Bad at Love by Gabriela Martins

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: August 2, 2022


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? 

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15 Reactions While reading Bad At Love by Gabriela Martins

 1- I love how Daniel invited Sasha over for a pool party on their date. 

2-Daniel and Sasha starting to have feelings for each other was so sweet. 

3-Daniel texting Sasha to go out, and Sasha saying she needs to look irresistible is so sweet.  

4- Sasha showing Daniel where the creatives in LA go is so sweet, and the two of them, are so sweet. 

5-How the bandmates support each other is so sweet,  and I love it. 

6-I’m not the biggest fan of Lloyd asking where Sasha’s loyalties lie. 

7- I love how Sasha and Daniel are talking and trying to establish their relationship. Also,  Daniel calling Sasha his first girlfriend is fantastic. 

8- While I don’t think that it should have been revealed before they were made publicly official,  I also know how the music industry works, and I think the revelation was interesting. 

9-I hope Sasha doesn’t find out about the bet the band made at the beginning of the summer. On the other hand, I hope that Daniel tells her so that everything is clear between the two of them.  

10- Daniel kissing Sasha was so sweet, and him with her after was such a sweet moment.  I loved seeing this interaction because it’s conversations like this that opens the door for LGBTQ+ people to be honest with their partners.  

11-We don’t hear much about Daniel’s family over the course of this story. It hit hard when Daniel’s dad called about his mother, and I felt bad for him and Helena. 

12-The scene with Sasha trying to find the band at the club is so sweet because she is trying to save the other girl from being hurt by Daniel. 

13-I’m glad that Sasha and Daniel cleared the air, but I still think they ended things badly. 

14-The concert scene with Sasha singing to Daniel was so sweet. 

15- The end of this was so sweet, and I just loved it!!!

About the Author:

GABRIELA MARTINS is a Brazilian kidlit author and linguist. Her stories feature Brazilian characters finding themselves and love. 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. 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. LIKE A LOVE SONG was her YA romance debut, and BAD AT LOVE (Underlined/PRH) is her sophomore novel, coming out in summer 2022. She’s also one of the contributors for the Algonquin Latinx Horror anthology OUR SHADOWS HAVE CLAWS.

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