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.



“Hmmm.” Jonathan leaned back in the chair and narrowed his eyes at me. “You know, I was having a pretty good weekend too. I was spending my nights talking to an extremely beautiful woman. I believe I talked to her every night and we made an arrangement... But then she stood me up on Saturday, so my weekend ended quite terribly.”

“Oh really?” I cleared my throat. “Well, that stuff happens sometimes. It’s all a part of life, young man. Live a little more and then—”

“I’m not sure what I should be more upset about—the fact that you keep insulting me by using my age against me, or the fact that I sat in an empty restaurant waiting for you for two hours.”

He waited two hours?

“Look, I’m sorry I didn’t call you. I just—”

“The last time I was stood up for a date was…” He stood up and walked over to me. “Actually, I don’t think I’ve ever been stood up on a date. It’s such a juvenile thing to do, don’t you think?”

“Yes. It’s quite juvenile. I can’t imagine why someone would ever do that.”

“Hmmm.” He reached down and removed the elastic band from my ponytail, letting my hair fall to my shoulders. “You have no idea why a beautiful woman would stand me up for a date?”

“Maybe there’s a lack of chemistry?” I nearly stuttered.

“No, she and I have plenty of chemistry…”

“Could it be that you two have nothing in common?”

He ran his fingers through my hair. “We talked for quite a while last week…I think we have more than enough in common.”

I shrugged. “Maybe she’s just not that into you then.”

“Oh, she’s definitely into me.” He smirked. “She just won’t admit it for some reason.”

“Well, if it were me, I would just give up and pursue someone else. She did stand you up.”

He tilted my chin with his fingertips so that I was looking directly into his eyes. “I’m not going to give up. She is. And I don’t want to pursue anyone else.”

We stood gazing into each other’s eyes and I realized that I needed to get him out of my house and get back to my bubble bath.

I should use him for inspiration…

“Look,” I said. “I was in the middle of something very important before you came over, so if you could leave right now so I can get back to it, that would be great. Maybe we can talk about what happened over the weekend at work tomorrow? For the record, I really am sorry I stood you up. I had every intention of being there but—”

He silenced me with a kiss and I kissed him back with a passion I’d never felt before. He reached down and untied my robe, pushing it off my shoulders and onto the floor.

Smiling, he assaulted my mouth with his tongue again, using his hands to tug at the drawstring on my pants.

All of sudden, I felt a vibrating sound going off in my pocket. Before I could reach down and shut it off, he reached into my pants and pulled out my favorite purple friend.

He examined it for a few seconds, blinking. Then he held it front of my face and smirked. “Is this what I was interrupting?”

It’s been four years….Four. Long. Years…

“Claire?” He cupped my chin and held my face so I wouldn’t be able to turn away. “Is this what you were doing?”

“I…” I swallowed. Then I went for it. “What if it was?”

A slow, sexy smile spread across his lips. “Then I think I should finish what you started.”



Mid Life Love contains an intense relationship between Jonathan and Claire.  It holds all the elements we love and it brings strong individuals experiencing real life challenges.

Claire Gracen has spent the last four years rebuilding her life. She had the "picture perfect" life for fourteen years, married to her high school sweetheart, up and coming career, two beautiful daughters.... then with very little warning her world was turned upside down. She discovered that not only was her husband having an affair but was doing so with her life-long best friend. 

"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..."

Claire moves to San Francisco and builds a new life for herself and her daughters. Not one she necessarily loves but one that is far away from her ex husband and all the memories that Pittsburgh held. Upon her arrival in San Francisco, Claire accepts a job as a marketing director at Statham Industries but dreams of opening her own interior design firm.

Life moves on and Claire is busy raising her teenage daughters. She becomes close friends with two driven ladies, Helen and Sandra.  These ladies are not only career driven but they have made it their goal to help Claire find a new man.... therefore they are constantly dragging her to speed dating events.

"Seriously? Is that all it takes these days? Age? Kids? Phone Number? Is the art of conversation that DEAD?

Jonathan Statham has achieved so much in his 29 years. He is the CEO and founder of one of the fastest growing technology companies, Statham Industries. He survived a horrific childhood at the hands of drug addicted parents.  Through his adversity, Jonathon managed to come out not only successful but also caring, direct and determined.  

Jonathan and Claire have an immediate attraction but one that Claire resists. Claire is sure their age difference is reason enough to not pursue this relationship. However, Jonathan is use to getting what he wants and Claire has definitely hit Jonathan's radar.

"Could you please inform Mr. Statham that while I do accept last minute appointments from Clients, all internal personnel - even my own supervisors, have to schedule their appointments at least twenty four hours in advance. That's company policy as of sixty days ago. He's the one who sent out the memo, so he should know that."

Jonathan is steadfast and persistent in his pursuit of Claire. He is definitely one of the yummiest alpha males but his approach is caring and so very kind.

"That's not the only reason why this is different for me... In my past relationships, I never thought about any of them the way I think about you. You'd be surprised how often you cross my mind..."

Mid Life Love is funny, witty, romantic and full of steamy steamy Jonathan. Whitney is a very talented author that has given us a wonderful love story woven between alternating points of view. I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!  I highly recommend you buy this today and read it cover to cover ASAP!


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: WEBSITE

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 whitgracia@gmail.com


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