Flirting with Fifty

· Modern Love Book 1 · Sold by Penguin
7 reviews

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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.
7 reviews
Shari Bartholomew
May 26, 2022
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
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Eileen Aberman-Wells
May 26, 2022
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.
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Denise Holcomb
May 24, 2022
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**
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About the author

Jane Porter, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 70 romances, holds an MA in Writing from the University of San Francisco and has been a finalist for the prestigious RITA award six times, winning in 2014 for Take Me, Cowboy. In 2008, Jane’s popular novel, Flirting With Forty, was made into a Lifetime movie starring Heather Locklear, and in 2021 two of her novels were turned into holiday movies for the new GAC Family channel. Jane lives in sunny California with her surfer husband, three sons, and three dogs.

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