TITLE: Flirting with Forty
AUTHOR: Jane Porter
PUB DATE: reprinted in 2008
This is my second Jane Porter Book I read. My first introduction to Jane was Frog Prince which I read and loved. So when Miriam from Hachette was looking for people to read and review this book for the December blog tour I jumped at the opportunity to take part. She was generous enough to include all the books Jane has written: Frog Prince, Odd Mom Out, Mrs Perfect and Flirting with Forty.
Flirting with Forty is about a woman named Jackie who is a divorced mother of two: William who is nine years old and Jessica who is almost 6 years old. Jackie is about to turn 40. She is having a rough time with it all. Anne her best friend tells Jackie she needs to do something big for her birthday and suggests that Jackie goes away. Anne and Jackie make plans to go to Hawaii and spend the 40th birthday there. At the last minute Anne backs out of going and Jackie heads to Hawaii on her own. While there Jackie meets and flirts with Kai, the surf instructor. The have a fling.
When Jackie returns to Seattle she realizes she has fallen for Kai and she can’t stop thinking about him. She begins to make plans to return to Hawaii. When her friends and family hear of this they don’t approve of it. She starts to question her feelings for him and wonders if he feels the same about her. Then he shows up on her doorstep and Jackie is surprised. Does he feel the same way about her and if so what will be come of them?
This was very much a quick, lit and funny read. I have to say my favorite part of the book was the first chapter with getting the Christmas tree and getting it in the house.
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3 thoughts on “Review: Flirting with Forty Book”
Great review. I liked the way her friends rallied around her when she needed them even though they had disapproved of what she’d been doing. I hope that makes sense.
It makes perfect sense…can’t wait to see how its going to be done in the movie?
I loved Tales from Jabba’s Palace. It’s so great to see I’m not the only one. It was great to see how you came up with your idea for this story.