In the glossy world of footballers’ WAGs, love is the toughest game of all . . .
Jean Bennett, aspiring jewellery designer, knows as much about football as she does astrophysics. But when she moves to the bright lights of Sydney and falls in love with star footballer Josh Fox, she has to learn fast. Thrown eyelashes first into the world of WAGs, Jean is way out of her league. She navigates her way through semi-finals, a gruelling social calendar and salacious scandals on Josh’s arm, safe in the knowledge he belongs to her or so she thinks.
But as her hair gets blonder, her heels higher and her tops lower, Jean begins to wonder who she’s become . . .
‘Air Kisses is written in such a sexy way that it’s difficult to put down . . . Clever and cheeky.’ Sun-Herald
‘This girl can write, with a humour and charm that frequently has you thumbing through the wit-strewn pages with a smile stretching from ear to ear.’ Sunday Age
‘Zoe Foster continues her romp into the romantic travails of Generation Y with this high-calorie slice of chick lit.’ SUNDAY MAIL
After Hannah Atkins, the magazine world’s most unlikely beauty editor, is dumped for the local TV weather girl, she adopts some hardcore rules to attain the Perfect Life. She will learn how to blend her eye makeup so she doesn’t resemble an over-emotional beauty queen.
She will triumph over the catty mag-hags waiting to see her trip in her new-season Jimmy Choos. She will not drunkenly disgrace herself at achingly hip PR launches. She will not accidentally go home with inappropriate men.
And she absolutely will not fall in love with one of them . . .
‘A brilliant novel – a rollicking good read.’ Mia Freedman
‘This girl can write. Its wit-strewn pages will give you a smile stretching from ear to ear.’ Sunday Age
‘Fast, entertaining fun.’ Woman’s Day
by Zoe Foster & Hamish Blake
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a textbook with clear lessons on clever dating and how to build that Perfect Relationship? One that tells it straight but lets you laugh at yourself too? One that leaves you with your dignity and your personality intact? There is!
Zoe Foster, relationships guru, provides whip-smart step-by-step lessons in successful romancing, with male commentary from self-confessed male, Hamish Blake.
From ‘Never Drink and Text’ to the secrets of avoiding the ‘Thai and Tracksuit Pants Curse’ and the meaning of ‘Engaging the Apricot’, Textbook Romance is essential reading for every girl looking for love that lasts.
Zoë Foster grew up in the Southern Highlands of NSW and while completing her schooling enjoyed wearing green slacks and manning the McDonalds drive through. She studied Media and Communications at UNSW, fell down three sets of steps during 0-week and failed the only subject she genuinely enjoyed (children’s literature) because she felt it was ‘sacrilege’ to ‘brazenly deconstruct’ her favourite childhood texts. This arrogance continues to this day.
Zoë began her magazine career in 2002 at Mania magazine, where she reviewed Xbox games and pretended to care about DragonBall Z, before moving to Smash Hits and interviewing shithouse boy bands on a fortnightly basis.
Next was her role at Cosmopolitan, where she stayed as Beauty and Lifestyle Editor for three years, a time when she began her beauty blog, fruitybeauty, and started writing her first novel, Air Kisses. From there it was over to Harper’s BAZAAR to be the Beauty Director, where she learned it was entirely appropriate to spend $800 on a pair of shoes, and that it was also immensely enjoyable.
In 2008 Zoë popped on her lycra unitard and set off for the future, also known as ‘online,’ where she helped develop primped.com.au, a web 2.0 Beauty website she currently edits. She is also currently the beauty columnist for The Sunday Telegraph, and the dating columnist for Cosmopolitan magazine.
Zoë published her second book, Textbook Romance, which she wrote with Hamish Blake, in 2009. Her third book, a novel titled Playing The Field is available now, and her fourth, an expose of the underground rattlesnake boot trade is due for publication in 2011.
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About the Contributor
While still in his twenties, John Purcell opened a second-hand bookshop in Mosman, Sydney, in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Since then he has written, under a pseudonym, a series of very successful novels, interviewed hundreds of writers about their work, appeared at writers’ festivals, on TV (most bizarrely in comedian Luke McGregor’s documentary Luke Warm Sex) and has been featured in prominent newspapers and magazines. Now, as the Director of Books at booktopia.com.au, Australia’s largest online bookseller, he supports Australian writing in all its forms. He lives in Sydney with his wife, two children, three dogs, five cats, unnumbered gold fish and his overlarge book collection. His novel, The Girl on the Page, will be published by HarperCollins Australia in October, 2018.