How To Keep A Boy From Kissing You

“How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You” is a lighthearted guide to avoiding unwanted advances from boys. Tara Eglington, the author, uses her own experiences to offer advice on how to stay safe and keep your cool in the face of unwanted attention.

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?

I have to say I had a very interesting experience with this book. I really didn’t like it in the beginning, but then I started liked the story while not liking Aurora—the main character. It was quite a weird thing.

Aurora is the type of character that I don’t vibe with. She’s popular and has her group of pretty friends—which I have nothing against—but to me she just seemed a little self-centered. She also always found a way to make things into a big drama and she doesn’t know the meaning of “mind your own dang business”. Reading about her was not always a fun experience.

On the other hand, Hayden Paris is the love of my life… okay, maybe not, but he’s just amazing. He’s sweet, smart, funny, kind, caring and overall incredible. He’s so romantic which made me love the romance part of this book. It’s very fairy tale-ish which I’m a sucker for. I really enjoyed that, a secret admirer, a romantic school play, never been kissed… it was great.

Overall, I loved Hayden and the whole story while not liking Aurora. I never thought that’d be possible but apparently it is. I recommend this book to pretty much anyone, but specially hopeless romantics.

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