Monday, July 27, 2015
Review of The Redhead Plays Her Hand by Alice Clayton
Jack is super excited to have his girl back home where she belongs. Their mutual agent, Holly, is still making Grace and him keep their relationship private. He has signed on to film a new movie that keeps him in the desert of Las Vegas for weeks at a time. He is frustrated with his new found fame and the lack of privacy and demands that come with it. He makes friends with another cast member who was the previous " Hollywood Golden Boy". The closer their friendship gets the more it becomes obvious that Grace and Holly do not approve. Jack begins going out on a regular basis. He starts partying out of control and before long the press is having a field day.
Grace is forced to watch Jack spiral out of control and clueless on how to help. It seems as though the better her career seems to be going the worse Jack's is.
This last book made me feel a wide range of emotions. ( I was mad when Grace was mad.) I felt it was so refreshing to see the author tackle the weight/body image issue that women face everyday, celebrity or not. Grace is a strong character that resonates well with women in their 30's who still feel like a work in progress. The best thing about this besides the obvious ( humor, sexiness, drama) is that it gives the reader a better appreciation of what life is actually like for celebrities and reminds us that they are people too.