Excerpt: Mid-Life Love by Whitney G.

Mid-Life Love
By: Whitney G.
Publisher: Self-published
Published: June 28, 2013
Genre: Romance

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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.

“How long have you been working here, Miss Gracen?” He placed subtle emphasis on the word ‘Miss’ and smiled.

“About four years.”

“Hmmm. I can’t believe I’m just now finding you.” He rubbed his chin. “Do you like it?”

There has to be a better word than “sexy” to describe you…

“Do I like what?”

“Your job, this company.”

“You want me to be completely honest?”

“That would be nice.”

“I absolutely hate it here, but the offices are decorated quite nicely. The interior designers did one hell of a job.”

“Good to know.” He laughed. “I take it that since you haven’t called, you’re not interested in going out with me?”

I nodded weakly. “Clearly.”

“May I ask why, Miss Gracen?”

He needs to stop saying my name like that…

“There are several reasons why.”

“Name the best ones.” He stepped in front of me and looked deep into my eyes. “But your age and the fact that you have kids aren’t good enough reasons for me.”

Poker face…Poker face… “Well, as I’m sure you already know, it’s against company policy.”

“I can have that rewritten by the end of the week.”

“It’s also completely immoral and highly inappropriate.”

“That’s…debatable.” He reached out and pushed a strand of hair away from my face. “Is that all?”

I didn’t say anything. I couldn’t say anything.

I was too busy getting lost in his incredible eyes. I realized that they weren’t entirely blue; his irises were outlined in a wispy cloud of charcoal gray and there were speckles of emerald green gleaming within them.

“Miss Gracen? Are there any other excuses?” He inched even closer to me, slightly rubbing his nose against mine.

Why am I so turned on right now? I shouldn’t be feeling this way…He’s way too young for me, way too young for me…

“I’m not attracted to you.”

He raised his eyebrow. “Oh really?”

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.

13 Thoughts on “Excerpt: Mid-Life Love by Whitney G.

  1. I read the article on her website. So sorry.

  2. Katherine W on 29 July, 2013 at 3:29 pm said:

    It also gets me to sigh when I read about an older woman being able to hold the interest of a younger man….maybe because I’m one of the older set! Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Beatriz on 30 July, 2013 at 6:59 am said:

    Great giveaway.Cheers from Spain!!

  4. Meghan Stith on 30 July, 2013 at 5:23 pm said:

    Hi Whitney! I’m always curious as to why authors write under different names or under nonspecific names, like yourself. Was there a reason you chose “Whitney G.” instead of your full last name?

  5. Hey ladies! And thank you so much for posting this giveaway Kristin! 🙂

    @Meghan I wanted to separate the types of books I write by using different names: I pen all my romance/rom-coms under “Whitney G,” Crime under “G. Williams” (for next year lol), memoirs under my full name, and for New Adult I use a pseudonym–Just so people know what type of writing to expect when they start reading 🙂

    • Anima Giraldez on 1 August, 2013 at 12:05 pm said:

      Hi Whit! Would you be willing to share that pseudonym with us? I’m addicted to your writing and must have more since you’re making me wait for the next books.

      • Hey Anima!! *blushing at your compliment* Thank you! It’s “Mariah Cole” (for New Adult), but my first work in that genre doesn’t come out until six weeks from now. I got the final copy last week and there are some severe formatting problems 🙁 SIGH–Will I ever catch a break??? :-O *Sorry to make you wait again!*

        • Anima Giraldez on 2 August, 2013 at 10:56 am said:

          Absence makes the heart grow fonder! I just have to find other books to fill the time. Just glad I happened upon your website only a few months ago. Looking forward to the next masterpieces.

  6. Jill Swicegood on 1 August, 2013 at 1:33 pm said:

    Great giveaways!!!! Thanks ladies!

  7. Damaris on 2 August, 2013 at 9:38 am said:

    I love the cover and the fact the story involves an older woman. Refreshingly different. Adding this to my list to read. Thanks for the giveaway. dsr002(at)gmail(dot)com

  8. Just love the sound of this book! I am looking forward to reading it and all of the other genres you have plans to write! Keep up the excellent writing!

  9. Lulu Suarez on 5 August, 2013 at 4:01 pm said:

    I think Whitney is a great writer, I had bought her other books but not read yet, exept for Midlife Love, which I was so , so loved the book!! I cannot wait for the 2nd book, I didn’t know there was a second.. yeah!! 🙂

  10. Maureen on 13 August, 2013 at 6:19 pm said:

    I enjoy older heroines in a story and this looks like a good one.

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