top of page


Bad at Love_final cover_reveal.jpg

Cover illustrator: Flor Fuertes

Cover designer: Casey Moses

A paperback original romance about a teen rocker with a bad boy reputation 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?


"A sweet, heartfelt romance that thoughtfully explores identity and belonging."


"Endearing first love, and thoughtful conversations surrounding colorism, Latinx diaspora, music, and sexuality drive Martins’s joyful romance."

Publisher's Weekly

"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 against the backdrop of the vibrant LA music scene."

—Aiden Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of Cemetery Boys

"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

“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

"A relatable, fun, and flirty rom-com about two people trying to find who they are."

—Louisa Onomé, author of Like Home and Twice As Perfect

bottom of page