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A Glasgow Kiss: the hilarious, laugh-out-loud bestselling romcom about modern dating that everyone's talking about!

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Rarely have I read a book about a more frustrating heroine than this one. Imagine every negative stereotype women have, cumulated into one character. She is insecure about everything concerning her body. The amount of comments about her body from herself and everyone around her were so annoying. She is a size 12 ffs!

I guess, in the end she makes the right choice, but this took her 99% of the book to figure out. And she didn't even know that she had to figure this out until literally the last second. The Glasgow Kiss, popularly known as a headbutt, is a cultural gesture of affection originating in Glasgow, Scotland. Originating in the working-class subculture of Glasgow in the 1960s, it is now most commonly associated with the city and its inhabitants. Despite its rough reputation, the Glasgow Kiss is largely a playful gesture of greeting and camaraderie exchanged among friends, with no ill will intended. The sheer volume of grammatical, spelling and formatting issues put me off this book from the start. It’s very evidently self published and would have benefitted from an editor.Meet Zara Smith: 29, single and muddling her way through life as a trainee nurse in Glasgow. With 30 fast approaching, she’s determined to do whatever it takes to find love – or at least someone to sext! Cheered on by best friends Ashley and Raj, Zara embarks on a string of dating escapades that are as hilarious as they are disastrous. From online dating to blind dates, hometown hook-ups to flirty bartenders, nothing is off limits. The term Glasgow Kiss refers to a headbutt and is more often used in the UK. However, the slang has various different names according to Urban Dictionary. A novel based on a young woman's Glasgow's dating disasters has beaten Shades of Grey on the erotic fiction charts.

As her healthcare job got 'more intense' amid the coronavirus pandemic, the budding author wrote in between gruelling shifts. Filthy, hilarious and painfully relatable, Zara Smith is Bridget Jones for the millennial generation, from the writer of the Sex in the Glasgow City blog. Fans of Fleabag, Girls and Lucy Vine will love A Glasgow Kiss. When you are receiving the Glasgow Kiss, you should remember to be comfortable. If you would rather not receive the embrace or the kiss, it is polite to make it known to the giver. That being said, the Glasgow Kiss is a gesture of affection and should be accepted in the spirit of friendship.

Joyce Ross, fundraiser at Beatson Cancer Charity, said: “We’re delighted to be supported by the team at Embargo and look forward to hearing from Sophie and finding out how she combines being a mum, nurse and writing a best-selling novel.”

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