Mid-Life Love by Whitney G.
Mid Life Love
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.
Phew. So I had to sit and calm down a bit after the ending of this book. It really made me angry. I ranted to my husband for quite a bit, and he just sits there and nods and lets me go on and on. But sometimes it is not enough. I need to write things down to get them out and stop thinking about them. If you are the author I am sorry, but this might get ugly. Before I go onto the ending of the book I thought I would start with my thoughts on the rest of the story - there will be spoilers ahead!
I started and the prologue was amazing. I was reading this for an online book club and I have been seeing posts all month about how everyone was hating the story. I started it and thought why are they hating this so much? This is awesome and has potential to be amazing! Then it just became okay. Claire is still hung up on her ex-husband cheating on her with her best friend. This was four years ago. I understand being upset, but she closes herself off from even the idea of someone else. Fine. Then she meets Jonathan, the CEO of the company she works for and she is instantly super attracted to him. The problem? Well she is almost 40 and he is almost 30 - it will never work! I mean he has no problem with it, thinks she is amazing and beautiful and likes her for some unknown reason, but she, she cannot deal with it. She keeps going on and on about their age difference. It gets to the point where I am just like get over it! Either break it off and move on or find some way of accepting it! He has, so what is the issue? She just goes on and on about it...ugh!
My other issue with her? Jonathan spends sooo much money on her and she is just like coolio thanks dude. Still don't want anyone to know about us, but thanks so much! It is like what? He pays off her debt ($150,000) and he tells her and she is just like awesome thanks. Not even like over the top super duper appreciative I cannot believe you did that?!?! Then on and on about it appreciative. Like oh thank you so much! That is it. Really who doesn't at least protest a little bit these huge expenses spent on her? Not even a "You shouldn't have" even if you don't really mean it? It just seems unrealistic and not really as grateful as she should be.
Then there is the sex. Well they have a lot of it. I get that it is supposed to be like BDSM, but it was just not that good. I like reading that kind of thing if it is done well and I just found this to be kind of boring and just not good. I started skimming the sex scenes as I just didn't like them. Jonathan was trying to be all dominant and such, but I just didn't like it.
So the book is going on, they get together and I am only half way through the book. I kept looking at how much I had left and was like when is this going to end? You don't really get to see a connection between the two, besides their obvious physical attraction. I think that was my main issue with this book - I didn't see the connection.
I still didn't mind reading this book, it wasn't the worst book ever, but it wasn't the best either. Then I got to the end and I lost it. So she breaks up with Jonathan because his mother is harassing/stalking her. Why she doesn't say something to Jonathan about it I have no idea. That makes absolutely no sense, but I will bypass that for now. That doesn't even matter. So she broke up with him and then next thing you know she is dating his biggest competitor! Another super rich super hot computer guy! Sure, even though that is totally not likely I will bypass that as well. So everyone ends up at a tech conference, Clair, new boyfriend Damian, and Jonathan. So she sees Jonathan and is all I still love him! They end up dancing together somehow in the dark and she is all I love you! Let's get out of here! He has one condition, tell Damian it is over and she is with him. What does she do? Nothing. She does not admit to her boyfriend that she just tried to talk another man into running off with her. That she just professed her love to him. Nothing. So Jonathan understandably is pissed and makes it so she can no longer get to him. She runs off later once she gets back to her room with Damian to find Jonathan and I don't know try and convince him to sneak off again? She wants to make him see she loves him! So he sends her away all whatever I don't know you anymore. She cries herself to sleep and I think finally! At least now she will have dumped Damian right? I mean it is not fair to him, and it will show Jonathan you want to be with him and maybe you guys can get back together. Right? I mean that is what any sane person would do. What does Claire do? Continues to date Damien!!! She walks around with him, lets him kiss her, everything so it seems like they are a couple. WTF?! Seriously? Then she dares to be upset that Jonathan won't talk to her. Really? Really Claire are you that stupid?
So then my favorite part is all three (plus Jonathan's date) end up sitting at the same table the last night for dinner. Claire, while with her freakin boyfriend, keeps texting Jonathan all I love you! Doesn't that mean anything? Why won't you talk to me?!?! Can't you see I love you when I am still with my boyfriend and have made no real efforts to break that off and show you I love you? What is wrong with you? I want you? Good job Claire. I have no idea why she thinks remaining with her boyfriend and pretending to like him will show Jonathan that she cares. Way to totally be trying to cheat on your boyfriend. I love how the whole first part of the book she is so broken up over her husband cheating on her, and she turns into a cheater as well! It made me so angry. Break up with your freakin boyfriend already! If you want to be with Jonathan show him!! Soooo stupid! I just can't. Of course once everyone is watching Jonathan and he is about to leave she goes and kisses him so yey they get together...way to use your words! Way to break up with Damian instead of just leading him on forever. Way to break it off before starting again with someone else. Way to be an awesome person Claire. I didn't really hate her for most of the book, though I did find her annoying in parts. I hated her after the ending. I still cannot wrap my head around what she could have possibly been thinking. I didn't really like Jonathan, but I still think he deserves better than Claire. I really have no idea why he was with her. The last chapters made me totally hate the book. I hate when that happens. This one was really bad though.