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The Hot Guy - Mel Campbell

Paperback Published: 1st May 2017
ISBN: 9781760406219
Number Of Pages: 320

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Adam, a serious cinema nerd, has no idea that he is the Hot Guy - A man so ridiculously attractive there's a Facebook group dedicated to seducing him. Cate, a sports publicist who loves to crack a joke, is feeling down about her newly single status when her friends suggest the perfect pick-me-up: a night with the Hot Guy. But that one night leaves both Cate and Adam wanting?

Is a genuine connection possible with a guy this phenomenally smokin'?

Written by film critic duo Mel Campbell and Anthony Morris, and packed with movie-related humour, The Hot Guy is a funny, warm, savvy, and genuine romcom, with characters you won?t want to kick out of bed.

About the Authors

Mel Campbell is a Melbourne-based freelance journalist, critic, copywriter and editor. Mel co-founded the award-winning poster-journal Is Not Magazine and online pop-culture digest The Enthusiast. Her first book was Out of Shape: Debunking Myths about Fashion and Fit (Affirm Press, 2013. She is currently a columnist on writing at Overland magazine, a co-host of The Rereaders fortnightly literary and culture podcast, and a frequent contributor on film, TV and in print.

Anthony Morris is a freelance film writer and editor. Since 2005 he has been DVD editor at The Big Issue, a magazine he first began writing for in 1997. He has been the film editor for Forte magazine since 1992, and is currently a regular contributor to media outlets including Empire, Junkee, Broadsheet, SBS Online and the Wheeler Centre.

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The Hot Guy is the first novel by Australian journalist, editor and film critic duo, Mel Campbell and Anthony Morris. Sports publicist, Cate has been dumped by her boyfriend. It's probably not such a bad thing as he really didn't appreciate her sense of humour, but still, it's hard not to feel a bit down, so her friends set her up for a night with the Hot Guy. Adam is the Hot Guy. He doesn't know that. Adam is a cinema nerd whose burning ambition is to direct film. He knows he's good looking, and is always nice to his dates, but is completely unaware of the Facebook group devoted to getting him into bed. Everyone knows the Hot Guy is a One Night Stand. He's there to provide that much-needed boost to the confidence after a rejection or heartbreak. But Cate hasn't read the rules: she sticks around when he suggests they do more than just sleep together. And suddenly, people are trying to split them up. The authors' field of expertise is much in evidence as the events of Adam and Cate's relationship unfold: a generous dose of whacky movie titles, bizarre plots and obscure symbolism pokes fun at the arthouse movie scene; neither are sports venues, sponsorship, logos and promotion spared. The characters are quirky and amusing, and the dialogue is often witty and clever, and there is an abundance of laugh-out-loud moments. Readers who are after a light-hearted romantic comedy will enjoy this one, especially if they're not averse to (appropriately Cinema-type warning here) course language and sexual references. Yes, quite a lot of those, a fair bit of innuendo, a good dose of puns, plenty of silliness and more than a touch of the ridiculous. A fun read! With thanks to Echo Publishing for this copy to read and review

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ISBN: 9781760406219
ISBN-10: 176040621X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st May 2017
Publisher: Bonnier Echo
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24

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