Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Book Review ~ IT'S A WIDOW THING by Karen Booth

It’s a Widow Thing (Never Too Late, #3)
by: Karen Booth
Series: Never Too Late
Genre: Seasoned Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 23, 2022
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He’s on the fast-track to serious, and she’s hitting the brakes.

When cosmetics entrepreneur Sabrina Kelly waited until she was thirty-eight to marry, she never thought she’d be widowed by forty. Now, two years later, she’s ready for a dip in the dating pool. And Michael, the merciless flirt who lives down the hall, seems like a fun way to get wet. He has “player” written all over him, but Sabrina’s not looking for a love connection. Her heart can’t take more than a fling.

Wall Street mogul Michael Wright has ignored his mom’s pressure to marry for years. But it’s not until he has a health scare that he finally takes stock of his life. If he’s going to settle down, only one woman comes to mind… his gorgeous, whip-smart neighbor, Sabrina. Their chemistry is off the charts. The banter? So. Hot. But while he’s working overtime to woo her, she’s holding back. Can two people running at different speeds get to happily-ever-after together?


It’s a Widow Thing is the third book in Karen Booth’s Never Too Late series. This is a standalone read with some characters from the previous two books making small appearances.

Sabrina Kelly is a 42-year-old widow, who lost her husband two years ago. Since that time she has avoided going out on dates and choosing to put all her time and focus into building her cosmetics company.

45-year-old Michael Wright has always been about work and play. He’s been very successful as a finance guy and has the money to show for it. He’s close to and loves his family but to his mother’s dismay isn’t married with children like his younger brothers. A health scare changes his outlook on life.

Sabrina and Michael live on the same floor of a New York high-rise. They even often ride the elevator together in the mornings. The small time together actually means a lot to both of them. They’ve spent the time getting to know each other and flirting. Things change for these two when Michael kisses Sabrina and asks her out on a date. Sabrina is excited while at the same time torn thinking she isn’t respecting her husband or her marriage.

I liked Sabrina, Michael, and all the characters in this story. For me, unlike the other books, I couldn’t relate to them and thank God don’t share the same life experiences. However, I understand them and would like to think I would be like them. Sabrina seems real. You see her going through life and wanting to close herself off to love. But you also see her embrace it when she’s not expecting to. I loved that playboy Michael is really down to Earth and has layers that he doesn’t show a lot of people. He’s surprisingly patient and understanding. But more importantly, you see him truly caring for Sabrina’s heart and her emotional well-being. These two definitely have chemistry and are fun to watch.

~ Favorite Quotes ~

“You never know what life will bring you.”

“Sometimes you just need a change of scenery.”

“Not everything is a problem you need to fix. Some things just need to get ironed out.”


**Received a copy of the author and voluntarily reviewed it.**

Rating: 4.5

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The Never Too Late Series:

Grey Hair Don’t Care ~ Review
Brooklyn Monroe Wants it All ~ Review

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Karen Booth is a Midwestern girl transplanted in the South, raised on 80s music and repeated readings of Forever by Judy Blume. She writes steamy contemporary romance and women's fiction. When she isn't creating fictional hunky men and the women who test them, she's listening to music with her kids, honing her Southern cooking skills or sweet-talking her astoundingly supportive husband into whipping up a batch of cocktails.

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