If Kisses Cured Cancer
T S Hawken
If Kisses Cured Cancer is a story about life in a growing coastal town, falling in love and stealing shopping trolleys.
‘A refreshing take on young love poisoned by life-threatening illness. Heartfelt, honest and surprisingly funny.’ – Jodie How.
Matt Pearce is depressed, working an uninspiring job and lacking any prospect of dragging his life out of mediocrity. That is until he meets Joy: a cancer survivor who lives beyond the rules of normal people.
As the pair go on a series of unusual dates – from hijacking fish n chip orders, to ‘extreme people watching’ at the airport – their love for each other grows. But Joy’s past is about to catch up with her, and a hidden secret could tear the two apart forever.
If Kisses Cured Cancer is a quirky look at finding love in unlikely places. It is about the importance of connecting with those around you, enjoying every moment and not being afraid to go skinny dipping in the forest. It will have you in tears of joy, tears of sorrow and tears of laughter.
*ahem* It appears I have something in my eye 🙂 death, dying, risks, living, laughter, this book has it all.
Ok I am now composed and can begin 🙂 . Tim Hawken writes humour deftly and lightly with every day scenarios that will make you smile. Tim writes death and dying with grace, humility and sensitivity. This is a wonderful coming of age story that will fully immerse you in the lives of Joy, Matt and their friends. This is a read in one sitting type of book.
If a tear falls after midnight and no one is around to see – do we have to own up?
I look forward to reading more by this eloquent and masterful wordsmith – T S Hawken makes writing look easy.