About Karen

karenbooth_authorphotoKaren Booth is a Midwestern girl transplanted in the South, raised on ’80s music and many readings of Forever by Judy Blume. Karen writes contemporary romance with sparks, almost always about the dreamy guy you never thought you’d get. Her stories are full of breathless kisses, tearjerker moments, messy family dynamics, and more than a few things she’s glad her mother has never read.

When she’s not creating hunky fictional men and the women who test them, she’s listening to everything from Otis Redding to Duran Duran to Superchunk with her grown-up kids, honing her Southern cooking skills (she makes some mean collards), or sweet-talking her astoundingly supportive husband into whipping up a cocktail.

Karen is co-founder of the 4500+ member Seasoned Romance Facebook group, devoted to the promotion of romance with characters 35+. She has been a finalist for RT Magazine’s Series Romance of the Year, RT Magazine’s Gold Seal of Excellence, the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award (NERFA), the Booksellers’ Best Award, and the Holt Medallion. Her books have been translated into more than twenty languages. Click HERE for a downloadable reading list.

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“With this funny, surprising novel, Booth might just have written the definitive Gen-X romance. In addition to the ages of the protagonists—both in their 50s—and how glorious it is to see a woman celebrated as a silver fox, the novel stands out for consistently defying expectations.”-Publishers Weekly starred review for Gray Hair Don’t Care

“For those who love sweet and angsty romances with a heavy dose of family drama, this is not to be missed.”-NPR on Secrets of a (Somewhat) Sunny Girl

“This captivating romance appeals on many levels, from the forbidden lovers angle to the strong, dynamic characters.”- RT Magazine on Pregnant by the Rival CEO. Rated a Top Pick and nominated for the RT Gold Seal of Excellence.

“Ms. Booth has hit a home run with this riveting story that’s full of life, trials and tribulations, joy, but most of all, love.”-5 stars and a recommended read, Blackraven’s Reviews on Bring Me Back

Full list of available books and upcoming releases:

Click HERE for a downloadable, printable reading list with tropes and series info.

Not So Fast for Afterglow Books by Harlequin, May 27, 2025

The Swap duet:

Swap and Smell the Roses, The Swap Book 1

The Swap Book 2, Title TBD, February 2026

The Never Too Late series:

Gray Hair Don’t Care, Never Too Late Book 1

Brooklyn Monroe Wants It All, Never Too Late Book 2

It’s a Widow Thing, Never Too Late Book 3

The Forever series:

Bring Me Back, Forever Book 1

Back Forever, Forever Book 2

Claire’s Diary, Forever Book 3

Save a Prayer, Forever Book 4

Wishing, Forever Book 5

Stand-alone books:

Hiding in the Spotlight, contemporary romance

Rock Starred, contemporary romance

Secrets of a (Somewhat) Sunny Girl, romantic women’s fiction

London Calling, with Karen Stivali

The KISS Principle, contemporary erotic romance

Love Plus One, contemporary erotic romance

Taking Dictation, erotic short story, Felt Tips charity anthology edited by Tiffany Reisz

HARLEQUIN® Desire™ (grouped by series, listed chronologically):

That Night With the CEO: The Langford Family Book 1

Pregnant by the Rival CEO: The Langford Family Book 2

The Ten-Day Baby Takeover: The Langford Family Book 3

The CEO Daddy Next Door

The Best Man’s Baby

Pregnant by the Billionaire: The Locke Legacy Book 1

Holiday Baby Bombshell: The Locke Legacy Book 2

Between Marriage and Merger: The Locke Legacy Book 3

Snowed in with a Billionaire: Secrets of the A-List

Secret Twins for the Texan: The Texas Cattleman’s Club

Secrets of the A-List: Tempted by Scandal

A Christmas Temptation: The Eden Empire Book 1

A Cinderella Seduction: The Eden Empire Book 2

A Bet With Benefits: The Eden Empire Book 3

A Christmas Rendezvous: The Eden Empire Book 4

A Christmas Negotiation: Harlequin special re-release of A Christmas Rendezvous

Seven Sins: Forbidden Lust

Once Forbidden, Twice Tempted: The Sterling Wives Book 1

High Society Secrets: The Sterling Wives Book 2

All He Wants for Christmas: The Sterling Wives Book 3

Blue Collar Billionaire: The Texas Cattleman’s Club

Best Laid Wedding Plans: Moonlight Ridge Book 2

The Problem with Playboys: Little Black Book of Secrets Book 1

Black Tie Bachelor Bid: Little Black Book of Secrets 2

How to Fake a Wedding Date: Little Black Book of Secrets 3

Rancher After Midnight: The Texas Cattleman’s Club

Four Weeks to Forever: The Texas Cattleman’s Club

Their After Hours Playbook

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