Flirting With 40 by K. Bromberg
Narrated by Emma Wilder and Zachary Webber
Standalone Reverse Age Gap Rom Com
I listened to Flirting with 40 by K. Bromberg when it first came out. I enjoyed it so much, but finished it on a trip to see my son and by the time I got back, I just couldn’t catch up and write my review. But this book has been stuck in my head since September. It’s been bugging me that I didn’t tell enough people what an amazing book Flirting with 40 was. In fact, I felt like I couldn’t put together my Best of 2020 book list until I thought out my review on this one.
I’m in my early fifties and just got divorced after 29 years. I love reading about older women finding love again…brownie points if it’s with a hot young cardiothoracic surgeon!
Blakely is 39 and newly divorced after her husband left her for a much younger woman. Her confidence is down the tubes, and now Blakely has a new, very young boss who is out to get her.
Slade is a 31 year old cardiothocric surgeon on a sabbatical he doesn’t want. The two met in a bar, then he stepped in as her fake boyfriend in a humiliating moment with her ex, and suddenly, he’s on a corporate retreat with Blakely as her young, hot boyfriend. Much of this book took place at the retreat, and I really enjoyed it all! It was like a drama filled summer camp with mean girls. Slade was amazing and I loved how he helped Blakely take back her own self worth.
They’re only 8 years apart. I don’t think it’s much, but that may be because I’m 8 years younger than my ex. Sadly because it’s reversed, we really pay attention to the age gap. Blakely’s age is a big part of the story. Her boss doesn’t think she’s young and hip enough, her ex married a younger woman, and now she’s dating a younger man.
“You’re so damn hung up on your age, Blakely, but when I look at you? I just see you.”
I just loved how Slade helped Blakely find herself again. In fact, I think Flirting With 40 was as much about her personal growth as it was about the relationship. The workplace drama was a huge part of the story, and I would love to read more about some of the other coworkers.
- Great banter.
- More than a romance novel.
- Older characters.
- Unique storyline,
- Characters you love to hate.
- The ending was a little abrupt.
Emma Wilder was amazing as always. Zachary Webber, who I normally love as a narrator, occasionally felt like he was just phoning it in, with no real emotion.
The Down & Dirty:
Flirting with 40 by K. Bromberg has stuck in my head. It’s hard to find a unique storyline nowadays, and with the amount of romcoms I read, they start to run together. But I listened to Flirting with 40 five months ago and I still feel like I remember it all, a rare feat. I’d love to see some spinoffs with the secondary characters!
Rating: 5 Stars, 4 Heat, 4 Narration
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