Flirting with Forty by Jane Porter

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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 Hawaii 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 Seattle, 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?

About Jane Porter

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Jane Porter is the author of Flirting with Forty, Odd Mom Out, and The Frog Prince. She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her two sons, where she is currently working on her next book. Visit her website at
Published July 13, 2006 by 5 Spot. 356 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Despite their disapproval, Jackie continues to see Kai—he makes her feel sexy, young and full of potential, but the impracticalities of the relationship eventually wear Jackie down.

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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.

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I enjoy books with older heroines, and Flirting With Forty sounded like a fun book.

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Jackie Laurens had just about everything she could want.

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So her pal Kristine (Locklear's "Melrose Place" co-star Vanessa Williams) talks her into a trip to Hawaii, where Jackie promptly meets a twentysomething surf instructor named Kyle (Robert Buckley, also an older woman's boy toy on NBC's "Lipstick Jungle").

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