he's the backbone of their relationship. Now it’s Grace’s turn to be the backbone for Jack as he falls apart. Her life is looking up. Her career is taking off, she is gaining respect and support, but at the same time, they are facing new challenges together. As always, she is just as sassy and feisty, but unfortunately, Grace is still a bit insecure when it comes to her relationship with superstar Jack Hamilton. However, she has shown real growth. Will Grace continue to get her act together in order to be able to offer Jack the unconditional support and love he needs in these trying times, or will it be the end of Sweet Nuts and his Crazy, as we know it?

It’s no secret that Kim and I are huge fans of this series. We first fell in love with the quick witty banter between Grace and Jack as well as the intense chemistry and connection they wrapped themselves (and us) up in. While they had some fun and sweet moments, this book was also filled with angst, uncertainty, pain, and turmoil. The depth and development of this couple flowed effortlessly off the pages making them one of our favorite book couples. This installment still had the classic Alice Clayton humor, but also made us tense, frustrated, and emotional. It had us devouring the pages and wanting to get to the end, but at the same time knowing we would be sad to let these characters go.

Thank you, Gallery Books and Alice Clayton, for the opportunity to read and review an ARC of The Redhead Plays Her Hand in exchange for our honest opinions.
Alice Clayton


Alice Clayton is a novelist with an unholy love for her KitchenAid mixer. Making her home in St Louis, she enjoys gardening but not weeding, baking but not cleaning up afterwards, and is trying desperately to get her long time boyfriend to make her an honest woman. Hi sweetie!!

After working for years in the cosmetics industry as a makeup artist, esthetician, and national educator for a major cosmetics company, Alice picked up a pen (read laptop) for the first time at 33 to begin a new career, writer. Combining her love of storytelling with a sense of silly, she was shocked and awed to be nominated for a Goodreads Author award in 2010 for her debut novels, The Redhead Series.

Alice has penned three novels, The Unidentified Redhead,The Redhead Revealed, and coming soon in November 2012, Wallbanger. She thinks you should purchase them immediately. She’s not kidding, not even a little bit. Everyone needs some comedic erotica in their lives. She is hard at work on the third book in The Redhead Series, set to release in Spring of 2013, continuing the saucy and sexual escapades of everyone’s favorite couple, Jack and Grace.

Additionally, Alice loves spending time with her besties on Not Your Mother's Podcast, make sure you check them out at notyourmotherspodcast.com or over on iTunes. 3 women rushing towards their forties still acting like teenagers. A saucy little mix of sex, love, relationships, pop cultural, celebrity gossip and All Things Jake Ryan.

Alice enjoys pickles, Bloody Mary’s, 8 hours of sleep, and a good pounding.

Finally Alice would also like all her readers and listeners to help her convince Mt. Alice that the only other thing that would make her truly happy is finally bringing home a Bernese Mountain Dog. She is totally serious. And done talking about herself in the third person...

5 Signed Sets of the Redhead Series & Tiffany "Schmaltz" Necklace


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