When in Rome
Books | Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Opposites certainly attract for the stranded pop star and small-town baker in this charming slice of romance from the author of the TikTok sensation The Cheat Sheet.“This modern take on the Hepburn classic Roman Holiday is a quick, fun, slow-burn rom-com.”—Abby Jimenez, bestselling author of The Friend ZoneONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: NPRAmelia Rose, known as Rae Rose to her adoring fans, is burned-out from years of maintaining her “princess of pop” image. Inspired by her favorite Audrey Hepburn film, Roman Holiday, she drives off in the middle of the night for a break in Rome . . . Rome, Kentucky, that is. When Noah Walker finds Amelia on his front lawn in her broken-down car, he makes it clear he doesn’t have the time or patience for celebrity problems. He’s too busy running the pie shop his grandmother left him and reminding his nosy but lovable neighbors to mind their own damn business. Despite his better judgment, he lets her stay in his guest room—but only until her car is fixed—then she’s on her own. Then Noah starts to see a different side of Rae Rose—she’s Amelia: kindhearted and goofy, yet lonely from years in the public eye. He can’t help but get close to her. Soon she’ll have to return to her glamorous life on tour, but until then, Noah will show Amelia all the charming small-town experiences she’s been missing, and she’ll help him open his heart to more. Amelia can’t resist falling for the cozy town and her grumpy tour guide, but even Audrey had to leave Rome eventually.
Random House Publishing Group
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"love this book! I was a big fan of Sarah Adam’s other book, Cheat Sheet and have read a few of her other books that I liked as well. I can appreciate how she makes all of her books closed door and so they are appropriate for teens of all ages. I would definitely recommend this one and I’d give it a 4.5/5 ⭐️ something about it just made you want to get under a cozy blanket and read for hours. it was a fast couple day read for me. I was hooked from the first chapter and enjoyed the whole book through! I loved the character development for Amelia and Noah and how they grew together and helped each other out. I am definitely hoping for a sequel ;) EDIT: just realized there is a sequel featuring Annie and that this is going to be a series! gotta go read Practice Makes Perfect now!"
"Such a cute fluffy calming romance "
"I couldn’t put this book down! "
"When I tell you I could not put this book down, I really couldn’t. I flashed through the pages so quick and am happy to say this is the fastest I’ve ever read a book. SO, SO, SO GOOD! The rating for this book goes beyond and way off the scale. I highly recommend this book as it got me out of my reading slump and had me HOOKED. The way Sarah Adams is able to portray the emotions and put the words together so beautifully had me emotional and craving for more. This definitely goes into my top 3 books! "
"LOVED THIS BOOK! Super easy to read and always interesting and always kept you on your toes!! 10/10 totally recommend! "