Never Too Late
by Mia Catherine
Sam’s life hasn’t turned out the way he planned. Two years after an unwelcome divorce from high school sweetheart, Katie, he’s struggling to put the pieces of his life together and pay off a mountain of debt. At the insistence of his oldest friend, he reluctantly agrees to be set up on a 1Night Stand. Perhaps it’s the push he needs to finally move on?
Divorced and preparing for an empty nest when her only son leaves for Marine Boot Camp, Katie is ready for a change. Working as a legal secretary has given her professional fulfillment, but her romantic life leaves something to be desired. Weary of facing the future alone, she decides to dip her toe back into the dating pool and perhaps find some companionship.
Forced to confront their issues and a divorce neither wanted, can Sam and Katie forget the past and reconnect?
Never Too Late
What Readers are saying:
“I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a great heartfelt romance.” –Mary
“In a word; Hot!” – Christine Doire
“Love is rarely a fairytale and life can be unfair, facts this story embraces. The author takes the reader on an emotional ride that includes reluctance, excitement, regret, anger, joy, forgiveness, understanding, and ultimately, undeniable love, all in a few short pages.” – Carol
About the Author:
Born and raised in Wisconsin, Mia Catherine lives in the Badger State with her husband and their three young sons. An avid fan of television dramas since she was young, Mia looked away from the television screen and began reading romance when she became disillusioned with the lack of quality and substance on today’s serial dramas. Enjoying the fantasy involved in a good love story, and with far too much time on her hands towards the end of a difficult pregnancy, she decided to give writing a try. What started as a hobby soon became a passion.
With the support and encouragement of a dear friend, Mia began entering literary contests and focused her energy on improving her craft, and within a year, committed herself to a new career path. She now has her sights set on getting her stories published, and invites you to join her in her journey!
Enjoy the following excerpt for Never Too Late:
Oh, well. Here goes nothing….
He turned the corner and the vision took his breath away. Silhouetted against the clear December sky stood the figure of a goddess. The three-inch heels she wore were neither the flat shoes of a frumpy, intimidated woman, nor the high heels of a lady trying to be someone she’s not. Her sculpted legs led to a conservative, yet sexy black dress that hugged her curvy figure and dipped low enough to show most of her well-toned back. His gaze made its way up to her short, wavy brown hair and he finally found the breath to sigh. She was exactly his type.
That 1Night Stand service is really good.
Pangs of desire, absent for too long, radiated through him, and the ability to spend the night with another woman seemed closer to reality. Maybe I’m ready. Katie may be the only one I’ve been with, but that’s over. Right?
Either unaware of his presence or playing coy, his beautiful date hadn’t moved from her position at the windows. The more he watched her, the more he experienced déjà vu. Something so familiar about her….
He’d know that high-pitched squeaking sound anywhere. “Katie?”
She spun, her wide eyes, her jaw slack with surprise before it snapped shut. “Sam?”
“What the hell are you doing here?”
“I can ask you the same!”
They stared at one another for several moments, recovering from their shock. Her gaze drifted from his face to the flowers he held.
“Oh, you’ve got to be kidding me.” She snorted. “You’re my date?”
I bet y’all are sick of Harlie reviewing 1NS books. Well tough…I love them. They are quick reads for me, plus I love to see who Madame Eve is going to set up and the reason for her madness. But what drew me to Never Too Late was the married couple trope. I love that trope, always had and always will. I like to read about established couples and the problems that they seem to have. Whether it’s not communicating with each other, sex becoming boring or just life in general pulling them apart. The great thing about married couples is the history they have and getting that spark back that was missing.
Katie and Sam have been divorced for two years and both of them know that divorcing was wrong and still feel the pull towards each other. When they realize that Madame Eve has set them up they are angry. Acquisitions fly and words are said that are real and palpable. For the first time in years they are finally communicating. Just their conversations about what went wrong and why are great. You can feel the desire and love that they both still had for each other.
While there is a smexy time, its raw and emotional for both of them. It was unexpected but needed in a way that somehow worked for Katie and Sam. Its down and dirty but not graphic. I appreciated that Ms. Catherine wrote their story with dialogue and not the usual sex scene after sex scene. She wrote an honest book about what broke up a marriage and what Katie and Sam needed to do to mend it. *sigh*
The ending of the book is sweet. Especially the last line. *wiggles eyebrows* I hope that Ms. Catherine writes a book about another married couple. She hit the head on the nail with Sam and Katie.