Friday, December 5, 2008

Flirting with Forty by Jane Porter

BIG THANKS to Miriam and Hachette Book Group for sending me this book to review!

Flirting with Forty by Jane Porter

Published by 5 Spot, a division of Hachette Book Group

About the book: 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?

What I think: This book was an incredibly fast read for me. I would describe it as the ideal beach read because it is light and fun, plus half of the book does take place in Hawaii! As I was reading the book, I could easily envision Jackie and her irrational and yet powerful feelings for Kai. Jane’s writing style made Jackie’s character seem incredibly real and I found myself rooting for her until the very end.

My only real issue with this book is the ending itself. I don’t want to give anything away but I just didn’t find the book’s conclusion sufficiently realistic.

Nonetheless, I found Flirting with Forty is a fun and breezy read. I look forward to delving into the other books by Jane Porter in the future!

Flirting with Forty has been made into a Lifetime movie that will air December 6th at 9 PM/8c starring Heather Locklear and Robert Buckley. This seems like perfect casting to me and I really can’t wait to see the movie. This is the type of book that I anticipate will translate very well into film! The trailer also makes it look really good...........check it out!

Be sure to visit the other stops on The Early Birds Blog Tour of Flirting with Forty:

At Home With Books, My Friend Amy, Bermudaonion's Weblog, Book Critiques, Sharon Loves Books and Cats, The Tome Traveller's Weblog, The Printed Page, A Bookworm's World, Books, Movies, and Chinese Food, Allison's Attic, S. Krishna's Books, Literarily, Booking Mama, Cheryl's Book Nook, Cindy's Love of Books, Books By TJ Baff, B&b Ex Libris, Marjolein Book Blog, A Novel Menagerie, Wendi's Book Corner, The Book Czar, The Book Girl, A Circle of Books, Books In Every Room, A Blog of Books for You, Book Ahoy!, Enroute to Life


Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see the movie.

Luanne said...

About the ending - I won't spoil it either, but it is kind of a fairy tale ending isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great post! Glad you enjoyed the book. :)

Toni said...

Hey I like that.... a breezy read! Just stopping by on the Blog Tour. Nice Review!! :)

Allison said...

Great review...I loved the book and am looking forward to seeing how much of the book is in the movie!

.Books by TJ Baff said...

Nice review!
Isn't it fun doing a blogtour and making the rounds of everyone's postings. We are all so different.

Anonymous said...

Gonna be a great movie


The Giveaway Diva said...

great review! the movie was great!! =)

Anonymous said...

great review!! i'd love to read this book!!


Anonymous said...

wow i'd love to read this book please pick me!!

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Anonymous said...

i think you did an awesome review! great job! loved the movie!!