Author: Whitney G
Publisher by: Independent
Published on: June 19, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance
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.
When I found this book I was slightly unsettled at the idea of a middle aged lady 1. Having a sexual relationship (yes I know many middle aged people have healthy sexual relations but I don’t usually shove it in my own face hahaha) and 2. Being with a man that is significantly her junior. Thankfully this story while revolving around this type of relationship actually put me at ease with the whole situation. The only time I felt uneasy was when Claire had doubts herself and at the very dramatic ending.
Claire is a middle aged mum who looks 10 years younger, has a close relationship with her twin daughters, is slightly bitter at her ex-husband and ex-bestfriend(with good reason) and is definitely not looking for a younger, incredibly delicious, increasingly dominant and indescribably stubborn boyfriend.
But she got him in the form of Jonathan, billionaire boss extraordinaire. Jonathan wasn’t looking for commitment but who can deny the draw of a beautiful woman across an extremely busy restaurant? Jonathan puts his resources to use to find Claire only to discover her in the boardroom down stairs.
There is an instant chemistry between the two and the chase is enjoyable to read. Jonathan is so considerate and charming even when hes dominating Claire in every place possible. The boardroom, the relaxation room, at work, in a public restaurant, anywhere and everywhere he can with extremely sensual and sexual scenes.
The part I didn’t like much is how long the book continues with Claire’s doubts and the getting so close to then pulling right away again but it does have a realistic flow that happens with many relationships. You do get the way out there sailing on exotics ships, having a private beach all there own and one extremely unlikely dinner location but its so sweet you just want to swoon.
The ending makes you feel so much heart ache and desperation, at first, and then there’s a huge gesture and your heart explodes with joy and love and the happy ending you feel they should have.