Ashley Bennett is a straight-A student in her junior year of high school, and life is looking good: she's got a boyfriend whom she loves, a group of friends who love to party... But really, Ashley loves to curl up at home with a good book, and she can't wait to go to college. When junior year starts, the life Ashley's settled into is turned upside down - the empty house next door has finally been sold, and moving in is Todd O'Connor... When Ashley first meets Todd, he seems aloof and cocky, and she's reluctant to share a ride to school with him as her mom tells her to. As the two get to know each other, though, Ashley comes to realise that the mysterious, brooding Todd O'Connor, who all the girls are swooning over, is actually bookish and shy, and a little bit lonely. His parents split up and he has moved away from his mother to live with his father, and since then Todd has mostly kept to himself, his books, and his guitar. And as Todd gets to know Ashley, he forces her to realise that her relationship with her boyfriend, Josh, isn't really making her happy - Josh is selfish, arrogant, and domineering. Will Ashley find the courage to forge her own path?
Beth Reekles penned her novel The Kissing Booth when she was fifteen and began uploading it to story-sharing platform Wattpad, where it accumulated over 19 million reads. She was signed by Random House UK at the age of seventeen, and offered a three-book deal whilst studying for her A Levels. Beth is now a Physics graduate from Exeter University and working in IT, and has had three books published with Random House: The Kissing Booth (which was made into a Netflix film in 2017), Rolling Dice, and Out of Tune.
Beth is still writing and regularly blogs about writing advice and being a twenty-something. She has been shortlisted for the Women of the Future Young Star Award 2013, the Romantic Novel of the Year Awards 2014, and the Queen of Teen Awards 2014. She was named one of Time magazine's 16 Most Influential Teenagers 2013, and in August 2014 she was listed in The Times at No.6 on their 'Top 20 under 25' list.