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Title: Flirting with Fifty
Author: Jane Porter
Publication Date: May 24, 2022
Page Count: 334
My rating: 4 stars
About the book:
A sexy and sparkling later-in-life contemporary romance about a woman who leaps out of her comfort zone and takes a chance on love by New York Times bestselling author Jane Porter.
Paige Newsom is finally at a place in her life where she’s comfortable. She loves her job as a college professor in Southern California, lives close enough to her mother to visit her regularly, and has three daughters who are flourishing in their own careers. Paige has no plans to upend her life again after her divorce eight years ago, but she’s about to embark on a new adventure: co-teaching a course that includes a three-week international field study.
Paige can think of a dozen reasons why she shouldn’t go, one being a dazzling Australian biologist who will be teaching alongside her. Professor Jack King is charismatic, a world traveler, and more like Indiana Jones than Indiana Jones, all of which unsettles Paige, who prides herself on being immune to any man’s charms. She isn’t looking for love, and it turns out, neither is he. But as the two co-professors lead the rigorous program together, first on campus, then in beautiful Tanzania, their biggest challenge will be working closely together while resisting the undeniable chemistry they feel when they’re with each other.
Flirting with Fifty by Jane Porter is a contemporary romance novel. As the title suggests Flirting with Fifty features main characters that are later on in their lives but still haven’t found that someone to make their lives complete.
Paige Newsom has settled into a comfortable life after her divorce teaching as a college professor in Southern California. Paige lives near to her elderly mother and has her three beautiful daughters off beginning their lives which is all she has wished for in her life.
However, when Paige gets notice that she’s needed to step in to a duel teaching role with a visiting professor Paige gets the nudge she needs to step out of her comfort zone. Jack King is someone Paige once knew and never thought she would see again but now that they are working together Paige begins to see that her world wasn’t as full as she believed.
Being an avid reader and loving to read books about people from all walks of life I was excited to pick up Flirting with Fifty by Jane Porter. I really enjoyed the characters in this mid-life story and thought the author did a wonderful job showcasing the more mature relationship. Flirting with Fifty also included a love of mine in the characters taking a more exotic trip so a double yay for some exciting virtual travel! Tie it all up in a lovely bow and this was certainly an engaging read for anyone who loves a nice contemporary romance a little outside the norm.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
USA Today, and New York Times bestselling author of 65 romances and women’s fiction titles, Jane Porter has been a finalist for the prestigious RITA award six times, with her Tule Publishing novella, Take Me, Cowboy, winning the Novella Category July 2014. Today, Jane has over 15 million copies in print, including her wildly popular Flirting with Forty, a novel picked by Redbook Magazine as it’s Red Hot Summer Read in 2006 before being turned into a Lifetime movie in 2008 starring Heather Locklear.
Jane holds an MA in Writing from the University of San Francisco and makes her home in sunny San Clemente, CA with her surfer husband three sons, and two dogs. You can learn more about Jane at janeporter.com.