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Release Day Review! GREY HAIR DON’T CARE by Karen Booth

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Title: Gray Hair Don’t Care
Author: Karen Booth
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 8, 2021

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 the beauty division. 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.


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Let’s hear it for older heroines! 🙂

I absolutely loved Lela! The way she takes charge of her life, her business, and her relationships–not to mention her hair–is inspiring. Donovan, on the other hand, is a completely clueless man for 90-ish percent of the book but Ms Booth manages to make his redemption in the end both believable and worthy of the goddess that is Lela.

Fortunately until he makes that leap there’s enough other goodness going on here–Lela’s career, her friendships and business relationships, and of course the confidence that comes along with her embracing her gray (and the rest of her!)–to make up for the fact that the hero is less than romance-hero-heroic for a good chunk of the novel.

This was such a fun read–my first from this author, but definitely not my last! Mature second chance romance FTW!

Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

He wanted to touch her and kiss her. He wanted to take her upstairs. He longed to finally spill the sappy, lovelorn contents of his head and heart. Let them leak out all over the floor, than hope for the best.

About the author:

Karen Booth is a midwestern girl transplanted in the South, raised on ’80s music and repeated readings of “Forever” by Judy Blume. Karen writes contemporary romance and women’s fiction, almost always about the dreamy guy you’d never thought you’d get. Her stories are full of breathless kisses, tearjerker moments, family dynamics, and more than a few things she’s glad her grandmother never read.


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