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MID LIFE LOVE (Mid Life Love #1) by WHITNEY GRACIA WILLIAMS

mid life love

SYNOPSIS
If you’d asked me what love was two years ago, I probably would’ve said, ‘It’s this amazing feeling that obsesses and possesses you; it’s what me and my husband currently have.’ If you ask me that same question today, I’ll say, ‘Please get the hell out of my face.’ 

Claire Gracen’s life is picture perfect. Her career as a marketing director is on the brink of being legendary, and her marriage to her high school sweetheart has never been stronger. No, wait. It has. It used to be amazing and fulfilling, but one day Claire realizes that she’s been living a lie and her best friend and husband have committed the ultimate betrayal.

Broken and depressed, Claire is in need of something new—new city, new job, new friends.

When she happens to attract the interest of the sexiest man she’s ever met, a man significantly younger than her, she immediately turns him down—only to later discover that this man is Jonathan Statham, self-made billionaire and CEO of Statham Industries. Her boss.

Jonathan Statham is unlike any man she’s met before. He’s used to getting whatever he wants—whenever he wants, and he isn’t about to take no for an answer.

Sexy, unpredictable, and charmingly clever, Mid Life Love is a story that will captivate you, entertain you, and force you to fall deeply in love with the characters.

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Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

J&G: 4 Stars

Gitte: So we have a new one-click Author don’t we Jenny, and it’s this Lady right here. Her writing is fun, flirty, sexy and emotional. Her characters are brilliantly written; her storylines are addictive and very hot! I have to say Whitney Gracia Williams, excels at writing not only a fantastic male character but also the male POV.

“It’s going to be so fucking good that you’re going to want me to be your last.” – Jonathan

Her stories are a fabulous indulgence that you resent having to put down for anything. The passion is scorching and the emotion and romance is evocative. I absolutely love this Author! I want to hug her for bringing Jonathan into my life because wow, this man is beyond LUSH, he’s everything I want in a book boyfriend and more!!

“To the most beautiful woman I’ve ever met: Give me a chance to show you how great we could be together – Jonathan”

Jenny:  Yep, no doubt about it Gitte, Whitney G will be a 1click for us from now on!  We were certainly asking ourselves where this author had been all our bookie lives? Her stories are sheer joy, her writing is first class and Whitney Gracia Williams sure does have a knack for telling an entertaining story with pizazz and fun and her male POV’s are spot on. I love her humour, her characters and boy did she have my Kindle steaming up. Wowsers!

“Careful, Claire. I’m easily aroused by sarcasm.” – Jonathan

Yet as you said Gitte, in no way does the humour, steam and passion injected into her stories detract from the pure emotion or the warmth of the characters. Do not get me going about one Mr Jonathan Statham!! Oh my, what a man! Loved him. Could he possibly be more perfect? I really don’t think so.

Gitte: Mid Life Love was a really sweet second chance romance interwoven with scorching passion and real heart-breaking issues. I laughed, I cried and even had to go sit in the freezer a few times. I loved Jonathan all the way through this story and couldn’t get enough of him, his childhood broke my heart, his antics in the bedroom setting me on fire. As for Claire, well, even though she frustrated me and annoyed me a few times. I did understand her concerns, lack of confidence and insecurities. She’d faced one of the ultimate betrayals and suffered such tragedy, bless her.

“I’ve never been this drawn to a woman in my life. I’m not hung up on your age at all. You are. All I see is a beautiful and intriguing woman who is hell bent on frustrating the shit out of me.” – Jonathan

I can imagine many aspects of this story are true to life, which is what made me connect so much, though I’ve never come across the perfection that is Jonathan. Sure, he was a bit over the top at times with his possessiveness, his extravagance and some of the things he managed to do were pretty unbelievable. But wow, this guy sure knows how to treat a woman in every aspect, in every room, on a bridge, in a nightclub, in a museum, in a…well you get the drift I’m sure!!

“When I first saw you tonight I wanted to drag you out of here, drive you home, and fuck you in every room of my house for the rest of the weekend.” – Jonathan

However, there’s one thing that I wish hadn’t been in the story, it felt wrong and unnecessary. It created a scenario that had me absolutely livid with Claire. LIVID……I was cursing her and wanting to ask her why and how the hell could she?!

“You really need to start dating again.” – Sandra
“I will, I will – only men that are my age or a little older though.” – Claire

GAH….Jenny, how long did we have this discussion on the phone right?!

Jenny:  Hmmmm yes….. First up, I thoroughly enjoyed this story between an older woman and a younger man and Whitney Gracia Williams really did bring the insecurities felt by the pragmatic Claire to the forefront. I felt everything with her and felt as though I understood her. I’m sure her situation would resonate with a lot of women.  There were certainly times she frustrated me and tested my patience, but like you, I could sympathise with her predicament. It would be extremely difficult to open yourself up, to move on and learn to trust again, let alone commit to a relationship when you’ve experienced the hurt and betrayal that Claire did.

‘I don’t want to hear any bullshit about how “forgiveness” helps you sleep better at night” because that’s not true.” (My seven layer mattress is amazing) – Claire

It would take a lot of resolve to trust again and like Claire, your natural instinct, when faced with the desires of such a man as Jonathan, would be to expect for something to go wrong and so her trepidation is warranted, though she did put Jonathan through the wringer!

‘His silence was the loudest answer he’d given me all night. His lack of words unravelled me and forced me to break down right in front of him.’ – Claire

As for Jonathan, it is testament to the man he became that he rose from such adversity to the success he eventually enjoyed.  As for the way he treats a woman?  Bloody hell, this guy had romance, passion and imagination waaay beyond anything you could think of. Sexy, dirty talking and sooo romantic billionaire…yep, new book boyfriend!

“Oh and Claire?”
“Yes?”
“I am the jealous type.”

Oh yes, THE scenario we discussed at length! I’ve tried to block it from my mind. I was loving…..absolutely loving this story and loving Claire. I wish with all my heart that aspect of the story hadn’t happened because like you, I felt it was unnecessary and it had my heart plummeting. It didn’t sit well with me at all and it left me seething at Claire.

Gitte & Jenny: Mid Life Love brings two damaged people together; Claire & Jonathan, both having experienced heart-break, betrayal and struggles before their paths cross. An eleven years age gap adds to our heroine’s lack of self-esteem and prevents her from truly appreciating and enjoying the romance and adoration thrown in her path. Jonathan is more mature and seems very established for his younger years. To him, what your heart feels overrules any ‘supposed obstacles’ thrown in its way. He knows what he wants and he plays every card in his hand to get just that.

We honestly loved this story with all our hearts, the writing is superb, as is the humour, the passion and the emotion.

““Are you going to promote every man that flirts with me?”
“No. I’ll fire whoever does it next.”

For us, the addition of an obstacle we can’t name for fear of spoiling the latter part of Claire & Jonathan’s journey, was unnecessary and we thought; how is this scenario even possible after the emotions involved? It’s too soon and unbelievable!! It took something away from the story for us and is reflected in our rating.

Jonathan took our hearts and we cried at the end our emotions were so high. We would have loved an epilogue or perhaps a not so rushed ending and we’re quite sad that the epilogue was left out of Mid Life Love. However, we cannot recommend this story nor this Author highly enough, like we said…we’ll be one-clicking Whitney Gracia Williams from here on in♥

You’re mine….You’ll always be mine…” – Jonathan

MID LIFE LOVE SERIES by WHITNEY G

Mid Life

Mid-Life Love Book #1 : :  amazon us || amazon uk 
Mid-Life Love at Last Book #2    : :  amazon us || amazon uk 

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