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Cursed Boys and Broken Hearts

A swoony contemporary romance from Adam Sass following a boy who is cursed to doom any romantic relationship—and the summer that changes everything.

Grant Rossi is never getting a happily-ever-after.

Ever since he was a kid and made a wish on his family’s iconic Wishing Rose, his romantic relationships have been cursed to end. Following his most recent (and extremely public) dumping, Grant is languishing in a hot Chicago summer, abandoning his beloved design projects to sink back into depression. But when his family suggests spending the summer helping his aunt and uncle refurbish their beautiful but rundown B&B and vineyard—the home of the Wishing Rose that changed everything for him—Grant decides to accept. Maybe he can finally find a way to recover his creative spark…and break his curse.

But things at the vineyard are not what Grant expects. The place is in almost total disrepair, and—even worse—the person his relatives hired to help is his former childhood crush, Ben—the first boy who broke his heart.

As their chemistry sparks and the summer heats up, the wedge between them can’t be ignored. But while they race to restore the B&B in time for the beloved local rose festival, grumpy but lovable Ben starts to break through Grant’s carefully crafted defenses. Can Grant find a way to overcome his curse and open his heart, even when it’s broken?


Praise for Cursed Boys and Broken Hearts:

“Adam Sass has done it again! Cursed Boys and Broken Hearts has the perfect blend of romance, regrets, and enchanted roses—with an added dose of not-so-gentle ribbing—that’ll keep you rooting for love on every page. Consider yourself cursed if you don’t pick up this book!” —Jason June, New York Times bestselling author of Out of the Blue and Jay’s Gay Agenda

“Beasts abound in this fantastic and unputdownable novel; the past, misunderstandings, break-ups, depression. Sass handles them all with a deft and sympathetic hand, showing us how what often feels like fate is just us limiting ourselves, and love can transform us into our best selves.” —L. C. Rosen, author of Camp and Emmett

“Who could ever love a Beast? Adam’s signature sass is back in full force with Cursed Boys and Broken Heartsa heartfelt exploration of the lengths one teenager will go to discover that beauty is found within. A must-read for those searching for love among cursed fairytales and enchanted red roses.” —Anthony Nerada, author of Skater Boy


Cursed Boys and Broken Hearts is a collaboration project with Dovetail Fiction.

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Dovetail Fiction

Since 1994, London- and New York City-based Working Partners has developed some of the most recognized series in children’s fiction, including Warriors, Beast Quest, and Bravelands—a roster of well over 100 published projects, consisting of around 1,400 books. Ten Working Partners series have sold more than a million copies; four have sold more than 10 million. Rights have sold in 40 languages.

Dovetail Fiction is the New York City-based YA arm of Working Partners. We create immersive, relevant, and addictive young adult fiction for readers worldwide.

At Dovetail, we love collaborating with authors who are as passionate about stories as we are, bringing together our experience and ideas with their unique voices and perspectives. Our projects are sweeping and thought-provoking, epic and personal, high-concept and full of heart. We are committed to showcasing a diversity of voices, introducing exciting new writers and worlds to YA fans around the globe.

Projects are represented by Chelsea Eberly.

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