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Bad at Love

A YA romance about a bad boy teen rocker and the aspiring journalist who’s determined to dig up the dirt on him . . . if they don’t fall for each other first.

Ever since Daniel moved to L.A. from Brazil to join the band Mischief & Mayhem, he’s become the tabloids’ bad boy. Paparazzi follow him and girls swoon over him . . . except for Sasha, who hates bad boys. When a chance encounter brings them together, Sasha sees an opportunity to get close to Daniel and write a story that will make a name for herself at the celebrity gossip magazine where she interns. But Daniel is surprisingly sweet and extremely cute—could she be falling for him?

The truth is: Daniel is hiding something. When Sasha discovers his secret, will she follow her heart or deliver the hottest story of the summer?

Praise for Bad at Love:

“Coupling romcom tropes with a cast of characters I instantly fell head over heels for, Bad at Love is a warm hug laced with humor, yearning, and Brazilian pride.” —Emery Lee, author of Meet Cute Diary and Café Con Lychee

“A+ wholesome romantic content. A story about falling in love while pursuing your dreams with all your heart, I’m obsessed with Bad at Love!” —Axie Oh, author of XOXO

“A relatable, fun, and flirty romcom about two people trying to find who they are.” —Louisa Onomé, author of Like Home and Twice as Perfect

Bad at Love is an open-hearted exploration of loneliness and love, in both platonic and romantic relationships. Gabriela Martins does a wonderful job of balancing humor, turmoil, and an achingly sincere romance on the backdrop of the vibrant LA music scene.” —Aiden Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of Cemetery Boys


Rights details

US/Canada: Underlined/Penguin Random House
Audio: Listening Library

The Author

Gabriela Martins

GABRIELA MARTINS is a Brazilian kidlit author and linguist. She was a high school teacher and has also worked as a TED Ed-Club facilitator, where she helped teens develop their own talks in TED format to present. She edited and self-published a pro-bono LGBTQ+ anthology (Keep Faith) with all funds going to queer people in need. When she’s not writing, she can be found cuddling with her two cats, or singing loudly and off-key. Her debut, Like a Love Song (Underlined/PRH), is a contemporary YA romance that comes out in summer 2021. She also writes in the licensing and younger IP space as Gabhi Martins.

Visit gabrielawrites.com to find out more and follow her on Twitter at @gabhimartins and on Instagram at @gabhi.

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