Title: Mid-Life Love
Author: Whitney G.
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 28th 2013
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.
In a topic appropriate to this novel, Whitney gives some big no-no's when it comes to getting over a man who has broken your heart!
You know that moment when your relationship is finally over? That moment when your heart starts to fracture because it knows that this time is the time, and there will be no more making up after this?
Well, I’ve unfortunately experienced that moment plenty of times. To prepare for it, I keep my fridge fully stocked with chocolate chip ice cream, and I have all the feel-good chick-flick DVDS lined up in alphabetical order—ready and waiting for whenever it comes.
Yet, despite all my preparation, I almost always do the same shit after a break up, shit that does not help at all. From one heartbroken woman to another, I'm going to give you my top eight ways on how NOT to get over someone you love:
8.) Cry. All the time. At work. In your car. In line at the grocery store. YES. Cry like no one is watching you, like you don’t have a single shred of dignity.
When people ask, “Are you okay?”—because you're making them worry, that's your cue to cry some more. I mean, how else can they expect you to get over him if you don’t cry 24/7? Come on!
7.) Constantly bring him up in conversations with your friends. Yeah, the topic of discussion is "How hot Christian Grey is," but that doesn't matter. Interrupt their fan-girling and say, "Well, I thought [insert your ex's name] was pretty hot too...until HE DUMPED ME!!!"
Repeat step one right after you say that.
6.) Reminisce all the time—and don’t you dare think about the bad times, like when he forgot your birthday, or when he showed up drunk to your parents' summer party, or when he took you to Pizza Hut on Valentine’s Day. Oh nooo. Only reminisce about the GOOD times, the times when he drove ten miles in the blizzard just to bring you some soup, the time when he surprised you with your favorite perfume, or the time he gave you a promise ring and told you, “One day this will be an engagement ring.”
5.) Text him every now and then just to say, “How are you?” When he doesn’t respond with, “Terrible without you,” text back in a rage: “I know you’re not really fine, but I AM.” “Yeah, I can have another you in a minute!” “I’m better off without you too!” “You’re going to miss me!”
**Side-note: When he starts ignoring your texts, use Twitter.
4.) Stay away from fun activities that would keep your mind off of him. No movies, no tennis, no Girl’s Night Out with your closest friends. Just mope and wait until someone asks what’s wrong with you…You already know what to do when they do...
3.) All those personal mementos he gave you? That promise ring (that you later found out came from his younger sister’s jewelry box), that charm necklace, and those cheap, fluffy teddy-bears? Keep them neatly arranged in your room so you can wonder “what could have been” every time your eyes glance that way.
2.) Show up at the places you know he’ll be. Put on your best dress, your best heels, and ignore him the entire night. When you realize that he’s not paying you any attention because he’s moved on and he has another date on his arm? Well, just head to the nearest bathroom and wipe off your mascara before you do the inevitable. Crybaby.
1.) Refuse to believe that you’re capable of finding someone else more compatible, more compassionate, more complete. Wallow in your misery, thinking that the loss of your “first love” means that you’ve lost your only chance at love.
In closing, yes, some of these idiotic things are things I did when I dated people in college. (Don’t you dare judge me! I was DUMB and I’m well aware of it, okay?) That said, the only true way to get over someone is to start living your life without them.
Change your habits, change your thought process, and remember, there will always be someone else. Always.
Now, if you’ll excuse me…I have a carton of ice cream to finish and some old teddy bears to burn,
Bianca and I would like to thank Whitney for this post and we definitely can't wait to read Mid-Life Love!
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About 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:http://www.whitneygracia.com
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