When Aurora Lawson’s best friend phones her up one morning asking her to pick up her brother’s friend from the airport, she’s expecting a long and boring day full of driving and making small talk with a stranger, not what happens next. What follows is a weekend of mayhem- a smashed in car, a mugging, drunken confessions and an awkward night in a freezing cold barn, before finally hitching a ride on a back of a van with a load of chickens for company.
All because of Justin Bradley.
Aurora hates the cocky bastard who turns her normally stable life upside down the second she meets him and the only saving grace is that in three weeks time he’ll be out of her life. Sure, he’s moving to town soon, but he’s twenty-three and she’s still at school, so there’s no way in hell she’ll need to have anything more to do with him, or even think about him ever again after the wedding.
Just a shame his parting gift to her happens to be a kiss.
Fast forward a month and Aurora is starting back at school for her final year, hoping that it’ll be a non eventful one, where she can focus on her studies and prepare for Uni. No such luck.
Her classmate Daniel is spending every living second pestering her for a date, the popular girls have suddenly taken an unwanted interest in her, she has no car thanks to the arsehole who stole a kiss from her, her usually secure job waiting tables at Antonio’s is hanging by a thread and her best friend Kym has got it into her head that her new sister-in-law is cheating on her brother, the guy who Aurora has basically been head over heels for since she was thirteen. Oh, and she’s being left threatening messages by god knows who.
The only thing that could top all of that- her new Literature teacher has a rather perverse knowledge of both her lips, and also a few secrets that she’s never told anyone else before.