Thursday, August 29, 2013

Blog Tour: Review of Mid Life Love by Whitney Gracia Williams

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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.

Julie says:

Mid-Life Love is quite a different love story than one I have read before.  If you like the older woman, younger manlove story, then this is the one for you.

Claire is raising her twin teenage daughters on her own while still trying to deal with her past divorce.  Her ex-husband destroyed her after she found out he and her best friend were expecting a baby.  So, I can’t say I blame her with any trust issues she now has.

Jonathan is the CEO of his own company.  He is not your typical billionaire where everything was handed to him.  He suffered an awful childhood and really did start from nothing as he made his way to the top.  He can have anything or anyone he wants, but once he sets his eyes on Claire, he knows he wants to find out more about her, especially since he found out she works for his company.

From the time they meet, Claire is practically terrified.  She is eleven years older than him and feels right from the start they could never work.  She thinks that their age difference is the biggest factor between them and thinks she will only get hurt in the end when he finds a newer model, so to speak.

When circumstances from Jonathan’s past resurface and he has to try and deal with them, Claire is forced to push Jonathan away even further.  I love how determined Jonathan is to keep her and tries to do everything he can to not make her run away even further.  But, will her insecurities win out in the end?
          “I’ll do whatever you ask me to do if it’ll make you happy.” – Jonathan

Mid-Life Love deals with an issue I’m sure a lot of women will go through when trying to date the younger man.  I found it to be quite interesting, but I did feel at times she was being childish and I really got a little tired at how she just kept pushing him away.   
I kept wanting to just say give it up and make a decision.  But, Jonathan is very persistent.  There are times when I actually wish I had a fast forward button to move it along a little better.  I can only give it 3.5 stars because it is just not one that just jumps out at me.  My favorite part of the entire book is “ML” and you will have to read it to find out what that means!!

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A self diagnosed candy addict, travel junkie, and hypochondriac, Whitney Gracia Williams LOVES to write about characters that make you laugh, cry, and want to (in the case of Selena Ross) reach through your Kindle and slap them.

She is the "imaginary bestselling" author of the Jilted Bride Series, Mid Life Love, Wasted Love, and Captain of My Soul.

When she's not locked inside her room, feverishly typing away on her laptop, she can be found here:

She also loves getting emails from her readers, so if you want to tell her how much you loved (or hated) her stories, email her at
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