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When in Rome

By Sarah Adams
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Publisher Description

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


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.

549 Reviews

Thumbs Up“I enjoyed this read! Finished it in two days. I do have to say it's very predictable which made it a bit slow for me. I would call it light hearted kind of sweet read. Looking forward to the next book!!”
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Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“I didn’t expect to love this book as much as I did. I felt all the feels!”
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Thinking Face“I'm so sad that I didn't really love this book. It was predictable in a boring kinda way (I read a lot of romance books and don't usually mind predictability). I didn't really connect with the characters. I thought the couple was cute but boring. I probably wouldn't recommend to someone else. :(”
Easy to readPredictableUnengaging charactersUnsatisfying endingUnsatisfying plot
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“I was hooked since the first chapter! I haven't read a book like this in a while and I'm so happy I did. I'm still smiling from that cute ending!”
Likable charactersBeautifully writtenEasy to readFunny writingAddictiveFast-pacedBeautiful settingFeel goodRomantic
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“This was a sweet and funny romance. I loved a couple of side characters more than the actual main characters, but they were likeable too! Loved it!”
Likable charactersEasy to readAddictiveRomantic

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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