How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You

How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You

Meet Aurora Skye. Sweet sixteen and never been kissed "and she's perfectly happy with this state of affairs. Ironic really, given that she's the executor of the soon-to-be-famous Find A Prince Program™, which keeps her busy finding Potential Princes™ for her two best friends at school.

Of course, relationship-guru duties aside, there's also real life to attend to. Between counseling her sensitive New Age dad and dealing with the unexpected return of her long-absent mum, Aurora's also got to put up with the persistent presence of Hayden Paris, the boy next door and bane of Aurora's life... which makes things interesting when they are both coerced into the lead roles in the school play. Especially since she's trying to save her precious first kiss for the secret admirer who sent her poetry and flowers on Valentine's Day.

The creative force behind this brilliant story is 29-year-old debut author Tara Eglington. Tara, who grew up in northern NSW's Byron Bay with a New Age dad of her own, first wrote How To Keep A Boy From Kissing You as a 21-year-old student, but it wasn't until she began working as a Sales assistant at HarperCollins Publishers that her talents were brought to the attention of the publishing department and the rest, as they say, is history.

Tara is a self-confessed -serial eavesdropper' who credits her friends (and occasional overheard conversations on the streets and buses of Sydney) as being the inspiration for her characters, which makes for a page-turning and hilarious story that all teenage girls will relate to and adore, no matter their stance on kissing.

Tara Eglington grew up in Byron Bay, NSW. Like Aurora, Tara has a real-life NAD (New Age Dad) although thankfully, he never dated her interpretive dance teacher. Surrounded by crystals, chakras and sound-based healing, Tara's only option for teen rebellion was to complete a non-arts degree and move to Sydney for a -normal' career. She ended up following a creative pursuit anyway and wrote freelance stories for the bridal industry, risking life and limb at Wedding Expos as she battled bridezillas for free champagne tastings, all in the name of delivering a good story.

How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You

Harper Collins Australia
Author: Tara Eglington
ISBN: 9780732295172
Price: $16.99



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