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Flirting with fifty / Jane Porter.

Porter, Jane, 1964- (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780593438381
  • ISBN: 0593438388
  • Physical Description: 326 pages ; 18 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Jove, 2022.

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"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."-- Cover, page 4.
Subject: College teachers > Fiction.
California > Fiction.
Middle-aged women > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Genre: Romance fiction.

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Two college professors get a second chance at love when they're recruited to co-teach in this satisfying contemporary romance from Porter (It's You). Prim, insecure 49-year-old statistician Paige Newsome is shocked--and excited--to learn that her new colleague is her one-night stand from 30 years prior. Easygoing 55-year-old Australian biologist Jack King fell in love at first sight three decades ago, but Paige abandoned him without a word the morning after their tryst. Jack has since spent his career traveling the world, while Paige preferred to set down roots. Both have vowed never to remarry (Jack's wife died of cancer; Paige went through a difficult divorce), so they decide to have a temporary fling--only to find themselves falling in love against their better judgments. Jack teaches Paige to loosen up and enjoy life, but their differing attitudes--and Jack's sordid past--jeopardize their happiness. Jack makes a swoonworthy hero, but Paige's constant negativity and diffidence make it difficult to root for her. Readers will appreciate Porter's refreshing focus on middle-aged protagonists but may be exasperated by some of the romantic back-and-forth. Agent: Holly Root, Root Literary. (May)

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Being asked to team teach a class at the last minute is bad enough, but math teacher Paige Newsome discovers things are about to get even worse when she recognizes her fellow professor, Dr. Jack King, from their one-night fling 30 years ago in Paris. Initially, both Paige and Jack try to pretend they don't remember each other, but that charade only lasts long enough for the two to realize that their feelings for each other have not diminished one iota. Porter has few rivals when it comes to writing with grace and compassion about the emotional messiness of everyday living, not to mention her ability to effectively delineate the challenges, both personal and professional, that women face at every stage of life. With its brilliantly rendered characters (including two refreshingly older romantic protagonists) and quietly empowering story line that celebrates the rewards of stepping outside your comfort zone, this romance is both timely and timeless.


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