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Of Curses and Kisses

St. Rosetta's Academy: Book #1

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Of Curses and Kisses

“Delightful! A beautifully written and clever modern retelling of one of my favorite stories, Beauty and the Beast. I loved reading about prim and proper Jaya trying to tame and lull the gruff and lonely Grey. The audiobook performance was spectacular, hearing the voices of the characters really made this story come alive. Jaya's crisp British accent and Grey's gruff American accent, despite his English ancestry, gave depth to their pasts and understanding to who they are. The rest of the characters were so much fun to read about as well, as good as our brave and selfless main characters. It is a cast of vibrant and interesting people who added to Jaya and Grey’s lives.”

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“Fans of Menon’s frothy, contemporary rom-coms will be excited for this venture into new territory.” —Booklist
“[A] dreamy, sassy confection of a romance…Funny, extravagant, and satisfying.” —Shelf Awareness

From the New York Times bestselling author of When Dimple Met Rishi comes the first novel in a brand-new series set at an elite boarding school that’s a contemporary spin on Beauty and the Beast.

Will the princess save the beast?

For Princess Jaya Rao, nothing is more important than family. When the loathsome Emerson clan steps up their centuries-old feud to target Jaya’s little sister, nothing will keep Jaya from exacting her revenge. Then Jaya finds out she’ll be attending the same elite boarding school as Grey Emerson, and it feels like the opportunity of a lifetime. She knows what she must do: Make Grey fall in love with her and break his heart. But much to Jaya’s annoyance, Grey’s brooding demeanor and lupine blue eyes have drawn her in. There’s simply no way she and her sworn enemy could find their fairy-tale ending…right?

His Lordship Grey Emerson is a misanthrope. Thanks to an ancient curse by a Rao matriarch, Grey knows he’s doomed once he turns eighteen. Sequestered away in the mountains at St. Rosetta’s International Academy, he’s lived an isolated existence—until Jaya Rao bursts into his life, but he can’t shake the feeling that she’s hiding something. Something that might just have to do with the rose-shaped ruby pendant around her neck…

As the stars conspire to keep them apart, Jaya and Grey grapple with questions of love, loyalty, and whether it’s possible to write your own happy ending.

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St. Rosetta's Academy Series

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Of Curses and Kisses
Of Curses and Kisses
Sandhya Menon

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