Never Too Late Book 1
Everything went wrong. And then she went gray.
At 47, newly divorced makeup artist Lela Bennett is dreading her next steps. Dating. Meeting people. Not letting herself go. But then she runs into Donovan James and tries something different—sleeping with her sexy crush from college. Unfortunately, in a post-orgasm stupor, Lela confesses she was in love with Donovan all those years ago. He responds by leaving while she sleeps. The next morning, her gray hairs are practically taunting her. She knows she has to get it together. Forget men. Embrace her age. Own her gray.
Donovan James is a marketing genius, but his ex-wives will tell you—nothing freaks him out like feelings. Three years after his one-night stand with Lela, he’s focused on his daughter’s lifestyle company, but unprepared to meet the face of their new beauty brand. It’s Lela. With stunning silver locks and new confidence, she’s no longer swayed by his charms. When business starts booming, the universe seems intent on throwing them together time and again. And suddenly, two people convinced that romance was behind them are wondering if love could be what’s next.
Praise for Gray Hair Don’t Care:
“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
“It’s got all the sparkles and tingles of first love, but without all the angst and BS. Just sexy, confident, competent people finding everlasting love.” -NPR
“Readers looking for older romance heroes and heroines won’t want to miss Booth’s latest stand-alone. Themes of starting over, embracing your true self, confronting ageism, and family forgiveness make this a romance to remember.” -Library Journal starred review
“A searingly personal tale of a woman navigating her way through middlescence, of finding herself after a lifetime of self-doubt, and of letting her natural sparkle shine even brighter. I fell in love with every word, every sentence, every page of this exceptional Gen-X romance.” -5 stars, Natasha is a Book Junkie
“Y’all! Get ready to embrace the force that is Lela Bennett in this sassy, funny romance that will suck you in right from the first wedding crasher moment! Do not miss Gray Hair Don’t Care!” –Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Avery Flynn
“Romance with heart and sparkle. Karen Booth delivers a beautiful emotional drama that extends beyond the romantic couple to a delightful cast of characters I came to love. The relationship between the heroine and hero’s daughter was a particular highlight. Give me more Karen Booth stories with all the family and friendship moments twined through swoony romance.” -Joanne Rock, USA Today bestselling author
“I loved Gray Hair Don’t Care! Lela and Donovan’s story was so much fun, and I cheered for Lela, her amazing hair, and her journey of self-discovery the whole way!” –USA Today bestselling author Serena Bell
“Gray Hair Don’t Care is the modern woman’s anthem to deserving love at any and all ages, colors, sizes!” -Thoughts of a Blonde Reviews
“A story of relationships of all kinds, of life, laughter, hardships, pain, and love; Gray Hair Don’t Care is a book every woman should read and learn from.” -5 stars and rated a Purest Delight, Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
“It was such a pleasure to meet a character like Lela: a fifty-year-old woman who’s comfortable in her skin yet still growing, still ambitious for her future, and still open to love and desire despite past hurts. Happy endings aren’t only for the young, and I’m so glad Karen Booth emphasized that in this warm, optimistic romance.” -Olivia Dade, author of Spoiler Alert and 40-Love
“I loved this feel-good story, these characters and what they had to say about life after 40!” -5 stars, Red, Hot and Blue Reads
“Gray Hair Don’t Care is a delight from start to finish. Lela and Donavan’s wisdom may be hard won, but Booth’s characters are fresh and full of life.” –Ruby Lang, author of the Uptown series
“Fiercely sexy and delightfully smart! Gray Hair Don’t Care is a swoony seasoned romance and touching love letter to Gen Xers. Lela and Donovan are total over-40 goals and characters who will stay with you long after you’ve finished the book!” -USA Today bestselling author Susannah Nix
“Watching Lela embrace her gray hair as she comes into her own as a businesswoman and a human is a joy.” -USA Today bestselling author Jenny Holiday
“I’m in love with Karen Booth’s new seasoned romance Gray Hair Don’t Care. My love affair started with the beautiful, sassy cover, but once I started reading, I couldn’t walk away. It’s a smart, grown-up story filled with humor and second chances. I’m already looking forward to a re-read, diving back in to Lela and Donovan’s story and experience these vibrant and passionate people fall in love all over again.” -Natasha Moore, author of The Men of Lakeside series
“Gray Hair Don’t Care proves what many of us already know— smart, witty, sexy, and foxy doesn’t end at forty—or fifty, or sixty…” -Sandra Antonelli, author of At Your Service
“Booth writes with an effervescent charm.” -Scribd Best Romances of 2021
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