Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, Publisher/PR
Also by this author: Driven, Fueled, Down Shift, Sweet Cheeks, Sweet Rivalry, The Player, The Catch, Cuffed, Control, Resist, Reveal, Hard to Handle, Hard to Hold, Hard to Score, Hard to Lose, Hard to Love
An all new flirty, lighthearted, standalone romance by New York Times bestselling author K. Bromberg guaranteed to make you swoon.
Blakely Foxx is having one of those years.
Her divorce may have been finalized a few months ago, but her ex is already engaged to someone half her age. Her younger boss is determined to sabotage her chance at getting the promotion she rightly deserves. And to make matters worse, she’s closing in on the big 4-0. There isn’t enough wine or ice cream in the world to convince her things will turn around.
When Blakely meets Slade Henderson, she’s left wondering why an early-thirties, hotter than hell, cardiothoracic surgeon would take an interest in her.
She’s been warned that he’ll break her heart, but she’s willing to take the chance. Not only is he helping her get that promotion, but in the process, he’s encouraging her to find the parts of herself she’s lost over the past few years.
Slade shows her that good guys really do exist, but who knew the hardest part about turning forty would be realizing the man you thought was a rebound, is actually your happily ever after?
Flirting with 40 was a delightful binge read! Once I started reading, I simply could not put it down. Slade is PERFECT in nearly every way. And for those who are flirting with 40 (or looking at 40 in the rear view) will relate to Blakely on many levels.
Adorable, fun, and real, Flirting with 40 delivers an age gap romance with a fake dating spin. Both Blakely and Slade are high achieving professionals who have high expectations of themselves. Blakely’s marriage recently ended, she is struggling with her new boss, and she is starting to have crippling self doubt. Honestly, I could relate to Blakely on many levels. Something about hitting 40 sort of reframes your perspective on certain things. I can’t imagine how getting a divorce at this same time would further impact those feelings. Oh, and Blakely’s ex…yeah he is already engaged to a 20 something woman.
Slade is in his last year of residency, but is currently suspended. He is smart and sexy, but hasn’t really been a relationship guy. I loved that Blakely sort of threw him off kilter and made him evaluate his feelings.
Blakely and Slade are the top reasons to read Flirting with 40, but Bromberg delivers so much more. There are some fun scenes that will have you laughing out loud, some scenes that will have you cheering for Blakely as she stands up to her boss, and some emotional scenes that will have you wanting to hug the characters and make things better. Honestly, Flirting with 40 was just incredible in so many ways and I loved so many things.
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: a few
- Trope: age gap, fake relationship
- Triggers: View Spoiler »a child in the story was abused by a parent. The abuse isn’t detailed, but the aftermath is. « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: standalone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler