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Flirting With Forty by Jane Porter

January 11th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


I give this one a 4 or maybe even a 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Description from Jane Porter’s website:

He got the second home and the Porsche. She got the kids and a broken heart. Now Jackie, post-divorce and heading toward the big four-oh, is on vacation, staring down her upcoming birthday in sunny Hawaii—alone. But not for long. She’s soon falling for Kai, her gorgeous, much younger surf instructor, and the wild passionate fling they have becomes the biggest surprise of Jackie’s life.

Returning home, Jackie has to struggle with single parenthood…and memories of Kai.   He hasn’t forgotten her either. With her friends disapproving and thousands of ocean –not to mention an age difference–separating them, Jackie starts to wonder what she got herself into. When a choice must be made, can she, will she risk everything for her chance at happiness?

I am so glad I read this book.  It was a great, quick read.  I really felt like I could related to Jackie even though we are no where close in age.  I know how tough it can be to really let go and enjoy yourself sometimes.  Like surfing, yes I tried it when I was in my 20s (hey I grew up in Hawaii, I couldn’t get away with not trying it) but now after being marries, having a baby and getting older I can’t imagine ever trying it again.  I would be worried about failing and looking like a fool.  And can I just say, where was Kai when I was growing up in Hawaii.  Hoo Wee.  He sounds like a total hottie.  If you are looking for a fun, feel good book then this is definitely one I would recommend.

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7 Responses

  1. Katie

    I’ve heard good things about this one…might have to pick it up!

  2. dsuzuki

    Keep an eye out. I’m debating between offering this one or People of the Book as my next giveaway.

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