Flirting with the Beast - Jane Porter

Flirting with the Beast

By Jane Porter

  • Release Date: 2022-11-29
  • Genre: Romance
Score: 4.5
From 17 Ratings


A woman expecting to spend the holidays alone finds warmth in the iciest man she knows in this steamy and charming later-in-life romance by New York Times bestselling author Jane Porter.
It’s been five years since Andi McDermott lost her husband, and she's finally starting to feel like herself again, ready to live fully—she’s even started dating again. But when her holiday plans with her stepson and his fiancée fall through, she refuses to spend another Christmas alone while everyone is celebrating with their families. Impulsively, she decides to go up to her cabin in Lake Arrowhead, a place she used to love to visit but hadn’t gone to in years, not since the feud started between her husband and their nearest neighbor.
Andi starts to rethink her decision when being alone at the cabin proves to be more challenging than she expected—a heavy snowstorm hits the area, and Andi finds herself trapped there with no one to help except for her neighbor, Wolf Enders. A military vet who lives full-time on Lake Arrowhead, Wolf is as grumpy and intimidating as Andi remembers. But he’s also unexpectedly kind and uncomfortably sexy—his presence reminds Andi that she may be older, but her body still works perfectly fine, thank you very much. But can this good girl tame this sexy beast of a man, and will this snowy fling turn into a love of a lifetime?


  • You’re Never Too Told for Love

    By LouH124
    This was a great retelling of Beauty and the Beast with characters in the late 50s/early 60s. As you would expect, they each had history that impacted their relationship, but they worked through it. Family and friends played an important part in this story. As a person around the same age as Andi and Wolf, I could totally relate. Everyone wants to find that one person to love and spend their life with regardless of their age. I voluntarily read an advanced copy of this book from the author. I also own a copy of the book in print. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Repost of my original review on Goodreads.
  • Forever Love!!!

    By Mrsnoah6
    I loved this story! It’s a breath of fresh air to have characters that aren’t always 20-ish years old. Sometimes in life you are surprised to find that special someone hidden underneath a very rough and damaged heart. When Andi and Wolf both had to lean into one another throughout a winter storm at their cabins, the snow wasn’t the only thing that melted when the storm passed, as Andi and Wolf found a new love in each other!!!
  • Yay for mature characters!

    By BrandyLyons
    MORE WONDERFUL BOOKS WITH MATURE WOMEN PLEASE! I absolutely love seeing older women find love and grow and have beautiful friendships! This was all of that and more! Also, the settings were always stunning. I did get a little frustrated with Wolf at times, especially near the end. I felt like he didn't grow near as much as Andi did. Still, he's a great complex character!
  • Flirting with the Beast

    By wiolka1
    Wolf likes to be alone, so why his neighbor is in his thoughts. After another disappointment from her stepson Andi decided to spent Christmas in the cabin. Everything would be perfect if not for her neighbor Wolf. The storyline is fabulous, loved reading about mature couple finding love. Wonderful, awesome.
  • Flirty Romance with mature characters

    By princezz24789
    Four and a Half Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭒ Flirting with the Beast by Jane Porter is the second book in her popular modern love series, and can easily be read as a stand-alone novel. This series features older characters who fall in love and I found Flirting with the Beast an excellent addition to this series. Story Recap: Andi McDermott has been a widow for over five years and is finally feeling like herself again. When her stepson and his fiancée change plans and tell her they can’t spend Christmas with her, Andi decides to spend the holiday in her cabin up in the mountains in Lake Arrowhead. She hasn’t spent any time in the cabin since her husband passed, but she knows she needs a change of scenery to help her get over the disappointment of spending Christmas alone. When Andi gets snowed in, she needs to ask her neighbor, Wolf Enders, for help. Wolf and Andi’s husband have been feuding for years until Andi’s husband’s death. Wolf is a military vet and is grumpy and intimidating, but Andi is surprised that she sees a kinder, gentler side when he helps her at the cabin. My Thoughts: One thing I love about this series is the older characters. Andi is ready to move on, and she has been dating a little bit, but no one has intrigued her enough to keep around. The romance between Andi and Wolf was the main theme of the book, but I liked all the family issues that had to be resolved as well. With older characters, there are usually adult children in the mix, and they can affect relationships, and this is certainly the case in this book. But, they added so much to the overall story and gave me more insight into the main characters and their motivations and issues. The attraction between Andi and Wolf is very strong and the book is a bit steamy. But, there is so much story between the steamy scenes that made this such a well-rounded book. Recommendation: I highly recommend Flirting With the Beast to anyone who enjoys romance books. I received a complimentary copy of this book. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
  • Loved it

    By kristylof
    I absolutely loved Andi and Wolf’s story! Wolf is my favorite hero that I’ve read in a long time. His protectiveness was so endearing. I also enjoyed Andi’s strength to have dealt with such a loss. The older characters also make it seem so much more real than other books. As always Jane Porter has written another fabulous book and I can’t wait for the final story in the series!