Of Princes and Promises (Rosetta Academy) (Hardcover)

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Caterina LaValle, a celebrity of sorts at St. Rosetta’s Academy, is determined to show she's still untouchable after her ex-boyfriend, Alaric, cheated on her. Socially awkward senior, Rahul Chopra, is determined to be the man she would be proud to show off. After a mystifying makeover and a confidence boost, Rahul has to choose between who he is, who he wants to be, and where they overlap. This quirky story of love, self-discovery, and some magical hair gel is a certain candidate for an afternoon book binge. - Hallie

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From the New York Times bestselling author of When Dimple Met Rishi comes the second installment in a brand-new series set an elite boarding school that’s a contemporary spin on fairy tales, this one a delightful, romantic twist on The Frog Prince.

Caterina LaValle is determined to show she’s still the queen of St. Rosetta’s Academy. Sure, her crown may be slightly askew after her ex-boyfriend, Alaric, cheated on her, but she’s a LaValle. She’ll find a way to march right back in there, her hands clutching the strings to the whole puppet show. This time, she’s going to be untouchable.

Rahul Chopra knows that moment he shared with Caterina LaValle at the winter formal meant something. Surely she feels it, too. He’s a little uncertain how someone like him (socially inept to a point way past “adorkable”) could fit into her world, but he’s loved Caterina for years. He knows they’ll find a way.

When Caterina finds out Alaric is taking a supermodel to the upcoming gala, she knows she cannot arrive without the perfect date. But the thought of taking another superficial St. R’s boy exhausts her. The solution? Sweet-but-clueless Rahul Chopra and a mysterious pot of hair gel with the power to alter the wearer into whatever his heart desires.

When Rahul tries it, he transforms instantly into RC—debonair, handsome, and charming. But transformation comes with a price: As Rahul enjoys his new social standing, the line between his two personas begins to blur. Will he give up everything, including Caterina, to remain RC? Or will this unlikely pair find their way back to each other?

About the Author

Sandhya Menon is the New York Times bestselling author of When Dimple Met RishiOf Curses and Kisses, and many other novels that also feature lots of kissing, girl power, and swoony boys. Her books have been included in several cool places, including the Today show, Teen Vogue, NPR, BuzzFeed, and Seventeen. A full-time dog servant and part-time writer, she makes her home in the foggy mountains of Colorado. Visit her online at SandhyaMenon.com.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781534417571
ISBN-10: 1534417575
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 8th, 2021
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Rosetta Academy