Author: Alice Clayton
Rating: 6 out of 10
**Possible Spoiler Alert. Read The Unidentified Redhead first**
Summary: 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.
My Quick Thoughts: This novel seemed like a little bit of filler. As I said in the review for The Unidentified Redhead (here), these novels could have been squished into two if not one much longer novel. I just feel like there was a lot more building action in this novel than action. Looking back, there was action, I guess. It just wasn't at all what I had expected. That being said, if you liked the first one and really wanted to know what happened, like I did, then you have to read this one before moving on to the third. It wasn't a horrible waste of time or anything it just didn't knock my socks off. Also, phone sex is awkward to read, I don't care what anybody else says about it. There was a lot of continued focus on problems that already existed in this relationship so I recommend that, if you can, you just read all the books back to back. That would make it easier to follow the thought process and story line. Do enjoy!!