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Flirting with Forty

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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 in sunny and staring down her upcoming birthday-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.

Back home in , Jackie has to struggle with single parenthood...and memories of Kai. He hasn't forgotten her. Yet thousands of miles of ocean-not to mention an age difference that feels even wider-separate them. And, of course, her friends disapprove. When a choice must be made, can she, will she risk everything for her chance at happiness?

From Publishers Weekly

May 22, 2006 – In Porter's second dip into the chick lit pool (after The Frog Prince), Seattle single mom Jackie Laurens begins wondering how important happiness is: divorced with two kids and a thriving decorating business, she assumes she's happy, but can't help feeling like something's missing. When her married friend, Anne, arranges for the two of them to indulge in a Hawaiian getaway in honor of Jackie's 40th birthday, Jackie agrees. Anne backs out at the last second, but Jackie decides to suffer through the vacation solo. Hawaii is gorgeous, but the hotel pool deck groans under the weight of middle-aged men whose coarse chutzpah is only overshadowed by their flabby bellies. Just before she resigns herself to the depressing prospects, she meets Kai, a sexy, tan and much younger surfing instructor. Life doesn't get better, only more complicated as Jackie tries to balance the sultry, sweaty joys of Hawaii and Kai with the obligations of motherhood. Porter's romance roots show in the gratuitous sex scenes and in how easily tears flow from Jackie's eyes, but this book fits the bill as a calorie-free accompaniment for a poolside daiquiri.

Customer Reviews

Embracing your life

Jackie is recently divorced and alone on vacation in Hawaii for her 40th birthday. Kai is a young surf instructor who offers to give Jackie a surf lesson. Which leads to a budding relationship. Jackie's friends aren't happy about the relationship and try to set her up with other men. These two have an amazing connection from the start. I loved this book and it's the first I read by Porter and is also why I read all of them now.

wonderful story

This is a wonderful story of a woman finding herself after divorce, finding fun, negotiating life, kids, a job, and dipping her toes in the dating scene. Meeting a younger, surf instructor in Hawaii, she has doubts it could work, at first. She must figure out if the the relationship is a fling or possibly for keeps. I enjoyed this story a lot!

Flirting with Forty
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fiction & Literature
  • Published: May 07, 2008
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Print Length: 368 Pages
  • Language: English
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