US EditionSaint Martin's Press ISBN: 9781250049537
Australian EditionHarper Collins ISBN: 9781250049537
How To Keep A Boy From Kissing YouAurora Skye, Book #1
Sweet sixteen and never been kissed – and that’s the way Aurora Skye wants it to be. She’s too busy finding Potential Princes ™ for her two best friends, counseling her sensitive New Age dad and dealing with the unexpected return of her long-absent mum. But always in the background there’s Hayden Paris, the boy next door, the bane of Aurora’s life. Smart, funny, and always around to see her at her worst, he ‘gets’ her like no-one else … and that’s what makes him so infuriating. When Aurora and Hayden are coerced into the lead roles in the school production of Much Ado About Nothing, things can only get worse. How is Aurora going to save her first kiss for the secret admirer who wooed her with poetry and a spectacular bunch of flowers on Valentine’s Day if she doesn’t know who he is and she’s obligated to lock lips with Hayden in the play’s final dramatic clinch? From talented debut YA author tara Eglington, this is a page-turning, funny and delicious romp of a book that both kissing and non-kissing teenage girls will adore.
‘Aurora’s indefatigable enthusiasm permeates Eglington’s writing, and keeps every plot twist frothy and fun, whether it involves family, boys, or the production of Much Ado About Nothing Hayden and Aurora star in (whose plot parallels their own journey from mutual antagonism to romantic attraction). Eglington celebrates female friendship and loyalty, too, and Aurora’s sunny outlook will satisfy readers looking for a romantic comedy with a dash of Shakespeare’—Publishers Weekly
“If you’ve been looking for Clueless: The Next Generation, your search ends here! How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You is a candy-coated read with all of the drama and plenty of heart.”—Sandy Hall, author of A Little Something Different and Signs Point to Yes
“Like Aurora, you will find yourself unable to resist the romance and laughter of How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You. Funny and sharp, Shakespeare lovers and resisters alike will fall for this swoon worthy story.”—Michelle Ray, author of Falling for Hamlet
“This book is full of all the best things—zany misunderstandings, strong friendships, cute boys, and the fun, fresh, and fantastic Aurora Skye, who you’re rooting for as soon as she falls in a puddle trying to implement Operation Stop Kiss. How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You is an absolute delight.”—Jessica Love, author of In Real Life