Monday, December 9, 2013

Mid Life Love (Mid Life Love, #1) by Whitney Gracia Williams

Posted by miss fifi at Monday, December 09, 2013

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4.5 Steamy-But-Cute-Mid-Life-Love Stars!

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Lets meet Claire Gracen. She was a hot 40 year old divorcee with two teenage daughters (They were TWINS! :D).

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Next, meet my Jonathan. He was eleven years youngerthan Claire and he wanted her.. He was young in age but mature enough to be a successful CEO of his own company. And also another thing, he was her boss.

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Now, lets try to understand what kind of story I'll be talking about, shall we?

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

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.


So to shorten the LONG blurb, I'd say that it was a steamy story of a sexy middle aged woman and a younger hott Alpha Male Adonis.

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Lets talk bout Claire.

My life had been picture perfect years ago—fourteen year marriage to a man who I thought loved me, pretty Pittsburgh neighborhood in the suburbs, amazing career that was almost on the brink of being legendary—but then one day it was over. Just like that. The priceless picture couldn’t be put back together; it couldn’t be saved.
It was tattered, forever ruined, and I was the one who emerged with the most cuts...
 


She was a very strong woman who was hell bent on putting the past behind her with a big smile on her face after her freaking husband broke her heart. Okay, strike that, he f*cking shattered her heart. You wonder how? Three simple steps:

1. He MARRIED her.
2. He CHEATED on her with her MARRIED best friend for A YEAR and got her PREGNANT with his kid while she was busy WORKING when they ALREADY had TWO kids.
3.They got DIVORCED.

But don't hate him too much..(view spoiler)

...and nope, she didn't forgive them because she was my kind of b*tch LOL

Today I learned that there is a distinct difference between “forgiveness” and “stupidity.”
Forgiveness is what happens when you can honestly move past something and let it go. Stupidity is what happens when you tell someone “I forgive you” (because it’s the “right thing” to do), but you secretly hope they drop dead right in front of you and tumble into the seventh circle of hell.
 


She hated her job because Statham Industries sucked (her words, not mine!) and her world was turned upside down when she accidentally had an affair with a younger man (who was her boss ;)) and accidentally fell in love with him and accidentally made him fall in love with her too. With him being Jonathan. But guess what? She stayed strong all the time, and was quite cute and funny while at it!

But reality was a b*tch and number didn't lie. 

As much as I’d love to continue this fucking fantasy, I need to get back to reality. 

So yeah, the age gap freaking disturbed her.

...a list of everything I needed to do once I hit the big 4-0:
1) Make a plan to quit my job in five years and pursue my dream career: Interior Design.
2) Pay off all my credit cards and start making larger mortgage payments on my house.
3) Stop reading so many romance books...
4) Save up enough to take my daughters on a week-long cruise in the summer.
5) Stop looking for potential wrinkle-lines and quit considering Botox.
6) Clean my house from top to bottom and KEEP it clean!
7) Stop blaming myself for my ex-husband’s affair...
8) Stop hating my ex-best friend for being part of the affair...
9) Treat myself to a new restaurant every month.
10) Learn to be happy alone


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However, there's no saying, "I'm too old for you" to Jonathan! Because he won't f*cking accept it! After all, he was an alpha male! (He was very cute at it LOL)

.“Are you ashamed of me, Claire?”
“What? No, of course not. I—”
“What’s the reason behind keeping us dating a secret again? The employee policy has been changed for quite some time now.”
“Because you’re the CEO and I’m a mid–level marketing director. It’s already complicated enough with the age gap, but our positions are—”
“Do you want a fucking promotion? Do you want a seat on the goddamn board? What position do you fucking want because I’ll make it happen today. What do I need to do to make sure people know that you’re taken and not interested because you sure as hell don’t know how to make that clear!”
“Excuse me?” She scoffed. “I don’t need you to insult me by acting like you’re in control of—”
“What position do you want?”
“It’s not about the position, Jonathan.” She seethed. “It’s about me knowing better than to date the CEO in the first place, who is undoubtedly the most jealous and possessive man I’ve ever met.”
“You left out the sexiest.”
 


Jonathan was PERFECT! Okay, I lied. He was quite childish and could be very possessive at times. But who cares? He loved Claire with all his heart, he understood her, he cared bout her and he was willing to do anything for her. That was very freaking close to PERFECT, don't you think so?

“I’m allergic to your lies, Claire.” He looked over at me and smiled. “Your poker face doesn’t work on me anymore.” 
(You see, he saw right through her!)

Plus, he was HOTT !

“I’m going to be your first, and I’m going to make you cum over and over and over again.” He lowered his head and kissed my lips. “It’s going to be so fucking good that you’re going to want me to be your last.” 

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But what happened when AN EVIL FORCE (view spoiler)decided to break them???

Go. Read. The. Book. Now. to find out the answer ;)

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“I knew from the moment that I started dating you that this was going to end very badly for me.” ~ Claire
“It doesn’t have to end at all.” ~ Jonathan
 


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Oh damn it, I forgot to rant bout the twin...so...

Lastly, lets meet the FUN twins, Ashley and Caroline! They didn't appear often in the book but when they did, I had lots of FUN so they deserved to be be mentioned :D

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"... Now, I need to speak with you both about something very important. I want you to know that I’m currently seeing someone—someone I think I really like. I’m not sure if I’ll ever let him meet you or not, but—”
“Is he hot?” “Where’d you meet him?” “Is that why you’ve been smiling so much lately?” “And going out so much?” “You don’t want him to meet us?” “Is it because he’s not hot?” “You’re dating someone ugly?” “Why would you do that?” “You’re so pretty!”
I sighed. “Please let me finish...I met him at work, and just so you’re aware, he’s a bit younger than me...”
They stopped stuffing their mouths with junk and exchanged puzzled looks. Then they both stared at me—like I was some type of art exhibit.
They did this routine quite often—so often that I didn’t think they realized how intense their joint stare-fest looked. Most of the time it meant that they were thinking about something, and since I was convinced that they shared a brain, it usually took them a while to formulate a verbal thought.
Caroline tilted her head to the side. “When you say younger, do you mean younger like, regular younger?”
“Or do you mean you could go to prison if we called the cops on you younger? “ Ashley raised her eyebrow. “Because if you want us to keep quiet we will, but you’re definitely going to have to re-consider getting us—”
“What! Why would you even—” I stopped. I didn’t need to stress myself out over their warped line of thinking. “He’s eleven years younger than me...”
They looked at each other and laughed hysterically. Then they started talking to one other as if I wasn’t sitting in the room: “So... He’s basically thirty!” “What’s so wrong with that?” “I don’t know...Isn’t thirty like middle aged? Or is that fifty?” “I think people should stop counting their birthdays after they turn twenty five. After that you’re pretty irrelevant and you just start looking bad and letting yourself go...” “Do you think the guy she’s dating is hot?” “Probably not. She didn’t say he was hot. If he was hot she would’ve said that first...” “Did she tell us his name?” “It’s probably Taylor. That’s a nice thirty year old name.” “Taylor? I like it. I wonder if—”
“Thank you both for listening...” I cut off their ridiculous conversation. “You two are okay with me dating someone?”
“Um yeah! It’s about time! You deserve someone amazing.” Ashley stood up and hugged me. “Whoever he is, I hope he can talk you into buying us separate cars for our senior year!”
Caroline walked over and hugged me too. “I agree. It’s good seeing you smile again—even if the guy isn’t hot...”
 


They. Were. Fun.

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That's all. Go read the book now!!!

*Also ranted on Booklikes :)

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