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Who would expect a one night fling from thirty years ago, reenter her life as a co teacher. Paige is content with her life after a divorce and raising her three daughters. She is a college professor, when she is asked to co teach a coarse with Jack. Jack is the next, Indiana Jones. Jack is an Australian biologist always looking for the next exciting adventure. They are pure opposites in life but the one thing they share , neither are looking for that forever but can they deny the chemistry that
Flirting with Fifty by Jane Porter is a delightful, slow burn, second chance romance with grown up love, combined up with obligations, family, and old regrets. Paige Newsome and Jack King had a brief encounter thirty years ago in Paris. Now they have been thrown together to teach a course at Paige's University. She believes that he doesn't recognize her so she pretends not to recognize him. Paige is just about to turn 50 and Jack is 55, and it shows that love can happen at any time in your life. They have instant chemistry, but, both have good reasons for avoiding a relationship. Although their attraction is instant, the chemistry is off the charts, it still takes some time before they are open to trust each other; enough to start a relationship. Paige and Jack had a lot of soul searching to do before they could make a relationship work after having very different experiences with love in the past. Paige had to deal with challenges and insecurities many people face as they get older, as well as a fear of partaking in another relationship, after the disaster of her marriage. I liked that Jack was willing to let Paige come around to the relationship without forcing any issues or pushing her to choose him. The tidbit about something that happened in their twenties made this a second chance romance. Their travel to Africa added another layer to this story and a depth to Paige and Jack’s relationship. Ms. Porter, an amazing story teller, wrote an amazing, emotional, inspirational, and heart-warming story, written with sensitivity and believability that definitely should not to be missed. This story is filled with strong attraction, clever dialogue, and strong, big-hearted characters, enabling Paige and Jack to overcome difficulties and be given a second chance for a future together. I highly recommend Flirting with Fifty to other readers. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book prior to purchasing it.
Add this to your Beach Read TBR! Hot Aussie professor, check. Slow-burn romance, check. Set in Southern California with travels to Montana and Africa, check. This second chance romance throws professors Paige and Jack together, unexpectedly, thirty years after a brief romantic encounter. A seasoned romance with all the feels. This first book in the series delivers. Can't wait for book two. **received an ARC from netgalley**