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3.5 

When in Rome

By Sarah Adams
When in Rome by Sarah Adams digital book - Fable

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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 Zone

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: NPR

Amelia 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.

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3.5
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Rolling on the Floor Laughing Face“I love this book oh my god. The banter between Amelia and Noah is so good, had me cackling the entire time. The connection also didn’t feel forced after the intentional attraction. However, this is an instant connection romance. Which I didn’t love, but as the book continued, their connection grows so much more and in such a real way too. Sarah Adams also did such a good job at making the reader understand the loneliness of being in the public eye without Amelia being ungrateful for what she has.”
Likable charactersEasy to readFast-pacedRealistic settingRomantic
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes
Likable charactersEasy to readAddictiveRealistic settingRomantic
Slightly Smiling Face“I read this a while ago and forgot to write a review lol. But I really loved reading this book. The character development was so good and I love that it was kind of a slow burn. Also that plot twist was not expected but i also wasn’t super surprised. All in all I loved it so much such a fun read.”
Characters change and growLikable charactersBeautifully writtenEasy to readBeautiful settingRealistic settingRomantic

About Sarah Adams

Sarah Adams is the author of The Cheat Sheet. Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, she loves her family, warm days, and making people smile. Sarah has dreamed of being a writer since she was a girl, but finally wrote her first novel when her daughters were napping and she no longer had any excuses to put it off. Sarah is a coffee addict, a British history nerd, a mom of two daughters, married to her best friend, and an indecisive introvert. Her hope is to write stories that make readers laugh, maybe even cry—but always leave them happier than when they started reading.

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