Mid Life Love [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Mid Life Love

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016453293
  • Publisher: Whitney Gracia Williams
  • Publication date: 6/28/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 450
  • Sales rank: 10,367
  • File size: 589 KB

Meet the Author

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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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2013

    I absolutely NEVER write reviews; however, I want the author to

    I absolutely NEVER write reviews; however, I want the author to know how much I truly enjoyed this book. It was funny - sexy and about a woman who isn't just graduating high school or 19 years old. THANK YOU - THANK YOU for writing something a middle aged woman can enjoy!!!!!

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2013

    ***I received an ARC for an honest review*** I absolutely loved

    ***I received an ARC for an honest review***

    I absolutely loved Mid Life Love, by Whitney G.  If I could I would rate a 5+ Stars book.

    Mid Life Love captivated me from the very first page.  The chemistry between the main characters (Jonathon and Claire) was electric, some laughter in parts, and  twists in the story that left me speechless.  Claire has some insecurities that must be addressed before this relationship can continue.  Can Claire do it in time, or is it too late for Jonathon to forgive her?  I do have to admit that I read this story in one sitting.  No breaks at all. So curl up on your favorite couch or chair and enjoy Mid Life Love.  You definitely will be glad you got it.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2013

    I absolutely LOVED this book! It is so refreshing to read a Roma

    I absolutely LOVED this book! It is so refreshing to read a Romance Novel that had an original story line and a slew of characters that kept me smiling, laughing and doing a double take.

    Claire has an amazing personality. I love the fact that she's not only beautiful and smart, but also hilariously sarcastic. I loved watching her open her self up to Jonathan and experience love and not to forget lust :). But don't get me wrong, sometimes I wanted to hit her over the head for being a hot ass mess and not giving in to Jonathan sooner.

    What can a woman say about Jonathan? I think we might want to petition to put a picture of him next to the word sexy in Webster, I'm just saying :). When he gave Claire "special attention" for the first time, I just wanted to melt.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2013

    Claire was happily married with twin girls when she found out th

    Claire was happily married with twin girls when she found out that her husband was cheating on her with her best friend. She divorces him and moves her girls and herself from Pittsburgh to San Francisco to get a fresh start. It has now been 4 years since her divorce, Claire is about to turn 40 and hasn't really dated since then while her 2 friends keep trying to hook up with guys and taking her to Singles Mingles to try and meet someone. Claire hates her job and while in a meeting one day at work she comes to find out the guy she met the other night was in fact the CEO of the company she works for, 28 year old Jonathan Statham.

    His feelings for her are quickly known and she struggles with her feelings for him because of the age difference between them and hurt her Ex caused by cheating on her. We read about their struggles as any couple would have to find out whether or not they are together in the end.

    I loved that it was about a female more my age again. Claire was a bit annoying at times, that's why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5, with not wanting to basically be seen in public with Jonathan, like she was ashamed to be seen with him or something, but that didn't stop me from devouring this book. I couldn't read it fast enough. It's definitely a book I will reread in the future!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 14, 2013

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    Engaging, Intense, Steamy and So Much Fun! I received this eARC

    Engaging, Intense, Steamy and So Much Fun!

    I received this eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

    4.5 Astounding Stars!
    The Review:
    Mid Life Love is a wonderful, fulfilling, romantic, spicy tale of two people coming together despite downfall! This heart-stirring and well written story matched with compelling and passionate characters made for a most excellent read and I am so glad I was asked to read and review it by the author!

    Story...
    Claire Gracen has been trying to cope over the last four years with the betrayal of her ex-husband and ex-best friend. She's raising two teenage daughters, working at a job she hates and trying to survive the tedious singles-meets her friends keep taking her to. She wants to move on from the treachery but her will is broken. She is broken.

    In walks Jonathan Statham, the CEO of the company she works for and he literally turns her world into one long, romantic gesture that she tries desperately to hide and resist. He's eleven years younger than her and she thinks there's no future in their relationship.

    Characters...
    Claire...
    Sometimes I loved Claire... sometimes she infuriated!

    Claire was the quintessential jilted woman. She fell victim to the divorce game. The circumstances were destructive and it shattered her self-esteem, leaving her rethinking everything she thought she knew, what she thought was true about herself and left her doubting herself as a person, as a wife and as a woman. I understood her conflict. When she meets Jonathan, she wants to give into the new desires he stirs within her but she's reluctant because of the age gap and the huge ego blow she's taken from her cheating ex. She thinks she can't be that sexy, beautiful women now that she's divorced with two teenage kids. She thinks she's damaged goods. So I get why she acted the way she did, but her character left me conflicted as she irritated me at some points, left me fire mad at others and then softened me with her sweet and caring side on the rare occasion.

    Claire has this trusting, wonderful, sincere man ready to take on the world for her and she treated him like she was ashamed of him. She was sometimes too rude and not in the playful bantering way that become customary between them but in a harsh way that was hurtful and soul crushing. She couldn't trust what she and Jonathan had and it felt like she didn't even want to try at times.

    Jonathan...
    Sometimes I loved Jonathan... sometimes I just wanted to throw him down and have my wicked way with him!

    Jonathan is the absolutely perfect hero. *swooooon* He's brilliant, savvy, unbelievably handsome, has an excellent head on his shoulders and he's important and wealthy but he's not arrogant. He's demanding and passionate and when he unleashes his alpha male (OMG - *fans self*), he is INCREDIBLY YUMMY!!!

    Jonathan had a horrific childhood but it didn't leave him dark or terribly scarred. However, what I loved most about him was he was affectionate and indulgent with Claire, always putting her first. He took her hang-ups, her desires and her apprehension into account in everything they did. Even to his own disadvantage. I felt like Claire didn't deserve him most of the time. He was so giving and loving and as bad as his past was, he deserved someone who was going to put his needs and his desires before themselves.. in everything!

    But...
    There's a bit of a twist that I DID NOT see coming and once it was spelled out, it made a lot more sense than Claire just being insufferable. I loved that I didn't see it coming to, because it made the realization much more piteous and I truly felt bad for Claire... But I'm still mad at her! lol!

    The Ending...
    My stomach was in knots the last seventy five pages! Angsty doesn't even begin to describe the way that part of the story unfolded. I was so filled with apprehension, I had to put the book aside and gather myself before I could read the last ten pages! THATS when you know you have an incredible read... When the emotions are so intense, you have to step away to get some air before continuing on. Loved it!

    The Wrap Up:
    Claire was the only reason I didn't give this a full five stars. I wanted to, believe me. But she was just too dislikable at times. She needed some serious redeeming for me to really fall in love with her character and we didn't get to see enough of it before the book ended.

    However, between laughter at all the ridiculous sPhone slogans, the flamboyant conversations on girls night out, the twins amusing competitive talk, being charmed and seduced by the interactions between the mains and the anxiety at the climax, I experienced a range of emotions while reading Mid Life Love. And once I started it, I simply didn't want to put it down and I spent my entire Saturday reading and loving this book!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2013

    So, so

    It really was great for the first half but then it dragged on and on with the heroine's stupid mind games and continuous denials of her feelings. What the poor guy put up with! She lied to him, pretended he did not exist in public, pretended she did not have feelings for him, put him down and played miserably with his feelings. And her insecurities and self-justification of her outrageous behavior! Honestly, in the last chapters I just could not stand her and wished the guy would dump her for good. He was terrific and saved the book, but her... she was insuferable in her self-pity. I read romance to relax not to get this annoyed. Honestly, cannot understand the glowing reviews of a book that has such a female lead character.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2013

    Great read

    Im looking forward to read more from this author.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2013

    Great read! Characters are engaging, funny as hell and captivati

    Great read! Characters are engaging, funny as hell and captivating to say the least!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    Loved it

    Can't wait to read more from this author

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2013

    Just WOW.  May I have another (20) just like it?  Please don't m

    Just WOW.  May I have another (20) just like it?  Please don't make me go back to all of the other crap reads I have found over the summer!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2014

    Great Book!!!

    I very rarely write a review, but this book was GREAT!!!! I absolutely LOVED it!!! I had never read any of this authors books, but now I'm a fan and will keep reading her books. And let me say nobody gave me the book for free in return for a positive review!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2014

    Not the best!

    Was looking forward to reading thi book, but was board and not impressed! Hoping reasonable doubt is much much better! Dont't waste your money on Mid Life lov unless you loved this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    Loved this book.

    This was a great read. Loved the story line and the characters. Couldn't put it down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2014

    Finally!

    Finally! A hot, sexy, funny story where the woman isn't in her twenties. I loved the relatable story and called in sick just so I could finish it. Cant wait for her next book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 21, 2014

    I loved loved this book! A must read!

    I loved loved this book! A must read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2014

    A must read

    Loved this book! Great story with twists & turns towards end. A lot of things didn't get done because i couldn't put it down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2014

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. There aren't enough 40 year old

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. There aren't enough 40 year old characters out there. At least not ones that I really could understand and relate to.  A friend of mine recently went through something similar and everything Claire was stressing over, so was my friend. In that sense, the realism was dead on. Claire's about to turn 40, is divorced after a 14 year marriage to her high school sweetheart and moved to the other side of the country to start over. Jonathan sees her and is instantly smitten. When he goes to meet her, she's gone. As fate would have it, they run into each other at the grocery store. She turns him down because he's too young. Circumstances put them in the same place at the same time many, many times. She finally agrees to a date and then stands him up. He's furious, but is so drawn to her that he keeps pursueing Claire. They eventually begin a relationship but she refuses to define it. She also refuses to be seen in public with him. Claire has a lot of insecurities - mostly due to the way her marriage fell apart and the idea that Jonathan will leave when someone younger comes around and catches his eye. His mother and a member on the board that wants to be Jonathan's other half play a key role by basically shoving Claire's own insecurities down her throat. The way Claire comes to terms with herself towards the end and publicly deals with all that has bothered her is inspiring. Jonathan has the patience of a saint but loves her dearly and waits for her to catch up for most of the book. There was no cliff and this can be read as a stand alone. There is a continuation to this story and I plan on picking that book up in the very near future.
    I purchased this book shortly after it was released and the most disappointing thing about this is that is took me this long to read it. I've been kicking myself for missing out on Jonathan's love. And I would not have a problem with Jonathan loving me...I don't think. I look forward to reading more from Whitney as she has a gift - a talent - at creating characters you can get lost in and lose all track of time. I highly recommend this to be read by all.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 18, 2014

    Whitney Gracia Williams did an excellent job with Mid Life Love,

    Whitney Gracia Williams did an excellent job with Mid Life Love, which in my opinion is an incredibly well written book. I will admit to more
    then a few moments of wanting to jerk Jonathan's overbearing chain around, but he was the alpha male and seemed out to prove he was
     top alpha/jerk. I'd highly recommend this book to any romance reader."

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2014

    Love the story line - well written

    Love the story line - well written

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2014

    These books are great....I was a little upset for the cliffhange

    These books are great....I was a little upset for the cliffhanger in book 2. But was excited to find Whit continues the story on her blog. Luv it 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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